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2020 NHS inductees pose for a picture after the ceremony May 17. Get involved, NHS advisor Colin Flynn said. Take the opportunity to take on service projects, not as a requirement, but as an opportunity. This is a club that will give members a chance to interact with people. Photo submitted by Craig Vonder Haar

2020, 2021 National Honor Society members inducted

Elena Roewe, Features Editor May 24, 2021

Out of the many clubs that are offered at WHS, one that stands out is the National Honor Society. Students can apply to become members of NHS in their sophomore and junior years, and members are determined...

Seniors Paige Robinson, Brennan Strubberg and Claire Strubberg ride on the top of a car in the parade.

Senior Parade highlights festivities

Lucas Newhouse, Reporter May 21, 2021

Just one week before graduation, senior festivities begin to ramp up. One of the highlights of this week was the senior parade. Seniors got to ride around on the back and top of their vehicles around...

Sophomore joins Washington’s Community Relations Board

Sophomore joins Washington’s Community Relations Board

Claire Nappier, Reporter May 21, 2021

Sophomore Aaliyah Wirthwein has become the first high schooler, and youngest member, of Washington’s Community Relations Board.  “I get to help Washington become a safer and more progressive place,”...

Public Speaking takes on poetry

Mackenzie Lawyer May 20, 2021

As the school year comes to an end, many classes are finishing out the year strong. Teachers are using this time to help students prepare for finals and provide them with as much knowledge as possible...

Leadership members host spring blood drive

Leadership members host spring blood drive

Mackenzie Lawyer, Reporter April 1, 2021

Every year, the Washington High School leadership class hosts their annual spring blood drive. Due to COVID-19, they were not able to have one last year. However, because they lost that opportunity, they...

FFA students qualify for state

FFA students qualify for state

Jadyn Whittall, Photo Editor March 31, 2021

In April, some of the students in FFA who qualified for a competition based on their Supervised Agricultural Experience Project will be recognized. This opportunity is exciting to these students, but what...

SDOW prepares for COVID-19 vaccination clinic

SDOW prepares for COVID-19 vaccination clinic

Claire Nappier, Reporter March 24, 2021

Schools in the Washington area are taking the next step to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by administering the Moderna vaccine in a district-wide clinic.  “The clinic will be at the Blue Jay...

U.S. COVID death tolls pass 500,000

U.S. COVID death tolls pass 500,000

Ben Tobben, Sports Editor February 28, 2021

With COVID-19 taking the world by storm in 2020, the war against the virus continues on. With a large spike of cases in the past few months as winter and the holiday season went on, the death tolls rose...

Students cheer on the basketball team earlier this season.

COVID changes Courtwarming

Mackenzie Lawyer, Reporter February 1, 2021

COVID-19 has changed almost everything about the world we live in. Masks, social distancing and no large group gatherings makes it hard for parts of our society to function. One of those things is schooling....

The Planet Fitness Washington location opened around the start of the new year. Before this year, I had a membership at the YMCA, but I didnt work out very often, junior Lydia Maune said. I decided to switch over because this gym is closer to my house and a lot cheaper. The gym is located on Rabbit Trail Drive across from the movie theater.

Planet Fitness opens in Washington

Sophie Nieder, Web Editor January 31, 2021

As the new year rolled in, the usual resolutions to get in shape, stay active and eat healthier motivated many in Washington to take on a healthier lifestyle. Planet Fitness opened right away in January...

The School District of Washington announces on their website that they are transitioning to scenario one.

School District of Washington secondary students to return full time

Lucas Newhouse, Reporter January 30, 2021

Recently the school board of the School District of Washington voted to move to scenario one, which will move all students back into school for five days a week, starting on Feb. 16. The decision has caused...

Stay Clean

Stay Clean

Abbie Kipp, Advertising Editor December 1, 2020

With COVID cases on the rise, the need to stay healthy is becoming even more important during this pandemic. Here is reminder of what to do to decrease the spread of COVID. Wash your hands. While...

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