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Throwback with Tammy Zirkle

By: Jadyn Wood.

Tammy Zirkle is a math teacher at Waynesboro High School. She teaches algebra. She graduated in 1982. She then went on to college at Longwood where she earned her bachelors of  Mathematics with a concentration in Education and Computers. She has worked with kids and loved working with kids ever since she was in school. Zirkle was very different in a good way from other kids in school.

Q: What music was popular?

A: “The Beach Boys and the Eagles were really big when I was in high school.”

Q: What was your favorite high school memory?

A: “Band, I was color guard. I didn’t have the patience to play an instrument.”

Q: What did you do just for fun?

A: Rode bikes, babysitting. “I loved babysitting, loved having kids around and doing things with them.”

Q: Were you popular in high school and what social group were you in?

A: “I wouldn’t say I was popular, but I was friends with everyone.”

Q: Most embarrassing moment in high school?

A: Zirkle went to a band competition and when she got at the edge of the stage she passed out because she was nervous and hyperventilating.

Q: When you were in high school, what did you want to be?

A: “An elementary school teacher because I loved little kids and I was good with them.”

Q:Who were the big celebrities or athletes?

A: Ralph Sampson, a retired basketball player. Also Dolly Parton. Zirkle admired Dolly Parton a country singer best known for “Jolene”.

Q: What were your favorite shows to watch?

A: “I didn’t watch much TV, but I liked ‘Sanford and sons’ and ‘Cagney and Lacey’. According to IMDb Cagney and Lacey is a old show about two women police officers,the ladies have to combat sexism in the male-dominated workplace.

Q: What was your first car? When was it purchased?

A: “My first car was a Ford Focus and it was purchased when I was 22.  I had just graduated from college.”

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Throwing it back to Kristin Trovers high school life

Throwing it back to Kristin Trovers high school life

By: Abby Sikora

Trover in 2019 Photo by Abby Sikora
Trover’s high school prom in 1998
Photo by Abby Sikora


Kristin Trover has been teaching Biology, Honors Biology, and Ecology at Waynesboro High School for 6 years. After teaching her younger siblings some of the things she had been learning in college, Trover realized she really enjoyed the role of being a teacher. Growing up in a small town in Wyoming, Trover’s high school life was a different, but nonetheless a fun experience.

Q- When you were in high school, what fashion trends were popular?

A- “When I was in high school everybody had bangs, these huge,fluffy, teased out, hairsprayed, and I did too and I don’t know why!” Trover also went on to say that wearing your socks on the outside of your pants was another “pretty awful” trend she encountered.

Q- What slang or catch phrases were popular?

A- “I know I use to say ‘Your mom’ a lot to like everything, but I’m not sure if that was popular or not.”

Q- What was your favorite high school memory?

A- “I actually went to high school in a really small town with not much to do, but I had a really close group of friends and we would just kinda hang out.” She went on to explain how one of the main things to do was to drive on the one main road with one of her friends mixtape and just have fun.

Q- What did you do in your free time?

A- “I did swimming, I did piano, and since it was a small town, I would have to drive 60 miles just to go to piano lessons, so that was a big time commitment.” Trover explained how she also worked as a waitress for a while and admits that she wasn’t very good at it. She additionally enjoyed participating in band and choir.

Q- What was your first vehicle? How old were you when you got it?

A- “So I was 16, and my parents gave me the family van. But the worst part about that was that I kinda wrecked the door, the driver’s side door. It’s a long story, but I left it open and the car backed up and hit a basketball pole and fell off.” Trover explains how her dad found a new door at a scrap yard, but the door was pretty useless because it still didn’t open. So to get out her car, Trover had to climb out through the passengers side, which was pretty embarrassing.

Q- What was your favorite TV show?

A- “So I use to kinda sneak watch Beverly Hills 90210, and I would watch the X-Files and freak myself out because it was kinda scary.”

Q- What was your favorite class at school? What was your worst subject in school?

A- “I was kinda a nerd, so I liked my AP English and my AP US History because I found the subjects really interesting.” Trover said she didn’t take many science classes because she wasn’t as interested in it at the time. “Probably the class I struggled with was calculus because I kinda like didn’t have to try or whatever all through high school and then I got to a class where I was like ‘Oh! I need to do my homework!’”

Q- What was your favorite sport?

A- “I would say swimming, and would swim anything that didn’t include butterfly. My coach always wanted me to lift weights and would tell me I have so much potential, but I just wasn’t that competitive.”

Q- Best field trip? Where did you go?

A- “I can’t really think of a field trip we took, because nothing was close by, we went to a band competition one time, so that was okay.”

Q- Were you popular in high school? What clique or social group were you in?

A- “I did have a really close group of friends, some of which I’m still friends with today, but I wouldn’t say we were popular.” Trover explained that she was a more nerdy person but was happy with her group of friends.

Q- What was the sneakiest thing you and your friends ever did?


A- “We did sneak out of the house a couple times, but I was a pretty good kid, so we would just go to 7-eleven and buy junk food, or go to the park, or go toilet paper someone’s house. But really just end up making bows out of the toilet paper and putting them in their trees.” Trover admits that they didn’t really do anything too bad.

Q- Most embarrassing moment in high school?

A- “I was kinda shy, so I got pretty embarrassed just talking in front of people.” When she was younger, Trover was running around the neighborhood and tried to climb someones fence and ended up ripping her pants. “I had that moment of panic where I was like ‘what are you gonna do!’”

Q- While you were in high school, what did you think you wanted to be when you got older?

A- “I thought I would be a writer or lawyer or something like that, but it wasn’t until college where I really got interested in science and teaching.” Trover said she actually ended up going to college for 5 years because she didn’t know what path she wanted to take. “Eventually I was like ‘Oh my scholarship only lasts 4 years, I should probably graduate now.’”

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Announcements Mar 18- March 24, 2019

What’s going on at WHS this week:

General:

  • These are the last days of our three weeks Pennies for Patients campaign. On Thursday, March 21 during advisory our club members and officers will be visiting your classrooms to recover the white boxes, count your donations and establish the winning 3rd period classroom for PIZZA PARTY! Thank you for fighting along Key club against blood cancer in children!
  • Need a prom dress? The Prom Dress Drive will be held April 6, 2019 at 620 Simms Ave. Harrisonburg VA, from 12:00pm – 3:00pm.  If you have any questions contact Cory Jeffries at (540)437-9213.

Clubs:

  • Students traveling to Rome & Greece please meet during advisory on Thursday, March 21st in room 263.
  • Beta Club meets after school in the Library Thursday, March 21.  All members should be in attendance.

Counseling:

  • Juniors:Are you interested in Computer Electronics Technology or Advanced Manufacturing Technology?  Workers in these fields repair and maintain high tech equipment in hospitals, manufacturing facilities, IT offices and many other businesses.  Blue Ridge is offering a program to get you started in these fields with free classes over the summer and next school year.  See Mrs. Wood for information.
  • Seniors – Many new local scholarships are now available in the counseling office including all of the elementary school scholarships. 
  • Seniors planning on attending BRCC in the fall should  meet with Mrs. Wood ASAP. Students will need to complete several items prior to Spring Break.
  • Juniors & Sophomores:Are you planning to attend college after graduation?  Come to the College Info Night for you and your parents on Thursday, March 21 at 6:30 PM in the library.  Find out all about the college application process.

Sports:

  • No new announcements.

Weekly Sports Calendar

https://www.valleydistrictva.org/public/genie/304/school/7/

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
TIMEEVENTDETAILS
5:00pmOutdoor Track: Girls Varsity Meetvs. Fishburne Military, Monticello High School  @ Waynesboro High School
Track — WHS
5:00pmOutdoor Track: Boys Varsity Meetvs. Fishburne Military, Monticello High School  @ Waynesboro High School
Track — WHS
5:30pmBaseball: Varsity Gamevs. Robert E. Lee (Staunton) @ Waynesboro High School
Field – Baseball Field @ KCMS
5:30pmBaseball: JV Game

vs. Robert E. Lee (Staunton)  @ Robert E. Lee (Staunton)
5:30pmSoftball: Varsity Gamevs. Robert E. Lee (Staunton) @ Waynesboro High School
Field – Softball Field at KCMS
5:30pmSoftball: JV Game

vs. Robert E. Lee (Staunton)  @ Robert E. Lee (Staunton)
Thursday, March 21, 2019
TIMEEVENTDETAILS
5:30pmSoccer: Girls JV Matchvs. Monticello High School @ Waynesboro High School
Field – Soccer
5:30pmSoccer: Boys JV Match

vs. Monticello High School  @ Monticello High School
7:00pmSoccer: Girls Varsity Matchvs. Monticello High School @ Waynesboro High School
Field – Soccer
7:00pmSoccer: Boys Varsity Match

vs. Monticello High School  @ Monticello High School
Friday, March 22, 2019
TIMEEVENTDETAILS
TBDTennis: Girls Varsity BYE
TBDTennis: Boys Varsity BYE
4:30pmTennis: Girls Varsity Matchvs. Nelson County  @ Waynesboro High School
Tennis Courts
4:30pmTennis: Boys Varsity Match

vs. Wilson Memorial  @ Wilson Memorial High School
5:30pmSoccer: Boys JV Match  (Rescheduled from 03-12-19)vs. Fluvanna County  @ Waynesboro High School
Field – Soccer
7:00pmSoccer: Boys Varsity Match  (Rescheduled from 03-12-19)vs. Fluvanna County  @ Waynesboro High School
Field – Soccer

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The 90's With Catherine Karp

The 90’s With Catherine Karp

By: Peyton McNorton

Catherine Karp is an Algebra and Probability & Statistics teacher at Waynesboro High School from Pau, France. Karp has been working with Waynesboro Public Schools for three years. During her time at WHS, Karp has also taught Geometry, AFADA, and Algebra Foundations. Karp graduated high school in 1990 and she earned her bachelor’s degree in Pau, France. After moving to the U.S., Karp went to graduate school at University Of Miami for her Master’s degree. Both of her degrees are in mathematics. Karp’s family consists of her husband, two teenage boys, and a dog.

Q: What was your favorite type of fashion clothing you wore that was trending?

A: “Levi Jeans were big time in France.”

Q: What was your first concert you went to?

A: “My first concert was called Noir Desir and they played rock music.”

Q: What was your favorite high school memory?

A: “So in France, you have a two hour lunch break. So my best memory was lunch time, because you were allowed to leave school and my high school was located in the city. My friends and I would just walk into this big park or just walked around the city. That was the best part of high school for me, so I can have some independence and have some freedom like this, because the school day was so long and after school we had no time for anything.”

Q: What did you do in your free time? Work? Sports? Hobbies?

A: “I did a lot of skiing, because I grew up around big mountains. I also loved getting together with my friends and I love to read as well. But skiing can take a lot of my time, because I used to do competition skiing.”

Q: What was your favorite TV show you watched in high school?

A: “The old version of Hawaii Five-O. Anything that came from the U.S. was pretty big in France.”

Q: What type of social group were you part of in high school?

A: “I was a considered a nerd. In France, you had to pick a major, so my major was math and physics. So all of the nerdy kids were considered to go into that major because we did a lot of math and physics which was the harder subjects. But I couldn’t care less. I always loved math and still do, but I don’t like physics.”

Q: What was the sneakiest thing you and your friends did?

A: “I used to love to ski. So, in senior year in high school, you had this huge exam to graduate, so you get tested in every subject over the last three years and it was a big deal in France. In April, there was a big snowstorm and so I asked my parents if I could go ski and both of them didn’t allow me to go because they wanted me to study for my exams. Both of my parents were teachers, so they were strict. So I asked my friend if I could sleepover at her house and I told my parents that my friend and I were gonna go study. But I actually did ski instead of studying. But I crashed really hard and I had to end up in the hospital. It was the worst thing I’ve ever done.”

Q: What was the most embarrassing moment in high school?

A: “I’m the youngest of three daughters and so my older sister messed up in high school big time. So when my sister and I had to go to school, we would have to go where our father taught. My father’s friend was my physics teacher and one day, I got a bad grade in that class and so my teacher said, ‘your father was gonna be very upset with you’ in front of the whole class. To me, it was very embarrassing, because who wants to be pointed out like this. So everybody knew I had a bad grade in that class.”

Q: What was your first job in high school?

A: “You’re not allowed to work as a student in France. You were only allowed to work over the summer and you had to do farm work over the summer. Like you pick corn by hand or you cut grapes to make wine, and this is all done by hand because the farms were much smaller.”

Q: What was your favorite sport you watched or participated in?

A: “So I did of a lot of skiing outside of school and did competition ski. My Dad was a huge soccer fan, so my Dad always brought me to all of the soccer games. So that was probably the most watched sport and soccer is huge in France.”   

                            Karp writes out a math equation for her algebra class.

                                               Photo by: Peyton McNorton



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Jacob Bell press pass

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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Picture Credit: Kaelyn Strack

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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