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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 the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting. The local march was organized by a group of students from ...

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 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

Illustration by Eric Rannestad

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 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, 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 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, 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 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, 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 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, 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 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, 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 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, 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 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, 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 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

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

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 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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