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Apple Blossom candidates present speeches to student body

Layne Knipfer, Staff Reporter
January 11, 2017
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16 young women competing in the Apple Blossom Royalty pageant from Wenatchee High School spoke in the WHS auditorium today. The 16 students were given the prompt, “My advice to you is…” and were told to create a two- to three-minute speech addressing the topic. Candidates spoke about themes such as tra...

Mariachi Huenachi receives Radio Disney award

Bailey White, Staff Reporter
January 6, 2017
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Mariachi Huenachi has been declared the winner of the “Music Inspires” Music in Our Schools Tour contest, receiving a Radio Disney “ARDY” Award and a $5,000 grant from the Give a Note Foundation and the Country Music Awards. Last month, individuals were able to vote online every day for t...

Seniors go head-to-head in Apple Blossom Royalty race

Seniors go head-to-head in Apple Blossom Royalty race

Layne Knipfer, Staff Reporter
January 6, 2017
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Twenty-four young women in the Wenatchee Valley began the process of running for the Wenatchee Valley’s Apple Blossom Royalty program on Dec. 2. These preliminary candidates are seniors in high school that come from the three local high schools in the Wenatchee area: Wenatchee High School, Eastm...

DECA collects books for elementary schools

Kurt Zontek, Staff Reporter
December 15, 2016
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Since Oct. 3, DECA has collected more than 2,000 books to donate to afterschool programs that serve third through fifth graders who perform under grade level at Lewis and Clark and Lincoln elementary schools. Most of the books are for students to take home permanently, while a few are staying in the librari...

Knowledge Bowl brings home third at Cashmere tournament

Chris Danko, Online Editor
December 12, 2016
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The Wenatchee High School Knowledge Bowl team came away with a third-place finish in its first tournament of the year at Cashmere High School last week. Senior Hendrik Keyser — the only senior on the team — led the Panthers to a 66-point finish, eight points behind Cashmere in second place. M...

BREAKING: Teachers vote to move forward with 4×4 schedule

Chris Danko, Online Editor
December 10, 2016
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The hybrid 4-period block schedule will be implemented next year following a certified staff vote last week. Sixty-five percent of the 110 certified staff who participated in the vote, nearly all of the certified staff at Wenatchee High School, voted to move forward with the schedule. Classified staff...

WHS alumnus named All-American football player

Brenden Britt, Staff Reporter
December 9, 2016
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Cody O’Connell, a junior at Washington State University and a Wenatchee High School alumnus, was named first-team All-American as an offensive lineman yesterday. O’Connell was one of three players in the running for the Outland Trophy, which is given to the top offensive lineman in the country. The award was presented to Alabama tackle Cam Robinson last night. WHS hea...

Local business supports grieving family

Xavier Martinez, Staff Reporter
December 8, 2016
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The inner pain of losing a close loved one is terrible, but in addition to the emotional grief experienced, many families have to pay additional medical and funeral costs, which can be a massive financial burden. After a local accident, multiple fundraisers have been set up to help offset the various c...

Speech and Debate stuns at Spokane tournament

Micaela Salgado, Staff Reporter
December 7, 2016
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The Wenatchee High School Speech and Debate team was victorious once again Friday and Saturday in Spokane. The team brought home multiple honors despite only bringing a small group. Senior Vivian Noyd took first in Open Extemporaneous speaking and second in Open Congressional Debate. Sophomore Xochil...

Teachers set to vote on schedule on hybrid 4×4 schedule

Sylvia Hwang, Sports Editor
December 7, 2016
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Staff and parents met with Wenatchee High School Principal Eric Anderson yesterday afternoon to discuss any questions or concerns they had about the proposed 4x4 hybrid schedule. Three parents and 23 WHS staff attended the discussion. Anderson prefaced the meeting with the concept of the new schedu...

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