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Thursday, May 17, 2018

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Happening NOW •Boys Tennis: State Meet 9 a.m. today through Saturday in Rapid City •Girls Golf: Varsity Invitational 10 a.m. at Brookings Country Club; JV Metro Meet 3 p.m. at Hidden Valley Golf Course in Brandon •Baseball: JV vs. Lincoln 5 p.m.; varsity vs. O’Gorman 7 p.m.—both at Harmodon Park •Volleyball: Open gym 5:30 p.m. in main gym •Boys Basketball: Open gym 6:15 a.m. Friday in main gym

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

AP Testing •Today: World History 7:45 a.m.; Statistics 11:45 a.m. •Friday: Human Geography 7:45 a.m.

Group Meetings •Warriors Read Together: Will meet today as usual. •Quiz Bowl: team members will meet at 3:10 p.m. today in A-136. •SMASH Book Club: Members will meet to discuss “An Ember in the Ashes” during lunch periods Friday in the library. Members should see librarian Kerri Smith in the library if they cannot attend. NOW Thursday Staff

Co-Editors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rachel Boer and Alyse Dockter Assistant Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sadie Goodhope Reporters . . . Brock Wulf and Mariah Jones Co-Editors-in-Chief . . . . . . . . Madi Forseth and Libby Nachtigal 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

Vol. 23 • No. 151

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Athletes take final opportunity to qualify for state at last track meet Last Chance event final outing for team before state May 25-26 By Nathan Rietz and Logan Uttecht arrior varsity track and field athletes competed in their final regular season meet Tuesday, the Last Chance Qualifier at Howard Wood Field. At the event, athletes not only raced, jumped, and threw for first place, but also in the final attempt to achieve the standard necessary to qualify for the State AA Track Meet May 25-26 out west. Final determinations of qualifiers will be released early next week. Coach Shane Reilly said he was pleased with the team Tuesday. “The meet went really well,” Reilly said. “We had a lot of people improve their performances and we have made a lot of progress over the season.” Several Warriors finished well at the meet, including sophomore Laura Petterson who placed fourth in the 100 meter dash and sixth in the 200 dash. Petterson said she is anxious for the State AA Meet. “We are all really excited to see how we do at the state meet,” Petterson said. “We have been working hard to improve our results.” In other events for the girls, senior Carlie


Kray placed third in the 1,600 run. Freshman Ella Kolb and sophomore Sydney Lather placed second and third in the 3,200 run. On the field, sophomore Phekran Kong placed second in the girls high jump and junior Jenna Sayler placed fourth in the shot put. For the Warrior boys, junior Zaki Ladu placed third in the 200 dash, and said he is excited to show what he can do at the state meet. “We have been grinding hard in practice and we are ready to compete at the state meet,” Ladu said. Junior Nate Freese placed fourth in the 100 meter dash, with sophomore Jamie Thomas finishing fifth. Junior Tyler Milliron finished fourth in the 400 dash. Senior Bonhuer Mvuykure took first in the 800 run. Senior Ayub Mohamud and sophomore Merci Bita captured third and fourth places in the 3,200 run. Freese also placed fifth in the 300 hurdles. On the field for the boys, senior Shiloh Flanagan placed third in the high jump. The State AA Meet will take place on May 25 at Woodle Field in Sturgis, then move to O’Harra Stadium in Rapid City for some finals and other events May 26.

State tennis tournament begins today out west By Sidney Kennedy and Madelyn Moravec Varsity boys tennis team members will compete in their state meet beginning at 8 a.m. today Mountain Time with the first and second rounds at Sioux Park and the Parkview Tennis Complex in Rapid City. Play will continue through Saturday, with the championship finals beginning at 10:15 a.m. Saturday at Sioux Park. In the event of rain, play will move to the Tennis Center of the Black Hills and the Arrowhead Country Club. An unpleasant forecast calls for a chance of rain each day in


Rapid City with a high today of 83 and a high Saturday of only 52 with gusty winds. Coach Jillian Hurley said the team is used to unpleasant weather this season, and she knows they will make the most of the tournament, no matter where it is played. “I am looking forward to a great weekend and hope that everything goes well and we all have fun,” Hurley enthused. Freshman Chris Harris, who plays No. 2 singles and No. 1 doubles for the Warriors, said he is in a good position as the tournament begins today. He and junior Tory Shafer are

the fourth-seed in doubles and will get a first-round bye, as will the Warriors in the top three singles flights, as they are top 10 seeds. “It should be a fun time,” Harris said. “Hopefully, I can help our team compete well. If one of us gets injured, we have the best subs in the state.” Junior Jacob R. Smith is one of those reserves for the Warriors, and said he is excited for the weekend trip to Rapid City. “It should be a good, fun time,” Smith said. “It’s going to be a good competition and I hope everyone competes well.”

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Warriors take honors at Argus Leader Sports Awards By Mariah Jones and Alyse Dockter Two dynasty Warrior programs were honored at the Argus Leader Sports Awards Wednesday at the Pentagon as the three-time State 11AAA Warrior football team earned the Team of the Year honor and the three-time defending state champion competition dance team was named the Dance Team of the Year. Seniors Seth Benson, Will Farniok and Brock Walker, members of the Warrior football team, have all signed with Division 1 programs for next season.

Walker said he was proud of the outcome. “It was such an honor to have our team win the prestigious award,” Walker said. “Without our coaches, families and student section, we wouldn’t be where we are today.” The three All-State seniors from the dance team are Alyse Dockter, Sierra Nelson and Kinsey Strom. Senior Tyler Breck also won the “I am Sport” Award, given to an athlete who is committed to giving back to the community and passionate about helping kids.

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“At Augustana, you learn so much more than the course material. You learn from the experiences of your professors and peers who come from uniquely diverse backgrounds, you learn about things outside of your field that are interesting and are able to make connections to other things you are studying, and you are challenged to learn about yourself. In my experience, the learning environment at Augustana has been phenomenal, and the challenges rewarding.”

Jillian Stamp

WHS Class of 2017 • AU Class of 2021

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Thursday, May 17, 2018

Plan ahead to make open house visits a pleasant time

Death of voicemail looms ahead

As the school year nears its end, many graduating seniors are hosting open houses for family and friends. It is a time to celebrate Warriors who are leaving high school with a diploma and a plan for the next chapter of their lives. Many seniors, myself included, have been preparing for these events for some time in hopes of organizing our visits to multiple friends’ open houses on the same weekend or even on the same day. Now, as those weekends are upon us, I would like to offer tips based on what I have learned about how to navigate through a long list of graduation parties. Being handed a graduation Hear me. . . party invitation is unavoidable during school hours this time Sadie Goodhope of year. Tip No. 1: just because you receive an invite, it does not make you obligated to attend. Only make an appearance if you truly want to, or if you know your visit would be appreciated by the host. This not only slims down your list of parties to attend, but also creates more time for you to get to each one. Next, after you have chosen the open houses you want to attend, plan out the order you will visit each one. This will help you make it to each within a limited amount of time while also giving you time to enjoy each one. This leads to my third tip, which is to not stay too long at any one open house. This allows for a less crowded venue at each and makes your visits more efficient. If you follow these three tips, you should be relatively stress free while attending your friends’ graduation celebrations and enjoying good food and good company. Senior Sadie Goodhope is currently working on her plan for June 1 and 2.

By Ethan Baron The Mercury News (TNS) Don’t wait for the beep—voicemail is going the way of the dinosaurs. Although phonemessage technology has advanced steadily from cassette recorders attached to landlines to services offered by phone companies to cloud-based message storage for mobile devices, it’s now running up against a changing American society that places increasing value on saving every possible moment of time.

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Technology Watch With the prevalence of mobile phones, texting, chat apps and email, voicemail just isn’t what it used to be. “Let’s say I get a phone call from my brother,” said Nora Lara, a 50-year-old employee at Santa Clara County Superior Court, who is no fan of voicemail and prefers texting to talking on the phone. “I’ll ignore it. And then he’ll text me. When people leave me voice messages, I just delete them without even checking. If they want to get hold of me, they can text me.” But not every social revolution results in positive change. “I’m not sure we’re moving toward more efficiency,” Mary Jane Copps, a Canada-based phone-communication consultant, said. “We’ve been seduced by text communication. It makes us feel more efficient because we can finish our part of the conversation. We’ve developed a discomfort with conversation.”

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Sioux Falls, SD, Washington High School daily student newspaper for Thursday, May 17, 2018

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Sioux Falls, SD, Washington High School daily student newspaper for Thursday, May 17, 2018