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Feature image-0Congratulations Warrior Boys Track: 2017 Class B State Runners Up! Wahoo enjoyed a very successful 2017 season, ending with 14 State qualifers and 8 State medalists, including 2 All-Class Golds!

Warrior Boys Track: 2017 Class B State Runners-Up!

Wahoo ends season with 14 State qualifiers & 8 medalists; Flight leads pack with 2 All-Class Golds!

Season Schedule: Click HERE to view the 2017 Warrior Track Meet Schedule (includes dismissal & departure times). State Track & Field Congratulations Jon Flight: named Nebraska's 2017 Boys Track Athlete of the Year by the Lincoln Journal-Star! Congratulations to the 14 Warriors who qualified for 2017 State Track, back row (from left): Kylee Edmonds, Gage Lamprecht, Ryan Volin, Corby Brigham, Colin Grandgenett, Aaron Redding, Ryan Walker, Sam Lindgren, Jon Flight, and Bret Walker. Front: Kendal Brigham, Jaci Schnakenberg, Josie Schnakenberg, and Emma Hastings. Warrior Boys Track: 2017 Class B State . . .

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Feature image-1WHS freshman Grace Wirka was notified May 5 of her acceptance into the 2017 Holland Academy of Excellence, a competitive STEM program sponsored by the Peter Kiewit Institute. This year's Institute will be held June 11-14 on the UNO campus.

Grace Wirka selected for 2017 Holland Academy of Excellence

WHS freshman chosen among hundreds across NE/IA for presitigous STEM program sponsored by Peter Kiewit Institute & UNO

Traditionally there has been a noted gender gap in STEM ( Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics ) studies, with more men earning college degrees in these fields than women. WHS freshman Grace Wirka is doing her part to change that. On Monday, Wirka was informed that she has been accepted into the Peter Kiewit Institute’s (PKI) 2017 Holland Academy of Excellence , which will take place June 11-14 on the campus of the University of Nebraska at Omaha . As described from the Institute’s website: “This unique program was established as an initiative to actively engage high school students who excel in math and science, and who have . . .

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Feature image-2WHS junior Mary Claire Privett has been selected to enroll in the 2017 STARTALK Academy, a 14-day Chinese study on the Campus of the University of Nebraska at Lincoln. Privett is one of only 20 students chosen from state-wide applications! This year's academy is scheduled from July 9-23.

Mary Privett selected for UNL's competitive 2017 STARTALK Academy

WHS junior chosen for intense two-week Chinese language/culture study on UNL campus

"Learning a foreign language, and the culture that goes with it, is one of the most useful things we can do to broaden the empathy and imaginative sympathy and cultural outlook of children." --Michael Gove (British politician) Successful 21st Century teachers understand and stress the importance of cultural literacy in preparing students to thrive in today's global society, and they celebrate when their students embrace that lesson, and pursue opportunities outside of school to further enhance that literacy. WHS junior Mary Privett has provided yet another reason to celebrate! Privett has been awarded a competitive grant to participate in the . . .

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