Happy Homecoming Whetstone! Spirit week, homecoming court, pep rallies, festivals, parades, games, dances…whoo hoo it’s all happening here! And check out the rest of our stories on student council elections, the next WAPA play in November, a look at our handbell choir, and a chat with Texas transplant, Grace Baraka.
The Braves Messenger wraps up another school year with a look at 10th grade Humanities students Lobby Day projects, Mr. Ray’s unique OSU collaboration confronting the opioid epidemic and seniors look back as we shout them out and with them the best!
This track season has been a successful track season with alot of PRs(Personal Records).
I spoke with head coach Joseph Monda and i asked him what was the highlight of this track season he stated
“Everyone (was) working as hard as they could and actually improving. We had many new runners this year who all did great and only having few seniors this year the majority of this team will be coming back”. There were over 50% of runners who made it to district finals where the braves track season ended besides one runner , Brack Dillon a sophomore at Whetstone high school. He came in 4th place just qualifying for Regionals in the 400 meter dash.
On Wednesday May 22 the sophomore humanities students at whetstone participated in Lobby Day. On this day members of the class presented their service learning projects and “lobbied” members of our community, school board, and local government for a better world.
The projects are on wide variety of issues that require solutions and advocacy. Students chose projects ranging from “Saving the Sea Turtles,” to ending standardized testing.
No matter the issue students advocated for their changes by doing things like making social media accounts on platforms like Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook where they spread their messages and information, calling local representatives, and making efforts to spread awareness of their cause and solutions.