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Wenatchee senior becomes Miss East Cascades

Sylvia Hwang, Sports Editor

March 17, 2017


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Wenatchee High School senior Cora Van Lith was crowned Miss East Cascades at a pageant on March 11 at the Numerica PAC. She will move on to the Miss Washington pageant on July 1. In addition to her title, Van Lith won $1000 in scholarship money. She competed against eight other girls in events such as an interview, a bathing suit portion, and a ta...

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...

Noyd leads WHS debate in State tournament

Micaela Salgado, Staff Reporter

March 15, 2017


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Senior Vivian Noyd led the Wenatchee High School speech and debate team by placing second place in the Extemporaneous event at the State tournament at the University of Puget Sound on Saturday. Noyd placed seventh in Oratory, junior Sebastian Pasion placed 14 in Impromptu, sophomore Ethan Har...

Counselors tackle scheduling challenges

Counselors tackle scheduling challenges

Hadassah Lurbur, Staff Reporter

March 10, 2017


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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 ...

Wenatchee DECA stomps competition at State

Megan McAllister, Staff Reporter

March 9, 2017


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Thirteen members of Wenatchee High School’s DECA chapter advanced to the international DECA competition at this year’s state conference. The conference took place in Bellevue from March 2 to March 4. Qualifying individuals will visit Anaheim, CA this April to attend ICDC (International Career and ...

AppleEttes finish second at District competition.

Sophia Dillon, Staff Reporter

March 6, 2017


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The Wenatchee High School AppleEttes dance team took second place overall in Military and sixth place overall in Pom at the District competition at Kamiakin High School in Kennewick, Washington, on Saturday.  Head coach Lynsey Loudon feels the team did “exceptionally well,” and is looking for...

WHS Knowledge Bowl advances to state

Ashley Turner, Staff Reporter

March 3, 2017


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On Monday, the Wenatchee High School Knowledge Bowl team placed second at the regional competition, qualifying for the State Knowledge Bowl Tournament in Arlington on March 18.  Moses Lake High School, the returning Knowledge Bowl state champions, took first. This particular state-qualifying te...

Mock trial takes home top honors

March 2, 2017


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Wenatchee High School’s Mock Trial teams Purple (Varsity) placed first and Gold (Junior Varsity) placed second out of around six teams for Mock Trial Regionals on February 25th in Spokane. Each team took two trials and were judged by jurors. Taking Best Witness was senior Jessica Wierzbick...

Janice Franz raises record-breaking funds

Janice Franz raises record-breaking funds

Aria Tornabene, Staff Reporter

February 23, 2017


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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...

Ramon Rivera awarded Music Teacher of Excellence

Bailey White, Staff Reporter

February 17, 2017


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Ramon Rivera, Wenatchee High School’s Mariachi instructor, has recently been selected as a CMA (Country Music Awards) Music Teacher of Excellence. Rivera now has the opportunity to attend a reception in Nashville, TN honoring music teachers from across the nation. The event will be hosted by Little Big Town. Additiona...