Barber reflects on time in Navy

In honor of Veterans Day, the Charger spoke with former students and community members about the challenges and benefits of military service. Always wanting to give credit for others work before she gives it to herself is the perfect way to describe Angie Barber. Even when she was asked to do an interview she thought of other people who she seemed more worthy than her, but still felt very honored to share her story.

WHS graduates Natalee Kates, Ian Carroll face challenges in raising young family while in military

In honor of Veterans Day, the Charger spoke with former students and community members about the challenges and benefits of military service. All careers can put pressure on a young family, but when your job is serving the country, you don’t have a choice when duty calls. 2017 graduate Natalee Kates has been married to 2014 graduate Navy Petty officer second class Ian Carroll for two years. Together they have a little boy named Easton who is about to turn one.

Cross country teams finish 10th at state

The Cross Country team ran at the state meet in Wamego on Saturday with both the girls and boys placing tenth. Head Coach Roger Alderman said “The boys ran solid races overall, but I know they were hoping for more.” The boys have run in state for the last three years and are aiming for four.”

Rutledge reflects on football season

Charger football ended its season Thursday night with a 42-0 loss to Jackson Heights. While the team struggled to a 1-8 record, coach Jess Rutledge saw a lot of progress for the football program. How did the football program move forward this season? “Our offseason work that was put in exceeded any previous season since I have been at Wabaunsee. Our numbers in the weight room, at team camp, and at our thud camps were all higher than last year. Our athletes' maxes also increased a phenomenal amount from the summer of 2018. That needs to continue to improve, but we are most definitely on the right track. We also had a lot of younger players step into varsity playing positions, and that is a great thing to have for the upcoming season.

Charger journalism finishes 2nd in State Fair print competition

The Charger staff is reserve champion of the Kansas State Fair Scholastic Print Competiton. The competition, which takes place each year at the Kansas State Fair, requires teams of five high school students to complete a 4-page newsletter in one day. The teams have from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. to interview, write, edit, photograph and design the newsletter. Two stories are assigned and the students come up with two others on their own.

Volleyball seniors reflect on championship

The state championship was the last high school match for four Wabaunsee senior Laurel Barber, Alexis Hafenstine, Megan Strait and Macy Falk. They took time Monday to reflect on the significance of their victory and their time playing volleyball at WHS.

Band and choir ready for first concert of the year

Under new direction, the WHS band and choir will have its opening concert tonight at 7 p.m. “I’m really excited about finally getting to perform with the band and choir in our beautiful auditorium,” director Jaime Rogers said. “Both groups are going to make some good music tonight. We’re going to perform and it’s going to sound awesome.”

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