“Be bold, be tolerant, listen, travel, stay focused, do something nice for someone else and be kind,” Former WHS English teacher Laura Delfelder said. Delfelder returned to WHS Tuesday night to address the National Honor Society inductees. At the beginning of the year, during the early planning of the NHS ceremony, the officers gathered together to discuss who they wanted to be the keynote speaker. After little discussion the group decided to invite their former english teacher and NHS adviser, Laura Delfelder. Delfelder happily accepted the request and started creating her speech.
Terry Hund and Barry Feaker with the Topeka Rescue Mission spoke with students last Wednesday on the dangers and warning signs of sex trafficking. It was a worthwhile presentation for WHS students. The speakers began by explaining what sex trafficking is and how to identify it. Sex trafficking is the exploitation of children and young adults for a monetary gain. Some signs of this may include having an older boyfriend, skipping school, and suddenly having many expensive items that they didn’t have before. Then, they explained ways for young adults to avoid sex trafficking and signs to report. All of their information was included on a handout given to students before the presentation.
According to the founders of Yellow Ribbon, even at Wabaunsee High School, students are at risk of committing suicide. The Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention Program is an international program dedicated to preventing suicide by making information accessible to anyone and removing barriers for people seeking help.
Principal Jan Hutley introduces graduate Josh Sprague to speak to WHS students about creating his own company. Josh Sprague, a 1995 graduate of WHS, chose to come back to speak about “Orange Mud,” his company that sells running gear products. In his presentation he explained how he created his first product to improve his passion... Continue Reading →
Miss Rodeo Kansas Brooke Wallace speaks to Alma Elementary School students on Friday. Wallace, a former classmate of Alma fourth grade teacher Brooke Janssen, spoke about rodeo events and her duties as Miss Rodeo Kansas." The students enjoyed it," Janssen said. "They saw her as a celebrity, which she thought was funny." Janssen said she... Continue Reading →
Miss Kansas speaks to WHS students during an assembly about seat belt safety. While seat belt safety is important, writer Kendyl Bolinder argues that hearing about the same issues each year does little to educate students. Speakers should address issues important to students “Don’t drink and drive.” “Stay drug free.” These are things that high... Continue Reading →