Archive | April, 2018

WHS Teacher of the Year

IMG_0995Photo By: Amber Law

 

Every year WHS teachers nominate on of their own to represent the high school as teacher of the year. This year, Mrs. Riggan, a social studies teacher, was selected as the WHS teacher of the year. “It feels like a real honor because they’re so many good teachers here at WHS,” said Riggan.

 

By: Hannah Lam

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March for what’s right!

By Millineum White

On Saturday April 14th at 3 p.m., two WHS students, Mullaney Lee, a WHS senior, and Patrick Maneval, a WHS junior, are hosting an event to involve the community in the conversation about gun violence in schools. The two students have organized a community march at Constitution Park demanding action to prevent any school violence tragedies from happening again. Earlier this semester at WHS, on Wednesday, March 14th, students held a walk-out for the high school students and staff in response to the school shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School. Though the WHS event did not include an actual walk out to the football field because of safety and weather concerns, WHS students signed a banner that was sent to Florida to the Stoneman Douglas High School, and a banner stayed at WHS.  If you would like to participate in the event this weekend, meet at Constitution Park on Saturday at 3 p.m.

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Announcements April 16- April 22, 2018

Hello Giants! Here’s what is going on at WHS:

General

  • Attending prom? Interact club would like to remind you that underage drinking is illegal. Stay sober and stay safe out there, GIANTS!
  • Congratulations to Hannah Pingel (400 meters) and Ellis Perry (300 meter Hurdles) on their first place finishes at last night’s track meet.
  • Every year people are bullied and made to feel as if they have no voice. On April 27th, join the GSA in recognition of the Day of Silence–a national campaign to come together and support one another. It is 50 cents to participate and signups will begin in lunches staring Monday, April 23rd.
  • If you are signed up to take AP Biology next year, please come by room 303 before or after school by Friday, April 20 to pick up the summer assignment.
  • Concert Choir and Lirica Bella auditions for 2018-2019 will be held after school on Tuesday, April 24 and Wednesday, April 25. Please stop by the Choral Room and pick up an audition packet and a copy of the audition song. You will also need to select an audition time on the sign up sheet.
  • Students requesting AP Calculus, AP Statistics, AP Physics, AP Computer Science or Dual Enrollment Physics next year need to see Dr. Barker.
  • Help WHS by donating blood for our final Blood Drive on May 3rd.  We need to sign at lease 30 people to achieve our goal.  Money raised goes to 2 scholarships of $500 each to seniors attending a community or 2 year school.

Clubs:

  • Counseling:
  • Counseling office has received some acceptance letters from Vo-Tech. Feel free to stop by the counseling office to see if you have a letter.
  • Valley Career and Technical Center is still accepting applications for next school year! Programs are filling up so come to the counseling office for an application or if you have questions.
  • Seniors – Over 10 local scholarships just posted online and are available in the counseling office.   This is money guaranteed to be awarded to a WHS student.  This includes the $1,000 elementary school scholarships.
  • Students interested in taking an online class this summer or next year through Virtual Virginia, please see Mrs. Shaw.
  • Juniors & Seniors interested in careers in Construction Management:  Virginia Tech’s Construction Engineering & Management Major has 100% job placement rate. They are having an open house on tomorrowApril  21st. 
  • For 2018 Augusta Health Volunteer Services will host a new week-long Teen Summer Program for high school students.  This year’s program will take place from Monday, July 9th through Friday, July 13th from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The program will introduce high school students to a variety of healthcare professions through hands-on activities.

Sports: 

Friday, April 20, 2018
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Sunday, April 22, 2018
Monday, April 23, 2018
TIME EVENT DETAILS
5:00pm Baseball: Varsity Game




 

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vs. Stuarts Draft

5:00pm Baseball: JV Game

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vs. Stuarts Draft

5:00pm Softball: Varsity Game




 

(Time Changed)

vs. Stuarts Draft

5:00pm Softball: JV Game

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6:30pm Softball: Varsity Game




 

(Rescheduled from 03-29-18)

vs. Stuarts Draft

6:30pm Softball: JV Game vs. Stuarts Draft

7:00pm Baseball: Varsity Game




 

(Rescheduled from 03-29-18)

vs. Stuarts Draft

7:00pm Baseball: JV Game

(Rescheduled from 03-29-18)

vs. Stuarts Draft

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Lillian Wilfong’s Student Spotlight

IMG_0932By: Amber Law

 

Q: What grade are you in?

A: “12th”

Q: What are some of your interests and hobbies?

A: “I like to play soccer and do photography. I also attend a photography class at the school.”

Q: Do you play any sports? If so, what sparked your interest in that sport?

A: “I play soccer. I like the intensity of the game.”

Q: Are you involved in any clubs at school?

A:”No I’m not.”

Q: With which three words would you describe yourself as?

A: “I’m hungry, nice, and funny.”

Q: What are you planning to do in the future? Maybe in three or four years?

A: “I want to be a police officer. After High School I want to attend Blue Ridge Community College”

Q: What kind of job did you want to have as a child?

A: “I’ve always wanted to be a vet but I changed it last minute to a police officer.”

Q: What have you always wanted to try, but not dared to?

A: “I want to go somewhere out of the country. The only thing that’s stopping me is money. If I could choose someplace to go I would go to Italy.” 

Q: What is your favorite class at WHS? Why?

A: “My favorite class is photography. I love taking pictures.

Q: Who is your favorite teacher?

A: “Spees”

Q: When did you start playing soccer? (Follow up question to sports)

A: “I started playing soccer when I was ten-years-old.”

Q: How would your friends describe you?

A: “They would describe me as funny.”

Q: What would you say makes you a good friend?

A: “Loyalty.”

Q: What do you like to do after school?

A: “Play soccer.”

Q: What is your favorite food?

A: “Pizza.”

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Diversity Coalition covers it all!

By :Jamey Archie & Millineum White

 

Waynesboro High School (WHS), has a variety of clubs that could fit the interests of many different students.The is a new cluster of clubs called The Diversity Coalition , was put together by Mrs.Riggan, a WHS history teacher and club sponsor. “Our mission is to combat hate and teach tolerance and acceptance,” said Riggan. “I hope every student at Waynesboro High School feels that they hold a valued place in this community.”

Most of these clubs were formed before The Diversity Coalition. The coalition is an open organisation that connects and supports community service clubs of WHS.There are many different clubs and many responsibilities with those clubs. ”I think we are changing the climate of this school– making it a more accepting place– by spreading ourselves out as we have done to so many different organizations,”Riggan said.

 

We have compiled information about each club. The contact information for the club sponsor will be attached.

International Giants

The International Giants focus on the issues and interests of students who have a strong interest in or connection to foreign countries. The members are in the club because of different situations that connect them to other countries – some members are immigrants, have family members who are immigrants, or have friends who came from other countries.Other members  just want to connect with some of our international students. International Giants club members bring unique viewpoints and experiences to the club community. “These are students who have an understanding of the world or parts of the world that many other student just haven’t been exposed to,” Riggan explained

 

Gay-Straight Alliance

The GSA stands for the Gay-Straight Alliance. Laura Moreno, the second in charge, believes the GSA isn’t well understood by the student body. It’s difficult to express your feelings about your sexuality to a confused crowd -, Moreno said.The GSA started two years ago when Ms. Loyacano was approached by a student who felt passionate about the need for a GSA. Loyacano has created a inclusive, welcoming environment in her classroom,and she thought the addition of this club might help expand a positive atmosphere to the entire school. One of the student goals is to promote knowledge about the GSA community. The GSA has created  posters for many awareness weeks this year and created a bulletin board about what it means to be an ally. “ These posters are making awareness to everyone to know we are here,“ Moreno said.

BLACK LIVES MATTER

The Black Lives Matter club at Waynesboro High School is run by assistant principal, Kendra Jones. “The club was started last year and is progressing slowly,” said Jones. She loves working with the club because it gives her opportunities to get to know students that she usually wouldn’t get to see. The club came from the black lives matter movement because the school wanted to bring awareness to WHS students about the movement and educate them on what’s going on in the world. The club is not to make anyone feel left out but is  just to educate people that “all lives matter, but black lives matter too.”

Jones says they have many ideas of things to do with the club, such as a pledge to make a difference field trips for the students. “I think just being a part of the club is important,” said Jones. People have taken down posters, but the BLM club has never reacted badly;  they just put them back up.

 

Pledge To Make A Difference:

I promise to be kind, honest, strong, and positive in all that I say and do, I will be a role model and will do my best to inspire others to make Waynesboro High School and the world a nicer place.  

 

Interact Club

The Interact club at Waynesboro High School is sponsored by Iris Carter. The Interact club has been at WHS for 10 years, after Carter was approached by Principal Tim Teachy, and was asked to sponsor the club. Carter, not knowing what the club was about, asked Teachy more about the club. When Teachy explained the club was about community service and student leadership Carter was all for it. According to Carter, all of the things interact club participates in are great to put on job and college applications. They take part in  “stuff the bus,” which is a school supply drive for schools all over the community, and “Salvation Army Bell RIngers” which starts each November to raise money for groceries or to provide shelter for an individual for one night. They also do projects on Black History Month to help the school know more about the background of Black History Month. Ms. Carter says the club has kept her busy and also helped her to know the community better.

 

WOMEN OF POWER

Waynesboro High School’s Women of Power Club is sponsored by Charmaine Cupp. Ms.cupp says the group has a very positive effect on her.  “So many girls in the group will give all their strengths but are not afraid to open up and help one another or take help from one another.” explained Cupp. She believes the club members stand together in their weaknesses to strengthen one another. The Women of Power Club started in the Spring Semester last year, and Cupp has sponsored it from the beginning.

Cupp wanted a group that had a positive effect on everybody, so when she spoke to some of the young ladies about it, they all agreed to it.

The girls come from all different backgrounds. If they weren’t in the group, they might not ever had been friends,” explained Cupp. “But, because of the group, everyone has become friends and respects one another, no matter what their background is.” The women of power group collected over 450 pair of hats and gloves for Wenonah Elementary School last semester. Through student and teacher donations. They have also received donations from local businesses including 7/11 and Walmart. The WOP has also recently formed a step team at WHS. The team is open for everyone. The team plans on putting on shows and entering competitions. The team wants to do for the community and help put out  a good name for WHS.

 

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Hailey Miller Student Spotlight

student spotlight 001 By: Jamey Archie

Q: What grade are you in?

A:  “12th Grade.”

Q: Do you have any interests or hobbies?

A:” I love shopping.”

Q: Are you involved in any sports? What is your favorite? How long have you participated?

A: “Cheer leading, I have cheered for 3 years.”

Q: Are you in any after school clubs?If so what are they?

A: “I don’t participate in any after school activities.”

Q:  What are some things you want to accomplish before you graduate?

A: “I want to be more outgoing and stand up for myself because I am quiet.”

Q:What are some things you wish you would’ve done in your past years at WHS?

A: “I wish I would’ve been more involved in different school activities.”

Q: What is your greatest accomplishment in your 4 years of being at Waynesboro High School?

A: “I have made straight A’s all senior year.”

Q: How has high school had a personal impact on you? What advice would you give to others in high school?

A: ” It has made me more responsible.”

Q: What do you want to do after graduation? What inspired you to do that?

A: ” I want to go to Blue Ridge Community College and then transfer to Virginia Commonwealth University to major in fashion design.”

Q: What sparked your interest in cheer leading?

A: ” It just looked fun.”

Q: If you could be any Disney character, who would you be? Why?

A: “I would be Moana because of how adventurous she is.”

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Student Spotlight: Anna Grainger

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Photo by: Serenity Stacy

Q: What grade are you in?

A: 9th

Q: What is your favorite class you’ve taken at WHS? Why?

A: Drama, because it’s fun

Q: Which teacher means the most to you and what do they do to encourage you?

A: Ms. Truslow is nice and helps me with my work. I like doing monologues — it’s where you make up your own story.

Q: I heard you are a cheerleader. How long have you been cheering for? What do you like most about cheer leading?

A: Since I was 4. It’s fun; I like to be the queen.

Q: What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

A: I like to do my work, hang out, go shopping, and practice running for president when I’m older.

Q: If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be? Why would you want to go there?
A: New York, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas to go shopping.

Q: Who is your favorite singer or band? Why?
A: Taylor Swift because I like her music.

Q: What is your favorite food? Why?
A: Potatoes, pizza and ranch.

Q: What is your favorite animal? Why?
A: Pandas and horses

Q: How would you describe yourself?

A: Fashionable, fabulous and popular.

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