Numerous Chargers earned postseason honors for spring sports. Highlights include a state championship in the triple jump for freshman Lauren Schutter, only the second individual girls title in school history.
Trevor Keller looks to continue the success of the WHS girls basketball team. Keller was approved by the board last Monday. He will replace Shanna Perine as the head girls basketball coach and will also fill the school psychologist position. Keller attended Kansas State University where he dual majored and received degrees in psychology and kinesiology. After he graduated from Kansas State, he attended Emporia State University and received his masters degree, along with an education specialist degree in school psychology.
For our final editorial of the school year the Charger staff would like to thank some of the teachers and staff members moving on from WHS this year. Thank you for everything you’ve done for us and we wish you luck with your future. The editorial is the opinion of the Charger staff. Send letters to the editor to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keeley Reddick is ready to continue the success of the WHS FCCLA program. Reddick will replace Diane Breiner next year as the FCS teacher and FCCLA adviser. Reddick said she was interested in the position because it is close to family and it is a smaller school. She also said that coaching is what had led to her education. Reddick previously coached cheerleading at Council Grove for the last three years.
In honor of tonight's 8th grade promotion ceremony, the Charger has some advice for students as they enter high school. Entering high school can be intimidating. While some are concerned with changing social aspects, others are looking towards college and academics. Luckily for you, we’ve been there and done that, hopefully we can help make... Continue Reading →
The Charger baseball season ended Monday night after a tough 11-8 loss to Mission Valley in the regional semi-final. Chargers played Lebo-Waverly first round of regionals at Wabaunsee. Winning 4-3, the team advanced on to the semi-final game against Mission Valley.
Tuesday May 14 marked the end of the season for the Charger softball team. After beating the Rossville Dawgs 10-9 in the first round of regionals, the Chargers took a hard loss against the Oskaloosa Bears, 7-10, in the semi-final round. “It didn’t seem like we were as fired up as we were last year, it was kind of a weird year,” head coach Brian Henry said.
The graduating class of 2019, which finishes school today, features 34 students who each leave their own legacy at WHS. The Charger decided to highlight a few stories to show how WHS prepared them for the future. WHS graduation is 2 p.m. Sunday in the WHS gymnasium.
Brian Henry is resigning from all teaching and coaching positions. Henry recently accepted a job offer from Rural Vista in White City. He informed the softball team of his decision after losing in the semi-final round of regionals Tuesday night. He will serve as the White City athletic director, head football coach, assistant basketball coach and assistant track coach for the high school. He will also be teaching a business class. Henry coached softball for 18 seasons. His achievements included two state championships (2007, 2018) in five appearances. His overall record was 186-212. Henry is the only coach in WHS history with multiple state championships in a team sport.