Archive | March, 2015

Student Art Awards for 2014-15

Craft Awards:

Best In Show : Mary Poole

1st Place: Savanagh Patrick

2nd Place: Haley Stacy

3rd Place: Kayla Forrester

Honorable Mention:

Alima Salisberry – quilling

Claudia Scheeren : ceramic Box

Jessica Stover: coiling

Cody Garin: Coiling

Sabrina Munro: coiling

Claudia Scheeren:Box

Caitlyn Roberts: quilling

Ryan Hanger: Coiling

Bradley Markin: Box

Mary Poole : book

Briana Card: Yarn painting

Ryan Hanger: Quilling

Jayna Jean-Jules
Photography Awards:
Best In Show: Nina Quizado

1st Place: Angelica Blair

2nd Place: Jeffrey Kildea

3rd Place: Emma Hodge

Honorable mention:

Tess Clark

Blakelee Knight

Zion Jackison

Kailee Louk

Dallas Barley

Jaquelyn Combs

Automn Fox

Shaquisia Kersely

Paige Honbarrier

Lauren Cahill


Taylor Johnson

Janelle Harris

Joe Woodson
Sydney Beckevdite

Art Awards:
Best in Show: Shelly Bukosky

!st Place: Sierra Haynes

2nd Place: Mackenzie Carlsson

3rd Place: Jonujuan Brooks

Honorable Mentions:

Jilly Dudley

Anum Adrees

Brynne Parry

Brynne Parry

Ashley Long

Jesus Valles

Matt everidge:

Marina Johnson

Mackenzie Carlsson

Mahogany Bass

Sierra Haynes

Sarah Allen

Alicia Lowny

Gracie  Brooks

Jonujuan Brooks

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Concert Choir Prepares for Hairspray During Hell Week

By: Jillian Dudley




Each and every year, Waynesboro’s Concert Choir puts on a variety show. This show consists of the group singing formal songs, solo acts, and then a cover of a famous musical. The week before the shows, choir puts in hours of hard work, which they call Hell Week.

“We call it Hell Week because we take our 20 minute medley and learn all the choreography in just 4 days,” said Senior choir member, Chelsie Burks.

Although students may refer to it as Hell Week because typically no student wants to be in school when they do not have to be, the choir members said they actually enjoy it, so it is kind of a contradictory title.

“The main purpose of this preparatory week is to put on the best show possible,” said Senior, Jordan Marion. “We rehearse our formal pieces, acts, performance medley, and stage directions, so things could get hectic without this preparations.”

On average, the choir puts in 5 hours everyday after school. Some nights they stay as late as 11:00. During this week, students are taught by their choreographers, also known as the C-team to learn the dance moves to their medley. This an also an opportunity for members to try out for solos and acts to showcase their musical talents.

“We try to get the feel of how the concert is going to be,” said Junior, Ariana Coffey. “On our last night of Hell Week, which is Thursday, we run through the whole show with a complete dress rehearsal. Depending on if you’re doing an act or not, you’ll be at the school from either 6:00-9:00pm. or 10:00pm or maybe even later.”

Luke Allen, a senior in choir, says that all the hard work in Hell Week pays off because it is fun being able to be with everyone. Many bonds and friendships are created through this week spent working their butts off for a perfect show.

Choir members say they love this week because it is different from just singing in the classroom. During these late night practices, the group is able to enjoy their time laughing, dancing, and joking around with one another while preparing for their show.

This year, the choir will be performing a medley of songs from the musical, Hairspray. Marion said he is thrilled to be doing this medley because Hairspray is a musical that is very upbeat and includes a lot of movement.

“I am so excited for Hairspray because it’s actually one of my dream musicals to be in or choreograph,” said Burks. “My favorite song is “You Can’t Stop The Beat,” because we put in some harder choreography; it’s already starting to look good. It’s also a very high energy song and we have a little surprise in it.”

“My favorite song is “Welcome to the 60’s” and I’m hoping to get a solo in it,” said Coffey.

Another part of the show is when choir members get perform their own acts that they picked out. Marion will be doing a solo of John Mayer’s “Stop This Train,” and Burks will be singing “Can’t Help Falling in Love” with Drew Ledford. Coffey is doing two acts in the concert. She’s singing “The Chain” by Ingrid Michaelson with Kailee Louk and also Adele’s “Chasing Pavements” with Victoria Porter.

For the seniors of concert choir, this will be there last Variety ever. Burks said she is feeling a few different emotions. While she is feeling relieved that she does not have anymore intense weeks to teach choreography, she is also sad that this is her last week of getting to spend a large amount of time with her friends and choreographing the show.

“It’s definitely emotional to be participating in my last variety show and Hell Week, “ said Marion. “There’s really no way to describe how us seniors feel knowing our time with choir is limited, but we try to make the best of it. The music education department and choir of Waynesboro has changed our lives and helped us appreciate music more in depth.”

“Throughout my experiences during Hell Week with my choir I have learned that regardless of the differences we share as individuals, we are all alike when we are brought together by music,” said Marion.

Concert Choir will be performing their shows this Saturday, March 21st at 7:00pm and also this Sunday, March 22nd at 3:00pm. Come out this weekend to support your Waynesboro Concert Choir and see them perform selections from the famous musical, Hairspray.

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Girl’s Varsity Soccer Team of 2015

By Emily Kratzer, Classroom Manager of


Girls soccer season has officially started! The Girl’s Varsity Soccer Team includes:

Seniors: Autumn Fox, Emma Hodge, and Jilly Dudley

Juniors: Emma Hostetter, Anna Fridley, Kayla King, and  Grace Brooks

Sophomores: Kat Johnson, Madison Becker, Maddie Roberts, Rebecca Pereles, Zenash Lunger, and Caitlyn Roberts

Freshman: Annie Berrang, Lauren Kratzer, Hayley Darden, and Mackenzie Coburn


“This season, I feel that although we are a very young team, we have a ton of potential to do well throughout the season. The group of girls we have this year is a very hard working bunch, and as a senior and captain, I am extremely excited to get started. A successful season for me, would be leaving the field after each practice and game knowing that my team has put in 100% effort. I think our overall success will not be defined by the amount of wins and losses we have, but by the amount of pride we out into the game we play.” – Jilly Dudley (12th)



“I think as long as we continue to work hard and put in the effort this season could be a successful one!” – Autumn Fox (12th)


“We are a young team but we have a lot of potential. I believe we have good talent but we need time to come together on the field and the weather so far has made that difficult.” – Madison Becker (10th)



“I’m really looking forward to this season because from what I can tell by just a few practices, everyone is willing to work hard. I think we have some strong upperclassmen who will help the younger players find their roles on the team. And speaking of the younger players, I’m really excited about this year’s freshman class. I think they’re all good players, and I can’t wait to play with them on the field. We should have a good defensive line, with Kat Johnson in the goal. I know that one of Loope’s focus points will be on our team’s defense. We also have some quick strikers up top and technical players in the midfield. But overall, I’m most excited about having a strong defense and a team full of amazing girls. I expect a better season than the one last year. That being said, we are a relatively young team. I’m also hoping that this can be a rebuilding year, and we return much stronger in the subsequent years.” – Rebecca Pereles (10th)


“My expectation for this season is to really work together as a team. I think we have a great team of girls and I hope to really bond as a team and hopefully lead to some wins!” – Grace Brooks (11th)



“Last year we lost six seniors, but this year we have four upcoming, very capable freshmen. Also we are already building great chemistry throughout the team that I believe will transfer into success on the field.” – Kat Johnson (10th)




“I expect us to improve from last year and to really learn to play together as a team.” – Maddie Roberts (10th)



“As a freshman I will work hard and help contribute to the team, and I know that varsity had a rough season last year so I hope that we can come together as a team this season and have some wins.” Annie Berrang (9th)



“I don’t really have any expectations. I love the group of girls I get to play with this season and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I only want us to work together as a team and have fun playing the game that we all love. If we put in the work needed and push ourselves and others to be better, we could become a successful team.” – Kayla King (11th)








“As far as expectations I think ultimately we are looking to compete and be competitive in every game. We have a very young squad but also have a lot of players returning from last year that gained a lot of valuable experience. Our conference is extremely competitive and so predicting where we will finish is touch tough to do. I think all of the players would tell you that one goal is just to grow and improve on and off the field throughout the season,” said Coach Loope about his Varsity team.


The girls first scrimmage is this Thursday, March 12th at Brookville. Come out and support the team!

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Forensics is Taking On States!

By Emily Kratzer, Classroom Manager of


The WHS Forensics Team took home the Regional trophy at Abingdon Saturday March 7th.

Several students are moving on to states which will be held at Clover Hill High School in Midlothian on March 28th.

Robin Cooter placed 1st place in HI.

Marie Gilbert placed 2nd place in HI.

Hailey White and Nathanial Marion placed 1st in HD

Jayna Jean-Jules and Rebekah Martin placed 2nd in HD.

Carly Edwards placed 3rd in DI.

Danna Gallego-Garcia also placed 4th in Storytelling.


The team posing with the Regional trophy before heading home.



A goofy picture of the team.



Hailey and Nathanial posing with the Regional Trophy



Robin, Olivia, Jayna, Carly, and Donna posing with the Regional trophy. (left to right)



Marie and Coach Dub posing with the Regional trophy.



Marie, Carly, and Olivia waiting for awards.

All pictures were taken by the WHS Forensics team.


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Staff group photo staff Recruiting New Journalists for the 2015-16 School Year

Staff group photo

Staffers are actively working on a recruitment plan for the 2015-16 school year. Invitations will be delivered to WHS selected students very soon!

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