In describing leadership, American author John C. Maxwell once commented: "A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way." WHS juniors Corby Brigham, Emma Hastings, Hannah Brust, and Ryan Walker (not pictured) have been honored for putting those words into practice. All four were recently selected as recipients of the 2016 Outstanding High School Leader Award , sponsored by Midland University and Pinnacle Bank . This annual award is presented to students who are juniors in high school, and exemplify leadership achievement both in high school and in their communities. Students are nominated for the honor by their teachers. . . .
Thanks to a grant from the Wahoo Public Schools Foundation, in combination with support from the Wahoo High School administration, all Skilled and Technical Science (STS) students this year will be pursuing a lifetime professional safety certification through the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration 's ( O.S.H.A. ) Careersafe Online program . The students have been working online to complete one of two certifications: General Industry and Construction . Currently there are 72 WHS students finishing up their certification, roughly 25% of the entire student body! The program gives Wahoo High School students a great addition to their resumé, . . .
The accomplishments of Wahoo High School students continue to stack up, and WHS sophomore Sydney Holdsworth has added another success to the list. Holdsworth has been awarded a competitive grant to participate in the 2016 STARTALK program, sponsored by the Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education in the College of Education and Human Sciences at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln ! According to their website , the University of Nebraska-Lincoln 2016 STARTALK Chinese Language, Culture and Technology Summer Academy is designed to provide an immersion experience in Chinese language and culture. The focus of the Academy curriculum will be on gaining . . .