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Monday, Feb. 3, 2014
Happening Now •Wrestling: Middle school meet 4 p.m. at Brandon Valley High School •Parent/Teacher: Conferences 5-8:30 p.m. in commons and gyms •Booster Club: Monthly meeting 7 p.m. in library
Lunch Time at WHS •Today’s lunch: Pancake breakfast •A la carte lines: Pepperoni pizza, taco fixings, baked potato bar, chef salad, sandwiches
Group Meetings •Freshman: After-school tutoring will not be held today or Thursday. •Warriors Read Together: Will not be held Wednesday and Thursday— read in your third period class. •SALSA: Volunteer service club will meet at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday in C-111. •German Club: Members will meet to watch “The Incredibles” at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday in A-142. All are welcome. •WHS Book Club: Will meet to discuss “Maze Runner” and “Game of Thrones” Friday in the library.
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Second-semester conferences begin tonight in commons, gyms Parents also have second opportunity on Thursday
By Lizzie Spier and Lexi Stoltz pring Parent/Teacher Conferences will kick-off this evening at WHS in the gyms and commons. The twice-yearly conferences offer an opportunity for communication between parents and teachers as they try to improve student performance. Counselor Travis Sieber said they are an important opportunity. “This gives students and parents a chance to know what is going on, and most importantly it opens up communication,” Sieber said. English teacher Heather Dickson said she
believes that conferences are a great opportunity for parents to hear the great things students are doing. “It allows them to hear the positives, and it encourages students to keep pushing towards their goals,” Dickson said. Principal Jamie Nold encourages all parents to find their way to WHS this week. “It allows for a great opportunity to meet with teachers and prepare students for a positive semester,” Nold said. Teachers will be available for conferences tonight from 5-8:30 p.m. and again Thursday from 4-7:30 p.m.
Grant Rosheim takes first at tournament “I thought everyone wrestled well, and if we had a full lineup I think we could have won the tournament,” Rosheim said.
Other Reminders •Freshman-Juniors: Vote for student council representatives on-line through Tuesday. Check school e-mail for the link. •Summer School: Registration is now open. Follow the “CommEd” link from the district web site to register.
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Photo by Chris Vroman TOP WRESTLER—Sophomore Grant Rosheim takes on Justin Krebs of Rapid City Stevens Saturday in Brookings.
By Matt Schievelbein and Matt Rehurek Sophomore Grant Rosheim finished first at 138 pounds and was named Most Outstanding Wrestler at the Les Tlustos Invitational Saturday at the Swiftell Center in Brookings. WHS took third overall in the 17-team event with 155 team points. Roosevelt won with 207.5. Other top performers for the Warriors included sophomore Hunter O’Connor and senior Chris Vroman who took third individually. Rosheim said he was happy with his team’s performance.
By Lizzie Spier Varsity show choir members took third in prelims, then stepped-up their show to take second overall Saturday at Roosevelt High School’s Executive Showcase. Senior Kathleen Meredith was proud. “It was a good event and we put up a fight in finals,” Meredith said. “It was hard falling to our competitor from Sioux City (Iowa) East, but they were well deserving of their title. We have a lot of improvements to make before our next competition.” The JV show choir competed for the first time this season, capturing first place in the Unisex Class at the event Saturday.
By Connor Schneider Warrior gymnastics team members finished fourth at the first-ever Metro Conference Gymnastics Meet Saturday at Power and Grace Gymnastics in Sioux Falls. WHS amassed 101.35 team points. O’Gorman took first with a score of 143.15. WHS will host an east vs. west meet featuring the old Greater Dakota Conference teams Saturday at Noon.
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A profile of WHS students
Editor’s note: The Warrior Q & A is a Sports weekly profile of Warrior students with the goal of helping members of the WHS community come to know each other better. Subjects are chosen by the Student/ Activity Leader of the Month Committee at WHS. Assembled by Chloe Goodhope
Monday, Feb. 3, 2014 Ryan Neuman
Freshman Student of the Month •What activities are you involved in at WHS? I am involved in SALSA volunteer club, HYPE, Renaissance Committee, Melodia, Ambassadors Club and FCA and play volleyball at WHS. •What are your plans/dreams for the future? I have aspirations to become either a pediatrician or a neonatologist. •What is your favorite class this semester? Geometry. I love doing math and my teacher makes it really fun. •What is your message to the readers of the NOW? Always try your best and be involved around WHS.
Freshman Student of the Month •What activities are you involved in at WHS? I am involved in
debate at WHS. •What are your plans/dreams for the future? I want to get a scholarship and attend a good college. •What is your favorite class this semester? I am enjoying Theater I, because it is easy for me and fun. •What is your message to the readers of the NOW? Try your best in everything you do. •What inspires you? I am inspired by my family. They are always encouraging of everything I do.
Bruno Mars saves snoozer of Super Bowl
There are three components that make for a wellrounded Super Bowl—an exciting game, hilarious commercials and an amazing halftime show. Quite frankly, last night’s match-up disappointed. I had to wake up fellow senior Ellie Hear me. . . Benson in the third quarter because she was dozing off, and I Anna Kate Nieman couldn’t even make myself watch the end because it was so boring. The commercials were sub-par. I’m no animal lover, so when the most talked about advertisement featured a puppy and a horse, you
could say I was a little disappointed. Luckily, Bruno Mars came to the rescue and made sure the game wasn’t a total failure. With big shoes to fill after Queen B’s show in 2013, Bruno stepped up to the plate and did not disappoint. His perfect combination of singing, dancing and good looks showcased what a total heart throb he is. He completely outshined the Red Hot Chilli Peppers and stole the show. This performance will be added to the list of memorable Super Bowl halftimes that includes U2’s tribute to the victims of 9-11 in 2002 and Janet Jackson’s “costume malfunction” in 2004. Hopefully, next year Katy Perry will be in the lineup so that three of my favorite artists can consecutively rock the Super Bowl stage. Senior Anna Kate Nieman thinks R.H.C.P. should have kept their shirts on.
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Seahawks beat down Broncos By Meg Jones Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (MCT) EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — They shut down Peyton Manning and shut up their critics. And then, in the happy celebration of the Seahawks’ first Super Bowl title in their 38-year history, defensive end Red Bryant stood up in the locker room and issued a challenge to everyone within earshot. “This team has got to go down as one of the best defenses of all time,” Bryant yelled after Seattle’s 43-8 victory over the Denver Broncos on Sunday at MetLife Stadium. “It’s got to. And the best thing about it is they called us misfits, overachievers, said that nobody wanted us. But now we’re the best.” That they are, this merry collection of players, many of whom were lowround draft choices and undrafted free agents and now they can call themselves the best in the world. They dominated on defense, matching Denver’s record-setting offense on their own, 8-8, and holding the Broncos scoreless until the last play of the third quarter. Some Seattle players were disappointed they didn’t pitch the first shutout in Super Bowl history. And if anyone else was surprised it was so easy, the Seahawks weren’t, living up to every expectation they had brazenly heaped on themselves. “I’m trying to be nice about it,” said receiver Golden Tate, “but we know that we have a special group of guys. . . . At the end of the day we want to play us, and do us, and if the opposition shows up to play it’ll be a good game. If not, we will run you out of the stadium. And there’s not a better stage to do this on. A lot of people had the Broncos dominating us and that wasn’t the case.” And when it was over, Seattle had its first championship in one of the four major professional sports leagues since the nowdeparted SuperSonics captured the NBA title in 1979.