Although choir does not have a traditional state tournament to compete against other schools in, they do have a district competition to qualify for a separate state competition. Each year, the Wheeler choirs perform an array of music that’s judged by musicians from local high school directors to college professors at ISSMA.
Student talents are always a hot point of discussion at VHS. So many students manage to be incredibly busy and involved, while also nursing otherworldly talents and abilities. One such student is senior Emma Adams, an artist who is driven to put herself on the map and make something of her talent.
Students Serving America
Every student’s senior year means something different to them, but the common thread throughout is the question of what to do next. For five Kouts seniors, their answer is to join the military.
This past week the Boone Grove Dance Team had PCC at Washington Township. PCC was held over the course of 2 days (4 teams performed each day), making a total of 8 teams. Each school had their own theme and their routine, costumes, and music all had to be related to it. Boone’s theme was western rodeo.
The Senators are halfway through the school year, and the Washington Township Yearbook Staff is keeping up with recording the year’s events.
Teacher Spotlight: Chris Lowery
For the past 15 years, social studies teacher and debate coach Chris Lowery has been working at Chesterton High School. He began working with the debate program, of which he used to be a member, when he began working at CHS.
What’s Going On?
It’s the beginning of the end for seniors. The final semester at VHS has begun, and while it might not feel like it, the future is fast approaching. At this time of the year, there isn’t much happening around VHS. Most clubs are still winding back up from the lack of activity over winter break. Preparations are beginning for spring sports and productions. From Varsity Singers to the upcoming April Antics improv show, students are discovering what to do in the final days they have at VHS.
At the Porter County Career and Technical Center, students come with some awesome attributes. Some students even come in and already have experience with the class they’re taking.
New clubs are constantly appearing at every high school. However, students noticed a unique new club at Wheeler last fall. The new club, called Project Green, was brought about to inform the school about environmental issues and ways to fix them. Saving the planet is not the easiest task for a high school club, however. The students decided to focus on ways they could start small.
The Kouts Rube Goldberg team is in full swing. The goal of Rube Goldberg is to complete a task in as many steps as possible. This year, the team, sponsored by Mr. Jeff Hutchison, is tasked with pouring a bowl of cereal, including the liquid component. In mid-September, the team, lead by seniors Travis Brubaker and Kyer Kneifel, started brainstorming themes. After much collaboration on the whiteboard, they settled on DC comics. From there, they came up with a blueprint of the project, assigned jobs, and started the creation phase.
The Winter months at Washington Township are easily some of the most anticipated of year - basketball season is in full swing, winter break is just close enough, and most of all, high school students have homecoming to look forward to.