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Classroom Connections

Classroom Connections

Alissa Antilla, Feature Writer
February 9
Filed under FEATURE, Front Page Slideshow

Classroom Connections, a club at Whitman that sends Whitman students to tutor at Walla Walla High School (Wa-Hi), is all about making connections. Classroom Connections meshes the worlds of high school students and Whitman college students through Guided Study, a required study hall during the school...

Whitman Soccer Coach Jose Cedeno Named Head Coach of Walla Walla High School

Conor Scanlon, Sports Reporter
November 17
Filed under SPORTS

While the Whitman Men’s Soccer team officially ended their season with a draw at Whitworth University on Nov. 5, the team will be strengthening ties with the Walla Walla community for the rest of the school year. Most significantly, Walla Walla High School hired Whitman Head Coach Jose Cedeno on Oct. 28 to c...

Wa-Hi Future Still Hopeful After Bond Failure

Wa-Hi Future Still Hopeful After Bond Failure

Helen Angell
May 8
Filed under Community, NEWS

On April 22, Walla Walla voters rejected a bond measure that would provide the funding to update Walla Walla High School's 40-year-old facilities. The April vote was the third time voters have failed to approve a Wa-Hi improvement bond since 2006. This year's failed bond would have built a new science building fo...

Wa-Hi Bond Takes Next Steps

Wa-Hi Bond Takes Next Steps

Hannah Bartman
December 5
Filed under NEWS

Walla Walla High School's school board is taking steps to modify the bond which failed last February that would serve a needed renovation for Wa-Hi's facilities. The first bond, which called for $69.6 million from tax payers, was supposed to bring additions and modifications to Wa-Hi's 50-year-ol...

High School Athlete Profile: Cheyenne Schoen, DeSales Swimmer

Halley McCormick
November 26
Filed under Circuit, SPORTS, Sports Highlight

DeSales High School senior Cheyenne Schoen talks swimming and future ambitions with charming confidence and a bright smile. With just four years of competitive swimming under her belt, Schoen has excelled to become one of the top swimmers in Washington State. She is the captain of the Walla Walla Hig...

LGBTQ groups overlook deeper oppressions

October 11
Filed under OPINION

This column was written by Walla Walla community member Jade Poncy. For a small isolated town, Walla Walla has a surprising number of clubs and programs for the Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender/Queer community. Whitman, Walla Walla Community College and Walla Walla High School all have clubs working ...

Local high school students push back against bullying, spread awareness with GSA

Local high school students push back against bullying, spread awareness with GSA

Sarah Cornett
October 11
Filed under Front Page Slideshow, NEWS, News Highlight

Walla Walla High School has over 25 active student-organized clubs, but until last year there was no Gay-Straight Alliance. Senior Gabe Gonzales and juniors Tegan Coleman and Rosa Tobin knew that their school lacked a unified safe space for GLBTQ-identified students. Last September, the three students came together to create the resourc...

Public vs. private college prep in Walla Walla

Talia Rudee
September 20
Filed under FEATURE

Advanced Placement classes, PSATs and college fairs all contributed to the average Whitman student's preparation for applying to and ultimately attending this challenging school. Regardless of a public or private background, Whitman students prepared for college by taking demanding classes. Sophomore...

High graduation rate wins Wa-Hi state recognition

Rachel Alexander
February 22
Filed under Community, NEWS

Walla Walla High School was one of 48 schools in the state to receive a 2011 Achievement Award for having a high extended graduation rate. Achievement Awards are given by the Washington State Superintendent of Public Instruction, and they honor schools which perform well in each category of the state's...

Junior creates College Coaches program for Walla Walla High School

Junior creates College Coaches program for Walla Walla High School

Rachel Alexander
November 23
Filed under Community

Already this year, Whitman students have adopted grandparents, become storytellers and mentored local elementary school kids. Now, thanks to junior Emily Lorente, they'll also have the opportunity to be college coaches at Walla Walla High School. "[The students] have a lot of potential to seek higher education but some need support," Lorente said. Lorente became ...

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