The Apple Leaf

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


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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


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   Multiple candidates for the Wenatchee School District superintendent position have withdrawn their applications or declined to apply upon learning of “governance challenges” within the district, according to a letter sent from HYA consultants Hank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


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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


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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


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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


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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


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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...

Mariachi opens for Lupillo Rivera: Grammy artist and WHS Mariachi perform at Central Washington Fair

Mariachi opens for Lupillo Rivera: Grammy artist and WHS Mariachi perform at Central Washington Fair

Maegan Delvo, News Editor

October 23, 2018


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On Sept. 23 the Wenatchee High School Mariachi Huenachi opened for Guadalupe Rivera, better known as Lupillo Rivera, a Grammy award-winning musical artist at the Central Washington State Fair. The Mariachi played a number of Lupillo Rivera’s pieces to visitors before he began his performance. This is not t...

Building Community Connections: Visiting folk artist takes WHS students on tour of Wenatchee

Building Community Connections: Visiting folk artist takes WHS students on tour of Wenatchee

Sammy Arredondo and Gwen McQuaig

October 19, 2018


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On Oct. 3, a group of Wenatchee High School and WestSide High School students accompanied author and singer-songwriter Dar Williams as she explored different opportunities for community building in the Wenatchee area. Williams and the students discussed different ways the public could utilize projec...

Band camp: 10 days, 88 hours and a whole lot of music

Band camp: 10 days, 88 hours and a whole lot of music

Maya Velazquez, Staff Reporter

September 19, 2018


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For many of us, the last two weeks of summer are full of anticipation, leisure, last minute plans and occasionally dread as we soak up the final moments of freedom. For Wenatchee High School’s Golden Apple Band, however, those weeks consist of something else entirely. The G.A. band uses the last str...