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Peer mediation program starts at WHS

Peer mediation program starts at WHS

Amber Christeson, Editor-in-Chief September 22, 2021

     On top of all the new changes at Washington High School this year, there is a new program that was added for select students. This program is called the Peer Mediation program.      “Peer...

A recently built Planet Fitness, located in Washington, Mo., has been a hot spot for people of all ages to start or continue their fitness journey. “I really enjoy this gym because it is way cheaper than other gyms in town and they have lots of different machines and workout options, junior Lydia Maune said. “The gym is also fairly targeted for beginners so it was very easy to get started.” Planet Fitness is one of the largest and fastest growing fitness centers in the United States, with at least one location in each state.

Happy, Healthy Life

Kaylee Karll, Reporter March 19, 2021

Growing up, a lot of children are taught exercise is beneficial to their body. As they get older, it is also usually learned that trying to exercise and juggle school, work or any other part of life can...

Seniors Emma Hillermann and Kaylie Rowe pose for a picture after their solos at their live concert March 10. “The Sky Above the Roof was my favorite song because it contained lots of range, but it was also more relatable and was more me, Hillermann said. This will be Hillermann and Rowes last year in choir.

Singing their solos

Abbie Kipp, Advertising Editior March 12, 2021

On Wednesday, March 10, Washington High School was able to put on their first live choir concert in the CJB theater. Seven choir students, sophomore Madison Broughton, senior Evan Courtaway, senior Sam...

Christian Gudmundson forms Bible study group

Christian Gudmundson forms Bible study group

Kyle Meyer, Reporter March 1, 2021

Students at Washington High School may have noticed multiple flyers advertising sophomore Christian Gudmundson’s new Bible study group. The study group is meant to be a place to meet, discuss and learn...

English teacher Kelly Wood spends free time restoring 1890s farmhouse

Kaden Meyer, Opinions Editor March 1, 2021

Summers are the bulk of teachers’ very sacred spare time where they can do whatever they please. For English teacher Kelly Wood, she has taken on an interesting project to occupy her summers.  “For...

A post by junior Emma Winger shares a positive message with her followers. “I spread positivity to others because I know how it feels to not have positivity,” Winger said. “ ...For me, seeing other people spread positivity makes me happier, so I want to give off the same feeling to other people.”

Emma Winger spreads positivity to peers

Mackenzie Lawyer, Reporter February 28, 2021

Junior Emma Winger has taken it upon herself to help those around her feel more confident by spreading positive messages to her peers through social media. Winger uses platforms such as Snapchat and Instagram...

Senior Jaden Eckelkamp uses Instagram to keep track of her progress with her bullet journal.

Staying organized with bullet journaling

Emma Busch, News Editor February 23, 2021

There are many different ways for students to keep themselves organized, and senior Jaden Eckelkamp does this by bullet journaling. Having a bullet journal helps with organizing things like scheduling,...

The Giving Trees

The Giving Trees

Kaylee Karll, Reporter December 21, 2020

Many are aware that this year has been full of many, many negative factors, but in an attempt to add some joy to others' lives, WHS's woodworking classes shared some of their constructed projects amongst...

Senior Lauren Donaldsons Instagram account promotes her decal business. Photo Courtesy of Instagram

Donaldson runs decal company

Emma Busch, News Editor December 1, 2020

Many students at the high school have jobs on the weekends or after school to earn some money before college. Most students, however, can’t say they are self employed. Senior Lauren Donaldson earns extra...

NaNoWriMo teaches students novel writing

NaNoWriMo teaches students novel writing

Claire Nappier, Reporter November 25, 2020

National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is a program geared towards writers in which authors of all kinds come together and try to write a novel in the month of November. Some students at WHS have decided...

Senior Kaylie Rowe poses for a photo alongside other performers at East Central College. Overall, it was a super fun time, and I hope it allowed me to make my name known for next year, Rowe said. Rowe plans to be involved in theater at ECC when she attends school there next year.

WHS theater students perform at East Central College

Elena Roewe, Features Editor November 8, 2020

Although many events have been canceled so far this school year due to COVID-19, some WHS students have discovered new opportunities to participate in the activities they enjoy. This year for Halloween,...

Junior Cady Koch shoots at clay pigeons during the MYSSA Fall Classic Shooting Sports event in Columbia MO. “I am most proud of the team because we were only going for personal best since none of us had shot skeet or sporting clays before and we got a trophy as a bonus,” Koch said. “Madi Ridder and Morgan Gratza are some of the best teammates someone could ask for.” Koch has been a part of the FFA since her freshman year.

FFA Fights Back

Kaylee Karll, Reporter November 2, 2020

On Oct. 17,  seven WHS FFA members participated in the MO Youth Shooting Sports Alliance fall classic in Columbia, Mo. Junior Luke Kleekamp, junior Joe Brinkmann and sophomore Blake Dewert placed fifth...

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