This year’s marching band at Wayne State College is 104 members strong. Conducting the band this year are two drum majors, one of whom is former Wahoo High School Band member Katie Welsh! Welsh has been with the Wayne State Band for three years now. She auditioned to be drum major by conducting for the faculty. When asked what draws her to marching band, she says she loves the feel of being in a family in the band. Welsh is a music education major at Wayne State. After she graduates in the spring of 2018, she would like to teach band in a school the size of Wahoo. The Wayne State College Band will perform at home football games, and will also be . . .
On Thursday, August 18, 2016, eight former Wahoo High School students returned to the school to share information and advice with students, staff and community members. The alumni discussed tips for insuring a strong finish in high school, as well as tidbits about life as a college freshman. Below is a synopsis of their high school talking points: • Take the ACT test as a high school junior. Use tools like John Baylor Test Prep or find study assistance online. Three Moms and a Test ( http://www.go3mt.com/ ) was helpful for students wanting face-to-face study assistance. • Take dual-credit courses in high school. The SENCAP program as well as . . .
If learning were confined within the four walls of her classroom, WMS/WHS Spanish Instructor Cass Didier would not be happy! In February, Didier and WHS students Tyler Timm and Ryan Volin were selected to attend the 2016 United Nations Youth Assembly in New York , as Nebraska’s only representatives. In June, she traveled with Mrs. Dinsmore-Talbott and four students to Machu Picchu and other parts of Peru . She has been instrumental in encouraging students to pursue educational opportunities in other states and countries, and her students consider her a mentor. These are just a few examples of how Didier takes education to a global level, well beyond her . . .