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SchoolSafely Reopening Schools: 2020-21 Information  |  Reopening Stage: Green
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Interest/Service Clubs
Art Club   Julie Laufenburg
AVID   Jen Hein 
Blue Devil Strong

Blue Devil Strong is a group that has been created that will bring awareness and help to students dealing with depression, suicidal thoughts, mental illness, and addiction. This is a student group that will be Peer trained, will inform students and bring awareness to these issues, and help all the students pull together in our community.

Andrew Sayers 
Stacy Estes
Peggy Needham
Boy's Federation Young men set out to do community service. Past years have included leaf raking, snow shoveling, and have even raised money for a family in need (adopt a family at Christmas). They also sponsor many tournaments for students to get involved with, such as badminton, corn hole, volleyball, Mario Kart, and smash ball. Scott Magnaghi
ChemClub   Terry Carlsen
Debate Club Any Wa-Hi student is welcome to join our club. We travel and compete around the region. We do Individual Events and Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Congress and Public Forum.
Debate Club Facebook page
Keith Swanson
FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) FBLA is a business leadership organization with a variety of social events, community service, interaction with community business leaders, and competitions throughout the year. Bernard Ma
FCCLA FCCLA members develop, plan, carry out and evaluate projects to improve the quality of life. Members must be enrolled in a Family and Consumer Science class such as Culinary Arts, Foods and You, Health, Child Development and Careers in Education.


FFA (Future Farmers of America)

FFA is a dynamic youth organization within agricultural education that changes lives and prepares students for premier leadership, personal growth and career success.

Arch McHie
Peggy Payne
 Jessica Johnson

Film Club

The goal of this club is to create a safe and fun environment for film-enthusiasts, appreciators, etc. to gather and share a love for movies.
The activities for Wahi Film Club will include: gathering and screening
a voted on film, club meetings, a Wahi Film Club Festival for student-made films.

Kyle Eggers

Friends of Wa-Hi Our purpose is to help new students and any current students get through this hard time and find a new friend to be able to relate and communicate with. Someone to also help them when we go back to in school sessions on campus, so it won’t be so hard transitioning back from COVID or from middle school to highschool. Nathan McClure
German Trip Club We host exchange students from Germany in May of even years (2020, 2020 etc.), and we travel to Germany in June of odd years (2019, 2021, etc). We have had this exchange program with our partner school in Reutlingen, Germany, since 2006. You can host a German student, travel to Germany, or both. Being in German class is a prerequisite for those traveling to Germany.  The opportunity to host students from Germany is open to all students, although first preference is given to those in German class.

Curtis Schafer

Girls' League Girls' League is open to all people, whose mission is to advocate for justice and equality on campus and in the community. Lori Dohe
Green Club   Clayton Hudiburg
GSA Purpose: To provide a safe environment for all people of sexual orientation or gender identity. Our mission is to promote equality through community awareness.

Crystal Evans 

Keith Swanson
Indoor Soccer Club (ISC)

Wa-Hi students will participate in competitive intermural-style indoor soccer, open gyms, leagues, tournaments, and activities for the purpose of keeping students engaged in positive, healthy, activities and to keep students connected with trusting, caring adult mentors.

Andrew Sayers

Key Club Key Club is the oldest and largest service program for high school students. What makes Key Club so successful is the fact that it is a student-led organization that teaches leadership through serving others. Members of the Kiwanis International family, Key Club members build themselves as they build their schools and communities.Today, Key Club exists on more than 5,000 high school campuses, primarily in the United States and Canada. Growth efforts, however, have taken the Key Club experience internationally to the Caribbean nations, Central and South America, and most recently to Asia and Australia. The organization offers a wide range of opportunities to its members:

* Leadership development
* Vocational guidance
* College scholarships
* Service-learning
* Personal enrichment
* Value-added member benefit programs
* Liability insurance coverage

Becky Waggoner-Schwartz
Knowledge Bowl   Terry Carlsen
Latino Club

The “Mission” of the Walla Walla High School Latino Club is to:
· Create and support a higher education atmosphere for participating students.
· Explore various local and cultural activities.
· Organize and participate in recreational and social activities.
· Provide community service opportunities for members.
· Provide fundraising and partnerships to support activities and club programs.
· Strengthen member’s self-esteem, cultural identity, and provide a safe haven for Latino students on the Walla Walla High School campus.

Melito Ramirez

Link Crew


Link Crew is a high school orientation and transition program that increases freshman success. Members of the junior and senior class are trained to be Link Crew Leaders who act as positive role models, motivators, student mentors and teachers helping guide the freshmen to discover what it takes to be successful during their high school transition. Freshman orientation is run by Link Leaders as well as social and educational events all year long. Mindy Meyer
Michelle Higgins
Stacy Estes
Julie Laufenberg

Outdoor Recreation Club

The purpose of the Outdoors Club is to offer members an awareness and appreciation for the outdoor environment. Activities include yoga, hiking, walks, running, paddleboarding, kayaking, cycling, rock climbing, and winter time activities such as snowshoeing, tubing, and sledding.

Katharine Curles

Project Lit. Book Club

The goal of the club is to read and discuss diverse literature and organize community projects to promote literacy and the importance of diversity in literature. We will connect with other Project Lit. Clubs across our country and around the world and invite community members to speak to our group about social justice.

Kim Kelsay
Spain Trip Club We have taken students from Walla Walla to the Valencia region of Spain for a 3-½ week immersion experience in the summers of 2011, 2013 and 2015.  Or next tentative trip will be the summer of 2019.  You will live with a Spanish-speaking host family and experience Spanish culture by visiting the beach, water park, castles, 800-year old churches, palaces, fortresses and other historical sites, in addition to shopping, flamenco dance shows, etc.   The trip is open to students who have taken Spanish at Wa-Hi.

Curtis Schafer

Sports Med Club  The purpose of sports medicine club is to introduce students to a variety of sports medicine topics and professions and to prepare them for success in any associated field. As a chapter of the Washington Career and Technical Sports Medicine Association, students will participate in associate leadership events and competitions.

Kelsey Dill

Students for Social Justice Purpose: The goal of Students for Social Justice is to educate members of the WaHi and Walla Walla community about social justice and equity issues that are prevalent in society, along with creating an inclusive environment in our school and community for people of all races, religions, genders, and sexual orientations. We will host guest speakers and have documentary showings, poster making, bystander training, and multicultural activities to introduce students to other cultures and give them a platform to teach others about their own. Marqui Shields
Wa-Hi Buddy Club  The objectives of the WaHi Buddy club is to facilitate an avenue, where teenagers with developmental disabilities or "special needs" have opportunities for socialization and friendship with the entire high school population.

Jennifer Butenhoff

Walla Walla Valley Interact Club   This club will provide fun ways to get involved in community outreach and meet new people! Jen Hein
Honorary Groups
National Honor Society The purposes of National Honor Society are to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote leadership, and to develop character in high school students. NHS is open by invitation to juniors.
To be eligible to receive the invitation, after first semester of junior year, students must
* be enrolled in current grade-level coursework
* be seeking a Walla Walla High School diploma
* attend Wa-Hi or Opportunity (Running Start students are included)
* have a cumulative 3.5 GPA
* have earned at least 15 credits
* be enrolled at Wa-Hi for at least one semester
* bring NHS eligible documentation from your previous school (transfer-in students ONLY)

Final NHS membership decisions will be made by a faculty panel based on students' demonstration of the 4 NHS pillars: scholarship, service, leadership, and character.

Kim Cassetto
Performing Groups
Cheerleaders   Carrie Lujan
Drama Club (Encore)   Kristin Glaeser
Military Department

Sporter Rifle Team

Precision Rifle Team

  SFC Mark Mebes

Unarmed Drill Team

Armed Drill Team

Individual Exhibition Teams

Color Guard Teams

Physical Fitness Team


Anthony Marrero
Command Sergeant Major (Ret)
 Senior Army Instructor 


Music Department
Bands   Andrew Ueckert


Advanced Orchestra

The Orchestra club is designed for members of the Wa-Hi Orchestra program. It seeks to promote excellence in orchestra music and practice, to increase awareness of the orchestra program, and to familiarize students with the wide ‘musical world’. Julia Woods
Vocal Groups Choir, Chamber Singers, Treble Ensemble: We sing at many concerts and community events throughout the year. We also participate in several events of a competitive nature. Colleen Hatch

Musical Production/Play

  Kristin Glaeser
Yearbook The Yearbook staff is responsible for creating, publishing, and distributing Wa-Hi’s yearly edition of the Royal Blue. Kerry Delfino


Members of the school newspaper staff produce The Wa-Hi Journal, update online news and spotlight for the Wa-Hi Blue Devils website, and create the content and maintain the Journal's own website at wahijournal.org.

Lori Finn
Student Government
Executive Council Decision-making body made up of elected student body officers, class officers, and applicants to the ASB Leadership Class. Marilyn Melgoza
Legislative Assembly Representatives of each active club/group that meet monthly to solicit and report on feedback from the student body. Marilyn Melgoza