West Union High School is up to many great things this month. With FFA, OGT, sports, and performing arts, it’s been a challenge for students to complete their school work during this busy time!
Class officers at WUHS are selling $1 shamrocks. The $100 that was made from this fundraiser went directly to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Sophomores have been preparing for the OGT for weeks now, and during the week of March 10-14, they finally took the tests. We all wish them luck on their scores!
The senior class held a talent show for charity on February 28. The winners of the Art Show were Paige Welch who placed second with her piece “Trying to be Closer to You.” Placing first was Blake Perkins with “Contemplating David Groh..” For the musical performance Dallas Adamson placed second with his original guitar solo “Seeking the Chicken’s Navel” behind Sydney Roberts and Mary Hinton performing “Three Cheers for Five Years.” In addition to the Talent Show, a school dodge ball tournament was held. More than $350 was raised and will be donated to “Farmers and Hunters Feeding the Hungry” Mr. McDonald explained that “the class accepted the challenge of putting into action the most important common themes from the classic tale of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” By putting for forth the incredible effort in the conception and organizing of these events for charity, the students gained an appreciation and understanding of project management and planning on a large scale. The best benefit of all, of course, was knowing that their efforts would make the lives of those in need just a little easier. In time, the class hopes that this effort will grow into a yearly event that might branch into other schools in the area.”
The Performing Arts Department’s color guard and winter percussion have started competing at TriState competitions. The color guard’s show is ‘Ocean” and the winter percussion’s is “Rock Concert.” The winter percussion placed first on March 8 and 15 at Milford High School before winning the championship on March 22.
FFA members have a passion for agriculture. Livestock season is starting up for them, so wish good luck to all the members who are competing!
The high school girl’s basketball team had their best record of 6-16 in 12 years. Natasha Barr got her 1,000th career point this season. The high school boy’s basketball team also had their best record of 10-11 in six years. They have improved greatly this season. The seventh grade girl’s basketball team was league champs and runners-up in tournament. The eighth grade boy’s basketball team finished second in the league.