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WPS mourns the loss of Kim Brigham to hard-fought cancer battle

WMS/WHS Art Teacher remembered as passionate educator and friend; leaves legacy of fighting adversity with 'perseverance, grit, and grace'

There was a quiet, fun-loving grace about Wahoo Middle/High School Art Teacher Kim Brigham. “It is safe to say that I wouldn’t be where I am today without the role Mrs. Brigham played in my education,” reflected Ben Grandgenett, a 2008 Wahoo High School graduate. In the classroom, Mrs. Brigham was as even-keeled as they come. She shared her artistic talents, effectively brought out the best skills in her students, and taught them the importance of art, and also the potential it has to enhance their lives. On the athletic court or field, though, we all smiled as Mrs. Brigham pushed aside that calm demeanor, and cheered on her team as . . .

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Feature image-1Congratulations WHS junior Noah Polacek: 2018 Nebraska State High School Chess Champion! Polacek advances to the July 28-31 National Tournament outside of Madison Wisconsin.

Noah Polacek wins 2018 Nebraska High School State Chess Championship!

WHS junior raises USCF Rating to 1502 and advances to prestigious national Denker Tournament in Wisconsin (July 28-31)

American comedian Emo Philips once said, "a computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing." For many who have experienced the mental torture of the game of chess, these words ring true. Fortunately, though, for one even-keeled WHS junior, a more simultaneously calm, analytical, and fun-loving approach to the game has resulted in far more success! Wahoo High School celebrates its first-ever Nebraska State Chess Association ( NSCA ) State Champion: Noah Polacek! Polacek was crowned champion at the May 12 NSCA State Tournament in Lincoln (winning all of his matches at the highest-rated competition level), and won the right to . . .

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WHS receives 3 Nebraska High School Theatre Awards for Spring 2018 "Shrek the Musical" performance!

Cast & Crew named to Nebraska's Top 10 list of "Outstanding Musical Theatre Production" and "Outstanding Ensemble"; Abramo awarded for "Outstanding Actor in a Lead Role"

In the words of Smash Mouth, "all that glitters is gold," and the performing arts programs at Wahoo High School have done a whole lot of "glittering" this year! Congratulations to our 2018 WHS Shrek cast, crew and volunteers : recipients of a 2018 Nebraska High School Theatre Award , sponsored by Omaha Performing Arts ! From the Omaha Performing Arts website: The Nebraska High School Theatre Awards supports and celebrates musical theater education in Nebraska high schools. Culminating in a Tony Awards -inspired showcase, the program offers free master classes with Broadway teaching artitsts, feedback from performing arts professionals, free . . .

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Feature image-3WHS sophomore Vanis Davidson, an E6 Petty Officer First Class in the U.S. Naval Sea Cadet Corps, has been selected to participate in Fleet Week NY 2018. As part of this experience, Davidson will join a small number of chosen U.S. Cadets for a May 18-23 cruise from Norfolk, VA to New York City aboard the USS Arlington.

USNSCC PO1 Vanis Davidson selected to participate in Fleet Week New York 2018

WHS sophomore to board USS Arlington for May 18-23 cruise from VA to NYC with Navy fleet

The list of reasons that justify an “excused” absence during final exam week is short, and includes illness, hospitalization, and special extenuating circumstances . . . like traveling the North Atlantic Ocean on a U.S. Navy ship. In 1960 the Navy League of the United States Navy created the United States Naval Sea Cadet Corps ( USNSCC ). The goal of the USNSCC program is “to encourage and aid American youth between 11 and 18 years of age to develop, train in seagoing skills, and learn patriotism, courage, self-reliance and kindred values.” The training standards of the U.S. Sea Cadet Corps are challenging. Twelve percent of the . . .

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