Patrick—St. Patrick, that is—is alive and
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Friday NOW is brought to you by: J&L Harley Davidson Happening now •Show Choir: Competition in Mitchell today, Sloan, Iowa, Warrior Faces: Ireland Saturday •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 P 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. Please share—leave on tables until 5B • News of Washington Page 2 Friday, March 17, 2006 O’Gorman 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 tournament A •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.