The Blue Streak

  • May 19Class of 2020 Graduation Ceremony, Kansas Expocentre; 7:00 pm

  • May 18This Generation (TG) Farewell, Auditorium; 7:00 - 9:00 pm

  • May 16NHS Meeting, Auditorium; 7:15 - 7:50 am

  • May 15V Softball @ Regional Softball Tournament (WR-Host), WRHS 58th Street Field; 2:00 - 7:00 pm

  • May 15StuCo Meeting, Audtiorium; 7:30 - 7:55 am

Educator Recognition 2019

Gwen Clark, Writer

May 20, 2019


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The following WRHS educators supported our school's mission by facilitating learning opportunities for our certified staff during the 2018-19 school year.  We thank them for sharing their time and expertise with us. Carrie Bahr Maeghan Bishop Cindy Burgett Karl Burgett Kyle Ellis Victoria...

Math Club Achieves Success

Major Copeland, Writer

April 12, 2019


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On Tuesday, April 9, students in the math club at Washburn Rural High School participated in the Pittsburg State Math Contest. This is an event for high school students that is sponsored by Pittsburg State University. This year the competition consisted of 56 schools across three states with 1,100 high sc...

2019-2020 Dancin’ Blues

Gwen Clark, Writer

April 10, 2019


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Sydney Alexander Ashley Anderson Abby Boyd Brooklyn Campbell Savannah Crittenden Allie Cunningham Brynn Daughtery Maggie Decker Lexi DeWeese Arwen Gleason Delainey Godby Faith Jacobs Kinsey Lamb Emily Lang Ryn Loewen Brooke Medley Abby Perez Madi Smith Vanessa...

All-State Band Participants

Emily Burris, Online Editor

March 4, 2019


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Lauren Miller (Junior) - Band Evelyn Peat (Junior) - Band Alex Stinson (Senior) - Band Lyndsay Haddock (Senior) - Choir David Lowry (Senior) - Jazz Band

Wolfe’s Photo Contest

Wolfe’s Photo Contest

Gwen Clark, Writer

February 26, 2019


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Wolfe’s Photography Store located in downtown Topeka on Kansas Ave. would like to display photos taken by students from Washburn Rural, along with students from Shawnee Heights, Seaman, and Hayden. The photos would be showcased at the First Friday Art Walk, on Friday, May 3. They have space to displ...

Art Students Hold Lock In

Art Students Hold Lock In

Marta Johnston, Writer

February 19, 2019


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On Feb. 16, the WRHS Art Department held an Art Lock In for artistically motivated students. Teachers in the department select a guest speaker to expand the students’ skills in different creative areas. The artist that was invited this year was Jen Unekis, an artist from Lawrence, Kansas. Unekis kick...

Grease Cast List

Emily Burris, Online Editor

February 14, 2019


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Danny: Zach Easley Sandy: Alex Williams Rizzo: Gracie Braden Kenickie: David Lowry Frenchy: Briana Hightower Marty: Lauren K. Smith Jan: Lauren Pryor Doody: Grant Unruh Roger: Bailey Frederickson Sonny: Casey Schenk Patty: Reagan Hardesty Cha-Cha: Maite Sagastizabal Si...

Pocket Points to be used as an Incentive in Classrooms

Pocket Points to be used as an Incentive in Classrooms

Gwen Clark, Writer

January 18, 2019


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As of this semester, many teachers have been using the app Pocket Points to encourage students to stay off their phones during class. The free app can be downloaded on Apple and Android phones. While students have their phone locked during a certain class, they receive points that can be used towards...

Annual Thespian Conference

Annual Thespian Conference

Marta Johnston, Writer

January 7, 2019


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An annual festival is held in Kansas, appealing to the art of acting and theatre. For three days, high school students are exposed to the art in a wide variety of different forms. This event is also a wonderful opportunity for aspiring college students to explore the programs of colleges in their desired fi...

Fall Semester Final Schedule

Emily Burris, Online Editor

December 7, 2018


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Day 1: Tue. Dec. 18              7:00 - 7:50 Zero period final              7:55 - 8:40 1st period              8:45 - 9:30 2nd period              9:35 - 10:20 3rd period              10:25 - 11:10 4th period              11:15 - 1:25 5th peri...

Overview of Kevin Hines’ Speech

Overview of Kevin Hines’ Speech

Emily Burris, Online Editor

November 19, 2018


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The WRHS Activity Center filled with students and faculty on Nov. 16 to listen to Kevin Hines speak about his life and his experiences. Hines began with his early childhood where he was left on a mattress in a dangerous hotel with his baby brother. CPS ultimately saved him and his brother from there ...

Kevin Hines Speaks to Student Body

Danielle Pancoast, Print Editor

November 14, 2018


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On Friday, Nov. 16, Washburn Rural High School is welcoming a very special speaker, Kevin Hines, who will be talking to the student body about suicide and his near death experience. Hines had a rough start to childhood, as he was born on drugs and premature. He bounced around from home to home a...

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