Article and photos by Madison Shepherd
On December 2, the annual Mistletoe Ball was held and students were invited to attend the ball. Students dressed semi-formal with music and dancing. The students had to pay $5 admission and proceeds helped fund the Choral Department. Levi Gleim, sophomore, attended the Ball and expressed his experience as enjoyable stating "I had lots of fun and really enjoyed dancing and hanging out with friends."
In a recent project titled Operation Christmas Child, Spanish teacher, Ms. Bloomer, allowed students to bring in supplies and small toys that are most needed in third world countries. With this project, Samaritan's Purse allows for students in need to get a Christmas that they particularly wouldn´t receive. Students chose between sending a box to a boy or a girl and chose between three age groups such as 2-4, 5-9, and 10-14. Ms. Bloomers’ student Madison Cochran put together two boxes full of necessities for a girl aged 10-14 and it was mailed to a country in need. “It was exciting to find out that someone in need got a little something to help them out this Christmas. And it was even better when I found out what country it was sent to.” On January 3, Madison found out that her boxes were both sent to Colombia. To find out more about Samaritan's Purse or Operation Christmas Child go to the following websites:
The Beta induction was held on November 30th. New members were pledged into the club by the current officers. They received a certificate and pin and the charge of carrying their light throughout their school years. Students and families celebrated the academic success.
When asked about how she felt being inducted into Beta club in a recent interview, one of the new members, Abby Riley, said "I felt smart and accomplished when I finally got inducted and I felt excited." She also said she felt like her work, in and out of the class, was the reason she was invited to be in Beta.
Article by: Blaine Weaver
Photos by: Mrs. Smalley
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Photo and article by Brandon Moore.
Anatomy and Physiology students at the field trip.
The PWHS Anatomy and Physiology students experienced first-hand the Bodies Revealed exhibit at the Bossard Memorial Library in Gallipolis, Ohio. Bodies Revealed celebrates the human body and its inter-related systems and functions. Students observed polymer preservation of human specimens and individual human organs to get a closer look at the skeletal, muscular, nervous, respiratory, digestive, urinary, reproductive, endocrine, and circulatory systems unveiling the mysteries of the human anatomy. The traveling exhibit is free to the public through December 30th. Madison Shepherd, Junior, gave her thoughts of the field trip by stating "It was a very different experience, not something I am used to seeing, but i enjoyed being there with friends and studying the different functions of the body. I really recommend."
Article by: Emily Hatfield
Photo by: Barb Bazler
Helping Homeless Vets
By. MaKayla Cooper
On December 15 the PWHS Key Club set up an "Ugly Christmas Sweater" contest to help homeless veterans for the holidays. The cost was $1 to participate and 100% of proceeds go to homeless Veterans. There was a winner chosen from each grade, each winner with the best Christmas sweater won a iTunes gift card provided by the school. We’d like to thank the Key Club for their generous act of kindness during the holidays.
Winners of the Contest
Freshman - Tori Pennington
Sophomore - Levi Gleim
Junior- Taylor Coleman
Senior- Kayleigh Coleman
Alec Arnett, Seth Shepherd, Dalton Pertuset, and Madison Compton.
West Juniors traveled to Columbus November 27-29 to experience Ohio Mock United Nations. Dalton Pertuset was named Outstanding Delegate.
By: Madison Williams