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WHS seniors visit elementary schools

WHS seniors visit elementary schools

Sophie Koritz, Editor-in-Chief

May 12, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

In the month of May, WHS seniors have one thing on their mind—graduation. They anxiously await to receive the greatly coveted high school diploma and start the rest of their lives. May is full of a variety of memorable events for these seniors including Prom and the Baccalaureate ceremony. Among these...

Mrs. Stahl wins Teacher of the Year award

Mrs. Stahl wins Teacher of the Year award

Alyssa Luecke, Reporter

May 10, 2019


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Several teachers are appreciated at WHS, but the one who stood out most to students this year was English teacher Rachel Stahl. During her seventh year teaching at WHS, Stahl was recognized at the 2019 Renaissance Assembly for winning the annual “Teacher of the Year” award, where students and staff...

WHS hosts Color Run/Walk

WHS hosts Color Run/Walk

George Smith, Reporter

April 17, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

On May 10, WHS will hold the Third Annual Color the Campus Fun Run/Walk. “Key Club, National Honors Society and Student Council are helping with volunteers to help for that day,” special education teacher Samantha Loepker said, “but Key Club is definitely a big help putting the event together....

Washington residents turn out for bridge demolition

Washington residents turn out for bridge demolition

Madilynn Kipp, McKenzie Dohm, and George Smith

April 15, 2019


Filed under Multimedia, News, Showcase

At 10:30 a.m. on April 11, 2019, Washington history was made, or as some would say, demolished. After hours of waiting in anticipation, crowds viewed the implosion of the famous Washington Bridge. The riverfront was filled with crowds of all ages and all reasons for attending the implosion. “This d...

Student journalists attend MIPA’s Journalism Day

Student journalists attend MIPA’s Journalism Day

Elizabeth Busch, Features Editor

April 2, 2019


Filed under News

Twenty-five journalism students from the yearbook, newspaper and broadcast programs attended and competed at the Missouri Interscholastic Press Association’s 50th Annual Journalism Day on March 25 at the University of Missouri - Columbia. Students spent the day attending sessions about various aspects...

The opposition to Trump’s wall rises.

The opposition to Trump’s wall rises.

Miles Hellebusch, Reporter

March 14, 2019


Filed under News

On Feb. 15, 2019, at 2 p.m., President Donald Trump declared a national emergency regarding entering the United States southern border. A proclamation that released by the White House and signed by Trump concerning the emergency declaration stated, “The southern border is a major entry point for crim...

DECA students advance to the state level

DECA students advance to the state level

Willa Reust, Editorials Editor

February 27, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

This year, nine DECA students are advancing to the state level in Kansas City on March 24. DECA is an organization of business and marketing students who participate in community service, professional development and group presentations. WHS seniors Sophie Hellebusch and Allison Montgomery were among the fe...

NJROTC hosts Fourth Annual Military Ball

NJROTC hosts Fourth Annual Military Ball

George Smith, Reporter

February 12, 2019


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On Feb. 2, 2019, the Fourth Annual Military Ball, hosted by the Washington NJROTC Booster Club, was held at the Knights of Columbus Hall, honoring former veterans and current NJROTC members. “It's fun for all people involved," senior Logan Edgington said. “It shows support for the unit, and it ...

Student becomes new student board representative

Student becomes new student board representative

Willa Reust, Editorials Editor

February 5, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

On Wednesday, Jan. 23, junior Tristan Zeh was sworn in as 2019’s student representative for the School District of Washington Board of Education. “I hope to help give insight to the other board members,” Zeh said, “and be someone that can help the school board make decisions that benefit ...

Inclement weather forces SDOW to call off Jan. 11

Inclement weather forces SDOW to call off Jan. 11

Sophie Koritz, Editor-in-Chief

January 11, 2019


Filed under News

The School District of Washington was closed Jan. 11 due to an expected winter storm. The snowfall started Friday in the early afternoon and left over six inches of snow and ice in Washington and surrounding areas. This is Washington School District’s second snow day (the first being Nov. 15), which m...

How the government shutdown is impacting the U.S.

How the government shutdown is impacting the U.S.

Alyssa Luecke, Reporter

January 11, 2019


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At midnight on Dec. 22, 2018, the government was put under a partial shutdown because President Trump would not agree to sign the bill without receiving $5.7 billion from democrats for the wall on the U.S. - Mexico border. Senate leaders tried to renegotiate with the House of Representatives in order to ...

Leadership class spreads kindness

Leadership class spreads kindness

Willa Reust, Editorials Editor

November 29, 2018


Filed under News

This November, the WHS Leadership class has hung posters around school to spread the love. Simply take a slip reading various messages such as “you are loved,” “thank you for being so kind” and “I love you friend” and pass it on to a friend. “I was inspired to put the signs up becaus...

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