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Happening Now •Chorus: At University of South Dakota contest all day in Vermillion •Girls Basketball: End-of-season banquet 6 p.m. in commons

Lunch Time at WHS •Today’s lunch: Chili dog •À la carte lines: Pasta, soft taco, baked potato bar, chef salad, sandwiches

Group Meetings •Principal’s Advisory Council: Will meet at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday in E-112. •Prom Committee: Will meet at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday in A-253. •Chemistry Club: Will meet at 3:15 p.m. Thursday in A-217. New members are welcome. •Competition: Cheer and dance auditions for the 2014-15 teams are scheduled in upcoming days—dance 3:155:30 p.m. Monday-March 26 in the auxiliary gym and cheer 3:15-5 p.m. March 26 in the gymnastics room.

Other Reminders •Boys State Basketball Tournament: Pre-ordered tickets and t-shirts will be distributed during lunch hours and after school until 5:30 p.m. today in the commons. •Attend: The play “Bag Dancing” opening Thursday at 7 p.m. and continuing Friday, Saturday and March 24 and 25 in the Little Theatre. Tickets are $5 at the door. NOW Tuesday Staff Co-Editors . . . . . . . . . . . . Makenzie Huber and Adam Gacke Assistant Editors . . . . . . . . . Jamie Withorne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .and Kelsey Knecht Staff: Miranda Rios, Zac Lupica, 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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Football players hit weight room during winter months

‘Warrior Winter Survivor’ program helps players get strong By Tia Nath pping their potential, members of the 2014-15 Warrior football team recently wrapped-up the Warrior Winter Survivor Lifting Program on Feb. 28. A total of 52 athletes participated in the program designed to increase strength and endurance. Of those, 47 had an attendance of at least 80 percent or better, and 24 of those had 100 percent attendance. Players who achieved 80 percent or better earned t-shirts as a result. The program was designed to create excitement in the weight room as the lifters were divided into eight teams. These teams were made up of different grades, freshman-juniors, to create a cooperative, yet competitive, atmosphere. The teams then competed for different individual and team awards. The boys received awards that ranged from gift cards to Nike Dri-Fit shirts. The teams developed new relationships while becoming stronger physically. Sophomore Stephen Cordell, who participated in the program, said he was proud of the team’s leadership in making it successful.

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Photo by Makenzie Huber THAT’S HEAVEY, MAN!—Sophomore Stephen Cordell, a participant in the “Survivor” program, lifts recently in the WHS weight room. “Team lifting is something I personally enjoy,” Cordell said. “Being a part of this program has helped me build strength and leadership. It was a learning process, because I am a young buck and have a lot to learn.”

Leaders program allows earning of STI credit By Miranda Rios and Tyler Versluys In 2007 the Sioux Falls School District partnered with Smithfield Foods and introduced the Learners to Leaders program, a program allowing high school students who wanted to be the first-generation college students in their families the support needed to achieve that dream. The program gives these students the opportunity to earn both high school and postsecondary credit at the same time. Graduation for this year’s seniors in Learners to Leaders will be held on April 10. Learners to Leaders was first offered to students during the 2007-08 school year

and focused on two areas of study at Southeast Technical Institute (STI)—Business Administration and Computer Network Security. Since then, many more courses in multiple program areas have been offered at STI. Kim Herdina, the facilitator of Learners to Leaders and the instructor for the Academy of Finance at WHS, is proud of the students in the Learners to Leaders program. “I am very proud of the students for taking the initiative to challenge themselves during their senior year,” Herdina said. “Working with the Learners to Leaders students is a privilege and is also very rewarding.” At the end of the program,

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students involved in Learners to Leaders complete at least six courses at STI. Senior Alyssa Ahlschlager will have a full semester completed by the time she attends college in the fall and said she believes the program was a great way for her to get a head-start on the college process, and she encourages anyone who wants to get a free head start to join the program. “I learned what the college atmosphere is like,” Ahlschlager said. “The classes are more laid back in the program, and the teachers allow you more independence and responsibility in your studies. It was a good experience and will help me with my future.”

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UConn to open vs. Prairie View By John Altavilla The Hartford Courant (MCT) STORRS, Conn. — Since UConn wrapped up the American Athletic Conference championship on March 10, the Huskies have been doing their own thing at their own pace. The only confusing part of this postseason was trying to decipher where the NCAA Tournament selection committee would place UConn. The mystery is solved. The No. 1 Huskies (34-0) have been assigned to the Lincoln, Neb., regional and will open defense of their national championship against No. 16 Prairie View (14-17) on Sunday at Gampel Pavilion. “You don’t assume anything when you go into these things (the tournament),” Geno Auriemma said. “I felt all along we’d end up in Lincoln. And as it turns out, it’s probably the right choice. I thought the committee did a pretty good job. I never understood the talk that we might go to Louisville. I don’t know where that came from.” But for Auriemma, the big issue is always the path to what would be a ninth national title. And for UConn, it involves a possible Elite Eight game against No. 2 Duke, No. 3 Texas A&M or No. 4 Nebraska. UConn has already defeated Duke (27-6) this season, winning by 22 points at Cameron Indoor Stadium on Dec. 17. The Blue Devils have not defeated UConn since 2006, a string of seven straight defeats. The Huskies defeated Texas A&M in 2011 and 2012 by margins of 30 and 31 points. They haven’t played Nebraska since 1997.


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