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Humans of WHS: Camryn Pike

Humans of WHS: Camryn Pike

Emilee Groth, Staff Reporter

October 2, 2017


Filed under Features, Humans of WHS, Showcase

If you lined up everyone who wore boot cut jeans and Ariats at WHS you'd find little variation between these “Suburban Cowboys” with their new jeans and boots, whose dirt and mud only comes from the parking lot, until you came across a girl with the lingering scent of horse, straw in her hair, an...

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...

A life of adventure

A life of adventure

Moses Lurbur, Editor-in-Chief

February 3, 2017


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It’s not every day that you meet someone who has roamed the streets of Kathmandu, trekked in the Himalayas, taught in the Land Down Under, and worked three seasons on an Alaskan cod fishing boat. But if you attend Wenatchee High School, she’s probably graded your biology lab. The first clue that Joy...

Behind the curtains of WHS

Behind the curtains of WHS

Bailey White, Staff Reporter

January 4, 2017


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The doors close, music begins to fill the room, and the opening scene begins. This year’s production of White Christmas lights up the stage, but have you ever wondered what goes on behind the curtain? Behind the song and dance is a group of people integral to the show; the backstage crew. They change se...

A vibrant way of life

A vibrant way of life

Jessica Wierzbicki, Opinion Editor

December 5, 2016


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Though the halls of Wenatchee High School walks a man with a bright beard and brighter personality, leaving passing students in wonder of just who he is. Today the mystery is put to an end. Meet the man behind the beard, Deandre Lester. The Beginning Lester was born and raised in Chicago, and wh...

Army of volunteers toil over production of “White Christmas”

Army of volunteers toil over production of “White Christmas”

Brooklyn Vickery, Staff Reporter

December 1, 2016


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Late nights, little sleep, and long rehearsals. As the new White Christmas play production nears students and other contributors spend many long hours after school preparing for the performance. If you want to see the final production for yourself, White Christmas will be showing on Dec. 1-3 and 15-17 in ...

Students explore coronary career choice

Students explore coronary career choice

Bailey White, Staff Reporter

November 4, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

Telford’s Chapel of the Valley is hidden behind the East Wenatchee Dutch Bros., but the excitement surrounding the Creepy Careers event was anything but concealed. The first event in a series of job shadows called Careers After School, available to middle school and high school students, was hoste...

Canned creations

Canned creations

Brooklyn Vickery, Staff Reporter

October 26, 2016


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Art. It’s one of the most universal methods for expression and connecting. When you think of an artist, you immediately think of them using tools such as pencil, watercolor, or even acrylic paint to create their pieces. Lately, artists have been finding new ways to express their talent through different ...

Kicking through barriers

Kicking through barriers

Bailey White & Megan McCallister, The Apple Leaf Staff

October 25, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

The room drums with energy, arms fly with assured direction, passion brims with every punch. Light spills in, illuminating the room, as the sharp aroma of sweat and wood swirls around arriving students. Ki Fighting Concepts pulses with intensity, hidden away in a mundane corner of downtown Wenatch...

To the beat of his own drum

To the beat of his own drum

Vivian Noyd and Xavier Martinez

October 17, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

At the top of the Apple Bowl bleachers, a cymbal in each hand, donned in his band uniform, a red-haired young man stands. He stares intently at the football game before him. As Wenatchee High School scores a touchdown, he begins playing the Wenatchee fight song with all the energy he can muster. His n...

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