Heart and “Sole”

By Arielle Swinehart

Whetstone’s track team’s season is coming to an end. The team competed in cities last week and will be competing in districts this week.

The girls’ team places third at cities where Jamie Bossenbroek became the city champion in the 300 hurdles, and Bryn VanDommelen became a city champion in the 3200 meter run. The boys’ team also did well at cities, placing fourth.

“The city meet was more of a success than I thought it would be. Everyone ran their hardest and a lot of people had personal records,” said Whetstone sophomore Ephrayim Robinson.

The track team will be competing in the district field events Tuesday May 16th and the running events Wednesday May 17th at Hilliard Darby High School.

“The district meet is a chance to prove to everyone how hard you worked all season,” said Whetstone junior Evenson Desir.

The team is feeling very confident about districts.

“I believe that a bunch of us from the Whetstone track team can advance to regionals and beyond,” Robinson added.

Come support the Whetstone track team at Hilliard Darby High School:

Field Events – Tuesday May 16th 3:15 pm
Running Events – Wednesday May 17th 3:30 pm

Whetstone Spanish Class Using Bracelets to Change the World

By Arielle Swinehart

The Pulsera Project, pulsera meaning bracelet, is a nonprofit organization that connects Central American artists with students in over 1,600 schools. The project not only distributes colorful bracelets all over American schools, but also creates real change in Central American communities.

How can you get involved?

Whetstone’s Spanish four and five class is participating in selling these bracelets to create lasting change. The class will be selling these bracelets now until February 3, 2017. The bracelets will be sold at home girls and boys basketball games, parent-teacher conferences, and home wrestling matches.

Armando Prince, Spanish four student, said, “The Pulsera Project really opens our minds to what life is really like outside of the United States.”

Make a difference today by buying your own bracelet. The bracelets are $5. Of that five dollars, $1.25 goes directly to the artist and the remaining $3.75 goes to the organization and is used as loans and scholarships for the communities.

“It gives the people in those countries an opportunity to make an income without just directly giving them the money,” said Spanish five student Isabel Cook. “The sales are going really well; our goal is $2,000 and we just passed the $1,000 mark.”

If you’re interested in purchasing a pulsera and directly impacting a struggling community, attend one of the following events or contact Señora Mejia or one of her students.

January 25th 2:45-7:15:  Parent-Teacher Conferences

January 26th 5:45-end: Wrestling Match

January 27th 5:00-9:00: Boys JV and Varsity Basketball Game

January 31st 5:00-9:00: Girls JV and Varsity Basketball Game

February 3rd 5:00-9:00: Girls JV and Varsity Basketball Game

Columbus school got a new levy

Columbus city schools got the new levy so they have more funding for our schools. They haven’t got a levy passed in three years the levy passed 62 to 38.

None of the money will go to charter schools the 2013 plan was largely crafted by the

mayor. He recommended to share property taxes with the schools for the first time they Continue reading “Columbus school got a new levy”