Archive | November, 2016


Latin Convention 2016 Results

This year we had a delegation of 13 students attending 63rd VJCL Latin Convention in Richmond when they competed against more than 1500 students from 84 schools all over the Virginia! All the creative and graphic arts of academic tests they completed in were related to Latin and Greek culture only.

Congratulations to  our WHS students who had excellent results in the following:

Catharine Degolyer- 1st place BEST in SHOW in textiles

Hannah Dockery- 2nd place in Drawn chart, 3ed in jewelry,10th in literature

Spencer Herron-5th in storytelling,9th in mythology,9th in sight Latin

Lauren Hersh- 6th in greeting card

Elizabeth Johns- 5th in mosaic

James Kim- 7th in mythology,10th in storytelling

Caroline Lancaster- 8th in mythology

Carson Lunger- 6th in jewelryimg_1428

Avery Paiste- 7th in Roman history

Star Robinson- 6th in storytelling

Hannah Upson-5th in large model, 9th in black pencil drawling

Emma Woodworth- 9th in storytelling,10th in sight Latin,and 10th in reading comprehension

VOLVITE GIGANTES!!! (roll giants)

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Waynesboro visits James Madison to see the cadaver lab

On Tuesday, Nov. 15, 37 Waynesboro High School students went on a field trip to JMU.  The group of students included Anatomy, Sport’s Med and AP Biology students.  The group visited the cadaver lab at JMU that is used for the Physician’s Assistant program.  Jadaciss Williams and Jaylen Simmons found it amazing that people donate their bodies for research and teaching purposes.  Students were able to view 3 different bodies and explore a variety of body systems.  One highlight of the experience was the opportunity to hold a human brain in their own hands.  “Holding a human brain in your hands is a very humbling experience, ”  notes Anatomy student, Maddie Roberts.  The group  visited the brand new Rec Facilities on campus that features an indoor climbing wall.  Students also enjoyed a delicious lunch at the East Dining Hall courtesy of JMU.  Mrs. Crawford, Ms. Meade and Mrs. Ogilvie chaperoned the trip.

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Waynesboro JV and Varsity scrimmage VS East Rockingham

Photos and editing by : Jisell and Millineum


East Rock shoots 2 1-point shots from a foul


Dayvon Young (2) warms up with his right hand layup



LJ(3) starting warm ups


Damien Fisher (3) Starts off the game with a “Jump ball”


Damien Fisher (34) With a right hand layup


East Rock Circles up during a Waynesboro 30 Second timeout


Dayvon Young (2) chest passes the ball to Dante Martin (20)


Waynesboro Circles up for a 30 second timeout



Drake Doyle goes up for the block


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What Are You Thankful For?


“Breast cancer awareness walk, because it raises awareness about cancer + is very inspiring,” said Elizabeth Johns. Picture by Jisell Lopez

1212161326  Jordan Hott is thankful for her family.Photo by Makayla Glass


Mrs.Richmond a Geometry teacher is thankful for prosthetic legs that help her husband walk. Photo by Makayla Glass

1212161325  Cheyanne Brown is thankful for winter break. Photo by Makayla Glass





Kelsey Is thankful for soccer which                                                                                                   has become a big apart of herlife.                                                                                                     Photo by Makayla Glass



1212161327  Billy a 10th grader is thankful for electronics. Photo by Makayla Glass



1212161324a  Amber Law is thankful for food. Photo by Makayla Glass



Mrs. Galenis is also thankful for spending time with family. Photo by Maggie Riggan

Mrs. Galenis is also thankful for spending time with family. Photo by Maggie Riggan

Mrs. Richmond is "VERY grateful for Augusta Medical's superb care and wonderful staff." She is also "VERY grateful to be a part of this supportive group of marvelous people here at WHS. We rock, all of us!" Photo by Maggie Riggan

Mrs. Richmond is “VERY grateful for Augusta Medical’s superb care and wonderful staff.” She is also “VERY grateful to be a part of this supportive group of marvelous people here at WHS. We rock, all of us!” Photo by Maggie Riggan

Mrs. Sayre is thankful for her two boys! Photo by Maggie Riggan

Mrs. Sayre is thankful for her two boys! Photo by Maggie Riggan

Mrs. Galenis is thankful that authors are willing to write about difficult subjects. Photo by Maggie Riggan

Mrs. Galenis is thankful that authors are willing to write about difficult subjects. Photo by Maggie Riggan

What form of art is Ms. Meade most thankful for? Music and Writing because they bring joy, humor, and understanding. Photo by Maggie Riggan

What form of art is Ms. Meade most thankful for? Music and Writing because they bring joy, humor, and understanding. Photo by Maggie Riggan


“XC, because I’m good at it,” said Sam Sikora .Picture by Jisell Lopez


“I am thankful for steak. 🙂 It nourishes my body,” said Lauren Porter. Picture by Jisell Lopez


” I’m thankful for Brendon Urie because he’s such a good singer… I cry,” said Emily Lewis. Picture by Jisell Lopez


” I am thankful for the Ranger’s Apprentice book series because it teaches me about how things would be in the middle ages,” said Celicity Mclain. picture by Jisell Lopez


” I’m thankful for Mrs. Faulkner because she taught me that literally anything can be perfected,” said Laura Munro. Picture by Jisell Lopez


“The vacation I am most thankful for is family time together at the lake,” said Laura Riggan. Photo By: Trinity Conway


“I’m thankful for steak because it’s the best meat out there,” said Iciss Jones. Photo By: Trinity Conway




“I’m thankful for the color green because I like money,” said Saige Solomon. Photo By: Trinity Conway


“I’m thankful for Mr. Hemel because he teaches real life skills,” said Tylik Mawyer. Photo By: Trinity Conway


“I am thankful for my eyebrows,” said Jordan Gray. Photo By: Trinity Conway


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JV Football comes to the end


By : Millineum White



The Waynesboro JV football team lost to the Harrisonburg Blue Streaks (52-29).

“Our defense wasn’t good and our offensive line wasn’t blocking the whole game,” said Sean Cardoza a 9th grader wide receiver and running back (WR/RB). The coaches said they had a good season, but their record didn’t show it.

“I think we played as a team some of the incomplete passes could have changed,” said Dayvon Young quarterback and defensive back(QB/DB) .The Waynesboro JV football season is over, they finished the season with the record of 1 win and 9 Loses (1-9).

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Thankful GIANTS

Students, faculty, and staff of Waynesboro High School share what they’re most thankful for. Please feel free to share your thoughts by posting a comment.


Mrs. Hellerman is thankful for the gorgeous place we live in and that the sun always rises. posted by Lillian Wilfong



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Shantay Patterson’s Backpacking Trip Report

By Shantay Patterson, Senior at WHS

Being a senior in high school to me means, this is the last year to go all out. My mindset towards this year is to just make it fun, create awesome memories of it all, and leave with a bang and with no regrets. In order to accomplish this goal, I felt like I needed to do something spontaneous. I needed to do something that would be considered “out of the ordinary” for me to do. So I did the extreme and signed up for Mr. Hennel’s Outdoor Education class. With that being said, here is my story/entertaining explanation of my experience during our first overnight backpacking trip.

Shantay Patterson


Backpacking Trip Report

On Saturday October 15, I did something that nobody in the Patterson family has ever done before. I went backpacking!


If you’re wondering how I would describe this trip, I would say is was like an extreme exercising program I did not sign up for. The reason for this is because I thought this was just going to be a regular ‘extended’ walk on a trail type of trip …but it wasn’t just a regular ‘extended’ walk on a trail type of trip. This was a carry-a-heavy-ole-oversized-backpack-on-ya-back-for-twenty-some-miles-in-the-cold-ole-woods-with-bears-and-snakes-everywhere type of trip.  At one point during that hike, I had to lay down and talk to Jesus because I thought I wasn’t going to make. It was that bad! Lol sike. I’m just being dramatic but let me just go on and tell you my story.


We started this adventure bright and early. I’m talking about 8:30 in the morning early. Now, I’m usually a morning person, but this was a Saturday. Do you know how much Saturdays mean to me? Let me break it down for you: Saturday is a part of the weekend, and on the weekends I need my sleep because that’s the only time I can catch up on it. But Mr. Hennel (head captain of the class) didn’t care about none of that. He made sure we started this trip way before the birds even got up out of their nests and before we would even have enough energy to complain about how early he made us get up for this.


Skipping a few hours forward, boom we’re on the trail. Everybody is just walking and breathing. It was great. The scenery, weather, and everything that the good universe had provided us with was just amazing. As you can tell by that poetic description, I was in a good mood. I felt like I was at one with nature. I was at home. I wanted to share my positive energy with everyone else on the trail, so I started singing. At first, they just all looked at me like I was crazy (which I am), but I didn’t care. This acapella singing session needed to happen. Eventually, it got to a point where I felt like I wasn’t doing enough.  I needed that jungle music in the background so everybody could really feel my vibe. So I reached for my phone that I put in my pants pocket earlier and guess what? It wasn’t there. I lost my phone on the trail. Lord Jesus no!! Something told me not to bring it but I had too. That’s my baby!! I dropped that backpack so quickly and just started running back on that trail. I HAD TO find that phone. I just knew my mama was going to beat me if I didn’t. After about five minutes of searching, I finally find it. Good thing I realized it was gone that early because if I would have waited until later, my butt would’ve been toast.


With 500 miles down and 900 more miles to go (over exaggerating of course) I was exhausted. Not to mention I was also injured. Yes. Somehow ya girl managed to hit her toes against a rock and was now limping. Mr. Hennel said this was called Zen Hiking or something like that. All I knew was that I needed something to help me get to the last bit of this trail so I could get to the camp site. I needed a stick. After going through so many tests and trials with a few, I finally found the one. I deeply connected with this stick and was able to make it all the way to the camp site with my born savior, Tylika.


The relief I felt when I got to that camp site was indescribable. I immediately dropped my pack and just laid down. I didn’t wanna move or do anything, nor did I. I set up my tent, ate a little bit of food, and went straight to sleep. I was the definition of done.


The next morning, I was ready to go. I have had enough of this nature stuff. It was time to get up and out of there. After I got my backpack and everything together, I went looking for my ‘A1 day 1’, Tylika, so I could start walking. But I couldn’t find her. My other classmates told me they made a fire last night and had to use sticks nearby to keep it going. At that moment, I knew she was gone. How was I going to make it without her? This is where SOTA came in. Spirit Of TylikA is what she stood for. With SOTA by my side, I was able to make it safety to the end of the trail. To thank her for all her hard work, I laid her against a log and gave her a proper ceremony. Everything that I had concurred on that trip would not have been possible if I didn’t have that stick by my side. The end.


The trails end for my trusted hiking stick SOTA. May she serve another hiker well!

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