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National Autism Awareness Month

April is National Autism Awareness Month. Wear blue in support of those who live with Autism.
April 16, 2018

The month of April is nationally recognized as Autism Awareness Month. Autism is a bio-neurological developmental disability that affects nearly 1 in every 68 children, according to the National Autism...

The Influential 18

“When I actually get to see, physically, that it’s impacting somebody’s life, it changes my life. That’s what it’s about. It’s about changing someone else’s life who needs it.”

Lexi Hendricks is the President of both Interact Club and Student Council. She is also involved in Future Business Leaders of America and National Honor Society.
These seniors are being featured for their influence at WHS and in the Washington community as a whole. They were asked about how getting involved has affected them, what they've learned from their service and involvement and the legacy they hope to leave behind as they graduate this spring.
March 22, 2018

Biomedical science students host blood drive

Sophomore Abbie Vollmer talks to senior Gina Luko while she donates blood. “The students get to see what’s going on,” science teacher Krista Williams said. “They have the opportunity to help their future patients or people in the real world.” Students were able to watch Mercy Hospital’s medical professionals take blood while interacting with blood donors.
March 19, 2018

Biomedical science classes organized the WHS spring blood drive held March 19 to help those in need. Project Lead the Way students were able to gain medical experience while helping the community. “When...

All Abilities Athletics expands, continues to impact community

All Abilities Athletics expands, continues to impact community
March 4, 2018

Almost a year ago, history was made on the grounds of WHS when All Abilities Athletics held its first official event on its campus’ football field and track. All Abilities Athletics was started by Chris...

Theater, orchestra and choir…Oh my!

Junior Ezra Miles performs as Lumiére in “Beauty and the Beast” during a November performance. “Playing Lumiere was a blast,” Miles said. “I had so much fun using my lanky body for comedic purposes and hanging out with Ely working on our accents and jokes.” “Beauty and the Beast” was Miles' third musical at WHS.
WHS student focuses on musical talents
February 26, 2018

Junior Ezra Miles is not the average high schooler. He may hang out with his friends, take challenging AP classes and like creating memes, similar to many others his age, but Miles is the only WHS student...

WHS Scholar Bowl team challenges students, wins GAC title

The WHS Scholar Bowl A team poses with their trophy Feb. 10, 2018. “It was awesome. I think for me the biggest thing I want to continue is the legacy that the guys before me did,
February 20, 2018

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....

Student signs off of social media

Claire Ayers signs back on to social media after a month.
February 2, 2018

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...

WHS student takes gaming to new level

Miles Hellebusch competes playing Street Fighter 5. “One time I fought a guy named Momochi who is a famous Japanese Ken player and he is one of the best in the world [at Street Fighter],
January 31, 2018

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...

WHS STEM classes multiply opportunities for students

Junior David Walker writes an equation on the board. “It’s definitely teacher led,
December 14, 2017

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,...

Student spreads Christmas spirit

Photo courtesy of Stephanie Weiss
December 12, 2017

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...

WHS family dedicates their life to Jiu Jitsu

WHS family dedicates their life to Jiu Jitsu
December 1, 2017

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...

FRCC students dedicate time, hard work to rebuild tractor

Students participate in Delo Tractor Restoration Competition Oct. 25, 2017. “This experience, to me, was life changing and guided me towards where I wanted to go for college and what I wanted to do,
November 30, 2017

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...

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