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Janice Franz raises record-breaking funds

Janice Franz raises record-breaking funds

Aria Tornabene, Staff Reporter

February 23, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

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...

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...

Social media woes

Social media woes

Aria Tornabene, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2017


Filed under Opinion & More, Showcase

Social media has redefined the world we live in, creating global interconnectivity that provides instant insight into world events. It unites us, helping people from vastly different backgrounds find common ground. As hypocritical as I may sound, however, I truly think social media does more harm tha...

A life of adventure

A life of adventure

Moses Lurbur, Editor-in-Chief

February 3, 2017


Filed under Features, Showcase

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...

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 ...

Seniors advance to Apple Blossom Top 10

Seniors advance to Apple Blossom Top 10

Austin Blakney, Business Manager

January 12, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

The results are in — five Wenatchee High School seniors have advanced into the next round of the annual Apple Blossom competition. Seniors Alissa Riker, Judith Torres, Paige Chvilicek, Amy Sand, and Emily Prieto will advance from Wenatchee to the final pageant on Feb. 11.

Seniors go head-to-head in Apple Blossom Royalty race

Seniors go head-to-head in Apple Blossom Royalty race

Layne Knipfer, Staff Reporter

January 6, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

Twenty-four young women in the Wenatchee Valley began the process of running for the Wenatchee Valley’s Apple Blossom Royalty program on Dec. 2. These preliminary candidates are seniors in high school that come from the three local high schools in the Wenatchee area: Wenatchee High School, Eastm...

Students get hyped for Litter Box game against Eastmont

Students get hyped for Litter Box game against Eastmont

Austin Blakney, Business Manager

December 9, 2016


Filed under Photo Gallery, Showcase

Students gathered in the Wenatchee High School gym today to get pumped up for the Litter Box basketball game against Eastmont at WHS tonight. Money was also collected for the Parker to Pearl fundraiser.

A vibrant way of life

A vibrant way of life

Jessica Wierzbicki, Opinion Editor

December 5, 2016


Filed under Features, Showcase

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...