November 24, 2017

Orchesis hosts Gong Show fundraiser

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Boys soccer starts season strong

The WHS boys soccer team has started the season with a 5-0-1 record. The team won the Glenbrook South Invite, by beating Stevenson High School 2-0 and has been ranked as the 9th best team in the state by the Chicago Sun-Times. The team’s next game will be an away game on Monday against Schaumburg.

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Fire at Wheeling High School

An area of the Wheeling High School parking lot caught fire today. The Wheeling Fire Department, along with the fire departments of Buffalo Grove and Arlington Heights have been responding to the fire all afternoon. The cause has not yet been determined. Check back as the story develops.

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Senior awards assembly honors class of ’13 graduates

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Seniors recognized at Scholarship Recognition Breakfast

By Kelly McKewin, Co-Editor-in-Chief, and Jean Pabon, Photo Editor The fourth annual senior Scholarship Recognition Breakfast took place, honoring students from the class of 2013. “They (the students), got a reward for a lot of hard work and effort,” John Hammond, college counselor, said. “These students rose to the top and I’m very happy for them.” 24 students were recognized at the breakfast, and according to Mr. Hammond, close to $400,000 were raised for scholarships. The scholarship money was raised by different organizations, many of which were within the Wheeling community. Michael Yoshino, senior, was recognized at the breakfast for…

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AVID students and faculty celebrate the year

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School dismissed early due to power outage

Students were dismissed from school today at 9:20 a.m. due to a power outage during first period. ComEd worked with WHS building faculty during second period to try and solve the problem, however an announcement was made to release students and staff at the beginning of third period. Photos by Erik Hernandez 

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Junior qualifies for speech Nationals, raises money through bake sale

by Jean Pabon, Photo Editor  Students, staff and faculty, walking in the main hallway on Wednesday, May 8th, and Thursday, May 9th, had the chance to purchase homemade treats, where 100 percent of the funds raised would go towards sending Michael Onyszczak, junior, to speech team nationals in Alabama.   Since Onyszczak qualified for nationals, he decided to have a bake sale in order to raise the approximately $600 needed.   According to Onyszczak, he’s raised around $400 so far.  To reach these numbers, he’s calculated sales, donations, and costs of materials.   U.S. Extemporaneous National Forensic League, is the official name…

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WHS hosts annual Relay for Life

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Gangnam Orchestra performs at WHS

by Erik Hernandez, Editor-in-Chief  The Gangnam Orchestra from South Korea performed at WHS’s theater on May 1. The performance consisted of the symphony orchestra playing two pieces, followed by the Gangnam Orchestra playing six. Their performance left the audience applauding and standing up for almost ten minutes. The Gangnam orchestra is a world recognized group that has played in countries such as Italy and Germany. “The performance was completely unbelievable” Chelsie Coren, senior, says. “I felt unworthy to start before them.” The Korean Culture Center of Chicago decided that it would be best to hold the event at WHS. However,…

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