Athletes join club sports for increased competition, collegiate opportunities

A large number of Wabaunsee students compete in school-sponsored sports, but only a select group compete in competitive, traveling, or club sports. Club sports give athletes the opportunity to improve skills in the off-season, play in front of college scouts, and let talented, small-school players compete against larger teams. “You will be able to see the difference in players. These kids are able to play basketball longer, which builds their basketball IQ. From [Spradling Skills Academy, SSA] they are getting a lot of information from very good coaches that played in college,” head boys’ basketball coach Christian Ulsaker said.

John’s Coffee Delivery helps develop work skills

“Don’t lose your beans, because ole’ John’s coffee service always delivers,” is John Erikson’s advice for WHS staff members in need of a caffeine fix in the mornings. John Erikson is a special needs student who graduated with the class of 2017, but is still attending WHS as a part of transition to work, where he learns career skills that he will use to support himself in the future. Erikson’s many activities include helping out in screen printing classes; practicing life skills, like cooking; volunteering in both the high school and public libraries; handling the school’s recycling; doing janitorial work at the elementary and high schools; and spending the afternoons doing maintenance and dietary work at the Alma Manor.

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