9/11 quilt hangs in WHS commons 20 years after tragedy

On the twentieth anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attack we look back at how some Wabaunsee High School students commemorated the tragedy. A year after the September 11th attack, three FCCLA students decided that they wanted to create something to commemorate the men and women who lost their lives that day. Lesa Hajny, a member of that group, spoke about what the process to create that quilt was like. 

Throwback Thursday | 2003 FCCLA

This week, in honor of both FCCLA rush week and the 20th anniversary of 9/11, we look back to the 2002-03 FCCLA club. As part of a STAR event, students created an American flag quilt to remember 9/11. The flag, which still hangs in the commons today, features a square from every WHS student.

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.

New FCS teacher ready to compete

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.

WHS hires FCS teacher, basketball coaches

At the board meeting Monday night, the USD 329 school board approved multiple new hires for WHS, including a FCS teacher, head boys and girls basketball coaches and a district tech director. Keeley Reddick will be filling the Family and Consumer Science teaching position. “I would say she is very excited and passionate about educating... Continue Reading →

STAR event teaches danger of e-cigarettes

Jessica Vanstory and Meredith Hess present their STAR project to underclassmen in the WHS library. "It was cool. I liked the way they talked to us as a group," junior Jessica Hedges said. Photo by Emma Alderman. Vanstoy and Hess qualify for nationals with presentation Seniors Jessica Vanstory and Meredith Hess took on a project... Continue Reading →

Juniors prepare tasty STAR project

Juniors Eleanor Badeker and Macy Falk put the finishing touches on a cheesecake for their STAR event. They substituted peanut butter with sunflower butter to suit people with peanut allergies. Photos by Hannah Mumpower. 'Indulgent Dessert' addresses food allergies Juniors Eleanor Badeker and Macy Falk made a delicious creation for their FCCLA STAR event. Many... Continue Reading →

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