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Students to lead suicide awareness discussion

This Wednesday, Feb 21, student leaders from the Blue Devil Strong peer support group will be leading a discussion about suicide in teen media, and what can be learned from it.
The aim of this event is to raise parental and community awareness about suicide, and the stigmas that have been created and perpetuated by popular culture. Students are hoping that increasing awareness of teen mental health will help parents, staff and peers to be better equipped to help each other when they're struggling.
Anyone in the community is welcome to attend this event, Wednesday, Feb 21 at 6 p.m. in the Wa-Hi Library, although parents are discouraged from bringing young children as this is a potentially triggering subject.



Musicians qualify to compete at State Solo & Ensemble

Feb 2, Wa-Hi students participated in the Columbia Basin Music Educators Association’s Instrumental Solo & Ensemble Contest. Participants performed for an adjudicator, and received a score of a I, II, III, IV or V, a score of I being the best. The winners qualified to compete at the State Solo & Ensemble Competition in April.


Blake Averett - Piano Category

Thomas Kaminsky - Flute Category

Keeli McKern - Clarinet Category

Keeli McKern (clarinet), Thomas Kaminsky (flute), Braden Hisaw (piano) - Flute & Clarinet Duet

1st Alternatives:

Darby Clark - Clarinet Category

WWHS Large Ensemble: Bryson Jacob (violin), Jerry Ladderud (violin), Ramen Lopez (violin), Hannali Berglin (violin), Addie Snow (viola), Peter Hoffman (viola), Kati Wolcott (cello), Rachel Prull (double bass) - Large-Strings Category

2nd Alternatives:

Khameron Evans - Viola Category

Bryson Jacob - Violin Category

Milan Mumm - Cello Category

Jacob Averett - Piano Category

Jena Peitersen - Clarinet Category

Congratulations to all of Wa-HI’s talented musicians.


FBLA members qualify for State

Wa-Hi’s Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) club took 21 students to compete at the 2018 Regional Winter Conference on Feb. 1 at the Benton County Fairgrounds in Kennewick, WA. All of the members who competed at Regionals placed in the top six in at least one event, and will continue on to compete at the state competition April 4-7 in Bellevue, WA. Many students placed in more than one event at Regionals, and will compete in more than one event at the state competition, or qualified as a team. Several students took online tests before the competition and qualified on those tests scores, but did not attend the regional competition. The results are as follows.

First Place

Lauren Bergman - Accounting 1

Lauren Bergman - Advertising

Celina Kidby - Business Law

Natalie Manny - Entrepreneurship

Emma Jenkins - Help Desk

Magnus Fredrickson - Intro to Business

Luci Sullivan - Intro to Business Communications

Katie Leinweber - Journalism

Hannah Peha, Katie Leinweber, Lauren Bergman - Management Decision Making

Jackson Leinweber - Spreadsheet Applications

Macy Quinn-Sears, Celina Kidby - Social Media Campaign

Hannah Peha, Katie Leinweber - Emerging Business Issues

Second Place

Hannah Peha - Business Communications

Ellie Sievertson - Business Law

Anthony Mckiernan - Entrepreneurship

Anthony Mckiernan - Global Business

Anthony Mckiernan - Insurance and Risk Management

Jacob Rose - Intro to Business

Carolyn Bergman - Intro to Parliamentary Procedures

Macy Quinn-Sears - Journalism

Jarrett Peha - Networking Concepts

Katie Leinweber - Public Speaking

Luci Sullivan - Intro to Public Speaking

Emily Johnson, Marissa Manny, Natalie Manny - Social Media Campaign

Third Place

Ellie Sievertson - Business Communications

Clara Peninger - Business Law

Andrew Dutton - Computer Problem Solving

Luci Sullivan - Journalism

Mike Cornia, Jackson Leinweber, Jacob Rose - Management Decision Making

Emily Johnson, Erick Corona, Marissa Manny - Marketing

Fourth Place

Marissa Manny - Accounting 1

Alicia Newcomb - Computer Problem Solving

Elian Duran-Salinas - Cyber Security

Nianzu Yan - Economics

Emily Soto-Perez - Intro to Parliamentary Procedures

Hannah Peha - Job Interview

Fifth Place

Alicia Newcomb - Economics

Nianzu Yan - Marketing

Jackson Leinweber - Word Processing

Magnus Fredrickson - Sales Presentation

Sixth Place

Emma Jenkins - Cyber Security

Emily Soto-Perez - Intro to Business Communications

Emma Jenkins - Word Processing

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