Jade Ratliff, Miss West 2017
Positively Pink Packages for Patients
My platform is “Positively Pink.” My community service event is “Positively Pink Packages for Patients.” This event will involve the donations of items that will be assembled into packages for women who have breast cancer who are currently going through chemotherapy and radiation.
This is a list of items that you can donate and there is collection box at the High School front office. A good place to purchase these items are at The Dollar Tree. Other items are also greatly appreciated. All of the donations I receive will be donated to our local cancer center. Thank-you in advance.
Word search books
Cross word books
Any breast cancer items
Items that are pink
Congratulations on the great season!
Thank-you to everyone who donated for the Local Veterans. Thank-you to the Key Club for your leadership. Below is a sampling of items collected.
Many veterans come off the street without the basic supplies that we take for granted. Do your part to help the veterans in our community by donating supplies to make Veteran's Personal Care Kits. These will go straight to a veteran in need to help them get back on their feet.
Personal Care Items Disposable razors Shaving cream Non-aerosol deodorant Bar soap Shampoo Combs Toothbrush and paste Body lotion Laundry detergent
Cleaning Supplies The cleaning supplies will assist residents as they leave the program and move into their own apartments. Trash can Broom Dust pan Dishwashing liquid Shower curtain Shower curtain rings All purpose cleaner Kitchen sponges Paper towels Hand soap Toilet paper
Household Items Bath towels Wash cloths Pillows Pillowcases Twin sheets and blankets
Clothing Ties* Belts* Suits* Socks Underwear Undershirts Winter coats, hats and gloves
*Help a Veteran Land the Job.
Employment struggles often lead to homelessness for veterans – with 79% of homeless veterans having no employment in the past 30 days. Help boost confidence for the many veterans struggling in their job search by donating ties and belts to help them dress for success. Volunteers of America works to help veterans re-enter the workforce by providing supportive employment services, career clothing and transportation assistance to over 1,885 Ohio veterans each year.
In cooperation with Volunteers of America®, Greater Ohio Chapter, the PWHS Key Club
is accepting donations February 13-24.
Donation boxes are located in the front offices at all three Portsmouth West schools.
The Grand Master's Student Achievement Award for the Seventh Masonic District was awarded to Senior T. J. Hoggard. T. J. is currently rated first in his graduating class with a 4.0 Grade Point Average. He belongs to the BETA Club and is a three-year member of the high school Quiz Bowl team. He is a member of the Singing Men of West (SMOW) and is the Ohio High School Athletic Association leadership representative for West High School this past year.
T. J. plays high school soccer, football and track, winning many honors in these sports. He has been recognized for Soccer first team as a senior; Football player of the week his Junior and Senior years and currently holds the school record in the 4 x 400 and 4 x 800 meter relay teams. T. J. will complete his high school athletic career with 10 varsity letters. Described by his teachers as: having a strong work ethic; possesses great character; a leader in the classroom and on the field; does things the right way and does not look for shortcuts or make excuses.
T. J. attends church at Mabert Road Baptist Church, where he has gone his entire life.
T. J. comes highly recommended for the Grand Master's Excellence in Youth Award for 2017 from the Seventh Masonic District.
Article and photo courtesy of Eric Nichols.
As of right now WestMart is asking for a hold on clothing donations until further notice. We have a huge inventory of clothing, but right now all racks and tables are full. I will send out notice by email and also WestMart Facebook page when we will be again accepting clothing donations.
Food Pantry-Large variety of can goods and non-perishables –Available anytime to anyone in need.
March 11th @ Project Glass Slipper- high school cafeteria, WestMart is providing a no cost prom dress and accessories. Will have areas set up with dresses, shoes, accessories, and makeup. Still in need of prom shoes, handbags, and jewelry.
WestMart want to thank the staff and the West Side community for your generosity and compassion. Without you WestMart could not work.
Article by Jennifer Moorhead
The Portsmouth West High School Mock Trial team will advance to the Regional Mock Trial Competition after winning both its matches against River Valley High School at the district competition Jan. 20. The team is coached by Ms. Jennifer Moorhead with Mr. Jay Willis serving as legal advisor. Eli Cole and Noah Lovins won Outstanding Attorneys awards, while Alec Arnett and Jordan Willis won Outstanding Witnesses awards.
“This group of kids came together and was determined to do well,” said Ms. Moorhead. “They have done all their own work and with this type of preparation, even though they are inexperienced, they became strong. We look forward to advancing our methods and taking it to the next level at Regionals.”
Team members include the Plaintiffs: Noah Lovins and Emily Funston, attorneys; JP Igaz and Jordan Willis, witnesses; and the Defense: Eli Cole and Abby Riley, attorneys; and Kaitlyn Bell and Alec Arnett, witnesses. Candice Orris serves as bailiff/timekeeper. Photo by Sharee Price
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Congratulations to Kindergarten Teacher Lisa Belcher in being chosen Real Estate Gallery & pulseFM 98.3 Teacher of the Month! Each month the Real Estate Gallery & pulseFM accept nominations submitted by individuals throughout the local communities. Ms. Belcher was chosen as a result of multiple nominations explaining why she should be chosen for the honor.
Kudos to Ms. Lisa Belcher, Teacher of the Month! Thank you for your continued dedication in providing an awesome learning environment and experience!