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.
Senior Justin Barker is a well known student at the high school, mostly for his academic success, and his achievements such as being recognized as a National Merit Semi Finalist, and a top 100 Missouri Scholar.
“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.
Sarah Ahrens is a graduating senior. Ahrens has won a Top Hat Award, is a candidate for the Eagle Award and has been on STUCO since she was a sophomore.
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.
Commencement speaker for the class of 2021’s graduation was senior Jaden Fields.
“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.
The Bluette sisters are a major part of the soccer program at Webster Groves High School and have been for the past four years.
All four members of the so-called “quad squad,” Kreighton, senior, Keegan, junior, Kameran, freshman, and Karson, freshman, are involved in the Varsity soccer program.
About 17 seniors have currently committed to playing their sports at their chosen colleges. The students were congratulated for their commitments to these schools recently.
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 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.
Women’s History Month went on throughout March in order to celebrate the accomplishments of important women throughout history.
Annually craze surrounding the release of whatever product is trending floods the internet and conversations at the dinner table. Different from the past, the 2021 trendy “wishlist item” seems to be the COVID-19 vaccine.
Dating during high school is a stressful time, but now with the added stressor of COVID, the dating scene is messy.
Black History Month (BHM) is an important way to celebrate achievements of African Americans and recognizing their important roles throughout U.S. history.
Majoring in business administration and programming for companies like Boeing to develop a passion in teaching, English teacher Chloe Telle combines her past experience to her current role in Webster Groves High School.
Prior to coming to Webster Groves School District, Dr. Shane Williamson was the chief diversity officer at Lindenwood University. Now, she’s excited to try new things in a similar, brand new position at Webster.
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.
In the height of a pandemic and the midst of winter, it’s easy to become sad. In an effort to raise their spirits, the students and staff share what they’re looking forward to most.
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.
Students who chose the hybrid learning program at the beginning of the school year are now attending school either in the morning or the afternoon.