District Mission: "With community involvement, we will empower learners to become contributing members in our changing world".
Spanish Club celebrated the end of the year with a fiesta! Students enjoyed making guacamole, eating pork tacos and taking their turn at breaking the piñata.
May Rotary Student of the Month is Rayann Patterson! Rayann is the daughter of Logan and Amy Patterson and she was nominated for this recognition by staff members. Rayann is involved in concert band, cross country, golf, group and individual speech, marching band, Spanish Club, Spanish Honor Society, jazz band, student council, and National Honor Society. A quote from one of Rayann's teachers "Rayann is a hard worker. She enjoys challenging herself. While her interests lie in communication, English, and performance; she still chooses to challenge herself with a tough schedule of college prep classes. She is very involved in school with Cross Country, Speech, Band, and Golf. She has good character and a sunny personality." Congratulations to Rayann!
The Mrs. Fowler's computer science classes and Mr. Wynn's Industrial Arts classes attended the Iowa National Guard Career Fair where they had hands on opportunities to learn about STEM Careers in the Iowa National Guard. WHS Alumni Jake VanVoorst was one of the presenters.
Cherokee Students Attend Iowa Youth Institute
Carly Fuhrman, Julia letche, Jaylee happe, and Madison Stief recently became Borlaug scholars at the Iowa Youth Institute. This was a two day event that consisted of a virtual round table discussion about extensive research in specific factors affecting global hunger. The girls discussed with other scholars across the state about their research topics (malnutrition in Honduras, plants in Somalia, bovine diseases in sub Saharan Africa, and plant breeding in Mongolia).
The second day, the four students along with Mrs. Laura Brecht, WHS Ag Teacher and FFA Advisor, attended Iowa State University in person to visit their specific interest areas at the college and complete hands on activities. Julia was able to participate in a plant science experience where she extracted DNA from a strawberry. They also worked with other scholars in person to discuss issues and resolutions in other countries.
From the experience each student received a $1000 scholarship to The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University.
“Overall this experience was very educational and opened my eyes to many issues that we are not exposed to everyday.” -Madi Stief
Washington High School is proud to announce the King and Queen for Prom 2022, Dom Foley and Savannah Bateman. Congratulations to both of you!