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Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014

Happening Now •Band: Palace City Jazz Band Festival all day today in Mitchell; Symphonic Band at Brookings Friday •Basketball: Boys vs. Brookings today at WHS—JV and freshmen 4 p.m., sophomores 5:30 p.m., varsity 7 p.m.; boys and girls at Rapid City Central 4 p.m. Friday and at Stevens 10 a.m. Saturday; freshman boys vs. Sioux City, Iowa, East 10 a.m. Saturday at WHS •In-Service: Schedule Wednesday at WHS— school day is 7:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; no school Thursday-Monday—classes resume 8:30 a.m. Feb. 18 •Wrestling: Varsity 5 p.m. Thursday at Harrisburg; JV at Brookings 9 a.m. Saturday •Debate: Rushmore Challenge Friday and Saturday at Harrisburg •Bowling: Howie Kolhoff Invitational 9 a.m. Monday at Eastway Bowl

Lunch Time at WHS •Today’s lunch: Chili dog •A la carte lines: Pasta, beef fajita, baked potato bar, chef salad, sandwiches

Group Meetings •National Honor Society: Potential new members who did not attend this morning’s meeting will meet at 3:15 p.m. today in A-211 to learn about the organization and application process. •Audition: For the next play “Bag Dancing” at 3:15 p.m. today in the Little Theatre. No previous experience is required. See director Fred Reiner in A-136 for details. •Quiz Bowl: Team members will meet at 3:15 p.m. today in A-159. •Green Club: Members should gather to help with the fund-raiser at 3:15 p.m. today in A-209. NOW Tuesday Staff Co-Editors . . . . . . . . . . . . Makenzie Huber and Adam Gacke Assistant Editors . . . . . . . . . Jamie Withorne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .and Kelsey Knecht Staff: Miranda Rios, Zac Lupica, Quintin Brady, Lizzy Pirrung, Tia Nath, Alison Rollag, Tyler Versluys Editor-in-Chief . . . . . . . . . Chloe Goodhope Managing Editor . . . . . . Anna Kate Nieman Adviser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jason Lueth The News of Washington is a publication of the Orange & Black Staff Washington High School–Sioux Falls, S.D. Some material courtesy of American Society of Newspaper Editors/ MCT Campus High School Newspaper Service

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Three WHS actors earn honors at State One-Act Play Festival Spalding, Fernandez, Megosha recognized for roles in ‘Doctors’ By Makenzie Huber arrior drama students took their talents to the Brandon Valley Performing Arts Center in Brandon Friday to compete in the State One-Act Play Festival. WHS performed the comedy-farce “Too Many Doctors” and took home superior performer awards Saturday for junior Cierra Spalding and sophomores Rosa Fernandez and Miliyna Megosha. Megosha said the performance went well. “Even though we didn’t (take a superior rating), a lot of people told us that we had a great performance,” Megosha said. “We learned a lot from watching the other plays. We learned how to look at the performance and know what to do in the future.” Director Micki DeCurtins also said she is proud of her cast members and crew. “We had a wonderful time at the SDHSAA State One Act Festival,” DeCurtins said. “We


Photo by Micki DeCurtins DOCTORS—Cast members (standing, from left) senior Jayson Chapman, juniors Cierra Spalding and Tayler Lenz, sophomore Rosa Fernandez, senior Brandon Holt-Clark, (on floor) freshman Joseph Gerry and sophomore Miliyna Megosha perform “Too Many Doctors” Wednesday at WHS. are all looking forward to next year’s One Act Festival already!”

Warrior boys host Brookings on Senior Night By Miranda Rios and Tyler Versluys Varsity boys basketball team members will continue their season tonight as they host the Brookings Bobcats following a 58-56 overtime loss to the Tigers Saturday in Marshall, Minn. The boys (9-6) are rated fifth in the most recent poll,

out today, and seeded first in District 2 as the post-season approaches. Tonight will also be Senior Night at WHS, a special night dedicated to showing appreciation towards the senior boys for their contributions to the team over the years. Six senior players will be recognized, including Clay Flolo, Brett Stanley,

Iyasu Woche, Kevin Nelson, Amanuel Beyene and Austin Heins. Flolo said he feels that this game will be a good challenge on Senior Night. “We’ve had a good practice and we’re looking to come off of it with a win,” Flolo said. The team will visit the Rapid City teams this weekend.

Bowlers sweep Vermillion, host event Monday By Tia Nath and Zac Lupica Warrior bowling team members swept the Vermillion Tanagers Friday at Eastway Bowl. The varsity boys won 6-8. Sophomore Aaron Johnson led the team with a score

of 231 and took high series with 613. The varsity girls won 7-8. Senior Ashley Thorne bowled a teamhigh 201 and had high series with a 528. The JV boys won 4-4. The JV girls were unopposed. Coach Troy Duffy


said he was proud. “I’m glad we could walk away with the win, bowling average on Friday,” Duffy said. “That doesn’t happen often. I don’t see us having any problem winning out the rest of the season.” WHS will host

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the first-ever Howie Kolhoff Invitational, honoring the team’s recently-deceased former coach, at 9 a.m Monday at Eastway. The team will then bowl in the High School State Bowling Tournament Feb. 28 in Brookings. All WHS News


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Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014

A Junior State of America. . .

WHS students start nonpartisan government involvement group

By Adam Gacke Not too many high school students get involved in politics, and even fewer in a nonpartisan way. But the opposite is true for students in the latest student-organized group at WHS, Junior State of America (JSA). Nationally, JSA is the largest student-run organization in the country, and junior Connor Schneider decided it was time for WHS to have its own chapter. “The goal of the JSA is to spread political awareness around the high school campus,” Schneider, the group’s president, said. “We do this by having discussions in the meeting, but we haven’t quite spread out yet.” The group is nonpartisan, so anyone who is interested in current affairs, regardless of political affiliation, is welcome to join. The group meets every-other Thursday after school in teacher Jamie Van Sloten’s room, A-124. Last Thursday, the JSA had guest speaker Brett Hoffman, a staff assistant to South Dakota senaFeature tor Tim Johnson, speak to the club. Hoffman told the club several things, such as how he went to Arizona State University for an English major and how he got into politics. Hoffman also told the group about what Sen. Johnson does in Washington, D.C., and about key recent accomplishments, like getting the farm bill passed. But most importantly, Hoffman informed the JSA about how to break into the world of a political career. His main two ideas were to get a political internship in college and just calling a political office and asking if they have any jobs available. Hoffman said campaigns are “always looking for halfway competent people who know even a little about politics.”

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Photo courtesy Connor Schneider GET INVOLVED—Founders and leaders of the Junior State of America group at WHS include (from left) sophomore Reilly Schneider, treasurer; junior Andy Heck, moderator; junior Cassidy Skorczewski, secretary; junior Connor Schneider, president; junior John Kuhn, speech coordinator and sophomore Michael Hauschildt, moderator. Not pictured, junior Radovon Mircovic, vice president. Schneider said he believes the presentation was very beneficial to the group. “It was a really great learning opportunity for us,” Schneider said. “Everyone learned more, and was really excited. I know a few members will take it to heart.” The JSA plans to continue the idea of having those involved with politics speak to the group. “We are planning on having senatorial candidate Rick Weiland come in to speak,” Schneider said of short term plans for JSA.

Shirley Temple dies at 85 By Rebecca Keegan Los Angeles Times (MCT) SAN FRANCISCO —Shirley Temple, the dimpled, curly-haired child star who sang, danced, sobbed and grinned her way into the hearts of Depressionera moviegoers, died Monday evening, according to publicist Cheryl Kagan. She was 85. Temple, known in private life as Shirley Temple Black, died at her home near San Francisco. She was surrounded by family members and caregivers, Kagan said. “We salute her for a life of remarkable achievements as an actor, as a diplomat, and most importantly as our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and adored wife for fifty-five years of the late and much missed Charles Alden Black,” a family statement said. A talented and ultra-adorable entertainer, Shirley Temple was America’s top box-office draw from 1935 to 1938, a record no other child star has come near. She beat out such grown-ups as Clark Gable, Bing Crosby, Robert Taylor, Gary Cooper and Joan Crawford. In 1999, the American Film Institute ranking of the top 50 screen legends ranked Temple at No. 18 among the 25 actresses. She appeared in scores of movies and kept children singing “On the Good Ship Lollipop” for generations. Temple retired from films at 21. She raised a family and later became active in politics and held several diplomatic posts in Republican administrations, including ambassador to Czechoslovakia during the historic collapse of communism.

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Sioux Falls, SD, Washington High School daily student newspaper for Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014

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