March 31, 2017

Accounting students gain experience from Relay, contest

by Rosalie Chan, Web Editor After taking College Accounting, students had the opportunity to compete at Harper College’s High School Accounting Contest and work at the Relay For Life accounting tents on Saturday, May 4. “For Relay For Life, it’s a great thing that first, they’re volunteering and helping out, second, they get hands-on training, and third, they get hands-on experience.  It’s difficult to get hands on accounting experience,” Kevin Lennon, business teacher, said. Nick Ricciardi, senior, took College Accounting last semester, and he plans on going into the business field. “It looks good on resumes, but I can learn…

Pro-start hosts food contest


by Katia Bryhadyr, Staff Reporter WHS held its first Pro-Start cooking contest during block C-2 Friday, March 8. Students were faced with the challenge of creating a main dish and a side to match the National School Lunch Program. While the 10 members of the Pro-Start class prepared dishes, Student Council’s Executive Board judged the school program standards. Hector Juarez, senior, received the award for his taco dish. He received an iPod Classic and a chance for his dish to be served in the school cafeteria. “The tricky part or the challenge about this is that the students have a…

Engineering contestants advance to nationals, plan to travel to D.C.


by Rosalie Chan, Web Editor, and Frida Valdés, Feature Editor A team of WHS students who designed an unmanned aircraft system won the Illinois State-level Real World Design Challenge (RWDC) on Jan. 18, which qualified them for nationals in Wash- ington, D.C. On April 19 to 22, the team will travel to Wash- ington, D.C. for free to com- pete in nationals. If WHS’s group wins, the members will meet President Barack Obama and possibly win scholarships. “I’m very excited to be going to D.C. The kids will do a good job. I’m ner- vous,” Lisa del Muro, sci- ence…

Art department wins pumpkin contest at Randhurst Village


by Megan Jones, Editor-in-Chief The WHS Art Department won the pumpkin contest at Randhurst Village with 173 votes, while Hersey High School came in close with 165 votes. The department will receive a $1,000 prize. The contest was hosted to celebrate Randhurst’s 50th anniversary. Prospect, Wheeling, John Hersey and Saint Viator High Schools participated.