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Freshman makes swim history

Freshman makes swim history

Willa Reust, Reporter

February 22, 2018


Filed under Features, Sports

Freshman Aubrie Moreland swam in the girls state swim competition on Feb. 15, making WHS history. Moreland is the first individual swimmer to compete at state, earning state consideration times in three different events. Moreland placed 22nd in the 500 yard freestyle with a time of 5:45.47 and 28th ...

WHS Scholar Bowl team challenges students, wins GAC title

WHS Scholar Bowl team challenges students, wins GAC title

Sophie Koritz, Features Editor

February 20, 2018


Filed under Features

Washington High School is home to many teams—ranging from football to golf to swim—but one team specifically challenges students’ academic ability while still allowing them to engage with teammates. The WHS Scholar Bowl team challenges students on their ability to answer a variety of questions r...

Student signs off of social media

Student signs off of social media

Olivia Robinson, Editor-in-Chief

February 2, 2018


Filed under Features, Showcase

The new year means new resolutions, taking time out for yourself and a fresh start to new opportunities and a new year. One WHS junior took this opportunity to find more time for herself by signing off of social media. "A lot of my time was on social media," Ayers said. "I wasn't feeling good about...

WHS student takes gaming to new level

WHS student takes gaming to new level

Bailey Bair, Sports Editor

January 31, 2018


Filed under Features

For the majority of students, as soon as the final bell rings they rush home to try and relax from the hectic school day. This involves laying in bed watching Netflix, playing on their phones or playing video games. For one local student, this hobby developed into so much more. “I’ve been semi-pr...

WHS STEM classes multiply opportunities for students

WHS STEM classes multiply opportunities for students

Elizabeth Busch and Sophie Koritz

December 14, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

The world is constantly growing and becoming more connected—thanks greatly to technology. However, technology has not always been around. Famous innovators who defied the status quo like Steve Wozniak, Bill Gates and Steve Jobs were high schoolers once. In an effort to inspire the high schoolers o...

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 lookout 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 s...

WHS family dedicates their life to Jiu Jitsu

WHS family dedicates their life to Jiu Jitsu

Katelyn Garrett, Reporter

December 1, 2017


Filed under Features

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


Filed under Features

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


Filed under Features

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

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 ...

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