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Feature imageFrom left, WHS juniors Katie Pace and Riley Harrell, and WHS senior Lexis Stuchlik were informed last week that they have been chosen, along with peers around the world, to attend the Winter 2017 Youth Assembly at the United Nations, which will be held Feb. 1-3 at the UN Headquarters in New York City.

Three WHS students to work with United Nations to address global issues

Harrell, Pace, and Stuchlik selected to attend Winter 2017 Youth Assembly @ UN Headquarters in NYC

From fighting world hunger and poverty, to providing a quality education for all, to conservation and preservation of our world and its resources, sometimes the best solutions to global problems evolve from the ideas of those asked least often: our youth . . . even the ones from small towns surrounded by cornfields! At least one organization recognizes the value of this input, and has developed a forum for youth around the world to actively share these ideas, and participate in discussions with world leaders with the unified goal of resolving some of these issues. The United Nations will hold its Winter 2017 Youth Assembly February 1-3, 2017 at its Headquarters in . . .

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Feature imageWHS FBLA members, from left: Brianna Brabec, Kinsley Tingelhoff, Will Shanahan, Jaclyn Schnakenberg, Abi Klein, Taryn Scheef, Dylan Caples, Hannah Subbert, Brendan Lacey, Morgan Oden, Kaitlyn Herndon, Zane Bennett, Gabi Girmus, Alyson Bartels, Cade Belitz, Billy Hancock, Cameron Quick, Dylan Egr, Trevor Wood, Jack Maass, Ty Syverson, Corby Brigham, Spencer Clark, Colin Grandgenett, Austin Scott, Thomas Waido, Not pictured: Seth Syverson.

Warrior FBLA members volunteer time/labor at People's City Mission in Lincoln

Students encouraged to always take advantage of opportunities to serve community

An important part of high school is educating our students on how to be a productive and positive part of their community. We want students to experience community service as much as possible, as we believe caring for others is an important part of becoming an adult and being a good citizen. Following this philosophy, Wahoo High School Future Business Leaders of America ( FBLA ) members volunteered at the People’s City Mission in Lincoln last week.  The students were divided into two groups. The first group sorted and bagged stuffed animals to be sent to South Africa. The Mission receives $.15 per pound for the toys. This money is used to purchase . . .

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Feature imageStudents attending the Nov. 19 UNO Rated Open were, from left: Noah Polacek, Alex Tomjack, Sam Brabec, Jack Maass, Mr. Fangman, and Mathew Wolf. Polacek set a new school record with his 2nd place finish, defeating 3 opponents w/ratings over 1,000!

Noah Polacek captures 2nd place @ UNO Rated Chess Open!

WHS sophomore sets new school record with USCF rating

Wahoo sophomore Noah Polacek, who entered the Nov. 19 UNO Rated Open with a U.S. Chess Federation ( USCF ) rating of 800, upset three opponents with ratings over 1000, on his way to a second place finish! Polacek lost a close match in the championship. His rating increased from 800 to 1015 after the meet, which is now the school record! While Polacek was the only player to capture a trophy, other chess club members raised their USCF ratings as well. Jack Maass increased his rating from 617 to 662. Mathew Wolf increased his rating from 420 to 550, and Sam Brabec increased his rating from 290 to 433. Freshman Alex Tomjack won two matches in his USCF debut, . . .

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