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  • November 22Thanksgiving Break: No school Nov 22-26

  • November 21Boys Basketball Scrimmage @ 6 in the Activity Center

  • November 17Variety Show in Auditorium @ 7

  • November 16State Cheer Showcase @ KS Expocenter

  • November 11Chess team gets second at tournament

Chess team earns second place at tournament

Chess team earns second place at tournament

Emily Pawley, Writer

November 13, 2017


Filed under News

The Washburn Rural High School chess team attended a tournament on Nov. 4. Overall, three students medaled and the team received 2nd. Freshman Sho Glashouser took first place, sophomore Jay Ram took 12th, sophomore Cooper Steinman took 18th.  Advisor of chess club, Timothy McVey, who is also a math teach...

Take a trip on the wild side with: Madagascar the musical

Take a trip on the wild side with: Madagascar the musical

Major Copeland & Jordyn Seamans, Writer

October 23, 2017


Filed under News

The theatre department is turning into wildlife for this year's first fall production of Madagascar: A Musical Adventure. The musical has many intricate sets and props that the crew members built from scratch with little help from their teacher. The director and head of the theatre department, Maeghan...

Tennis court addition

Tennis court addition

Megan Spangler, Writer

October 6, 2017


Filed under Girls Tennis, News, Sports

As Washburn Rural High School grows into their 100th year, the school’s tennis courts grow old. A two week renovation took place to repair and replace the worn down courts. Last spring, the adhesive that used to hold the top layer to the asphalt began to tear away. As this began, the wind eventually...

A construction affair

A construction affair

Brittney Wilson, Co-Editor

September 18, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

A popular question from students and other pedestrians is, “When will this construction be over?” Topeka Public Works Community Information Manager David Bevens is able to offer answers to students anxiously awaiting its completion. “The current completion date is Nov. 3, 2017. This includes...

The solar eclipse

The solar eclipse

Brittney Wilson, Co-Editor

September 18, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

On Monday, Aug. 21, the students of Washburn Rural High School gathered on the football field to witness an event of astronomical proportions: the solar eclipse of the sun. The eclipse was visible across North America for the first time since 1979, according to Suzanne Wilson at Arizona State University. Senior...

Luetje, St John Walk in Fundraiser to Prevent Mental Illness

Megan Spangler, Writer

May 23, 2017


Filed under Around WRHS, Feature, News

With May being Mental Health Awareness month, states all across the country are bringing recognition to the issue. On May 13, Topeka, Kansas, sprang in on the action with their annual fundraiser walk. NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) hosted a fundraising two mile walk at Hummer Sports P...

Class of 2017 Graduates

Nadia Jackson and Megan Spangler

May 19, 2017


Filed under News

Graduation Ceremony is on Sunday, May 21 at 7:00 at the Topeka Expo Center Jerry Abram, Alexander Ackerman, Ariel Adams, Joshua Adams, Dante Aguilar-Allende, Lauren Ailslieger, Riggs Allan, Keith Allison, Gage Appenfeller, Catalina Ardila-Rojas, Jennifer Avila Ramos, Raul Ayala, Olivia Babin, ...

JROTC travels to Washington D.C.

JROTC travels to Washington D.C.

Megan Spangler, Writer

May 18, 2017


Filed under News

In mid-April, the Washburn Rural JROTC group took a trip to Washington D.C. to gain a better understanding of all they are working for. Over the course of a few days, the group attended many historical monuments. They went to the Pentagon, the White House and attended the play Shear Madness at the Kennedy Center. They also...

Forensics qualifies eight entries to Nationals

Forensics qualifies eight entries to Nationals

Alexis Dalton, Writer

May 18, 2017


Filed under News

In the fall, seniors Peyton Emler, Ethan Eitutis, Hailey Robertson and Serena Peter and sophomores Jimin Park and Harun Khan qualified to Nationals in Policy Debate. This semester, senior Olivia Babin (Program of Oral Interpretation), juniors Brenda Alvarez (International Extemporaneous Speaking), Thomas Wu (Lin...

Additional spots to be added to parking lot this summer

Additional spots to be added to parking lot this summer

Emily Burris, Writer

May 18, 2017


Filed under News, Showcase

The Washburn Rural student parking lot will be under renovation this summer. New parking spots will be put on the north side of the parking lot by the tennis courts. Additionally, administration has plans to take out the medians dividing the front and back parking lots to put in more rows there. The ...

Paraeducator receives award for volunteer work

Paraeducator receives award for volunteer work

Brittney Wilson, Writer

May 18, 2017


Filed under News

The President’s Lifetime Achievement Award is given to citizens who go above and beyond when volunteering in their community. Those given the award receive a personalized certificate of achievement, official President’s Volunteer Service Award pin medallion or coin and a congratulatory letter from ...

Students selected to All-State music groups

Students selected to All-State music groups

Megan Spangler, Writer

March 29, 2017


Filed under News

During the first few weeks of January, students from all over Kansas headed to Kansas City to audition for All-State band, orchestra and choir. Six students from Washburn Rural High School made it into one of the three All-State groups. Students spent the weekend of Feb. 25 in Wichita practicing and...

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