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Monday, Dec. 2, 2013
Happening Now •Band: East-Central Honor Band all day in Brookings •Boys Basketball: First day of practice •Gymnastics: vs. Yankton and Mitchell 6:30 p.m. at Yankton High School •Booster Club: Monthly meeting 7 p.m. in library
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Sivertson, Goetz win ‘People’s Choice’ awards
•Today’s lunch: Foot-long hot dog •A la carte lines: Pepperoni pizza, taco fixings, baked potato bar, chef salad, sandwiches
Group Meetings •All Juniors: Will meet in the auditorium during reading period Tuesday to learn about the “Learners to Leaders” program. •WHS Library: Will be closed during lunch periods Tuesday. •Seniors: Yearbook professional photographer photo submissions are due by Dec. 13—drop off in the student services office or yearbook room, A-133. •Winter Formal: Tickets will be sold Tuesday-Friday during lunch in the commons for $10. Prices will increase to $15 at the door. The dance is set for 8-11 p.m. Saturday in the commons. Outside dates (high school-age 20) must be signed up when buying tickets. Songs may also be requested at that time. NOW Monday Staff
Co-Editors . . . . . . . Chris Vroman and Lizzie Spier Assistant Editors . . . . . . . . . Connor Schneider Staff: Samantha Small, Tad Brakke, Mason Jones, Matt Schievelbein, Matt Rehurek 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
Rain changing to snow High 37°
‘No Shave November’ fund-raiser wraps up
Lunch Time at WHS
Cloudy early Slowly clearing High 49°
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Photo by Anna Kate Nieman CLEAN CUT LEADER—Principal Jamie Nold, winner of the “Boy Scout Beard” award, displays his prize Tuesday in his office. By Matt Schievelbein, Connor Schneider and Lizzie Spier ith December here, “No Shave November” has come to an end, and winners have been chosen. Participants were judged Nov. 25 after school to determine the best beards in a number of categories. Best “Can’t Shave It” Full Beard went to staff member Scott Guse for his signa-
ture beard. Best “Clean Shaven” Full Beard was won by teacher Duane Boer for his impressive growth from a clean shaven face at the beginning of the month. Principal Jamie Nold received the Boy Scout Beard for the most awkward growth patches. Fussiest Peach went to sophomore Jared Fox for having the faintest beard from the month. Assistant Principal Dan Conrad was happy to participate, despite not winning an award. “Anything we can do during the winter months to get kids involved is what it is all about,” Conrad said. In the People’s Choice race, Warriors placed coins and dollar bills into cups to vote for their favorites among the contenders. Staff member Steve Sivertson won the Staff People’s Choice with a record setting 2,314 votes. Senior Rob Goetz won the Student People’s Choice, beating out fellow senior Elliot Flaa by one vote. Winners received prizes, including the coveted Golden Razor and other moustache and beard themed awards. The annual event raised a total of $228.64. Money raised will go towards funds for caps and gowns for seniors who cannot afford them. Organizer Jamie Van Sloten said the annual event was a success once again. “It will allow more seniors to wear a cap and gown on graduation day,” Van Sloten said.
Volleyball team remembers season at banquet By Chris Vroman and Tad Brakke The Warrior volleyball team officially concluded their season with their annual banquet Tuesday in the commons. The Warriors brought home fifth place as Consolation Champions at the State AA Tournament Nov. 21-23. Coach LaDawn Nesje said it was a good season.
“What a fantastic group of seniors,” Nesje said. “I’m really going to miss their dedication to our volleyball program.” A number of awards were given to seniors at the banquet, including the Backbone Award to Peyton VandeBrake, Ellie Benson and Hannah Nieman and the Wishbone Award to Kiah Damme and Marysa Robbennolt. Benson and
Nieman received AllConference First Team honors. VandeBrake and Damme received honorable mention. Nieman, Benson and Damme were named to the All-City team. Named to the AllTournament Team at state were Benson and Nieman. Senior Lauren Farritor, Nieman, Benson and VandeBrake were Academic All State honorees.
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Editor’s note: The Warrior Q & A is a weekly profile of Warrior students with the goal of helping members of the WHS community come to know each other better. Subjects are chosen by the Student/ Activity Leader of the Month Committee at WHS. Assembled by Chloe Goodhope
Page 2 Lyanna Johnson
Senior Student of the Month •What activities are you involved in at WHS? I am involved in JROTC and am a member of National Honor Society. •What are your plans/dreams for the future? I plan to attend the School of Mines next fall for mechanical engineering. •What is your favorite class this semester? My favorite class is JROTC. We do a lot of fun activities. •What is your message to the readers of the NOW? Be serious about your classes. What you do in high school ultimately determines your future.
Monday, Dec. 2, 2013 Jayson Chapman
Senior Student of the Month •What activities are you involved in at WHS? I am involved in marching band, show choir band, boys golf, jazz band, pep band, baseball, drama and National Honor Society at WHS. •What are your plans/dreams for the future? I plan to go to college at Iowa State University to become an aerospace engineer. •What is your favorite class this semester? I like AP Physics. We learn a lot of cool stuff and do many fun labs. •What is your message to the readers of the NOW? Get involved!
It’s time to get those dance moves ready Winter Formal is this Saturday, believe it or not. If you aren’t worrying about your spray tans and bow ties yet, you are probably stressing about your dancing. I have put together a fail-proof plan that will have you making the smoothest moves Hear me. . . out on that dance floor by Saturday. Today—With six short days Lizzie Spier until the big event, it is time to start warming up and getting in shape. I recommend starting off with some stretches to limber up that body. Tuesday—Begin choreographing your dance routines.
Check out the good ‘ol YouTube for that signature move. Wednesday—Get energized with some rap music. Not only will this get some beats into your bones, but it will also help relieve some of your midweek tension. Thursday—It’s crunch time! Dabble into the advanced styles to get jiggy with any kind of music. Friday—Only 24 hours to go. Check out yourself in your mirror to watch your smooth dance moves. If what you see in the mirror frightens you, get going! Saturday—It’s time to get in the zone. Begin your day by running through the Cupid Shuffle and Electric Slide, and possibly Cotton Eyed Joe if you are feeling adventurous. So go get wild Warriors, and I’ll be seeing you all Saturday night. May the best dancer win. Junior Lizzie Spier is ready to bust out her new, secret dance moves on Saturday.
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Hurricane season ends By Soumya Karlamangla Los Angeles Times (MCT) With just one storm that made landfall in the United States, this year’s Atlantic hurricane season officially ended Saturday as the weakest since 1982. Hurricanes need moist air to form, and the low number of Atlantic hurricanes was due in large part to dry air over the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea and the tropical Atlantic Ocean, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The Atlantic hurricane season runs from June 1 to Nov. 30. “This unexpectedly low activity is linked to an unpredictable atmospheric pattern that prevented the growth of storms by producing an exceptionally dry, sinking air and a strong vertical wind shear in much of the main hurricane formation region, which spans the tropical Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea,” said Gerry Bell, lead seasonal hurricane forecaster at NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, in a statement. “Also detrimental to some tropical cyclones this year were several strong outbreaks of dry and stable air that originated over Africa.” This year’s season ranks as the sixth-least active since 1950, in terms of the collective strength and duration of tropical storms, and it was the third below-normal season since 1995, when the current highactivity era for Atlantic hurricanes began. In an average year, there are 12 named storms, including six hurricanes and three major hurricanes. Though there were 13 named storms in 2013, only two—Ingrid and Humberto— developed into hurricanes, and neither became a major hurricane. A tropical storm has sustained wind speeds of 39 to 73 mph. A storm becomes a hurricane when winds top 74 mph and a major hurricane when winds top 110 mph.