The Advocate

Senior student’s involvement prepares her for future

Senior Lydia Juengling works on her yearbook spread Monday, Nov. 27, 2017.
November 28, 2017

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...

Washington’s own musician

Junior Ryan Gratzer plays the piano.
November 28, 2017

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...

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

WHS theatre brings the musical 'Beauty and the Beast' to life
November 15, 2017

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

Freshman Maelana Baker, senior Noah Kresse and freshman Hayley Pecka (left to right) perform during the fall musical
November 15, 2017

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,...

Top 10 fall must-haves

Top 10 fall must-haves
October 30, 2017

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...

WHS welcomes new staff members

Chemistry teacher Amy Fecke
October 19, 2017

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...

Students choose alternate route to further their education

Students choose alternate route to further their education
March 31, 2017

A total of 537,187 recent high school graduates were actively serving in the military in 2008 according to This year, several WHS students will add to this number as they enlist to serve after...

Rocking Out with The Volunteers

The Volunteers perform live at the Pop's concert venue.
March 1, 2017

Washington​ ​is​ ​a​ ​community​ ​full​ ​of​ ​music​ ​and​ ​local​ ​bands.​ ​This​ ​musical​ ​talent​ ​resides within​ ​Washington​ ​High​...

The Tractor Factor

During tractor day, many classes go and visit the FFA students in Washington's parking lot to view and learn more about tractors.  In 1892, John Forelich created the first tractor in Iowa.
February 28, 2017

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...

Improv club provides unique creative outlet for students

A few members of Improv Club will be competing in the Missouri State Thespian Conference Improv Olympix, a series of games in which the Improv team is judged on their ability to think on their feet while establishing a plot.
December 7, 2016

“The act of composing, uttering, executing, or arranging anything without previous preparation.” That is what defines improvisation as. The theatrical definition is a bit more clear....

New model train museum chugs into Washington

An HO gauge diesel train chugs through Washington.
December 2, 2016

Washington is a town revered for its history, including its investment in the railroad industry. One local couple has made it their mission to celebrate the impact trains have had on their lives and their...

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