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WEST HENDERSON HIGH SCHOOL

3600 Haywood Road, Hendersonville, N.C. 28791 • Volume XXVIII, Issue 7 • June 11, 2010

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Multi-talented 50th graduating class comes together senior year

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Meredith Cole Asst. Entertainment Editor

ost people experience some sort of graduation. They don a cap and gown and walk across a stage to receive a kindergarten certificate or a high school diploma. Some may say that all graduation ceremonies and all graduating classes are the same, but for the class of 2010 it’s a different story. As the 50th graduating class, they were destined to be a part of West’s history from the moment they entered kindergarten. “It feels like we’re representing all of those previous graduates. We’re representing those 50 years of growth and 50 years of everything the school has experienced,” senior class president Olivia Springer said. “We’re kind of that milestone, so it’s a really cool feeling.” Along with being the 50th class, this year’s senior class is diverse. State champions, club leaders, outstanding musicians and actors — the Class of 2010 is full of extraordinary students.

“I feel like our senior class is really talented, and I think that everyone finds their niche or what they’re good at and sticks with that,” Springer said. “We have our own talents; we find them and work to develop and perfect them. I just think we’re a group of a good variety of kids.” Talent in the Class of 2010 is obvious through their athletic abilities. Seniors on the volleyball team won a state title their junior year and were state runners-up their senior year. The four seniors on the women’s golf team picked up a state title in 2009. The amount of athletic talent in the senior class has also led to athletic scholarships in volleyball, swimming, men’s and women’s golf, baseball, wrestling and softball. “This senior class is phenomenal,” senior guidance counselor Shannon Auten said. “I came in with this group my first year at West, so I’ve had the privilege of watching them grow and mature over four years as students, leaders, athletes and members of the community.” As with most graduating classes, the seniors have come together during their final year. Cer-

tain events held for the seniors, such as the senior picnic, have helped to bring them together as a class. “We have all come together, like at the picnic when we all tie-dyed T-shirts. It was one of the things that really brought our class together,” Springer said. “I think everyone was very excited that we became so unified our senior year.” Making it through senior year can be tough between graduation projects, “senioritis” and the anticipation of graduation, but for one senior, the journey held even larger challenges. Senior J.J. Jarvis was in a car accident days before his senior year began. The accident left him in the hospital with multiple injuries. However, Jarvis will be beside his classmates at graduation. “It means a lot to me to think about how much I have been through and how much I was able to overcome,” Jarvis said, “but I would not have been able to accomplish all this and would not be graduating if it wasn’t for Mr. (Ken) Rash. He pushed me to keep going even when things weren’t going well.”

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53% will miss high school

95%

are optimistic about their future

80%

were involved in one or more clubs

45%

plan on living in Henderson County after completing their education

11%

think they will marry in the next five years

will wait a few years before continuing their education

51%

plan on attending a four-year university

73%

participated in high school sports

(based on a survey of 203 students)

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“My favorite high school memories have been with the tennis team when we did crazy stuff on the bus on the way home from away matches. One of the crazy things we did was make Mandi (Melton) laugh. It was so unusual and hilarious that everyone else burst out laughing. I’m going to miss the crazy times.” Chandler Coleman

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he 238 members of the Class of 2010 will receive diplomas tonight at the graduation ceremony beginning at 7:30 in Johnson Stadium, weather permitting. The ceremony will move to the new gym in the event of inclement weather. Principal Dean Jones will present the diplomas, assisted by Bo Caldwell, senior director for facility management; Kent Parent, assistant principal; and Shannon Auten, senior counselor. Dr. Kohlan Flynn, the student body president for the Class of 1961, will give a 50th anniversary reflection. Flynn served as principal from 1980 to 1992. The Army Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps will present the colors, and the band will play the National Anthem. Seniors Taylor Bryson, Dakota Gragg, Matt McMullen, Ashley Roy, Olivia Springer, Elizabeth Thompson and Mary Wiedel will sing, “It Don’t Have To Change” by John Legend and Dave Tozer. Honor Block representatives Ryan Duckett, Morgan Lancaster, Ashley Roy and Jessica Tobin will present a speech titled “Time Will Tell.” Seniors graduating as members of the honor block are Drew Adams, Sarah Armstrong, Ashley Ball, Taylor Bryson, Alyssa Carland, Katie Carpenter, Amie

say the recession did not affect their education plans

30%

“My favorite memories of high school are from playing baseball and basketball and the good times in the locker room after games. My favorite parts of high school have been hanging out with friends and trips in the Grand Am. I’m going to miss all the crazy times I’ve had in high school, but I’m sure I have more ahead of me.” Matt Roberts

Kayla Sciupider Asst. Opinion Editor

74%

78%

are optimistic about the future of the U.S.

Class of 2010 to receive diplomas tonight

“My favorite high school memories have probably happened in the cafeteria, joking around. We usually make jokes about high school life and whatever is going on. One of the funniest things that happened was when Cooper (Shannon) threw Chandler’s (Coleman) banana on the floor and smashed it because she made him mad.” Fredy Castillo

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3600 Haywood Road, Hendersonville, N.C. 28791 • Volume XXVIII, Issue 2 • December 11, 2009

Women’s golf team captures school’s first individual, team titles

Senior Donny Heatherly performs with the marching band at halftime

•Marching band sweeps competition The Flying Falcon Marching Band competed at the Southeastern Band Classic competition at Newton-Conover High School on Nov. 7. The band received a superior rating and took first place overall. The band was one of two to receive a superior rating in 1A and 2A. The band earned first place in drumline, drum major, hornline and color guard. The 35-member marching band defeated several bands with more than 70 members. “I’m really proud of them. They worked really hard, and can now say that the hard work pays off with the trophies we have been rewarded and excellence at competitions,” band director Allen Klaes said. “Newton-Conover was a great feeling for the students. We hadn’t swept the class yet, so it was a nice way to end out the season.”

Do you think the world will come to an end in 2012?

Yes 8%

No 92% (based on a survey of 387 students)

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“You too can look good naked in our clothing.” Amy Zalevskiy, science teacher (about Abercrombie &

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ast year on the day before Thanksgiving, senior Patrick Sims was driving with his girlfriend close to his home in Denver. He looked down at his phone to text a friend when he heard his girlfriend scream. When Sims looked up, he saw that he was in the bike lane and only inches away from a cyclist. Unable to swerve or stop, he hit and killed the 63-year-old. Sims accident might not have occurred if he had not been texting, and that

sending or reading a text message while pecially at night. You can see the glow of driving on public roads will be fined at someone’s cell phone on his or her face. least $100 and will have to pay for court People prop their phones on the steering costs as well. No insurance points will be wheel, especially the ones with the keycharged. boards,” Grayson said. “You can tell by just “Hopefully, this law will have some watching their eyes and head; if they are teeth to it,” Grayson said. looking down, you can “We want it to get people tell what they are doing. If to stop texting while they you are looking for it, you This law will save are driving because it is a can see it. I don’t think lives, and that is major distraction.” that it will be a problem Some students feel to catch people.” what we are all that it will be hard to enLawmakers in North about. We want force this law. They say Carolina have taken sev-

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•Spring musical to be Thoroughly Modern Millie

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The spring musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie, will be performed March 18, 19 and 20 at 7 p.m. Adult tickets will cost $10 and student tickets $8. “The play is the story of a small town girl trying to conquer the Big Apple amidst the roaring ’20s,” drama teacher Kelly Cooper said. The cast includes senior Elizabeth Thompson as Millie, senior Kyle Keith as Jimmy, junior Kara Hamilton as Miss Dorothy, senior Drew Adams as Trevor Graden, sophomore Alisha Carland as Muzzy, junior Katie O’Shea as Mrs. Meers and juniors Eric English and James Loder as Bun Foo and Ching Ho. “I love this musical. It is a great opportunity to showcase all the wonderful talent we have here at West,” Cooper said. “If you like comedies, then you definitely need to come see this production.”

Peregrine Poll Yes No

•more than 90% of adults say texting while driving should be illegal

• Popular TV show Andy Griffith

• Yearbook was called The Falcon

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•Beginning Dec. 1, texting while driving is illegal

• 494 students • Hang out spot was Brock’s Drive-In on Greenville Highway

• Popular musicians Chubby Checkers and Elvis Presley

(based on a survey of 308 students)

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Kayla Sciupider Asst. Opinion Editor

• Sports: cheerleading, men’s and women’s bastketball and field track events

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“They were caught in the tent doing . . . that . . . while the war was going on. He was caught with his pants down. Literally.” Buck Baker, social studies teacher (talking about Santa Anna and “The Yellow Rose of Texas”) “I didn’t understand

• School began Sept. 2 and graduation was May 31 • School colors of red, white and Carolina blue • Average of $0.25 per gallon for gas

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he year was 1960. Students from three different schools in Henderson County were together for the first time on the campus of their new consolidated high school. As the students entered the building, they saw spacious classrooms with freshly painted walls and shiny tile halls lined with Carolina blue lockers. “The first day was filled with anticipation, walking into a beautiful new facility. It was just eye-opening. There was space, even with the 400 plus students and the lack of the vocational building. Soon everybody knew each other, and the forming of the one school did not seem like such a big deal,” 1960 Class President Kohlan Flynn said. In 1980 Flynn returned to West as principal. It was 50 years ago when West was formed by combining three high schools: Fletcher, Mills River and Etowah. There was no vocational building, no track, no football field and no baseball field. The new high school lacked a mascot and school colors, so a vote was taken. The students decided on the falcon as a mascot and red, white and Carolina blue as school colors, taking Flynn’s suggestion of borrowing one color from each of their previous high schools. Although these three rival schools were very competitive, they came together. “We didn’t have computers or cell phones; we had eight-track tapes because cassettes weren’t here yet, so

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3600 Haywood Road, Hendersonville, N.C. 28791 • Volume XXVIII, Issue 4 • March 19, 2010

Broken dreams

Students read the NHS pledge during last year’s induction ceremony.

West celebrates its half-century anniversary as a high school 1960 2010 • A senior class of 94 students

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•National Honor Society inducts 36 new members

At the homecoming pep rally in October, members of the senior class show off their school spirit. The senior class wore red, white and blue tie-dyed shirts they had made at the senior picnic for the last day of spirit week, which was themed red, white and blue day.

Do you support sending 30,000 more U.S. troops to Afghanistan?

31%

Statewide ‘texting while driving’ ban in effect

Decades see evolution of pop culture

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Senior Kyle Keith and junior Katie O’Shea in last year’s You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown

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“I love wild rumpuses!” Brenda Gorsuch, English teacher (discussing “Where the Wild Things Are”)

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Ryan Duckett and to keep them in a good mood,” Bryson said Senior Editor According to team members, the team stayed relaxed by having fun. Jackson said the added supt was the end of the first round of the women’s 1A/2A/3A port of the team members not participating in the state golf tournament, and senior Carly Jackson was feeltournament helped to take off some of the pressure. ing a tremendous amount of pressure. West trailed leader “We were pretty laid back anyways because we had Salisbury by eight strokes. Taylor and Olivia to keep us laughing,” Jackson said. In the first round, junior Kayla Sciupider had shot a 74, She also said the team’s uniforms helped the squad but Jackson had shot a 102. Jackson needed to lower her stand out. “We were in bright pink, and everyone was askscore for the team to have a chance at winning the state title. ing us about our shirts. Since it was breast cancer aware“My feeling going into it (the second day) was that it was ness month, the other teams thought we were wearing pink my fault that we were losing because I played so bad, so if we for that.” lost the next day, it was going to be my fault,” Jackson said. Jackson said that after beginning the second round of The next day was a much the tournament, everything better day for Jackson. She came together for her. carded an 88, 14 strokes better “The second day was than her previous day’s score. just a whole lot better (than The improvement was the first). I really clicked enough to clinch the champiwith the girl I played with onship for the Lady Falcons; the second day, so that Jackson’s teammates named helped as well,” she said. her “most valuable player” for “Anna and Kayla are the tournament. more consistent, so we Topping off the day was didn’t really expect them Sciupider’s individual chamto drastically change their pionship, a 149 to 152 vicgame because they did prettory over Ashbrook’s Megan ty well both days, but Carly, Burnham. The victories were I don’t know how she did it,” the first men’s or women’s golf Springer said. “But I think championships in West history, Taylor and I helped keep the at the team or individual level. Falcon Pride girls relaxed.” Holding their state championship trophy, members of the wom“It was a pretty surreal The team said that the en’s golf team, junior Kayla Sciupider and seniors Carly Jackson, minutes leading up to the feeling knowing that we not Anna Padgett, Taylor Bryson and Olivia Springer, display their only won as a team, but that final scoring were the most win. The ladies won the tournament at Longleaf Golf Course in tense of the tournament. I also won as an individual,” Southern Pines with a score of 509. Sciupider said. “I didn’t even “We had our calculators know that either win was hisout, and we were trying to tory making.” figure out who was winning before we realized we were 14 Sciupider, Jackson and senior Anna Padgett combined strokes ahead,” Bryson said. “There was a lot of anticipation their scores to claim the 509-518 victory over Salisbury. because the officials were taking forever to put the scores Padgett transferred to West from the Raleigh area this year. up. As it turned out, we won by nine strokes.” “We knew what we all could do, and we knew it was posAccording to Springer, the team learned about Sciusible, and just the fact that it was able to be done at state was pider’s individual championship after learning of the team awesome,” Padgett, who tied for 10th individually, said. victory. It was the first time the school’s women’s team had com“That was the last thing we learned because it was repeted at state as a team since 2004. The tournament was ally close with her and a couple of other girls. Kayla knows held at Longleaf Golf Course in Southern Pines. The team most of them because she plays in all these tournaments,” placed first at regionals as well; however, Sciupider placed Springer said. “It was really close and she actually thought second individually after a sudden death playoff round she lost so she started crying, and her dad thought she lost against Burnham. too, but he added the numbers up wrong. It was a mess be“We’re not rivals because we are good friends, and we cause she thought she won then she thought she lost.” play together a lot, so it was actually a weird feeling being in Only Sciupider will return to the team next year. a sudden-death playoff at regionals and then beating her at Padgett plans to golf at the college level. “I’m really sad state,” Sciupider said. about everyone leaving, but I’m optimistic about next year,” Only the top three golfers play for a team score. Seniors Sciupider said. “The two golfers from Rugby have a lot of Olivia Springer and Taylor Bryson, the other team members, potential, and next year should be a good season as well.” watched the matches as spectators. The team was coached by Sciupider’s father, Dave “Olivia and I, our purpose was to keep the players loose Sciupider.

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most enjoyed their senior year

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Jarvis’s experiences also impacted his football teammates. During this year’s season, the team and coaches decided to honor Jarvis. Each number 10 marking the 10-yard lines was painted white, representing Jarvis’s football number. “Seeing how much the coaches and the team cared for me and how they would do something like that really meant something to me,” Jarvis said. “Even though I couldn’t be there, they never forgot about me. The school also did that candlelight vigil, which I would like to thank them for.” The impact didn’t stop with the football team. The senior class as a whole was affected by the accident. Each senior felt Jarvis’s challenges. “The accident with J.J. was eye-opening for everyone,” Springer said. “All the seniors kind of realized how important it is to tell all your friends how much you love them and to just remind everyone how important it is to be appreciative of things. We’re all going through the same exact feelings and anxieties and emotions. We’re all eager to get out, but it’s still really tough to leave everybody that you’ve been with for 13 years.”

you would think we were in the Dark asked permission to take a bunch Ages,” Flynn said. “When I came back of seniors and train them to be bus here as principal, nearly 20 years lat- drivers,” Flynn said. West was strong in athletics er, we had a computerized schedule.” The school was different in many from the beginning. The women’s ways, including the lack of comput- basketball team went undefeated in ers, cassettes and even bleachers. the school’s first year, and the men’s The bleachers were dug by hand be- team finished 15-6. “The girls had an excellent fore the school’s second year, and the field house was built by a community team,” Flynn said. “We had a young lady by the name of Lynda Drake; effort. “I’m proud of that, and I think she was 6 feet, 3 inches tall, and we accomplished a whole lot while you just couldn’t stop her. She was a prolific scorer, we were here. One and the team just of the things we acfed off her. We (the complished while I The first day men) only lost one was here was buildwas filled with game on our own ing the field house,” floor, and that was Flynn said. “A lot of anticipation, to East. The games other community walking into a were all really efforts went on. We beautiful new close. The commuhave always been nity followed our the envy of the counfacility. It was just team because of ty as far as commueye-opening. how they both pernity support goes. formed.” It’s been super, but it Kohlan Flynn Community was a challenge.” class of 1960 support, along In the 1970s the with the support shade of blue in the school colors was changed from Car- from the students and faculty, still continue to help West keep up its traolina blue to royal blue. “It looked a whole lot different dition of excellence in education and than it does now,” Flynn said. “The athletics. “I don’t want to do anything that original color was Carolina blue, but the school changed it in order would tarnish the reputation of this to match uniforms for sports teams school, and I want this school to continue to thrive and for the students to more easily.” In the early years, West had continue to be successful,” Principal trouble finding and actually paying Dean Jones. “It’s a really neat thing to bus drivers, so they had to train some be at a place during its 50 year anniversary just because of all the history of the students to drive the buses. “There was a possibility of a prob- and tradition that’s here. Trying to lem with bus driver pay, and rather maintain and uphold and grow that than face that issue, Mr. Marlow tradition — that is my goal.”

• A senior class of 244 students • Currently there are 34 different sports teams playing 14 different sports • 1,067 students • Hang-out spot is now the senior parking lot • Popular TV show American Idol • Popular musicians Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga • Yearbook is called the Westwind • School began Aug. 25 and graduation will be June 10 • Current school colors of red, white and royal blue • Average of $2.69 per gallon for gas

National Honor Society inducted 36 new members during a ceremony in the media center yesterday. Inductees included seniors Amie Cloer, Carly Holland, Leah Moss, Kyle Obermiller, Anna Padgett, Jake Riportella and Olivia Springer. Juniors inducted were Nicole Ciaramitaro, Meredith Cole, Caiti Cremer, Jessica Davidson, Kiersten Ellsworth, Kara Hamilton, Hunter Hill, Sarah Hinshaw, Rachel Howell, Audrey Huff, Jennifer Jordan, Katie King, Leela Livis, James Loder, Brandi Martin, Kayla Martin, Taylor Mathis, Brandon McArthur, Lydia McCall, Kevin Mundy, Graham Pate, Danny Russell, Kayla Sciupider, Shaundi Sides, Adam Steurer, Krista Van Giesen, Stephanie Watkins, Josh Wentzel and Curtis Wiley. NHS members must have a 3.75 unweighted GPA and must complete community service hours.

Peregrine Poll Do you follow the NCAA tournament?

Yes 30%

No 70% (based on a survey of 308 students)

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“We’re going to go outside and beat Dora to death.” Taylor Bryson, senior (talking about a piñata) “There’s no salary there; torture is the only fun thing you get out of teaching.” Elaine Hooker, math teacher (discussing the advantages of becoming a teacher)

Photos by Greg Cope

Island Tragedy

While enjoying a lollipop given to him by American missionary Greg Cope, Darius stands with his friend Demetrius (top) during recreation time. Cope went on a mission trip to Haiti in 2006. Squeezed into seats, children from the St. Ard Orphanage (above left) load a school bus. The school bus was also used to take the children to church. Rolling change, teacher Michael Hale (above center) raises money to help relief efforts in Haiti. His “Change for Haiti” effort collected $839 to be sent to Samaritan’s Purse. Children from the St. Ard Orphanage (above right) travel to school. They call the trucks, their version of school buses, “tap-taps.”

wo young Haitian girls clung to American missionary Greg Cope’s legs, trying to prevent him from leaving. They wanted him to take them back to his home in the United States, and he wished he could. The girls, Daphne and Murlunda, were orphans in the city of St. Ard, where Cope was working at the orphanage, building a hospital and ministering to the people of Haiti. But Cope couldn’t take the girls home with him, and he returned to the United States after spending 10 days in Haiti in October 2006. He left Daphne, Murlunda and dozens of other orphans behind, along with the stench of the trash and poverty all around them. “To this day I see their faces burning in my head,” Cope said. “That was probably the biggest impact that Haiti had on me, those children going without someone’s support.” Cope, husband of media assistant Denise Cope, went to Haiti with a group of 23 other people from Mission Haiti, a nonprofit organization based in Swannanoa that offers help to Haitians by building schools and hospitals. The pictures of the devestation caused by a 7.0 earthquake near the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, on Jan. 12 have caused Cope to reflect on his 2006 experiences and to look for ways to help again. More than 230,000 Haitians lost their lives in the earthquake that left 1.2 million more without homes. Haiti is classified as a Third World country and is described by the CIA World Factbook as “the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere.” According to Cope, Haiti lags behind the United States in electrical and water systems by 30 to 40 years. Its history has been plagued with political violence and instability. “There’s hurt, and right now I want to be there. Just finding the opportunity to do it and to continue to work not only in the orphanage but outside of the orphanage as well. I would love to be able to be there,” Cope said. “My heart hurts for them and again it’s through the experience that I’ve had.” A series of aftershocks has continued to hinder relief efforts, with the most recent one registering 4.7 on the Richter Scale. This has made it difficult to begin clean-up and rebuilding efforts. Much of the capital and nearby cities will take

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Fine arts department presents ‘Thoroughly Modern Millie’

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Meredith Cole Asst. Entertainment Editor

t’s the Roaring ’20s and living the life of luxury is everyone’s dream. A young girl leaves her home in a small town and arrives in the Big Apple. She’s trying to make it big and believes that New York City is just the place to help her find the things she is looking for to make her dreams come true. Her name is Millie Dilmount. “She’s daring, courageous, and ready to take on the world,” drama teacher Kelly Cooper said. “A lot of real modern-day actors and actresses follow this same journey searching for fame.” The fine arts department’s spring musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie, takes the audience through Millie’s adventures in New York City. The musical opened last night and will be presented tonight and tomorrow night at 7

Parent is a 2006 graduate of West and currently a student at Western Carolina University. Both Parent and Cooper said that there have been no real difficulties with the production, and the only real challenge was deciding which roles to give to which students. Cooper is receiving help from other teachers and students as well. “(Strings teacher) Tiffany King has done a great job with the orchestra; they’ve been the best ever,” Cooper said. “Also, Donny Turner and Kristian Stevenson are running lights and sound for me, so this is the first year I can leave it to them and not have to worry.” In order to help promote the musical, West had a “1920s day” on March 16. It is a cross-curricular effort to tie in all subjects that are taught at West to the 1920s. Teachers have been encouraged to mention in their various classes what was happening in the 1920s in their subject areas. “I’ll be teaching the Charleston that day of course,

Cloer, Corey Cloud, Niall Courtney, Shane Courtney, Ryan Duckett, Shannon Fennimore, Meredith Foster, Kimberly Freeman, Celisa Glenn, Kelli Jo Havener, Carly Holland, Bethany Humberg, Elizabeth Huntley, Katie Huntley, Carly Jackson, Kyle Keith, Lori King, Summer Kremer, Morgan Lancaster, Josh Littauer, Patrick Maurer, Matt McMullen, Shelley Miller, Leah Moss, Erika Nix, Kyle Obermiller, Nora Ortiz, Joy Owens, Anna Padgett, Ian Phillips, Rebekah Parr, Kaylan Proctor, Braden Rimbault, Jacob Riportella, Ashley Roy, Erica Shives, Olivia Springer, Alex Stewart, Colby Thelen, Matt Thielke, Elizabeth Thompson, Jessica Tobin, Jacob Turpin, Melissa Vincent and Maddy Welch. North Carolina Scholars include Adams, Armstrong, Ball, Bryson, Carland, Carpenter, Cloer, Cloud, Niall Courtney, Shane Courtney, Duckett, Fennimore, Foster, Freeman, Glenn, Havener, Holland, Humberg, Carly Jackson, Keith, Lori King, Kremer, Lancaster, Weston Landreth, Maurer, McMullen, Miller, Moss, Nix, Obermiller, Ortiz, Owens, Parr, Proctor, Rimbault, Dustin Roush, Roy, Shives, Springer, Thelen, Thompson, Vincent and Welch. Junior marshals include Nicole Ciaramitaro, Meredith Cole, Caiti Cremer, Kiersten Ellsworth, Samantha Hartz, Sarah Hinshaw, Jennifer Jordan, Katie King, Kelly Larouche, James Loder, chief, Brandi Martin, Kayla Martin, Adam Steurer, Krista Van Giesen and Curtis Wiley.

“My favorite memory in high school was my freshman year when we got the yearbook and there was a picture of the color guard. I went about 20 more pages and there was a picture of my face. Being a freshman you don’t really expect to be in the yearbook. That made my entire year because I was like, ‘I’m somebody.’” Shelly Miller

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