Girls cross country placed fifth at state Saturday, with sophomore Payton Wurtz finishing in second place. The team improved from a sixth-place finish last season.
Parent Shelly Grutsch told students they have a bright future during an address to National Honor Society inductees at a ceremony Monday night.
This week was Banned Books Week, an annual event since 1982. Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to read. Every year, it spotlights current and historical attempts to ban books in schools and libraries.
The Wabaunsee FCCLA students are preparing to bring STAR events to competition on Wednesday. STAR stands for Student Taking Action with recognition. There are 14 groups competing in 11 different categories ranging from service projects to career exploration.
It was a big weekend for girls cross country with the first regional championship in 27 years. WHS had three individual medalists with Payton Wurtz finishing 2nd, Rebekah Stuhlsatz finishing 3rd, and Sophia Castillo finishing 7th.
The Girls Cross Country team walked away from the Mid-East League meet in Riley as champions — three ladies finishing within the top 10. Freshman Peyton Wurtz finished first with a time of 20:13, making her the first individual champion since Maddie Hess in 2016. Junior Rebekah Stuhlatz and Sophomore Sophia Castillo finished fourth and seventh respectively.