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WHS students write messages of support for Ukraine outside of Northington Lobby during a peace vigil hosted by Community Advocates on Friday, March 4. [Students] were able to just gather in a safe space to maybe think and reflect about what the Ukrainian people [are] going through, said WHS Community Advocates advisor Kerri Flynn. The event also raised money to support the Ukrainian refugees.

Standing With Ukraine

Rachel Derner, Reporter April 1, 2022

WHS Community Advocates, with support from GSA and Interact, hosted a peace vigil on Friday, March 4 to honor and support victims of the Ukrainian-Russian conflict. The vigil, which took place before the...

Empty classroom photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

Omicron surge forces Missouri educators to consider alternative learning

Kyle Meyer, Reporter January 28, 2022

As Omicron cases surge in Missouri, causing districts to have a shortage of staff, lawmakers’ choice to rescind on COVID-19 policies from last year has left districts with only 36 hours of excused alternate...

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What even is Omicron?

Samantha Doepker, Reporter January 19, 2022

News of the Omicron variant is dominating media coverage: how to avoid it, what politicians and government officials are doing to control it, and the dangers it poses to a society wanting to be normal...

Seniors Abigail Watson and Avery Johnson shape clay for their art projects.

WHS Reintroduces Creativity Club

Sophie Nieder, Editor-in-Chief November 12, 2021

  For students who have an imaginative nature and want a space at school to express themselves, several senior students have provided that space through the addition of Creativity Club.  “Me...

Seniors to paint parking spots

Seniors to paint parking spots

Ben Tobben, Sports Editor October 22, 2021

Senior year for students is not only a time to worry about college and take difficult classes, but is also a time to celebrate. On Saturday, October 30, from 9 am to 1 pm, students will be painting their...

New WMS library to be finished early 2022

New WMS library to be finished early 2022

Rachel Derner, Reporter September 27, 2021

Currently, a new Library Media center is under construction at Washington Middle School. The project, predicted to be finished in early 2022, will enhance learning opportunities and workspaces for both...

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...

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