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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Happening Now •Student Council: Brownie sundae sale to benefit Children’s Miracle Network during lunch periods in the commons •Dance: 2014-15 tryouts continue 3:15 p.m. in mini-gym and wrap-up Wednesday •Play: “Bag Dancing” ends run with final performance 7 p.m. tonight in Little Theatre—tickets $5

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Other Reminders •Spinsters Dance: Tickets will be sold today-Friday during lunch in the commons—dance set for 8:30 p.m. Saturday at The District. 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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Michaela Mayer wins shot put with toss of 42’6.25”

•Today’s lunch: Breaded chicken •À la carte lines: Pasta, beef fajita, baked potato bar, chef salad, sandwiches •Green Club: Members will meet at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday in A-209. •Competition Cheer: Try-outs for 2014-15 team 3:15 p.m. Wednesday in the gymnastics room. •Renaissance Committee: Members will meet at 7:30 a.m. Friday in the Little Theatre. •Sideline Cheer: Auditions for 2014-15 football and basketball will be held at 4 p.m. April 3 in the gym. Candidates must attend at least one practice from 3:15-5 p.m. April 1 and 3:15-4 p.m. April 3 to audition.


Warrior athletes open track season at indoor Lennon Meet

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Photo by Pam Green HAND OFF—Senior AJ Breck hands off to senior Jacob Green in the medley relay. WHS took fourth in the event. By Miranda Rios ooming around the track, members of the Warrior track teams opened their seasons at the Dan Lennon Invitational Monday at the DakotaDome in Vermillion. No team points were kept at the meet, as individuals and relays saw where they will stand in the early season. In the girls shot put, senior Michaela Mayer


took first place with a toss of 42-feet 6 and a quarter inch. Sophomore Sydney Arrington took fourth in the event with a toss of 37’ 0.5”. “I had a good start, but I hope to really get in and practice more so that I can get better throughout the year,” Mayer said of her throw. In the 400 meter run, junior Tanner Waddell took second with a time of :52.8 and sophomore Isaiah Feterl placed fourth with a time of :53.31. In the 60 hurdles, senior Zach Freese placed fifth with a time of :9.07. Freese is proud of how hard the WHS teams worked in the meet. “The meet was a good opportunity for us to see where we are,” Freese said. “I look forward to seeing our improvement as a team.” Coach Everett Gebhart also said he is proud of the WHS track team. “It went pretty well,” Gebhart said. “We’ve got a lot of young kids to go along with our veteran kids, and I think by the end of the year both the boys and girls will push to be with the top teams.” The next track meet is scheduled to be a triangular with Sioux City, Iowa, East and Yankton April 8 at East.

NHS members help feed hungry kids By Makenzie Huber Members of National Honor Society (NHS), an organization of high school upperclassmen accepted and recognized for their outstanding academic determination and their devotion to the community, recently gave their time to volunteer for a Kids Against Hunger event March 18. In an hour and a half, the members assembled 5,832 meals to feed the hungry around the world. Packages from Kids Against Hunger Photo by Allison Weeldreyer are distributed to over 60 FILL IT UP—Senior Olivia countries. The mission of the Mayasich adds rice to a Kids organization is to significantly Against Hunger bag. reduce the number of hungry


children in the United States and to feed starving children around the world. Senior Rachel Goetz, a student leader in NHS, said she believes volunteering is a powerful and beneficial act. “NHS has allowed me to volunteer in different situations,” Goetz said. “It’s cool that NHS leaves a positive impact in our school and community, and I enjoy being a part of the volunteer opportunities.” The National Honor Society is planning to be involved in other volunteer opportunities this year, including the Barnes and Nobles fundraiser for the WHS library on April 12.

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

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SALSA members have life-changing experience at Children’s Care School

By Adam Gacke Most of us go about our lives without ever giving a thought to the blessings of the ability to walk and talk without assistance. But for the children in the Austin Wing of the Children’s Care Hospital and School (CCHS) in Sioux Falls, these simple abilities can be a bigger obstacle to overcome than Mt. Everest. That’s where the Sherpas of the Serve and Learn Student Association Feature ( S A L S A ) group from WHS and the other city high schools came into the picture recently. On Feb. 24 Jennifer Abels, SALSA Coordinator for the Helpline Center, took 18 members of SALSA—including two from WHS—to CCHS to interact with the children. There, the group visited the Austin Wing of the facility, where the children are nonverbal and have very limited mobility. They were told to read to the children and interact with them, which Abels believes doesn’t always mean holding a conversation. “They learned that interacting doesn’t always mean talking,” Abels said. “That when a child would move their eyes to look at theirs or smile…that was interacting.” Junior Rochelle Ramharter, one of the WHS SALSA students who participated, enjoyed the experience. “With the group I was with, we played football and a few other games, watched movies and colored,” Ramharter said. “I enjoyed getting the chance to spend a little time

just hanging out with some very special, fun-loving kids!” Sophomore Samantha Halverson was the other SALSA member from WHS to attend the event. Abels said she is very proud of how the SALSA members responded to the challenge of the visit. “I was so impressed with how all the students stepped outside of their comfort zones and did what they could to give a few minutes of happiness to another person,” Abels said. “It was a challenging situation—the students all agreed it was awkward at first.” Abels said she believes that experiences like this are what we should strive toward as people. “I think that the care and compassion that the SALSA students extended was a small piece of what I dream and wish for as we interact as humans on this planet,” Abels said. “People taking time for each other like they did to brighten someone else’s life. It really was a beautiful thing.” In upcoming days, members of SALSA plan to volunteer at the Downtown Lions Club annual Pancake Day April 21 and 22 to help raise money for those with vision problems and other causes. On April 26, members will volunteer at the March for Babies, a fundraising event for the March of Dimes. All students are welcome and invited to join SALSA at any point during the school year. Described by Abels as one of the most meaningful, life changing clubs around. Upcoming meetings at WHS will be April 3 and May 1 at 3:15 p.m. in the orchestra room.

Factory fire kills 145 today in 1911 (MCT) In one of the darkest moments of America’s industrial history, the Triangle Shirtwaist Company factory in New York City burnt down, killing 145 workers, on this day in 1911.

Our History The tragedy led to the development of a series of laws and regulations that better protected the safety of factory workers. The Triangle factory, owned by Max Blanck and Isaac Harris, was located in the top three floors of the 10-story Asch Building in downtown Manhattan. It was a sweatshop in every sense of the word: a cramped space lined with work stations and packed with poor immigrant workers, mostly teenaged women who did not speak English. At the time of the fire, there were four elevators with access to the factory floors, but only one was fully operational and it could hold only 12 people at a time. There were two stairways down to the street, but one was locked from the outside to prevent theft by the workers and the other opened inward only. The fire escape, as all would come to see, was shoddily constructed, and could not support the weight of more than a few women at a time. On March 25, a Saturday afternoon, there were 600 workers at the factory when a fire broke out in a rag bin on the eighth floor. The fire was out within half an hour, but not before 49 workers had been killed by the fire, and another 100 or so were piled up dead in the elevator shaft or on the sidewalk. The workers’ union organized a march on April 5 to protest the conditions that led to the fire; it was attended by 80,000 people.

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Sioux Falls, SD, Washington High School daily student newspaper for Tuesday, March 25, 2014.