The Advocate

Tackling Breast Cancer

Tackling Breast Cancer

Jadyn Whittall, Reporter

November 20, 2019

As many people know, this past month was Breast Cancer Awareness month. In this year alone, nearly 270,000 people will be diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States. This October, WHS wanted to do something to help those who are affected by this terrible sickness. History teacher Ben Strauser an...

Costumes for Change

Costumes for Change

Elizabeth Derner, Reporter

November 4, 2019

  On Oct. 31, 2019, WHS teachers dressed in costume to raise money for Heifer International through Interact’s fourth annual Halloween costume contest. “We’ve been doing [the contest] since the club started,” Interact sponsor and history teacher Kerri Flynn said. “One of [Interact’s] mis...

EPIC Hour teachers to stay the same over high school career

EPIC Hour teachers to stay the same over high school career

Alyssa Luecke, Features Editor

October 29, 2019

There have been several changes at WHS this year, and some of them are here to stay for the years to come. As EPIC Hour swings back into action for the 2019-2020 school year, guidance has decided that teachers will remain with the same group of students each year. After surveying the staff and hearing input ...

French Club continues escape room tradition

French Club continues escape room tradition

Amber Christeson, Reporter

October 20, 2019

Since last year, the French Club has been hosting an escape room for the students of WHS near the beginning of November after being inspired by a YouTube series. “Last year the president, Gavyn, watched 'Escape the Night' by Joey Graceffa on YouTube and we were like, ‘We should make an escape...

Mindful Movement brings relaxation to WHS

Mindful Movement brings relaxation to WHS

Elizabeth Derner, Reporter

October 15, 2019

Starting in the 2019-20 school year, art teacher Juli Schuster is providing an opportunity in Room 2321 for students at WHS to relieve stress and anxiety through Mindful Movement, an after-school yoga class on Thursdays from 3:45-4:45. “Mindful Movement are words I came up with to describe dynamic...

Spirit week takes place at WHS

Spirit week takes place at WHS

Willa Reust, Editor-in-Chief

September 26, 2019

This week at WHS can be described in one word— spirit. Spirit week has swarmed the halls, with students and teachers alike sporting their Blue Jay pride. Leading up to the Homecoming game, students competed for a free ticket to Saturday’s dance by dressing up in different themes. On Monday, s...

WHS seniors visit elementary schools

WHS seniors visit elementary schools

Sophie Koritz, Editor-in-Chief

May 12, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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