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Senior continues passion for arts

Three main categories could be used to describe senior Owen Mitchell’s overarching high school involvement: music, academics and volunteer work. With the range of his extracurriculars, his high school experience proved true to being well rounded.

Violist to study computer science

“I kinda do a lot of activities. I’m involved in GNHS (German National Honor Society) president, Tri-M as historian, NHS, robotics as team captain, Statesmen Symphony, and I was also in STUCO and history club until I was diagnosed with epilepsy and had to drop some things,” Tetreault said over email.

Senior to study business at HBCU

If any word could describe Anthony Phiffer, it would be “leader.” Whether it be in the classroom or on the basketball court, he has demonstrated leadership to fellow students, teachers and coaches.

Eagle Award Winner: DeLay leaves lasting legacy

“As far as extracurriculars go, I’ve become part of APAC (Asian Pacific Awareness Committee/Asian Pacific American Community), gardening club, Interact, film club, FEMCO, history club, [and] scholar bowl,” senior Zoe DeLay said.
Of all the clubs she’s a part of, she started two.

Asian Pacific Awareness Committee serves as safe space

The Asian Pacific Awareness Committee/Asian Pacific American Community (APAC) is Webster’s organization for students of Asian heritage (and those interested in the civil rights of Asian Americans).
According to APAC president and senior Zoe Delay, the main missions of the committee are to “…serve as a place for the Asian population of WGHS to connect and support each other” as well as “…fight bias surrounding the Asian-American community.”

Science teacher steps in to teach AP Chemistry class

Science teacher Mebbie Landsness has worked at Webster Groves High School for four years, and this year, she has been given a new opportunity.
When AP Chemistry teacher Dr. Lisa Sylvester had to leave to help the Army Reserves with its COVID-19 response, Landsness was excited to step in and teach the class she left behind.

Valentine’s Day, birthdays impacted by COVID

Valentine’s Day for many means 24 hours jammed full of affection from those closest to them, but this year, some distance is required.
Last year, COVID became serious to many March 13. Lots of schools like Webster dismissed for Spring break and then stayed closed to finish out the school term. Based on this timeline many people’s last holiday spent with friends and family before quarantine would’ve been Valentine’s Day.

Cancelled school events negatively impact seniors

After all of the Turkey Day celebrations weren’t able to take place, it was a wake up call for seniors that the Winter Formal and Prom won’t be able to be celebrated or either, or they’ll be drastically different.
“I’m feeling pretty down about missing senior stuff, mostly because I know I won’t get these times back, but I’m trying to stay positive,” senior Ava Andrews said.