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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Happening Now •Band and Chorus: Region II Large Group Contest all day at Brandon Valley High School

Lunch Time at WHS •Today’s lunch: Spicy chicken strips •À la carte lines: Cheese lasagna, chili cheese wrap, baked potato bar, chef salad, sandwiches

Vol. 19 • No. 141

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

By Aveen Aware and AJ Breck arrior varsity track team members ran well at their first outdoor track meet of the season, the East Invitational, Tuesday at Sioux City, Iowa, East. Overall, the boys took first with a score of 115 and the girls took second with a score of 104.3. Yankton won the girls event and took second in the boys. Sioux City East, North and West also participated in the event. For the boys, freshman Ethan McKinney took first in the 200 meter dash with a time of :23.72, senior Jacob Green first in the 800 with a time of 2:02.78 and senior Zac Freese first in the 110 hurdles with a time of :16.64. The boys also took first in the 4x400, 4x800, 4x200 and


Other Reminders

Co-Editors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kate Simko and Kassidy Kruger Assistant Editor . . . . . . . . . . . Lexus Paulson Staff: Aveen Aware, A.J. Breck, Lauren Brudigan, Noah Weber Editor-in-chief . . . . . . . . . Chloe Goodhope Managing Editor . . . . . . Anna Kate Nieman Adviser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jason Lueth

Clearing Breezy, not as warm High 63°

Boys take first, girls second at East Invitational

•SALSA: Volunteer service club will meet at 3:15 p.m. today in C-111. •Junior State of America: Members will meet at 7:25 a.m. Thursday in A-124. •Chemistry Club: Members will meet at 3:15 Thursday in A-217. •Words of Life: Members will meet at 7:30 a.m. Friday in A-159.

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Track teams do well in first outdoor meet of season

Group Meetings

•Seniors: Buy your after-graduation Senior Class Party ticket by Friday and be entered in a drawing for a partial refund on your ticket cost. •Prom: Tickets for the April 26 dance will be sold during lunch periods today-Friday in the commons—$15. •Students: Any transcripts ordered from the registrar must be picked up. They will not be mailed for you. •WHS Library: Day is Saturday at Barnes & Noble—use school code 11287604 at checkout. •Students: Check the perfect attendance list in the administration office window for accuracy.

Sunny Breezy, hot High 81°

Thunderstorms Low 44°

Photo by Hannah Nieman JUMP—Freshman Emily VanBockern takes a long jump. She finished fifth with a leap of 15’1”.

the 4x110 shuttle hurdle relay. For the girls, senior Michaela Mayer took first in discus and shot put and the 4x400 and the 4x800 relay teams won. Senior Peyton VandeBrake also took third overall in the 200 meter dash with a time of :27.62, sophomore Erin Thompson second in the 400 with a time of 1:01.32 and freshman Kelsey Kearney second in the 800 with a time of 2:25.23. Head coach Everett Gebhart said he is proud of his team’s performance. “We did well for our first outdoor meet,” Gebhart said. “I saw great things on both the girls and boys side.” The team will head to Brandon on Saturday for the Brandon Valley Invitational and the JV team will head to Lincoln Thursday.

WHS connections do well in election Former tennis coach, teacher each win races Tuesday By Lauren Brudigan Two local politicians with WHS connections easily won their elections in city voting Tuesday in Sioux Falls. Mike Huether, a WHS parent who helped coach the Warrior tennis team prior to election, was elected to a second term as mayor with 56 percent of the vote. Rick Kiley, a retired science teacher from WHS, was elected to the city council from the southeast district in his first city race with 65 percent of the votes cast.


In the school board race, Doug Morrison was returned to his seat, defeating Roger Russell, also with 56 percent. In ballot measures, several issues were settled. In closelywatched races, voters approved the use of snowgates, approved the re-zoning of land for a new southeast Walmart, and turned down the option of an outdoor pool at Spellerberg Park, clearing the way for the city to build a new indoor pool complex on the site of the current aging pool at Western Avenue and 26th Street.

STILL MAYOR—Mike Huether, who helped coach the Warrior tennis team at one time, was re-elected to a second term as mayor Tuesday.

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Two more spring sports open seasons Boys tennis team falls to O’Gorman, baseball team drops two to Yankton Boys Tennis

By Kassidy Kruger and Lexus Paulson Varsity boys tennis team members served up a new season Tuesday at WHS, falling to O’Gorman 8-1. Freshman Elliot Hartwig was the only Warrior winner, 6-2, 6-2. Senior Kyle McKee also put up a fight, losing after splitting sets 4-6, 6-0, 6-3. Junior Nate Ackert said he feels there is room for improvement. “Everyone played pretty well yester-

day and we lost a lot of close matches,” Ackert said. “As a team, we were a little disappointed with the outcome. But as the season goes on, we’ll figure out ways to come out on top.” The Warriors will next be in action Monday at Lincoln High School.


By Lauren Brudigan and Kate Simko The varsity baseball team saw their first action of the season Tuesday against the Yankton Bucks at

Harmodon Park, falling in both games of a doubleheader 12-4 and 8-2. In the first inning of the first game senior Justin Miller scored off a double by senior Cason Heier, who was 2-3 with an RBI. Miller was 1-2 with two runs scored and two stolen bases. Coach Chris Janish was proud of his team, overall. “This was a great start to our season,” Janish said. “The attitude, effort and enthusiasm of the team was great.”

Don’t let up yet—lots of excitement is left! Warriors, with around a month of school left, it’s safe to say we are all ready for school to be over with. If you are counting, there are 25 actual school days left, counting today. That’s right, less than a month’s worth of days before I become a senior, and I am planning to make the most of them. Hear me. . . First, I will enjoy Warrior Olympics, which will begin next Lexus Paulson week. For those of you who don’t know, Warrior Olympics is a very intense week and a half of different competitions, before one team is finally crowned champion at HonorFest in May. I have the utmost confidence in my all-girl team, and believe that we will be the first to take down the “Staff Infection” (the teacher’s team).


Prom will follow the main-run of Warrior Olympics April 26, which I think every senior is looking forward to. I, myself, am also looking forward to prom this year, as I will finally have the opportunity to attend! After prom is over, it will be time for Beach Bash week. That means it is time once again to dig out all of the crazy clothes in your closets and go all out on each of the dressup days during the week. The end of the week will conclude with HonorFest and the Beach Bash variety show! I am especially looking forward to seeing juniors Mical Johnson and Jack Nachtigal perform once again. With it being so close to summer, it is very easy to just give up on these last few weeks of school. However, with all these exciting things to look forward to, we should all be able to survive and have a fun time doing it. Just try and make the most of your last weeks at WHS before summer—and don’t blow your semester tests! Junior Lexus Paulson is looking forward to senior year.

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Kids don’t eat extra fruit, veggies By Teresa Watanabe Los Angeles Times (MCT) Under federal school meal rules finalized in 2012 students must take at least three items — including one fruit or vegetable — even if they don’t want them. Otherwise, the federal government won’t reimburse school districts for the meals.

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Many nutrition and health experts cite studies that show repeated exposure to fruits and vegetables eventually leads children to eat more of them. That, in turn, will help prevent obesity and related maladies, says William J. McCarthy, a UCLA professor of health policy and management. The extra produce costs school districts $5.4 million a day, with $3.8 million of that being tossed in the trash, according to national estimates based on a 2013 study of 15 Utah schools by researchers with Cornell University and Brigham Young University. Other studies also have found significant waste, including 40 percent of all the lunches served in four Boston schools. In L.A. Unified, a forthcoming study of four middle schools has confirmed substantial waste and “significant student aversion to even selecting a fruit or vegetable serving,” according to McCarthy, who cowrote it. He declined to provide further details until the study is published. The cost of wasted food “is a small investment for permanently enlarging our children’s receptivity to the foods most likely to prolong their lives and minimize their risk of the major chronic diseases that kill Americans,” McCarthy said in an email.

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