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Friday, March 9, 2018

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Happening NOW •Best of Show: Middle school show choir competition 5:30-9:30 p.m. tonight in auditorium; high school show choir competition 9:50 a.m.10:30 p.m. Saturday in gym; jazz choir competition 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday in auditorium

Lunch Time at WHS •Today’s lunch: Fish fillet sandwich, seasoned fries, carrots •À la carte lines: French bread pizza, chicken fajita, baked potato bar, chef salad, sandwiches

Group Meetings •Fellowship of Christian Athletes: Members will meet at 7 p.m. Sunday at 1304 N. Pikes Peak Circle. •Boys Tennis: Team members will meet after school Monday in A-139. •Show Choir: Auditions for 2018-19 will be from 6-9:30 p.m. Monday in the auxiliary gym. Audition materials are available on the chorus website at •Wrestling: Year-end banquet will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the commons. •Spanish Club: Members will meet at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday in A-154. •Audition: For the next play, the Agatha Christie murder mystery “And then There Were None,” at 3:15 p.m. Wednesday in the Little Theatre. See director Fred Reiner in A-136 for audition forms. NOW Friday Staff

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Groups from four states attend Best of Show at WHS Show, jazz choir contest begins tonight, continues Saturday By Emily Stegenga and Madeline Auvenshine HS will be a musical place after school today and all day Saturday as the annual Best of Show show and jazz choir competition takes over the building. Tonight, middle school show choirs will compete in the auditorium beginning with an exhibition by WHS’s JV show choir Stage Lights at 5:30 p.m., then featuring six middle school show choirs and ending with an exhibition performed by WHS’s varsity show choir Classic Connection around 9 p.m. tonight, followed by awards. On Saturday, high school show choirs will perform on a special stage set up in the gym, and jazz choirs will compete in the auditorium all day. Concessions are served all day in the commons and classrooms will be used as dressing rooms for the many schools attending. Director Jeff Spencer said it will be a huge event involving many parent volunteers. “We have more schools participating than


previous years,” Spencer said. “We will have 17 high school show choir, seven middle school show choir and 11 jazz choir performances in two days. We have groups coming to Best of Show from four different states.” While WHS groups are not eligible for awards, as they are hosting the event, they will perform in exhibition on both days. Sophomore Blake Anderson said he has been looking forward to the event at WHS all season long. “I am really excited to see all the talent that will be here at WHS,” Anderson said. “It should be really fun to show off our performance, regardless of competing or not!” Admission to Best of Show is $5 for the middle school competition tonight in the auditorium. On Saturday, general admission for all events is $15 for adults and $10 for students and senior citizens. Admission to the jazz choir competition only in the auditorium Saturday is $5 for everyone.

Warriors compete at state contest By Kinsey Strom and Lauren Olson Warrior debate team members competed in the Debate and Individual Events State Tournament March 2-3 at Watertown High School. At the event, seniors Izzy Curry and Izzie Osorio were semi-finalists in Policy Debate. Curry said she was satisfied with the event. “I’m proud of how we did at the state event,” Curry said. “Getting to semifinals was an eventful and exciting way to end my senior year debate career in South Dakota. I enjoyed seeing all my friends and being able to do so well.” Osorio also took second place in Domestic


Extemporaneous Speaking and sophomore Trenity Rosenberg and junior Nora White were octofinalists in Policy Debate. Debate coach Travis Dahle said he was impressed. “Overall, I was happy to see Izzy (Curry) and Izzie (Osorio) do well, and to have Izzie (Osorio) make the top two in extemp for the second year in a row,” Dahle said. “It was great to see.” Aberdeen Central took the overall Sweepstakes Award at the event. Curry and Osorio earlier qualified for the National Speech and Debate Tournament, to be held this year June 17-22 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Photo by Travis Dahle MAKE A STATEMENT— Seniors Izzie Osorio (left) and Izzy Curry at state.

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Celebrate Quinncidence on Monday Ever since I can remember, I’ve been a story teller. If you’ve ever been in one of my classes, you have witnessed this. The best stories are the ones that feel like all hope is lost, where there is so much to overcome and yet the character perseveres. I hope that’s what you take away from my story. My husband and I had our Hear me. . . first child March 12, 2012—a beautiful baby girl named Alison Terhorst Quinn. On July 21, 2012, just shy of 5 months old, our daughter passed away of SIDS. SIDS stands for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and really could just be called IDK for infant death. There was no rhyme or reason, and it all just felt so random and senseless. It was the part of my story where my world went dark. When March 12, 2013, came around I was scared to death to face the day. But I was more scared that my daughter’s memory would be lost, that years from now, no one would know who Quinn Terhorst was. It was also

where my story started to take a turn, the part where the main character decides to rise above the tragedy and make beauty from the ashes. My husband and I therefore decided that in order to honor the life of our daughter, on her birthday every year we would do random acts of kindness for others and take the money we would’ve spent on her and bless others. That way every year someone’s life would be better because my daughter lived. We called this day “Celebrate Quinncidence,” believing that nothing is random. Every year the students and staff at WHS have joined us and showed a beautiful display of kindness in honor of my daughter. This year we would be honored if you joined us Monday on what would have been Quinn’s sixth birthday in doing random acts of kindness for everyone. My other hope is that you would take away a lesson from this—that no matter how hard life gets, you have a choice to rise above. That Washington High School would become a school of overcomers, making beauty out of the ashes life gives us. So please join me in celebrating Quinncidence Monday. Teacher Alison Terhorst wants you to always remember Quinn. REMEMBER— (Left)The Terhorst family poses for a picture and (right) Quinn smiles for the camera in the happy days of her short life. Quinn will be remembered DG-6102 sioux-falls-graduation-55x5.qxp_Sioux Falls Graduation ad 2/3/16 1:39 PM Page 1 Monday.

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Astro pee could be put to use soon By Kathiann Kowalski Science News for Students (MCT) Washington, D.C. — Pee on a spaceship seems like a problem, not a solution. But someday astronauts’ urine could become food for genetically engineered yeast. And the breaths these space travelers exhale could be used to help those yeast cells work like tiny factories. They might churn out the ingredients used to make plastics. Or they could become the raw materials for nutrient supplements that keep astronauts healthy. Each might help humans survive on a trip to Mars or beyond.

Science Friday The International Space Station already recycles urine. Systems on the station remove nitrogen compounds and other chemicals. What emerges is clean water that astronauts then drink. Mark Blenner now wants to take that same nitrogen from urine and feed it to his yeast. Blenner is a chemical engineer at Clemson University in South Carolina. He talked about how pee could become plastic at the American Chemical Society’s 2017 fall national meeting in Washington, D.C. So far, researchers have done their experiments in the lab. Says Blenner, “The tricky part is: How do we do this in space?” Yeast needs carbon and nitrogen to live. That’s where recycled pee comes in. Urine has a nitrogen-rich ingredient called urea. Some researchers use urine to make fertilizer here on Earth. And Blenner has had luck growing yeast cells with urine. “They prefer it, actually, over other common nitrogen sources,” he says. His team wrote about using urea and urine to feed yeast in a paper that will appear in the March issue of Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology.

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Sioux Falls, SD, Washington High School daily student newspaper for Friday, March 9, 2018

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Sioux Falls, SD, Washington High School daily student newspaper for Friday, March 9, 2018