Patrick—St. Patrick, that is—is alive and by fyl43660


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          Happening now
•Show Choir: Competition in
Mitchell today, Sloan, Iowa,
                                                                        Warrior Faces: Ireland
•Third Quater: Ends
•State Boys Basketball Tournaments:
                                                                       wraps up on St. Pat’s Day
Today-Saturday—AA in Rapid City,                                          Week worth of events highlights Ireland for WHS students
A at Arena, B in Aberdeen
                                                                       By Whitney Weber and Austin Kjergaard                    Another highlight of the week was a test
    Lunch Time at WHS
                                                                              atrick—St. Patrick, that is—is alive and      administered during study halls as a contest.
                                                                              well at WHS today as Warrior Faces            The test consisted of 10 questions over the Irish
•Today’s lunch: Grilled Cheese sand-                                          Ireland Week is coming to a close with        culture.
wich                                                                   students roaming the halls in green                                  Sophomore Amber Severtson said
•A la carte lines: Pepperoni hot                                       attire in honor of his special day.                                 she especially enjoyed the test.
pocket, chef salad, cold sandwiches,                                       The purpose of the week was                                         “The contest was a blast, but
cheeseburger, taco                                                     to open the eyes of students and                                     I was sad because I didn’t get a
•Monday: Hamburger                                                     expose them to other cul-                                                    cookie,” Severtson said.
                                                                       tures. Students learned                                                             Sophomore Tina
         Group Meetings                                                facts about Ireland, sam-                                                        Chov said she enjoyed
                                                                       pled Irish food, and lis-                                                        the wide variety of fes-
•Mentors: Who leave WHS need to                                        tened to traditional Irish                                                      tivities.
meet with supervisor Shane Reilly                                      music.                                                                            “All the activities made
sometime before Wednesday                                                  Junior Mason Boutros                                                       it so we learned more
•Principal’s Advisory Committee:                                       said he thinks the event                                                        about another culture,”
Members will meet at 7:30 a.m.                                         served its purpose.                                                              Chov said.
Wednesday in E-112                                                         “It really broadened                                                            Students who wore
•Boys Basketball: Players will meet                                    student’s eyes to other cul-                                                 green today received
at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the weight                                    tures,” Boutros said.                                          shamrock tattoos as a prize to culmi-
room                                                                       One of the highlights of the week was                       nate the week.
                                                                       a special lunch served on Wednesday                                   Boutros said he worked hard at
        Other Reminders                                                consisting of beef stew, steamed cab-                             putting together an outfit for today’s
                                                                       bage, soda bread and an Irish mint brownie.          festivities.
•Summer School: Registration forms                                         Junior Sam Holsen said he had a good time.           “I went to Wal-Mart to get my outfit,”
are now available in the counseling                                        “I thought the week was fun,” Holsen said. “I    Boutros said. “I’ve been waiting all week to wear
center.                                                                loved the brownies and the rock-hard bread.”         my green, sequined bow-tie.”
•Photos: For the HonorFest video
are needed. Bring photos of WHS
students and activities to the office or
                                                                        Student council officers plan for next year
Carolyn Ebright in A-145.                                              By Bryce Viereck,                   ties as well as a plethora of          ed the newly established stu-
                                                                       Miki Hopp                           other crucial elements that will       dent council constitution,
                NOW Friday Staff                                       and Josh Nunn                       be facing the student body as          which was last revised in 1995;
Editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dzenan Berberovic                       Newly elected WHS               a whole.                               dress-up days; committee
Assistant Editor . . . . . . . . . . Jon Economo
Design Editor . . . . . . . . . . . Ben Wehrkamp                       Student Council officers for            With the help of student           assignments; fundraising ideas
Staff: Kristen Burns, Andy Cunningham,                                 the 2006-07 school year are         council co-advisers Sandy Hoff         and a wide range of other sub-
Emmylu O’Donnell, Bryce Viereck, Miki                                  already busy planning events        and Kristy Van Meeteren,               jects that will impact students
Hopp, Callie Mowry, Amanda Rasmussen,                                  and working on making WHS           the leadership team met last           next year.
Whitney Weber, Austin Kjergaard, Matt
Haron, Josh Nunn                                                       a better place for all students.    Wednesday during an offi-                  Senior Sue Chhen, cur-
Editor-in-chief . . . . . . . . . . . Cassie Tornow                        The council’s newly-elected     cer retreat to discuss future          rent student council president,
NOW editor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jake Harris                   leadership, including juniors       events.                                feels the newly elected officers
Orange & Black editor. . . . . . .Alison Parks                         Casey Smith as president and            Smith said he felt the event       will make good leaders for the
Adviser. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jason Lueth
                                                                       Dzenan Berberovic as vice-          was a success.                         future.
      The News of Washington is a                                      president along with sopho-             “Everyone showed up and                “I think Smith and
 publication of the Orange & Black Staff                               more Stevie Knutson as secre-       everything went well,” Smith           Berberovic will make great
  Washington High School–Sioux Falls, S.D.
    Some material courtesy of American Society of Newspaper Editors/
                                                                       tary, has been working hard on      said.                                  leaders for next year’s student
             KRT Campus High School Newspaper Service                  planning student body activi-           Items on the agenda includ-        council,” Chhen said.

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Q&               Warrior                    •Name: Kristy Van Meeteren
                                            •Who does your family consist of?                                                                  only Sioux
                                            My family consists of my husband,                                                                   Falls team
                                            Mark; my daughter, Abbie and my                                                                    left alive in
                                            son, Tanner

                                            •Do you have any pets? Yes I do, I
                                            have a dog, a Sheltie named Rudy.                                                                      The O’Gorman
                                            •What did you do before coming                                                                    Knights are the only
A profile                                                                                                                                     Sioux Falls team to still
                                            to WHS? I taught for three years in                                                               have a shot at a AA
of a WHS                                    Sioux City at an elementary school.                                                               Boys Basketball title
staff member                                                                                                                                  after Lincoln fell to
                                            •What is your position at WHS? I                                                                  Brandon Valley 55-42
                                            teach resource language arts, resource                                                            in the opening round
                                                                                                                                              at the Rapid City Civic
                                            government, resource history, and                       Kristy Van Meeteren                       Center Thursday.
Editor’s note: The Warrior Q & A is a       resource geography in the special edu-                                                                 Here’s a wrap-up of
weekly profile of a Warrior staff member    cation department.                           •What is your message to the read-                   all the first-day action
                                                                                                                                              at the tournaments.
with the goal of helping members of the     •Are you the adviser of any WHS              ers of the NOW? Enjoy this time of
WHS community come to know each             activities? Yes, I am one of the co-         your life, you’ll get out of it whatever                 AA Tournament
                                                                                                                                                   Civic Center
other better. Subjects are chosen at ran-   advisers of the student council, along       you put into it.                                           Rapid City
dom by the NOW staff.                       with teacher Sandy Hoff.                       Assembled by Andy Cunningham                       Thursday:

                                                                                                                                              Pierre 51, Mitchell 45
 Sioux Falls becomes more like a city each day                                                                                                Brandon Valley 55,
                                                                                                                                              Lincoln 42
    Is it just me, or has anyone else noticed how fast our      example, the new restaurant Bracco. This taste-filled place                   O’Gorman 65, Huron 51
community has grown? Businesses are booming around              will be opening April 12.
                                                                                                                                              Watertown 57, Stevens
us and new restaurants, stores, strip malls and “life style”        Another new place that has caught my eye is the huge                      28
malls are springing up faster than spring flowers.              strip mall opening on Louise Ave. In that area builders
                                                                                                                                              Today’s Semi-Finals:
                                             I remember         have built new stores and a sandwich shop called Panera.
                                          when I was young      This seasoning store cooks delicious bagels, great sand-                      Pierre vs. Brandon Valley
                     Hear me. . . and I would ride              wiches and mouth-melting sweets.                                              O’Gorman vs. Watertown
                                          my bike down              Who has to go to Wal-mart at least two times a day? Or                         A Tournament
                                          to Southeastern       is that just me? Well, I for sure go there all the time and I                          Arena
                                                                                                                                                    Sioux Falls
                                          Avenue and see        remember going there and noticing a field of crops where
              Callie Mowry                the pretty view       the new Menards’ stands.                                                      Thursday:
                                          of grass-filled           At this rate, Sioux Falls will soon be the new Twin                       St. Thomas More 54,
fields. Now, when I go through the same area all I can see      Cities. Sioux Falls will no longer be just fields of crops and                Sisseton 39
is baseball diamonds. If you take a drive on 57th Street        a meat-packing plant. Our town is finally breaking its way                    Lennox 52, Parkston 49
you will notice once you get to Western there will be a         through to become a real big-city, whether we like it or                      Clark 75, Little Wound
new development called “Bridges at 57th.” Businesses have       not. Enjoy it, if you can!                                                    64
come together to build a new strip mall containing, for               Junior Callie Mowry misses the fields, but likes the new restaurants.   Chester Area 54,
                                                                                                                                              Chamberlain 39

                                                                Show Choirs complete for                                                      Today’s Semi-Finals:

                                                                                                                                              St. Thomas More vs.
                                                                  last time this season                                                       Lennox

                                                                                                                                              Clark vs. Chester Area
                                                                By Matt Haron                         Sloan, Iowa, to compete                     B Tournament
                                                                    The WHS show choirs               in the Westwood Jubilation                 Northern State U.
                                                                will be busy on a quest for           in their last competition of                  Aberdeen

                                                                gold in two separate com-             the season.                             Thursday:
                                                                petitions this weekend.                   The three choirs are all            Arlington 72, Hurley 38
                                                                    Today,      Stagelights,          really excited for the week-
                                                                                                                                              Sully Buttes 68, Avon 54
                                                                Classic Connection and                end and hope to do well.
                                                                New Spirit left at 7:30 a.m.              Senior Missy Hoffman,               White River 77, Doland/
                                                                                                                                              Conda 49
                                                                on their way to Mitchell to           a Classic Connection dance
                                                                compete in the 14th Annual            captain, said she thinks                Faith 46, Scotland 44

                                                                Mitchell Show Choir                   their hard practice will pay            Today’s Semi-Finals:
                                                                Classic. There are a total of         off today.                              Arlington vs. Sully Buttes
                                                                18 show choirs competing                  “We’ve been practicing
                                                                                                                                              White River vs. Faith
                                                                in the competition from               really hard, and we’re work-
                                                                around South Dakota, Iowa             ing on our dance breaks
                                                                and Minnesota. The top six            and keeping our vocals                    The NOW is printed
                                                                choirs from the preliminar-           strong,” Hoffman said.                   on paper purchased by
                                                                                                                                              the WHS Booster Club.
                                                                ies will go on to the finals              Following this weekend’s
                                                                at 7 p.m. tonight.                    competition, the WHS
                                                                    On Saturday, choir                show choirs will host “Best
                                                                members will travel to                of Show” April 1 at WHS.

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