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Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018

Regular Schedule

Happening NOW •No Public: Events scheduled today

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

Group Meetings •Quiz Bowl: Team members will meet at 3:15 p.m. today in A-136. •SALSA: Student service club members will meet at 3:20 p.m. today in the orchestra room, C-111. New members are welcome.

Other Reminders •Winter Formal: Dance has been postponed to Jan. 19, 2019. Prepurchased tickets will be honored. Ticket holders who cannot attend on the new date should see student council adviser Kristy Van Meeteren after school this week in room A-250. Previously registered guests that still meet the criteria for admittance will be allowed to attend. Guest registration and ticket sales will be re-opened before the new date. •Students: The wrong yearbook goofy senior picture survey was sent out. Listen for updates when the correct survey is available. •Baseball: Registration for the WHS team is now open. Register online now at NOW Thursday Staff

Thursday Co-Editors . . . . . Tanner Olmstead and Mackenzie Wange Thursday Assistant Editor . . . . . . Pierce Garrow Reporters: Kaleb Melese, Max Jones, Maddie Jacobson, Jake Smith, Brad Knowler, Diang Kuach, Niyonyishu Abedi Editor-in-Chief . . . . . . . . . . Libby Nachtigal Co-Editors . . . . . Lauren Olson, Jacob Smith . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .and Nate Rietz 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/

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Music groups perform at Christmas at the Capitol

Chamber orchestra, women’s choir travel By Tanner Olmstead and Maddie Jacobson wo Warrior music groups recently got into the spirit of politics and the holiday season as they traveled to Pierre to perform during Christmas at the Capitol on the first day of the 2019 South Dakota State Legislative Session Tuesday. In total, 10 members of the WHS Chamber Orchestra under the direction of Karla Chiarello and 26 members of the Bella Voce Women’s Choir under the direction of Daylan Fargo traveled to Pierre to perform at the 38th Annual Christmas display at the Capitol. This year’s display is entitled “An Enchanted Christmas,” and features nearly 90 trees decorated by businesses, nonprofit organizations, communities and government offices throughout the state. The display opened to the public on Nov. 21 and will continue through Christmas Day from 8 a.m.-10 p.m. daily. The display also features nearly daily entertainment from various high school, college and community groups. The WHS groups happened to be appearing on the first day of the legislative session, featuring the annual State of the State Address by outgoing Gov. Dennis Daugaard, and therefore had good attendance for their performance. Chiarello said it was a great event for her group members.


Photo courtesy Karla Chiarello BEAUTIFUL SURROUNDINGS—Members of the WHS Chamber Orchestra perform at Christmas at the Capitol on Tuesday. “Our students had a great time at Christmas at the Capitol,” Chiarello said. “We performed for a good-sized crowd made up of legislators and citizens there to take in the beautiful display of trees. It was fun to represent Washington and share a few sounds of the season.” Sophomore Jenni Peterson, a member of the women’s choir, said she had a great time in Pierre. “It was a fun experience,” Peterson said. “We performed well and I enjoyed the trees. They were cool.”

Volleyball team celebrates season By Max Jones, Jake Smith and Morgan Warmbein Warrior volleyball team members celebrated their recently ended season and second place finish in the State AA Volleyball Tournament at an end-of-season banquet held Nov. 19 in the WHS Commons. The Warriors were also the Metro Conference Champions this season and earned a South Dakota High School Activities Association Team Academic


All-State Award. At the event, senior Lily Bartling was honored as the Adrenaline Player of the Year, Argus Leader Super Six First Team Member, First Team AA All-State, South Dakota AllState Team member and as a finalist for the South Dakota Volleyball Coaches Association AA Player of the year, Gatorade Player of the Year and South Dakota Miss Volleyball. She also broke the school record for most career kills this season.

Bartling was humble. “I feel honored for receiving them and I couldn’t have done it without my teammates,” she said. Senior Peyton Rymerson also set the school record for digs in a career and junior Phekran Kong set the school record for career blocks with a season to go. Other individual awards and achievements were also recognized, including Kong (Cont. on back—Warrior)

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Warrior team ends season 30-6 as State AA Runners-Up (Cont. from front) as second team All-State and seniors Samiya Jami and Aspen Langley as members of the All-Tournament Team. Jami, Kong and Rymerson were also First Team All-Conference and senior Alyssa Elton Honorable Mention. Elton and senior Mallory Junso received Academic All State, as well. Junso said she was satisfied with the volleyball season, but is sad it is over for the Warriors. “It’s a bittersweet ending,” Junso said. “Although

we didn’t get first place, the memories will always be there. I’m very proud of the other senior girls and I’m sad to not play with them anymore.’’ Coach Kelly Schroeder said it was a great season going 30-6. “Our four in-state losses either came from State Champions or No. 1 ranked teams,” Schroeder said. “It still stings that we lost in the finals, but the relationships formed and memories made are going to far outweigh the memory of losing.”

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Nutrition shakes an open lunch option Looking for a new place to go for open lunch? I’ve got just the place! In case you haven’t heard, over on 26th and Sycamore a new shop recently opened up called Wave26 Nutrition. It’s right by Overtime so it’s super close to go and hang out during open lunch. Some of you may have heard about Fit Revolution Nutrition or maybe Mission Nutrition. Wave is basically the same thing, just different location and different name. Wave sells shakes that are actually a full meal. When you walk in you get multiple choices Hear me. . . for a shot of tea to get some energy mixed with a shot of aloe for Mackenzie Wange good digestion. Then you get to choose your shake—there are many options for everyone. My personal favorite is mint chocolate chip. But they have fruity flavors, coffee flavors that give you the same energy as regular coffee, peanut flavors, and so much more. Now, don’t stop reading because it’s “just another protein shake place.” Their shakes are more than the ordinary protein shakes. Each shake has 24g of protein and is only about 210 calories, they taste like an actual smoothie versus a powdery protein shake while also having all the nutrients you’d need in a day. The people there are fun and great to talk to and you will end up having a full conversation with those working or even other customers. Check out a nutrition center like Wave26 Nutrition today, and when you do, tell them I sent you. You won’t regret it. Catch Senior Mackenzie Wange at Wave26 today for open lunch.




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Phoenix sees first public driverless taxis By Russ Mitchell Los Angeles Times (TNS) Robot cars are now officially a real business. Waymo on Wednesday launched a commercial robot ride-hailing service in Arizona called Waymo One. Like Uber or Lyft, customers will summon a ride with a smartphone app. But in this case, the car will be driving itself.

Technology Watch “This is a game changer. It’s historical in nature,” said Grayson Brulte, who heads driverless car consulting firm Brulte & Co. Only “a few hundred customers” will have access to the app and participate in the early stages, according to Waymo, which is an arm of Google parent Alphabet Inc. Although the cars will drive themselves, a Waymo engineer will sit behind the wheel in case anything goes wrong. Waymo did not say when the cars will start arriving without a human minder or when the program will be expanded. Waymo’s cars, Chrysler Pacifica minivans bristling with autonomous driving technology, are available in several eastern and southeastern Phoenix suburbs, including Chandler, Tempe, Mesa and Gilbert. The fares are similar to those charged by Uber and Lyft. Waymo has ferried Phoenix-area passengers in robot cars since April 2017. Unlike the “Early Rider” program started then, customers now won’t be required to sign nondisclosure agreements and won’t be expected to continually provide feedback about their experience.

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Sioux Falls, SD, Washington High School daily student newspaper for Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018


Sioux Falls, SD, Washington High School daily student newspaper for Thursday, Dec. 6, 2018