The Advocate

A future firefighter among the flock

A future firefighter among the flock

Emma Hillermann, Reporter

November 9, 2019

Among the students walking the halls at WHS, there is one student in particular who risks his life every day to serve his community with the Marthasville Volunteer Fire Department . Junior Sam Backhaus, who is the son of the Marthasville Volunteer Fire Department Chief, has been doing training for ove...

Brinker embraces artistic talent

Brinker embraces artistic talent

Willa Reust, Editor-in-chief

October 29, 2019

Senior Joette Brinker has found their passion at an early age—art. By experimenting with different techniques and mediums, along with learning from the critiques of others, Brinker has not only improved as an artist, but developed their own signature style. “I am really into mixed media art, whic...

WHS Sixth Man tailgates become a success

WHS Sixth Man tailgates become a success

Katelyn Garrett, Editor-in-Chief

October 2, 2019

This past school year, the Blue Jay Sixth Man decided to start tailgates again after a few years of just going to the game.  “They did [the tailgates] our freshman year, and they were always cool because it brought everyone to the game before and it got more people to be at the student section...

Influential 19

Influential 19

McKenzie Dohm, Sports and Photo Editor

May 19, 2019

Making Music in Advanced Woodworking

Making Music in Advanced Woodworking

McKenzie Dohm, Sports and Photo Editor

March 30, 2019

Over two months ago, junior Landon Zack started a new project that would combine two of his passions—music and advanced woodworking. After taking woodworking classes with Jesse Anderson since his freshman year, Zack has developed his skills and used them to create pieces that are both functional...

Feltmann family celebrates 100 years of Modern Auto

Feltmann family celebrates 100 years of Modern Auto

Sophie Koritz, Editor-in-Chief

March 18, 2019

The year is 1919. Men once in distant battlefields in Europe are slowly returning to a small town along the Missouri River with only a population of 3,000 called Washington. John Feltmann was among one of the World War I soldiers arriving home, and with the knowledge acquired at Sweeney Automobile School in...

WHS theatre performs ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

WHS theatre performs ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’

Willa Reust, Editorials Editor

March 8, 2019

On March 7, 8 and 9, the WHS theatre program is performing the classic Shakespearean play, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” “I’m really nervous…but I’m excited for those high energy moments where everybody is also stepping into their characters,” junior Audrey Bush said. “We finally get t...

‘Angsty Teens’ improv club brings acting experience to WHS Theatre Guild

‘Angsty Teens’ improv club brings acting experience to WHS Theatre Guild

Katelyn Garrett, Entertainment Editor

March 4, 2019

‘Angsty Teens,’ the improv club at WHS, was started by a graduated senior three years ago and has helped many future actors in the WHS theatre guild. “My sister and I used to watch ‘Whose Line is it Anyway?’ on Youtube, which is a really amazing improv show, so I was always kind of interes...

Read all about it

Read all about it

Emeline Heimos, Reporter

February 28, 2019

Reading is a very important aspect of many students' lives. For WHS senior Samantha Hymer, however, reading has a different meaning, as she writes book reviews for a column in the eMissourian. “I try to write one once a week,” Hymer said, “then on the blog once a week.” Hymer had the position recommend...

WHS staff decorates classrooms for the holidays

WHS staff decorates classrooms for the holidays

McKenzie Dohm, Sports and Photo Editor

December 20, 2018

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, especially in a few classrooms here at WHS, thanks to staff that are making school feel a little more festive during this season. "I just think it creates a warm atmosphere and the kids seem to like it," English teacher Jocelyn Coates said. "I just think...

Local bookstore spreads reading spirit

Local bookstore spreads reading spirit

Emeline Heimos, Reporter

November 24, 2018

An independent neighborhood bookstore found a great way to bring a community together with one sole purpose: sharing a love for reading. Neighborhood Reads is a local bookstore located across from the Washington Public Library. Dawn Kitchell, owner of Neighborhood Reads, opened the store in June of 2017. ...

Junior pursues passion for drawing

Junior pursues passion for drawing

Samantha Montgomery, Web Editor

November 17, 2018

For most high schoolers, art is seen as a hobby. For others, it’s seen as a class or maybe as a way to pass the time. However, for WHS junior Sarah Simons, art is seen as a passion. “When I was little, I really liked animals and I liked to draw animals,” said Simons. “Drawing a lot of ani...

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