The student news site of Owatonna High School.


The student news site of Owatonna High School.


The student news site of Owatonna High School.



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Magnet Staffer 2023-24
Jose Rosas

Jose Rosas is a senior at the OHS this year. This is his third year in Magnet. He joined because he enjoyed journalism his freshman year and thought Magnet would be a fun learning experience. Outside of...

Ikhlas Haji is a junior at OHS this year. This is her first year in Magnet. Haji joined Magnet to get an idea of what might interest her in the future. She also joined to improve her writing and communication...

Magnet Staffer 2023 - 2024
Joanna Haggerty
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Joanna Haggerty is a junior this year at OHS. This year she is an active member of the OHS community. She is involved in DECA, Students for Life Club, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Girls tennis and is a new...

Grant Lower commits to Bemidji State

Jayden Omangi
Grant Lower smiling after a big sectional win against Rochester John Marshall.

As his senior year comes to a close Grant Lower has had very successful sports seasons as well as staying in check with academics. Lower has shown commitment and leadership being a three- sport athlete and wrestling captain. He is committed to Division ll powerhouse Bemidji State to continue his academics and his sporting career to play football, he will be majoring in exercise science. 

Making it to the next level is not easy and is something that any individual who makes it should be extremely proud of. Lower said, “Making it to the next level feels amazing, it makes it seem like all the work I’ve put in has all been worth it.” Lower has put in relentless effort and time to make it this far and he has no plan on turning back.

Lower became quite the force on the team and was not someone to mess with on the field. Head coach Jeff Williams said, “ Grant was a devastating run blocker and really improved on his pass protection throughout his season. He was a force to be reckoned with.” Lower was a key part of the Huskies offensive game plan week after week and he hopes to make the same impact when he heads up to Bemidji State. 

College comes with lots of mixed emotions. Major feelings of nervousness and excitement as it is a new setting that you’re not used to and it is a new challenge in life now that you’re responsible for yourself. Lower said, “I’m most excited about getting to the campus and training. Seeing all the new equipment and challenges that are going to come along with it.” Bemidji State has some of the nicest facilities in all of the local universities and they are excited to have Lower explore the opportunities.

As Lower finishes up the year he will stay in the moment and finish up his high school days. Lower is excited to see what the future holds and will continue to work towards his goals.


About the Contributors
Blake Fitcher, Writer
Blake Fitcher is a junior at Owatonna High School. Fitcher wanted to join Magnet because he wanted to try something new and different, as well as wanting to meet new people and work on his social skills. Fitcher believes Magnet would give him an opportunity to become better at being a journalist. He wants to graduate high school and go to a 2-4 year college to continue his academic and athletic career. He enjoys hanging out with friends in his free time and also listening to music while going out driving with friends. 
Jayden Omangi, Photographer
Jayden Omangi is a senior at OHS this year. This will be Omangi’s second year in Magnet. He came back because he enjoyed his first year as a writer and photographer. Omangi is involved in Soccer, Deca, and Yearbook. Omangi enjoys playing Fortnite with his duo partner Jackson DeGrood. Omangi is planning on attending college after high school and is still undecided on his major. Omangi looks forward to another great year in Magnet!