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Student spreads Christmas spirit

Student spreads Christmas spirit

Willa Reust, Reporter

December 12, 2017


Filed under Features

The stress of finals leaves every student in need of a little cheer. When looking for a smile, keep a look-out for sophomore Chloe Weiss and her festive attire. In the true spirit of Christmas, Weiss has devoted her December wardrobe to one item— Christmas sweaters. “I started wearing Christmas ...

WHS family dedicates their life to Jiu Jitsu

WHS family dedicates their life to Jiu Jitsu

Katelyn Garrett, Reporter

December 1, 2017


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Does your family have family traditions that you do every year? Well this family has a “tradition” every day, five days a week: training for competitions, meeting new people and encouraging others to try the sport of Jiu Jitsu. The Luecke family have been practicing jiu jitsu at Gracie Barra...

FRCC students dedicate time, hard work to rebuild tractor

FRCC students dedicate time, hard work to rebuild tractor

Bailey Bair, Sports and Photo Editor

November 30, 2017


Filed under Features

On October 25, 2017, a crew of 15-20 students traveled to Indianapolis, Ind. to compete in the Delo Tractor Restoration Competition. They dedicated countless hours and lots of Tuesday and Thursday nights to this project. “We spent 1,547 hours and 49 minutes split between 15 people on this tract...

Senior student’s involvement prepares her for future

Senior student’s involvement prepares her for future

Olivia Robinson, Editor-in-chief

November 28, 2017


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Many teachers, coaches and counselors advise students to get involved in high school from the very beginning. WHS is filled with students who join athletics and clubs. One senior, however, is involved in the classroom and the field. Lydia Juengling has been very involved since her freshman year. ...

Washington’s own musician

Washington’s own musician

Jacki Reid, Reporter

November 28, 2017


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Washington High School is known for their sports programs, student sections and State titles. WHS also happens to be full of talented students, including our very own junior Ryan Gratzer. “I've been writing songs for a while but I just never quite finished them,” Gratzer said. “Only a coupl...

WHS theatre brings the musical ‘Beauty and the Beast’ to life

WHS theatre brings the musical ‘Beauty and the Beast’ to life

Elizabeth Busch and Sophie Koritz

November 15, 2017


Filed under Features, Multimedia, Showcase

The WHS Theatre Guild and the International Thespian Society Troupe No. 4233 performed the musical “Beauty and the Beast” Nov. 9-11.

Freshmen find voice in fall musical

Freshmen find voice in fall musical

Willa Reust, Reporter

November 15, 2017


Filed under Features

As November rolled around the corner, freshmen Hayley Pecka and Mason Kimminau prepared for their first high school play debut in "Beauty and the Beast". Pecka and Kimminau played the vase and plate respectively, which both interact with the main characters throughout the performance. Kimminau also ...

Top 10 fall must-haves

Top 10 fall must-haves

Madilynn Kipp, Advertising and Entertainment Editor

October 30, 2017


Filed under Features

With fall now fully upon us, here are some essentials for your fall season. -Scarves: Blanket scarves, infinity scarves, knit scarves— basically any scarf. They keep you warm and looking cute for those chilly fall nights around the bonfire. -Jean shirts: A classic clothing item that is awesome...

WHS welcomes new staff members

WHS welcomes new staff members

Samantha Montgomery, Web Editor

October 19, 2017


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Theresa McGowan What is your job title?- “School Counselor” This is your ___ year of teaching/working in the education field- “14” If you are a classroom teacher, please list all of the classes that you teach.- [not a classroom teacher] What is one fun fact about yourself? (This could be a unique tal...

Students choose alternate route to further their education

Students choose alternate route to further their education

Bailey Bair and Samantha Welch

March 31, 2017


Filed under Features

A total of 537,187 recent high school graduates were actively serving in the military in 2008 according to NCES.gov. This year, several WHS students will add to this number as they enlist to serve after they graduate. Many of them, who have various inspirations for joining the military, will be leaving...

Rocking Out with The Volunteers

Rocking Out with The Volunteers

Bailey Bair, Reporter

March 1, 2017


Filed under Features

Washington​ ​is​ ​a​ ​community​ ​full​ ​of​ ​music​ ​and​ ​local​ ​bands.​ ​This​ ​musical​ ​talent​ ​resides within​ ​Washington​ ​High​ ​School​ ​as​ ​a​ ​group​ ​of​ ​new​ ​students​ ​and​ ​former​ ​alumn...

The Tractor Factor

The Tractor Factor

Sophie Koritz and Samantha Montgomery

February 28, 2017


Filed under Features, Multimedia

The smell of the air. The sound of the tractors coming to town. Tractor Day at WHS doesn’t go unnoticed by anybody. Kids get to show off their tractors and even, for the first time in Tractor Day history at WHS, their animals. “Tractor Day is a day during FFA Week when kids get to show off their tractors ...

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