Congratulations to Junior Molly Taylor who was selected by the student body to represent Portsmouth West High School in the Portsmouth Riverdays Pageant.

Each River Days candidate must choose a platform to benefit the community. Taylor's platform, entitled UP, stands for Ultimate Positivity leads to unlimited possibilities. "My plan is to motivate others to think positively by giving them encouragement to face their problems as opportunities," said Taylor.



Portsmouth West High School Mock Trial Team competed Thursday, March 8, at the state competition held at the Franklin County Courthouse. The team performed well but fell short in its efforts to make it to the national competition. The prosecution side won its match against Logan. The defense tied West Jefferson and, then, lost by one point. West placed in the top 18 teams in the state this year and had five trial wins overall and 10 outstanding awards. Sophomore Whitney Campbell received Best Attorney award at state, and senior Jordan Willis won Best Witness.

To view more on Ohio High School Mock Trial, click here. Contact Ms. Moorhead, PWHS advisor, if you'd like to participate next year.


Congratulations to Portsmouth West High School's 2017-2018 February Students of the Month! 

Pictured l-r: senior Layla McGinnis, junior Levi Gleim, sophomore Savannah Baker, and freshman Rhett Estep

PWHS Baseball is selling tickets for its annual rib dinner on March 28, 2018. With the purchase of a $10 ticket, you will receive a petite rib dinner with two sides from The Ribber. Dinners must be picked up from Portsmouth West Elementary cafeteria from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm. All proceeds from the dinner benefit PW Dugout Club. To purchase tickets, see any baseball player or Angie Opperman.

Senior Caleb Deaver signed his letter of intent on Feb. 23 to play football at Wilmington College.  Pictured with Caleb is his mother, Julie, and father, Marvin.

Senior Jacob Hall signed a letter of intent Feb. 20 to play football at Cincinnati Christian University. Pictured with Jacob are his father Chris Hall, mother Ginny Hall, and Coach Johnson. 

Senior soccer player Dalton Meyers signed a letter of intent Friday, Feb. 9, to play soccer at Tiffin University. 

Meyers signs for soccer at Tiffin

Pictured sitting l-r: brother Dylan Meyers, father Dave Meyers, Dalton Meyers, mother Lisa Meyers

Standing: Coach Tom Hoggard

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