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Jacob’s athletic and academic life.

By: Jackson Sherman


Jacob is styling with his fashion clothing.

Jacob Bell is a Mid-field soccer athlete and is good at what he does. He has been playing soccer his whole life and loves everything about it. Jacob played summer soccer last year and looks forward to going out for the Waynesboro High School JV soccer team this year.“I want to be the best that I can be at the sport and hopefully advance to the next level, said Jacob.” His positive attitude and commitment does not stop at soccer. Jacob goes above and beyond in the community and in the classroom. He has done positive things for his community such as, mow people’s yards and shows other kids how to be outgoing and participate in new activities. He strives to get good grades and he really wants to go to a good college such as, UVA or JMU. Jacob would like to become a lawyer. Jacob is also really passionate about video games. He enjoys playing Fortnite and Cod in his free time. He said it is his go-to thing to do with his free-time. Another unique thing about Jacob is that he loves fashion clothing. He likes the brands Nike, Champion, Supreme, Off white, and Louis Vuitton, to name a few. Jacob says he is proud to be where he is and, is grateful for everybody who is there for him.

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About Peyton McNorton

By: Jadyn Wood.

Peyton McNorton, is a freshman that loves many things and wants a grat career in her future. If Peyton could go anywhere in the world she would want to go somewhere in Europe, because she’s never been there. She would like to go there but she is still considering moving there after she graduates and gets her college diploma .When peyton graduates from WHS, she wants to be a therapist that works with people because “I have struggled with lots of things and i’d like to help people overcome what they think they can’t.” To pursue the required college degree, she would like to go to Blue Ridge community college and transfer to James Madison University or Kentucky State. When she graduates college, Peyton sees herself getting a job, maybe being married and having kids with the love of her life.  Peyton enjoys swimming and playing Candy Crush on her free time because “it passes time and it’s stress free,” says Peyton. One of her favorite memories is every Christmas she would go to her grandpa’s to see all her family. It’s her favorite memory because everyone was happy, and she got to catch up with all her favorite loud aunts, and eat lots of yummy food. Her best friend is Kaelyn Strack because “she’s always been there even when there was a rough patch in our relationship.” Also, “they always hang out together and have too much fun.” Peyton’s favorite food is pasta because she’s part Italian and she loves the different types of delicious pastas. Funny, shy, and pretty are the three words Peyton uses to describe herself.

Peyton McNorton enjoying herself with her best friend at a home football game.
Photo by: Kaelyn Strack.

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The Life Of Kamren Hale

By: Abby Sikora

Kamren Hale
Photo by Jackson Sherman

Kamren Hale batting at a Waynesboro High School baseball game
Photo By Skyler Puckett

Hitting, sliding, and tackling are just three things Kamren Hale is obsessed with. The athletic 10th grader does many sports like baseball, football, and wrestling. “I think my favorite would have to be baseball,” he says. He started at the age of 3 and has now been playing for 13 years. On the pitch, his uniform number is 1 which he says is because that’s the hour of which he was born. He is hoping to play baseball for the Varsity Waynesboro High School team this spring. When not playing a sport, Kamren likes to try new things and set goals, which is one of the main reasons he is trying Journalism 1 this year. He is not sure what he wants to do with journalism in the future, but the class interested him so he “just went for it.” He enjoys drawing and took an art class for two years and wants to take more. He has maintained good grades throughout high school, which has helped him achieve honor roll. With 5 sisters and 3 brothers, Kamren admits he has quite a busy family life, but he is also close with many of them. He says his mom is the most important person in his life because she is always there for him when he is down. Kamren says it is also important to him is to “live every day like your last because you never know if there will be a tomorrow.” As for his future, Kamren dreams that he will be able to go to Oregon for baseball and eventually go pro.

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Jaydn Joins Journalism

By Peyton McNorton

Jaydn Wood is a freshman at WHS taking Journalism 1. She decided to enroll in Journalism because she likes to write. In her free time, Wood likes to draw and write poems. “I enjoy writing poems because it’s the best way to get my thoughts out of my head,” said Jaydn. If she could go anywhere in the world, she would go to Fiji because she thinks it’s a pretty place to go to. Jaydn describes herself as funny, unique, and loud. Her plan after high school is to attend New York University to become a cosmetologist because Wood likes to design her own nails and design other people’s nails. She is excited to be a staff member for journalism class this year.

Jaydn takes a picture for her staff bio
Photo by: Jaydn Wood


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Snow day fun day

By: Peyton McNorton

Let’s face it, when you were a kid, you had so much fun things you did when it was snowing. Even if the power went out, your parents always had something for you to do. But as you got older, you don’t have anything fun to do. What if you have to watch a younger family member when the power is out and they tell you that they’re bored? What if the power is out and you have nothing fun to do for yourself? Here are some tips to keep kids occupied and yourself occupied during a snow storm:

Thing to do to get kids occupied:

  • Having kids playing board games or card games can be a great way to pass time and interact with them.
  • Get kids to play a puzzle game or create a scavenger hunt for them. It can be a great activity for them while keeping their minds active.
  • Let kids get creative by doing some art. Let them create things, color, or even paint!
  • Kids can build forts and pretend they’re spies with their secret fort.
  • One main thing for kids to do while it’s snowing is to play in the snow! bundle them up and let them go sledding, build a snowman, make a snow angel, or even have a snowball fight!

This information was provided by Delmarvanow.com. Link: https://www.delmarvanow.com/story/entertainment/2018/01/04/how-keep-your-kids-entertained-during-snowstorm/1004619001/

Thing to do to keep yourself occupied:

  • Take a nap with your cozy bed with your cozy blankets.
  • Brain teasers like Sudoku, crosswords, and word searchers are always great things to do to relax.
  • Reading a book is always a great thing to do if you want some quiet.
  • Cleaning your closet is a great way to be productive!
  • Try to be creative and create different hair styles!

This information is provided by Wisebread and Mydomaine. Links: https://www.mydomaine.com/things-to-do-during-snowstorm/slide7 and https://www.wisebread.com/50-fun-things-to-do-when-youre-stuck-inside-during-winter

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How to be safe on icy roads

How to be safe on icy roads

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By: Jacob Bell & Jackson Sherman

  • Reduce speed on icy roads
  • Go easy on the brakes when turning and when stopping
  • Avoid hills and bridges if possible
  • In case of a wreck don’t stop driving slow down
  • If you skid or loose traction, stay calm
  • You should keep a sturdy ice scrapper in your car
  • Winter clothing
  • Rope or chains
  • Jumper cables
  • Water and snacks

This information provided by: how to drive on black ice and icy roads: safety tips to remember.

links: http://icyroadsafety.com/tips.shtml https://exchange.aaa.com/safety/driving-advice/winter-driving-tips/#.XDjAdflKjIU

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Supplies needed in winter storms

By; Jadyn Wood

Here are multiple supplies that can help and keep you safe in a winter storm. Make sure you have plenty of food for a number of days approximately 72 hour , as well as water and medication if needed. When this happens be sure to stay off the roads. Keep an extra set or two of warm clothes. Make sure to keep batteries and flashlights, first aid kits and portable chargers and chargers. Use you phone battery in moderation, so it will not die. When you go to sleep have two thick blankets for each person and lots of layers so you will not freeze. If you have a young child/ infant make sure you have enough baby formula, diapers, bottles, wipes and lastly rash cream. If you have an animal(s) be sure you have food to feed them and water to give them. Lastly keep plastic and or styrofoam plates, cups, forks and spoons etc..

  • Food, water. Approximately 72 hours
  • Medication, Prescribed and over the counter
  • Extra set of warm clothes
  • First aid kit(s)
  • Batteries and flashlights
  • Portable chargers, chargers
  • Use phone in moderation
  • Thick blankets for each person
  • Baby formula, bottles, wipes, rash cream
  • Dog food, cat food etc.
  • Plastic, styrofoam plates, cups, etc.

This information provided by; Ready.gov

https://www.ready.gov/winter-toolkit

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What to do during a snow storm power outage

By: Abby Sikora and Kamren Hale

Stay Safe:

  • Use flashlights because candles can be a fire hazard
  • Have extra batteries for flashlights and radios
  • Watch out for falling trees and power lines
  • Unplug electronics
  • Have back up chargers
  • Eat dairy foods first so they don’t go bad and get you food poisoning
  • To know how long your food will last go to http://www.foodsafety.gov/keep/charts/refridg_food.html
  • Stay inside
  • Follow the hashtags #WinterSafety and #Winterstorm
  • Be careful using heating and generators
  • Understand generators safety

Make plans with your family:

  • Plan a shelter to go to and evacuation route
  • Make meal plans
  • Talk with family about moving locations if you live near trees and power lines
  • Figure out communication plan (example: walkie-talkies)
  • Don’t forget the needs of pets

Fun things to do inside:

  • Play board games
  • Sleep
  • Write
  • Use glow sticks
  • Make a fort

This information is provided by Ready Gov and Food Safety. Gov

https://www.ready.gov/winter-toolkit

http://www.foodsafety.gov/keep/charts/refridg_food.html

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Vote For The Best Ugly Sweater!

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WHS students working in the Valley Mission kitchen. Photo by A. Jones

GIANTS help locals in need at Valley Mission

By Avery Paiste

WHS students preparing to serve food in the Valley Mission kitchen. Photo by A. Jones

WHS students preparing to serve food in the Valley Mission kitchen. Photo by A. Jones

On Tuesday, November 20th, Mr Jones’ first and second blocks headed to the Valley Mission to prepare a Mexican feast. The Mission, located in Staunton, provides three meals every day to those in need. In addition to meals, the Mission provides many other resources such as sleeping arrangements, after school care, and job resources.

The trip followed months of preparation by students in both classes. In addition to the efforts of the students, some of the High School’s other students and faculty were generous enough to donate food. Students arrived at the mission with more food than they planned to cook and were able to donate that food to go towards later meals.

WHS students working in the Valley Mission kitchen. Photo by A. Jones

WHS students working in the Valley Mission kitchen. Photo by A. Jones

At the Mission, students got right to work cooking the meal and completing chores around the building, including organizing stored food. In the time at the mission, carts with food of all sorts essentially never stopped coming in. This proved the generosity of the Staunton community, and the effectiveness of a place like the Valley Mission. With all the incoming donations, students arranged Thanksgiving boxes with the food at hand.

Around noon guests arrived and, after a prayer, hopped in line to get their tray of food. The setup was very similar to that of the Waynesboro High School’s cafeteria with a line of hot foods and a large open room with foldable tables and chairs. Serving the meal took 30-45 minutes, and then students were allowed to enjoy the meal themselves, which consisted of beef tacos, a seasoned rice dish, and classic refried beans.

WHS students working in the Valley Mission kitchen. Photo by A. Jones

WHS students working in the Valley Mission kitchen. Photo by A. Jones

After dining came the clean up. The dining hall was cleaned up with great care. Groups split up to wash dishes, sweep and mop the floor, clean the tables, and store unused food. Then, students took a short tour to see other parts of the building before returning to school.

This trip brought a new perspective to some students on the trip including myself. It is valuable to see all paths of life, and this is a path that some often fail to see or consider. I can say with confidence, though, that the experience created a palpable joy to all parties involved. Volunteer work can seem pointless if those doing the work fail to see its positive effects. This work let students see how helpful their service was almost immediately, making it far more enjoyable and powerful.

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