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Heart of the Panther assembly honors students and staff

Heart of the Panther assembly honors students and staff

Sylvia Hwang, Sports Editor
May 23, 2017
Filed under News, Photo Gallery, Showcase

The annual Wenatchee High School Heart of the Panther awards ceremony presented five dedicated individuals and organizations with the Heart of the Panther award, while presenting excellence awards to several other WHS seniors. The recipients of the Heart of the Panther award were as follows: Senior...

Hunters and Runners takes a turn towards trouble

Hunters and Runners takes a turn towards trouble

Moses Lurbur, Editor-in-Chief
May 3, 2017
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As the spring sun began to drop below the hills beyond Wenatchee High School, the controversial tradition of “Hunters and Runners” began yet again with the familiar pounding of feet and revving of engines. The game, played on April 27, combines hide and seek with tag in the neighborhoods between WH...

Wenatchee seniors sign to college athletic commitments

Wenatchee seniors sign to college athletic commitments

Sylvia Hwang, Sports Editor
April 21, 2017
Filed under Photo Gallery, Showcase, Sports

Five Wenatchee High School seniors that will be on college athletic commitments next year came together on April 19 at WHS to discuss their futures and celebrate their hard work in their respective sports. The five seniors honored were Isabelle Dressel and Jessica Wierzbicki from girls swim and dive,...

A hidden hero

A hidden hero

Xavier Martinez, Staff Reporter
March 30, 2017
Filed under Features, Showcase

The clock in the hallway reads three p.m., and a small red light clicks on in each classroom at Wenatchee High School. It is a cloudless Friday, and students disperse out the exits of the school, eager for a glimpse of the bright sun and a breath of fresh spring air. None of them have the past week in m...

ASB puts on dog-wash fundraiser

ASB puts on dog-wash fundraiser

Aria Tornabene, Staff Reporter
March 30, 2017
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ASB volunteers washed over 50 dogs on, March 11, at the Firehouse Pet Shop to raise money for the Wenatchee Humane Society. Junior Jessica Murray met with the pet shop owner, who agreed to provide the space from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and resources such as shampoo for the event. Half the proceeds raised ...

Deaf singer wows WHS with jazz concert

Deaf singer wows WHS with jazz concert

Aria Tornabene, Staff Reporter
March 17, 2017
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Mandy Harvey, an accomplished jazz vocalist, visited Wenatchee High School students yesterday to perform and to share her life story and the challenges she has had to overcome as a deaf musician. Simultaneously speaking and signing in ASL to her audience, Harvey relayed her passion for music which beg...

Counselors tackle scheduling challenges

Counselors tackle scheduling challenges

Hadassah Lurbur, Staff Reporter
March 10, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

In the last weeks, students and counselors have begun the scheduling process, choosing prospective classes and fitting classes together in a new modified 4x4 block schedule. As scheduling begins, students are realizing the difficulties involved with adjusting to a new schedule, showing both concern ...

Janice Franz raises record-breaking funds

Janice Franz raises record-breaking funds

Aria Tornabene, Staff Reporter
February 23, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

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...

Chronic absences affecting student performance

Chronic absences affecting student performance

Aria Tornabene, Staff Reporter
February 16, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase

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...

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