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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...

Senior takes top honor at Debate Tournament

Micaela Salgado, Staff Reporter

February 10, 2017


Filed under News

Wenatchee’s Speech and Debate team made waves when senior Vivian Noyd won the Thomas S. Foley Speaker award. The Thomas S. Foley Memorial Forensics Tournament took place over the course of three days, Feb 2-4, in Spokane. Vivian Noyd won the 2017 Thomas S. Foley Speaker’s Award, first place ...

Wenatchee Robotics qualifies three teams for State

Kaia St. John, Staff Reporter

February 2, 2017


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Three of Wenatchee High School’s four robotics teams have qualified for the Robotics State Championship on March 4. Two teams qualified by receiving the Excellence Award, and the other won the Tournament Champion Award at Central Washington University, January 28. According to freshman Caitlyn Drolet...

Knowledge Bowls takes fifth at home tournament

Maegan Delvo, Staff Reporter

February 2, 2017


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The Wenatchee High School Knowledge Bowl team took fifth place with 38 points in its home tournament on Monday. Wenatchee faced off against Moses Lake, Knowledge Bowl state champions, in two of the three rounds. According to Knowledge Bowl adviser Chris Cloke, they are Wenatchee’s biggest competit...

Wenatchee cheer takes sixth in state competition

Sophia Dillon, Staff Reporter

February 1, 2017


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The Wenatchee High School cheerleaders finished off their season and took sixth place in their division with a score of 58 at the state competition at the Xfinity Arena in Everett, Wash. on Jan. 28. Head coach Dani Schafer-Cloke felt the team did “really well. They threw the best routine th...

Wenatchee AppleEttes qualify for districts with first-place finish

Sophia Dillon, Staff Reporter

January 25, 2017


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The Wenatchee High School AppleEttes placed first in one event, swept the podium for individual awards, and qualified for District competition at the Quincy Invitational at Quincy High School on Jan. 21, their first competition of the season. The team scored a 212 in Military and a 228.5 in Pom, out of 300...

Wenatchee cheer takes first at Moses Lake competition

Sophia Dillon, Staff Reporter

January 24, 2017


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The Wenatchee High School cheerleaders placed first in their division at the Moses Lake Cheer Challenge on Saturday, grabbing a State-qualifying score. Head coach Dani Schafer-Cloke says the team did “really well. They improved their score by two or three points, which was enough to get qualified for State by score.” The girls them...

WHS teacher absences outpace national average

WHS teacher absences outpace national average

Vivian Noyd and Moses Lurbur

January 20, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Wenatchee High School teachers are absent at a rate more than double the national average, according to an investigation by The Apple Leaf. Chronically absent. The term has different meanings for students and teachers. According to the U.S. Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights, to be a ...

Wenatchee cheer secures state berth

Sophia Dillon, Staff Reporter

January 19, 2017


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The Wenatchee High School cheerleaders took second place in their second competition of the year, qualifying for the State competition on Jan. 14 at the Desert Cheer Classic Competition at Hanford High School. The team improved its score by 13 points from the week before, and have one more c...