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WMS Student Council visits residents of South Haven

Students initiate opportunity to spend quality time with local elderly

The Wahoo Middle School Student Council recently traveled to South Haven to provide an enjoyable experience for their residents. We brought 11 students total, a mix of officers and representatives, and did an art project. The residents enjoyed communicating with the students and telling their interesting stories. We all showed great gratitude for this opportunity. Many questions were asked about the residents’ lives, like “where are you from?,” “do you have any kids?,” and “What is your favorite thing to do here?.” The residents were thrilled to provide this information. The students were interested and showed they cared. The . . .

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Scholar & Classical Pianist Scott Watkins to highlight life & works of Howard Hanson in May 4-5 lecture/concert

Jacksonville University (FL) professor shares his research and passion for one of Wahoo's Famous Sons

Take Note of HOWARD HANSON Our Music Man! Friday, May 4 & Saturday, May 5 WPS Performance-Learning Center Friday, May 4 @ 10:00 a.m. - Scott Watkins Lecture (Hanson's early life and career in California, featuring his "Symphonic Rhapsody") Saturday, May 5 @ 7:00 p.m. - Scott Watkins Concert (Featuring Beethoven Sonata Pathetique, Op. 13, Hanson Sonata, Op. 11, Chopin Waltzes, Liszt Sonetto 104 del Petrarca, Liszt Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12) Everyone encouraged to attend! Free will donations go to the Wahoo Public Schools Music Program and Hanson House in Wahoo. Questions?: . . .

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Feature image-2Congratulations to the Winter 2017-2018 NSAA Academic All-State recipients, from left: Noah Polacek, Brianna Brabec, Bret Walker, and Kendal Brigham.

Winter 2017-18 NCPA Academic All-State Awards announced

Four WHS student athletes honored for their achievement

The Nebraska School Activities Association ( NSAA ) is pleased to announce the student recipients of the Winter 2017-2018 Nebraska Chiropractic Physicians Association (NCPA) Academic All-State Awards . Since 2006 this NSAA Award Program has recognized students who meet the criteria for nomination by their school in the season of their activity. Nominated students must be varsity players or organizational leaders who have played a significant role on the team. Nominees must have a minimum cumulative grade point average, in all curricular subjects, of 93%, or 3.7 on a 4.0-point scale. Each year the NSAA and the NCPA recognize students during Fall, Winter and . . .

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Feature image-3Congratulations WHS juniors (from left) Mattison Pfeiffer, Kyla Swanson, Elly Larson, and Emma Thrasher: named 2018 Pinnacle Bank/Midland University Outstanding Leaders!

Pfeiffer, Swanson, Larson & Thrasher named among Pinnacle's 2018 'Outstanding High School Leaders'

WHS juniors recognized at annual awards luncheon at Midland U

Pinnacle Bank and Midland University honored 50 high school juniors for their accomplishments in the classroom and in their communities with the 2018 Pinnacle Bank Outstanding High School Leaders Award Friday inside Midland’s Wikert Event Center. Among those were four juniors from Wahoo High School: Elly Larson, Mattison Pfeiffer, Kyla Swanson, and Emma Thrasher. These students were nominated by school staff members. Each nominated student completed an application and wrote an essay explaining his/her view of leadership. In addition, one staff member wrote a letter of recommendation on behalf of each student to complete the application process. Midland . . .

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Feature image-4Holocaust Survivors Rita Rubinstein (top) and Kitty Williams tell their stories to students on March 21 at WHS. These assemblies were part of the 2018 Week of Understanding, sponsored by the Institute for Holocaust Education, Educational Service Unit 2, and Wahoo Public Schools.

Speakers share powerful message

Holocaust survivors Rita Rubinstein & Kitty Williams tell their stories @ WHS on Mar. 21 (videos posted)

Last Wednesday, Holocaust survivors Rita Rubinstein and Kitty Williams headed to Wahoo’s Performance-Learning Center to tell their powerful, first-hand accounts of survival. Rubinstein is originally from Romania, where her family owned a dry goods store. Rubinstein’s father was absent from her and her family during the time of the Nazi regime, due to fighting in the Soviet army. In October 1941, she and her family were forced out of their home by Nazi soldiers and were told they were being sent to a labor camp. With quick thinking, Rubinstein’s uncle bribed a guard with money that Rubinstein’s grandmother had sewn into her clothing. This . . .

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