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 . . .
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 . . .
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, . . .