Wabaunsee County schools close due to COVID-19 precautions

Wabaunsee students will be out of school for at least two more weeks. Wabaunsee County Health Administrator Ray Finley has made the decision to close both school districts in Wabaunsee County for two weeks, until March 30, including all activities and athletic events, the district announced Saturday afternoon. The precautions are part of a nation-wide attempt to curb the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus).

Wabaunsee places first at regional journalism

Wabaunsee placed first as a team at the Kansas Scholastic Press Association Regional Journalism Competition February 19. The contests, which consist of writing, editing, illustrating, photography and design, pit students against other high school journalists around the state. Wabaunsee competed in the 1-2A Harvest regional against Ellsworth, Flint Hills Christian School, Hope, Kansas City Christian and Lincoln. WHS placed first with 17 state qualifiers. WHS students placed first in four events: Eleanor Badeker in both copy editing and news writing, Laurel Barber in sports writing and Emma Frey in editorial writing.

Question of the Week | Unpopular Opinions

What is your most unpopular opinion? “Eminem is not as lyrical as people think he is.” junior Adam Miller “Cottage cheese and tomatoes are good.” sophomore Madison Coffman “Earbuds are better than AirPods. I’m oppressed by AirPod people.” freshman AJ Grutsch “Cereal with milk is gross.” junior Justice Houston “Nutella is disgusting.” freshman Ashley Piper... Continue Reading →

Strait Signs with Coffeyville Community College volleyball

Senior Megan Strait signed her letter of intent to play volleyball at Coffeyville Community College in a ceremony February 20. Megan said she looks forward to her time there. “They have one of the best programs in D2 Juco, won the national championship twice, and got third in the last 3 years. I like the small town feel and how close everyone is. Delice (Downing) is an amazing coach and an amazing person, she connects with the girls as a mom figure rather than just being a coach all the time.”

Throwback Thursday: 2007 FCCLA

Today on Throwback Thursday we jump to 2007 to take a look at the Future Business Leaders of America club. The club had eleven members qualify for State, where three placed second in the Current Events Relay team event. This year, thirteen FBLA members competed at District Competition and twelve qualified for the State Competition... Continue Reading →

FCCLA students qualify STAR events to state

FCCLA students recently participated in district elections and STAR Event competitions. Two students ran for district offices this year. Freshman Annie Wright was elected as the alternate Vice President of STAR Events and sophomore Kaelyn Conrad is the District D Vice President of Public Relations. Conrad’s new responsibilities include running the district’s Instagram page as well as writing monthly newsletters.

Opinion: Fans should check out wrestling

Here at Wabaunsee High, you may think that we are a very supportive community to all of the many activities offered here, but that is not the case. Some activities garner a large fan base, such as the volleyball team and the basketball teams, whereas some activities become altogether forgotten by the greater part of the student body and surrounding community — specifically the wrestling team. While the wrestling team may only boast six members, what they lack in numbers, they make up for in might. Just this past weekend, three of the six members qualified for the state tournament. The sad part of this joyous occasion was the fact that, aside from direct family members, there were no spectators in Wabaunsee’s fan club. This is a little concerning considering the fact that the regional tournament was held in Council Grove, which is a short drive compared to many of the trips that other athletic teams travel for postseason competitions.

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