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Walla Walla Dog Jog 2021 kicks off in virtual format

Nisha Gharti Magar, Sports Reporter May 6, 2021

Blue Mountain Humane Society (BMHS) is hosting a virtual dog jog event from Saturday, May 1 to Sunday, May 9. The Dog Jog is an untimed 5k walk/run to benefit Blue Mountain Humane Society which was first...

March For Their Lives

March For Their Lives

March 29, 2018

Members of the Walla Walla community joined the local high school and many other high schools and supporters around the country for the March For Our Lives on Saturday, March 24th as a response to...

Classroom Connections

Classroom Connections

Alissa Antilla, Feature Writer February 9, 2017

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...

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

Conor Scanlon, Sports Reporter November 17, 2016

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...

Wa-Hi Future Still Hopeful After Bond Failure

Wa-Hi Future Still Hopeful After Bond Failure

Helen Angell May 8, 2014

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...

Wa-Hi Bond Takes Next Steps

Wa-Hi Bond Takes Next Steps

Hannah Bartman December 5, 2013

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...

High School Athlete Profile: Cheyenne Schoen, DeSales Swimmer

Halley McCormick November 26, 2012

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...

LGBTQ groups overlook deeper oppressions

October 11, 2012

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...

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, 2012

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...

Public vs. private college prep in Walla Walla

Talia Rudee September 20, 2012

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...

High graduation rate wins Wa-Hi state recognition

Rachel Alexander February 22, 2012

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...

Emily Lorente 11, who developed the College Coaches program set to begin spring semester at Whitman, poses in Penrose Library. Credit: Bullion

Junior creates College Coaches program for Walla Walla High School

Rachel Alexander November 24, 2009

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...

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