September 20, 2017

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.

NIU college visit should be optional, not required

Editors Note: The field trip has been postponed due to the predicted snow on Tuesday, March 5.  by Kelly McKewin, Assistant Web Editor This year as part of our seminar, all freshman are required to go on a field trip to Northern Illinois University next week. While I think it is a good thing that the school is promoting college visits and encouraging us to plan for the future, I believe that this field trip should be optional. I finished Algebra 2 in 8th grade, and so I am now one of the few freshmen in my geometry class. Missing…