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AppleEttes finish second at District competition.

Sophia Dillon, Staff Reporter
March 6, 2017
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The Wenatchee High School AppleEttes dance team took second place overall in Military and sixth place overall in Pom at the District competition at Kamiakin High School in Kennewick, Washington, on Saturday.  Head coach Lynsey Loudon feels the team did “exceptionally well,” and is looking for...

WHS Knowledge Bowl advances to state

Ashley Turner, Staff Reporter
March 3, 2017
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On Monday, the Wenatchee High School Knowledge Bowl team placed second at the regional competition, qualifying for the State Knowledge Bowl Tournament in Arlington on March 18.  Moses Lake High School, the returning Knowledge Bowl state champions, took first. This particular state-qualifying te...

Mock trial takes home top honors

March 2, 2017
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Wenatchee High School’s Mock Trial teams Purple (Varsity) placed first and Gold (Junior Varsity) placed second out of around six teams for Mock Trial Regionals on February 25th in Spokane. Each team took two trials and were judged by jurors. Taking Best Witness was senior Jessica Wierzbick...

Janice Franz raises record-breaking funds

Janice Franz raises record-breaking funds

Aria Tornabene, Staff Reporter
February 23, 2017
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The Janice Franz talent show raised over $28,000 this year, more than any year to date. Over the past 20 years, the show has collectively raised more than $250,000 for local members of the community. Senior ASB president Rowan Parmenter said that this year’s beneficiary, Wendy Skalisky, absolut...

Ramon Rivera awarded Music Teacher of Excellence

Bailey White, Staff Reporter
February 17, 2017
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Ramon Rivera, Wenatchee High School’s Mariachi instructor, has recently been selected as a CMA (Country Music Awards) Music Teacher of Excellence. Rivera now has the opportunity to attend a reception in Nashville, TN honoring music teachers from across the nation. The event will be hosted by Little Big Town. Additiona...

Chronic absences affecting student performance

Chronic absences affecting student performance

Aria Tornabene, Staff Reporter
February 16, 2017
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It may seem obvious that academic success in school is contingent upon attendance. However, many WHS students are chronically absent, habitually missing enough school to fall behind in classes, perform lower on tests, and ultimately, risk not graduating high school. Chronic absence is defined by attendencework...

Amy Sand crowned Apple Blossom queen

Amy Sand crowned Apple Blossom queen

Layne Knipfer, Staff Reporter
February 13, 2017
Filed under News, Photo Gallery, Showcase

Senior Amy Sand was crowned as Apple Blossom Queen, along with Paige Chivilicek, and Alissa Riker as her princesses, in the WHS auditorium during the Apple Blossom Royalty Selection. Ten candidates were selected by the Apple Blossom committee and were given the prompt, “Imagine you’re looking int...

Senior takes top honor at Debate Tournament

Micaela Salgado, Staff Reporter
February 10, 2017
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Wenatchee’s Speech and Debate team made waves when senior Vivian Noyd won the Thomas S. Foley Speaker award. The Thomas S. Foley Memorial Forensics Tournament took place over the course of three days, Feb 2-4, in Spokane. Vivian Noyd won the 2017 Thomas S. Foley Speaker’s Award, first place ...

Wenatchee Robotics qualifies three teams for State

Kaia St. John, Staff Reporter
February 2, 2017
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Three of Wenatchee High School’s four robotics teams have qualified for the Robotics State Championship on March 4. Two teams qualified by receiving the Excellence Award, and the other won the Tournament Champion Award at Central Washington University, January 28. According to freshman Caitlyn Drolet...

Knowledge Bowls takes fifth at home tournament

Maegan Delvo, Staff Reporter
February 2, 2017
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The Wenatchee High School Knowledge Bowl team took fifth place with 38 points in its home tournament on Monday. Wenatchee faced off against Moses Lake, Knowledge Bowl state champions, in two of the three rounds. According to Knowledge Bowl adviser Chris Cloke, they are Wenatchee’s biggest competit...

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