November 24, 2017

ROTC hosts annual military ball

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Positive Impact gives students opportunities for research, design

by Jacquelin Camacho, Staff Reporter WHS hosted the Midwest Research Competition: Positive Impact, an engineering contest that allows high school students to take on real world challenges through research, design and presentation, on April 12. One WHS team placed third in the Next Generation’s Innovator Challenge (NGIC) of the competition. Omar Joya and Kat Dobrowski, seniors, and Cole Dammeier, sophomore, competed in designing an operating room that minimizes the risk of infections for patients. They focused their design on air ventilation systems that allow an increased amount of airflow into operating rooms. “The highlight of the day for me was…

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Dr. Lopez says farewell to WHS, moves higher into Dist. 214

by Megan Jones, Editor-in-Chief As students from WHS settled into class on Friday, April 5, Dr. Lazaro Lopez, principal, announced his promotion as he moves higher into District 214 as the Associate Superintendent for teaching and learning. His promotion is effective July 1. “The opportunity is very bittersweet; I really enjoy being principal of WHS as it’s been my identity for the last six years and I would gladly do it for many more,” Dr. Lopez said. “In reality, I’d love to do both jobs. I’m excited about the role I can play to foster partnerships, external experiences and career…

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Fine Arts Department Presents “Legally Blonde: The Musical”

Videos filmed by Jacquelin Camacho, Jean Pabon and Erika Pogorzelska Videos edited by Jacquelin Camacho, Rosalie Chan and media tech staff Photos by Megan Jones   “Omigod!” The cast and crew of Legally Blonde is “Positive” that “What You Want” is to attend the show this weekend! Based on the Reese Witherspoon movie, Legally Blonde tells the story of sorority girl Elle Woods who follows her boyfriend (after he dumps her) to Harvard to prove to him that she is “Serious.” Tickets are $10; advanced purchase is recommended. Contact Ann Wyatt for tickets. Elle Woods – Elizabeth Jassin Warner Huntington…

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Orchesis goes on District 214 tour

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Journalism students compete at Sectional competition

WHS journalism students competed at the IHSA Sectionals at Northern Illinois University on Saturday, April 20.  WHS took 4th place overall, and six students qualified for the State competition. Megan Jones, senior, placed first in Newspaper Design. Emily Walker, senior, placed first in Yearbook Layout: Double Page Spread. Annalisa Baranowski, freshman, and Keira Skenandore, senior, placed first in Yearbook Theme Development. Rosalie Chan, senior, placed second in Copy Editing. Kristina Piamonte, senior, placed third in Feature Photography. All six students will be representing WHS this Friday, April 26th at the IHSA State Finals at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, IL.

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Environmental Science Club surpasses fundraising goal

by Jean Pabon, Staff Reporter The Environmental Science Club, strives to donate money to Clearbrook hospitals, for patients with mental handicaps. They do so through a fundraiser known as Jelly Belly. Money raised for the patients with Mental handicaps is used in programs and services. According to Gloria Drake, Vice President of Communications and Event planning, Clearbrook is a leader in “creating innovative opportunities, services, and support for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities such as autism, down syndrome, cerebral palsy and mental retardation.” With an apron on, clearly stating the words Jelly Belly on them, members asked for donations during lunch…

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Wildcats lose to Prospect in badminton

by Jean Pabon, Staff Reporter Varsity girls badminton played Prospect High School on April 11, the game started at 4:30 pm and was at home. In the end, Prospect High School won with a score of 14-1. That one win, belongs to Sam Broms, junior; she earned that point by winning a singles game. Although most players lost, three players split their games. “I felt a little nervous but I was excited to play,” Kristen Lee, junior, explained. “My partner and I worked well together, although we did make a few mistakes.” Some doubt was present in the team players,…

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Varsity boys volleyball loses to Hersey

Photos by Jacquelin Camacho, Staff Reporter Varsity boys volleyball played against Hersey on April 9 at home.  The scores were 25-20 and 25-23, Hersey.

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Students inducted into world language honor societies

by Jacquelin Camacho, Staff Reporter On April 9, WHS’ World Language Division honored students who have achieved academic excellence in learning a new language. Two different awards were given to the students: the achievement award and honors award. The qualifications of the achievement award include having taken a language for three years, maintained a weighted B average, and showed interest in the language along with its culture. To receive the honors award, the students must have maintained a weighted A average for three consecutive years. “I am proud of the fact that the honorees take pride of their language and…

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