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Coronavirus closures affecting Wenatchee School District

McKenna White, In-Depth Editor

March 13, 2020

        All Washington K-12 schools will be closed starting Tuesday, March 17, through at least Friday, April 24. Governor Jay Inslee made the announcement in a press conference today, March 13 at 1:30 pm. This announcement closely followed President Donald Trump declaring a national eme...

Choir goes to Carnegie Hall

Kaiya Lankhaar, Staff Reporter

February 28, 2020

     On Jan. 29, four girls from Wenatchee High School and Dawn McCormick, the choir director, had the opportunity to travel to New York and sing in Carnegie Hall. Carnegie Hall is the most prestigious concert stage in the United States. Ever since 1891, performers have been dreaming of singing a...

Mariachi Shines In Nothern Lights Concert

Mariachi Shines In Nothern Lights Concert

Jennifer Rodas, Staff Reporter

December 12, 2019

   Wenatchee High School’s Mariachi Huenachi flew to Fairbanks Alaska after being invited to play at the Northern Lights Concert Alaska Tour from Oct. 23-2. The attendance consisted mostly of seniors. This created an opportunity for seniors to visit the campus of the University of Fairbanks and con...

From a panther to a bear: Jake Bucholz accepts assistant principal job at Pioneer Middle School

From a panther to a bear: Jake Bucholz accepts assistant principal job at Pioneer Middle School

Gwen McQuaig, Copy editor

April 29, 2019

Wenatchee High School Dean of Students Jake Bucholz has accepted the Assistant Principal job at Pioneer Middle School, starting in the 2020-21 school year. Bucholz has worked in the district in several capacities after moving to the valley in 2004. He was a technology teacher at Orchard Mid...

Superintendent Search Setback: HYA reports candidates’ concerns

Superintendent Search Setback: HYA reports candidates’ concerns

Gwen McQuaig, Copy Editor

January 25, 2019

   Multiple candidates for the Wenatchee School District superintendent position have withdrawn their applications or declined to apply upon learning of “governance challenges” within the district, according to a letter sent from HYA consultants Hank Harris and Barbara Young to the Wenatchee School B...

Honor Society fills stockings for families in need

Honor Society fills stockings for families in need

Claudia Orozco and Gwen McQuaig

December 13, 2018

The Wenatchee High School Honor Society and Family and Consumer Science teamed up to create stockings for Haven of Hope, a women and children’s shelter in Wenatchee. Students in the Family and Consumer Science class sewed 33 stocking which were filled with gift items collected by the WHS Hon...

Knowledge Bowl excited for season after first competition

Knowledge Bowl excited for season after first competition

Xavier Martinez, Editor-in-Chief of Publications

December 9, 2018

Wenatchee High School Knowledge Bowl participated in its first tournament of the season on Dec. 3 at WHS. After four rounds of competition, Wenatchee’s first team, comprised of senior Gwen McQuaig, senior Will Cannon and sophomore Colin Butler, finished in fourth place of nine teams in their division...

New Skyline security

New Skyline security

Jayden Hanson, Staff Reporter

November 27, 2018

Only an hour after they were installed at the Skyline Drive overlook on Oct. 9, new security cameras and motion detectors led to the arrest of teenagers using illegal substances. The viewing area off of Skyline Dr. can be accessed off of Red Apple Road. Four main cameras are situated on one p...

Wenatchee Golden Apple Marching Band wins Sweepstakes at their final competition

Wenatchee Golden Apple Marching Band wins Sweepstakes at their final competition

Sammy Arredondo, Media Team

November 11, 2018

This Saturday the Wenatchee High School Golden Apple Marching Band competed in their final competition of the season at the Auburn Veterans Day Marching Band Competition. The band took home the Grand Sweepstakes award for best overall performance, with combined scores from their parade and field show. ...

Fire alarm goes off as students begin lunch

Fire alarm goes off as students begin lunch

Gwen McQuaig, Copy editor

November 7, 2018

The Wenatchee High School fire alarm system was triggered at 11:16 a.m. today. The alarm was set off accidentally. According to Vice Principal Ricardo Iniguez, the alarm was a great opportunity for staff and students to practice evacuation protocol. “Students are not used to evacuating the bui...