November 24, 2017

March Sports Spotlight: Cameron Decoursey

Q&A with Cameron Decoursey, senior on track Interview by Mike Pink, Staff Reporter 1. What’s your favorite pump up song? “Lose Yourself, by Eminem” 2. Who is your favorite athlete? “Ray Lewis” 3. Who do you have winning the NCAA tournament this year? “North Carolina” 4. Do you have a pre-meet ritual? “I love to joke around with my teammates to relieve stress.” 5. What are your best events? “My best events are the 200 meter and the 400 meter dash.” 6. Do you plan on running track in college? “I plan on running at the Naval Academy (Annapolis, Maryland)…

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March Sports Spotlight: Sara Kern

Q&A with Sara Kern, senior on softball Interview by Mike Pink, Staff Reporter 1. What’s your favorite meal? “Steak and mushrooms” 2. What’s your dream vacation? “Australia because I’ve never seen any pictures of Australia that are less than perfect. 3. Who’s your celebrity crush? “Justin Timberlake” 4. In the offseason, how many times do you practice/workout a week? “During the fall it’s twice a week. During the winter it’s five to six times a week.” 5. What are your expectations for this season? “I think we will be the best that we have ever been since I’ve been at…

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Duel: Scholastic Bowl vs. Teachers

                  by Erik Hernandez, Asst. News Editor On Feb. 27, scholastic bowl held its annual tournament where the members compete against teachers. JV won with 180 points, teachers won second with 70, and varsity won third with 50. “It builds camaraderie,” Cynthia Carro, scholastic bowl sponsor, says, “It also displays our students skill and talent on how much they know.” The event was a way to end the year in a celebratory manner. In a year or two, Ms. Carro hopes to publicize the event on a higher scale.

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Wrestling team stays strong, looks forward to next season

by Jacquelin Camacho, Staff Reporter A month and a half before the season started, Brandon Harris, senior, encouraged his team to start training and working hard at getting into condition for wrestling. Like the rest of the team, he anticipated many obstacles and was ready to step on the mats to triumph through the season. “My biggest obstacle was myself. I needed to get the doubts out of my head that I couldn’t do it,” Harris said. “I had a wrestling folder with quotes and important passages that meant something to me.” Compared to past seasons, wrestling performed about the…

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JV Scholastic Bowl takes second place

by Chris Nush, Asst. A&E Editor The WHS JV Scholastic Bowl made it to the MSL Championships and took home second place Feb. 21. The championship consisted of two conferences where the winners of the first and second conferences went against each other. “It’s pretty gratuitous,” Brian Dordon, freshman, said.  “It was a lot of work but our teamwork has been really good.” The JV Team, made up of freshmen and sophomores, faced Fremd High School from District 211. The final score ended up being 300 to 430, Fremd. “It’s really good especially for our school because it kind of…

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Orchesis piece selected for IL State High School Dance Festival

by Megan Jones, Editor-in-Chief  “Almost Never Clearly Obsecure,” a piece choreographed by Robert Perales, senior, was selected for the Illinois State High School Dance Festival, which will be held in May. “The piece is about someone’s inability to love,” Perales said. “My character basically turns to drugs and alcohol and by doing so, he hurts his relationship. These two people who belong together are corrupted by an entity that goes beyond their control. It’s just people hurting each other because they don’t know how to love one another anymore.” Melody Beltran, junior, performed as Perales partner in the duet. “She’s…

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BREAKING NEWS: D214 closes school early

Due to inclement weather, all District 214 schools will close early today. With the exception of Rolling Meadows High School, all buildings will close at 1:15 p.m. Rolling Meadows closed at 12:30 p.m., since it shares buses with Elk Grove High School. All after-school and evening activities, events, and programs are cancelled as well.  STUDENT REACTIONS:  by Megan Jones, Editor-in-Chief  “I kind of anticipated it happening because I heard from a friend that the elementary schools had been let out due to snow, so I wasnt shocked, but I was still very excited,” Keith Cichowicz, senior, said. “I was really happy,”…

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Environmental science club hosts charity sale

by Erik Hernandez, Asst. News Editor The environmental science club is hosting its annual Jelly Belly sale for Clearbrook hospital and to help save rain forests. Last year the environmental science club saved over 12 acres of rainforest. “I’m just trying to save the rainforest,” Liz Aparicio, sophomore, said. “This has motivated me to do charity at church too.” The Jelly Belly sale is funding money for Clearbrook hospital for the mentally handicapped. Environmental science club has donated about $550 to Clearbrook so far. Charity work has inspired students participating in the sale. “I can relate to the people in…

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Dr. May receives State Award of Merit from NIAAA

by Megan Jones, Editor-in-Chief Dr. Steve May, assistant principal for student activities, is the recipient of the National Interscholastic Athlete Administrators Association’s (NIAAA) 2012-13 State Award of Merit for Illinois. “I enjoy working in the field of athletic administration and am honored to be chosen for this award by my peers in athletic administration throughout the state,” Dr. May said. Dr. May has held the position of athletic administrator at WHS for the past 12 years. He is a member of the NIAAA and the Illinois Athletic Directors Association (IADA). During that time, he has served on the NIAAA committee…

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‘Pack the Place’ promotes school spirit, fundraising

by Rosalie Chan, Web Editor Last week, students continued the traditions of “Pack the Place” week through spirit days, the pep assembly, a basketball game and Honor Pack’s fundraising. Sports, clubs and organizations nominated students to become Honor Pack members. Honor Pack helped raise money for a WHS family in economic hardship. Social workers help identify a family in economic hardship. This year, Honor Pack raised money for the family of Karen Delgado, junior, and Perla Delgado, sophomore. “She’s (my mother) no longer working. She needs to take medicine,” K. Delgado said. “She hurt her back and neck. She has…

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