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Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013

•Chorus: Ensemble Tea during lunch periods today in chorus room •Semester Tests: Wednesday and Thursday in all classes—7:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. schedule both days

Lunch Time at WHS •Today’s lunch: Chicken stir fry •A la carte lines: Pasta, beef fajita, baked potato bar, chef salad, sandwiches

Group Meetings •Quiz Bowl: Team members will meet at 3:15 p.m. today in A-159.

Other Reminders •Parking Tags: For second semester will be sold from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday in the commons. •Protect: Chromebooks from extreme cold—do not leave in cars. •Students: Any transcripts ordered from the registrar must be picked up. They will not be mailed for you. •Yearbook: Professional photographer photo submissions for seniors are now overdue! E-mail to staff at now. •Students: Who leave WHS for CTE, the Outdoor Campus or another location should see transportation coordinator Mary Fries this week about the semester testing schedule. •WHS Book Club: Members should sign up to work concessions on Dec. 20 at the club’s Edmodo site. NOW Tuesday Staff Co-Editors . . . . . . . . . . . . Makenzie Huber and Adam Gacke Assistant Editors . . . . . . . . . Jamie Withorne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .and Kelsey Knecht Staff: Anna Buxengard, Carly Kuntson, Miranda Rios, Zac Lupica, Quintin Brady, Lizzy Pirrung, 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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Exams worth 15 percent of final grade in all classes By Miranda Rios and Tyler Versluys hether it is a student who is struggling for a last chance to better their grade, or one who just wants to finish off the semester strong, semester tests will offer the opportunity Wednesday and Thursday at WHS. Semester tests make up 15 percent of the semester grade in each high school class. Semester testing will go from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. both days. Students are encouraged to be rested, have a good breakfast and prepare with


a quick review for each class before each testing day on Wednesday and Thursday. Computer science teacher Mark Emry said it is important for students to be prepared for the semester testing. “Semester tests show how much you learned during the semester,” Emry said. “So everyone should do their best.” Junior Alex Hixon said he is ready to take the tests and knows how important they can be in determining his final grades. “It determines 15 percent of your grade,” Hixon said.

Testing schedule: Semester tests will be administered at WHS Wednesday and Thursday according to the following schedule.


First Period..............7:30-9:15 a.m. Second Period........9:22-10:52 a.m. Third Period....10:59 a.m.-12:30 p.m.


Fourth/Fifth Period.7:30-9:15 a.m. Sixth Period...........9:22-10:52 a.m. Seventh Period.... 10:59 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Second semester will begin on Jan. 2, 2014, at 8:30 a.m. in ad-room.

Varsity girls bowling team dominates Lincoln 8-0 By Makenzie Huber Warrior bowling teams were in action Friday as they took on the Lincoln Patriots at Eastway Bowl in Sioux Falls. Both the JV and varsity girls teams beat the Patriots, as the varsity team dominated 8-0. Junior Caitlin Beacom led the team with a 568 series. The JV girls defeated Lincoln 4-0. The Patriots did not have a complete JV team. The Warrior boys also saw

success against the Patriots Friday. In JV action, the Warriors won 7-1. The varsity boys tied the Patriots 4-4. Leading the way for the varsity team was junior Devon Huber with a 613 series. Following closely behind was senior Dylan Griffith with a series of 598, including a 221 game. Coach Troy Duffy said he is satisfied with last week’s match against the Patriots.

“We’re starting to really mesh well as a team, but we still have some work to do to improve,” Duffy said. “But overall, we have come a long way and I couldn’t be more proud of how much progress I’ve seen from these kids.” The Warriors will next be in action on Jan. 10, 2014, as they travel to Dell Rapids for a road match-up between the Quarriers and the Warriors at Dell’s Bowl.

Chorus groups present ‘Ensemble Tea’ today during lunch By Tia Nath and Zac Lupica Faculty and other invited adults are invited to enjoy the performances of the small choral ensembles in

the choir room today during lunch periods at the annual chorus “Ensemble Tea.” The event is an open house format, so those that are


attending are encouraged to bring their own lunch and listen to groups including Melodia, Harmonia, the A’cafellas and the Mad Scatterz.

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Assistant choral director Emily Danger said it will be fun. “We’ll be performing some Christmas music, and some fall repertoire,” Danger said. All WHS News


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South Dakota softball success. . .

Senior Emily Winckler excited to play D1 softball for home state soon By Alison Rollag Many high school athletes dream of playing their sport of choice in college, but few are lucky enough to be selected by their No. 1 school of choice to play the sport they love after high school. Recently, senior Emily Winckler was lucky enough to be selected to play softball at the University of South Dakota (USD) in Vermillion this coming fall. In her 11 years of playing, it has always been Winckler’s dream to play Division 1 softball. Feature “I love to play softball,” she said. “I have a passion for softball and I am excited that I get to continue on with my passion in college.” Winckler was then fortunate enough to spend a great day with the USD softball team this fall. “I went on an official visit to USD,” she said. “I spent the whole day with the coaches and players. I ate lunch in the school’s cafeteria with the team, had a meeting with the coach, went to the dorms with the players, watched a practice and then finished the day with going out to eat with the coaching staff.” Winckler found it very informative to spend a day with the team and fell in love with the school. “Overall, it was a fun day,” she said. “I thought it was cool to see how it all worked.” Winckler was one of the five players to be signed to the Coyotes for the 2014 season as a result of her visit to USD. Winckler is no stranger to success, and hopes to continue that trend at USD. She was a member of the varsity team that won their third consecutive state championship this fall.

Photo courtesy Emily Winckler ON THE DOTTED LINE—Senior Emily Winckler (center) signs her commitment to play softball for the University of South Dakota in Vermillion next year as her parents Don and Tracy look on. In her four years playing softball for the Warriors, she has achieved many honors. In her junior year, she earned All-State status. The following year she became a part of the All-Tournament team. Winckler, who is one of many Warrior seniors to commit to various colleges for athletics next year, reminds all to follow their dreams. “No matter how hard something may seem, if you put in the effort to achieve your dream, then your dream will come true,” she said.



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SDSTATE.EDU (MCT) Near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Orville and Wilbur Wright made the first successful flight in history of a selfpropelled, heavier-thanair aircraft 110 years ago today on Dec. 17, 1903.

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First powered flight takes place in 1903


Orville piloted the gasoline-powered, propeller-driven biplane, which stayed aloft for 12 seconds and covered 120 feet on its inaugural flight. Orville and Wilbur Wright grew up in Dayton, Ohio, and developed an interest in aviation after learning of the glider flights of the German engineer Otto Lilienthal in the 1890s. After exhaustively researching other engineers’ efforts to build a heavier-than-air, controlled aircraft, the Wright brothers wrote the U.S. Weather Bureau inquiring about a suitable place to conduct glider tests. They settled on Kitty Hawk, an isolated village on North Carolina’s Outer Banks, which offered steady winds and sand dunes from which to glide and land softly. They transported their aircraft in pieces to Kitty Hawk in the autumn of 1903, assembled it, made a few further tests, and on Dec. 14 Orville made the first attempt at powered flight. The engine stalled during take-off and the plane was damaged, and they spent three days repairing it. Then at 10:35 a.m. on Dec. 17, in front of five witnesses, the aircraft ran down a monorail track and into the air, staying aloft for 12 seconds and flying 120 feet. The modern aviation age was born. Three more tests were made that day, with Wilbur and Orville alternately flying the airplane.

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Sioux Falls, SD, Washington High School daily student newspaper, the NOW, for Tuesday, Dec. 17

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