June 27, 2017

Different organizations fight against hunger

Rotary Club, various partners restock local food pantries by Megan Jones, Editor-in-Chief “I had a woman with me a few weeks ago, and I asked if she liked soup. She asked me ‘Is it food?’ I said ‘Of course…’ and she said ‘Then it’s not a question of whether I like it or not. It’s that I need it,” Jim Bradley, community service coordinator for the Wheeling Food Pantry, said. Open for just about one year and three months, the Wheeling Food Pantry has handed out more than 23,000 pounds of food to people in need. Over 530 families are…

Freshman Eagle Scout reaches out to community

Plans missionary trip to Romania while gaining world perspective by Frida Valdés, Feature Editor While many may travel during summer vacations, spend time with friends, or sleep more, Charles Guest, freshman, will travel to Romania in order to provide families in need with medical and school supplies. Assisting Romanian families C. Guest, along with other religious missionaries, helps plan trips to Romania that will provide disadvantaged families with supplies, food and anything they need. “The plan is to help kids, so they go to the school for free and they get  two meals a day there, they get good teachers,…

Egger, Carvajal dedicate time helping children

by Megan Provost, Staff Reporter Students at WHS are volunteering their time by helping to teach the younger members of the community. Although clubs such as Operation Snowball and Students Help Accept Diversity in Every Situation (S.H.A.D.E.S) volunteer at elementary school, individuals also go out of their way to serve the community through church sevices and youth groups. Abbey Egger, freshman, has worked as a volunteer preschool teacher at Bridge Community Church in Des Plaines for the past three years and teaching Sunday school for two years. She started volunteering when she first began attending the church in 2009, and…

Girls basketball bonds over community service work

by Paige McCoy, Staff Reporter The girls varsity and sophomore basketball teams plan to participate in five community service events during their season to promote team bonding and giving back to the community. “It helps us bond because we get a chance to see each other when we are not in basketball,” Hailey Dammeier, sophomore, said. “We get to talk about stuff and get away from sports. This helps us to communicate better, get to know each other and better predict people’s actions on the court.” On Thursday, Oct. 25, the girls helped with Hoops for Africa, sponsored by Interact…

Sobol travels, helps build schools in Angola

by Solinna Chong, Associate Editor Getting Involved “It seemed like a very tangible thing to help another person on the other side of the world,” Mariola Sobol, Interact with Africa (Interact) sponsor, said. Ms. Sobol has been the sponsor for Interact since 2004. Sara Strauss, Interact sponsor, asked her to help cosponsor. “I knew that Ms. Sobol had an interest in traveling and a compassionate heart, so I sked her to cosponsor the club,” Ms. Strauss said. “Because I supervised her as a student teacher, I also knew that she worked well with students and was a strong leader.” The…

Bender takes year off college to travel to Israel

by Frida Valdés, Feature Editor Adam Bender, senior, will take a year off college to travel to Israel, where he will  participate in a youth leadership program and take classes to learn Hebrew. He will spend eight and a half months in Israel and will not come visit family and friends in the U.S.  for holidays. Additionally, he will meet 12 of his friends in Israel so he will not be “completely isolated,” and he plans on visiting parts Europe during his winter break, including England, France and Italy. “I think it’s (not coming back for holidays) gonna be tough…