Congratulations to the GO BLUE students of October! This month, eight students were selected by their teachers as GO BLUE students. Nominated students were recognized for the exceptional examples they provide as model students, especially during this challenging time with Distance Learning. Below are what they had to say about being chosen.
With COVID-19 doing its best to wreak havoc, a group of Walla Walla High School Girls' Soccer players decided to spread some cheer to some of those who have been affected in our area. With COVID-19 restrictions, residents of senior living facilities are allowed very limited (if at all) visitations during this time. With the holidays coming up, there was a fear that this feeling of isolation would get magnified for them . . . .
Walla Walla High School Intervention Specialist Melito Ramirez, the Washington State Classified Employee of the Year, was selected to be a featured "12 Flag Raiser" for the Seattle Seahawks for their home game against the NY Giants Sunday, December 6. The flag raising event was filmed on the Wa-Hi campus by staff from the school’s 21st Century Afterschool Program and the local footage is posted here. The footage was forwarded to the Seahawks office where an official version was produced and will be posted on the Seahawks website here on Friday.
The ASB class has been working hard to plan events at Wa-Hi this year and this is a huge one! As you may know, Winter Wish Week is a big part of Wa-Hi. Every year at Conspiracy of Hope, we fundraise money in order to have the opportunity to purchase gifts for students during the winter! These wishes vary from flowers, school supplies, Wa-Hi gear, shoes, and clothing, to very personal requests, such as grocery funds, gas money, etc.
National Honor Society seniors in the Class of 2021 sponsored a coat drive for WWPS elementary grade school students. They set a goal of receiving 100 coats and received 96. Students made signs, solicited drop-off locations (Northwest Grain Growers, Staples, The Market by Andy's, Shari's Cafe and Pies, and the WaHi Commons for the two-week period. The challenge for this year's service project was to find an event that would allow all 47 seniors to participate in while still promoting social distancing, health and safety. Member Haeli Johnson got her church involved, while other seniors sustained a social media campaign. The NHS Coat Drive was chaired by members: Anthony McKeirnan, Emilee Henderson, Grady Lemma and Sydney Patton. Pictured above is Issaih Perez who volunteered for bin-delivery to a site.
Congratulations to the GO BLUE students of September! This month, eight students were selected by their teachers as GO BLUE students. Nominated students were recognized for the exceptional examples they provide as model students, especially during this challenging time with Distance Learning. Below are what they believe are the reasons they were chosen.