Representatives from the Department of Energy's Portsmouth gaseous diffusion plant site spoke with PWHS Science Alliance participants on Nov. 29. Mark Hill and Jeff Pinkerman presented the history of the gaseous diffusion plant and provided information on multiple STEM careers and internship opportunities available.

Congratulations to the November 2017 Students of the Month winners:

sophomore Jeffrey Mosley, junior Josh Berry, and senior JP Igaz

Due to various scheduling conflicts, the high school was unable to conduct a Veteran's Day assembly.  However, staff members were still able to honor veterans at the assembly held Friday, Nov. 3, at Portsmouth West Elementary School. 

Pictured below left: staff member and veteran Eric Nichols speaks to students and staff; back row: pictured below middle: Eric Nichols, Lisa Hafer, Madison Rapp, Chris Rapp, Becky Rapp, Bill Platzer, and Melanie Ogg , Bill Ogg, with front row: Max Rapp, Eileen Rapp, Kenneth Rapp, Earl Jeffers; pictured below right: veterans Eric Nichols, Kenneth Rapp (assisted by his son, Chris Rapp), and Earl Jeffers stand for the National Anthem.



Pictured below: Caleb Hazelbaker, Rhett Estep, and Gary Jenkins, freshmen members of PWHS Student Council, decorate veterans' graves in Friendship Cemetary in honor of Veteran's Day.



PWHS Chamber Choir's annual Tackle for the Cure Fundraiser held from Sept. 15 through October raised more than $1200.  All funds raised were donated to local charities and organizations to benefit cancer survivors. 

Chamber Choir members pose with links

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PWHS football (10-1) came away with a win Saturday, Nov. 3., against Martins Ferry (7-4) in the Regional Quarterfinal football game held at Portsmouth West High School. Only the second time in school history that West hosted a playoff game, this was also the fourth time the football team won its first playoff game. 

The Senators will play Johnstown-Monroe Friday, Nov. 10, in the Regional Semifinal game at Zane Trace High School in Chillicothe, Ohio. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Presale tickets will be on sale Thursday and Friday at PWHS.  Tickets are $8 presale and $9 at the gate.  


Click above for Ben Spicer's interview with Caleb Journey.

By Ryan Spriggs

Portsmouth West High School football team recently concluded their annual canned food drive and brought in over 400 items to be donated to the less fortunate in the community.

This was the fourth year Coach Ben Johnson tasked his players with collecting the nonperishable food items to ensure all families in the community are able to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner.

Players stepped up to the challenge and realized the importance of community service. “ I feel it was a very good way to help out our community,” stated Junior Isaiah Norman.

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