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Students juggle school work with after school jobs 

Students already have hours worth of homework every night. Some students choose to throw sports or after school jobs into this struggle. Some choose to add both. 

Some businesses in Webster Groves accept high schoolers as job applicants. Teenagers can apply for jobs at restaurants like Serendipity, Firenza Pizza, The Block, Dairy Queen or Dewey’s. Places like Saint Louis Gym Center, Vetta Sports, and Lucky’s Market will also hire students. Some students choose to babysit or mow lawns to make money as well. 

Teachers share pre-teaching job experiences

Whether Webster teachers went to school here, have been here for over 20 years, or are in their first year of teaching, Webster hasn’t been their only home, and teaching hasn’t been their only job. 
Before settling down, Webster Groves High School staff were world travelers, bean farmers, and more.

New maker comes to Makerspace

From teaching at a high school, to a library, to an elementary school, and finally the Makerspace, Mindy Siefert found her sanctuary. The maker space is an ever-evolving program at Webster. Students are able to use 3-D printers, laser cutters, and more to create innovative projects.

Graduate wants to improve environment

Senior Emma Sellers poses with a cow at Gentle Barn Sanctuary.

Senior Emma Sellers has a love for science and environmental issues. She will take her passion to the University of Denver next year where she will study environmental chemistry and German.

Shrewcrew: Friends create influence

Friends seniors Trace Boglino, William Colton, Serdel Dela Cruz, T.J. Disbennett, T.Y. Disbennett, Finn Frese, Frankie Kelty, Grant Lehmann, Thomas Okamoto, Daniel Placke, Matthew Smegner, Briton Toth and Zach Mason make up the “Shrewcrew,” one of the largest friend groups at WGHS.

Oil painter invites audience to create art

Senior Eavan O’Neil prefers not to describe herself as an artist, but that doesn’t mean art isn’t an important part of her life.
“I feel uncomfortable calling myself an artist,” O’Neil said. “It feels like the term is associated with a level of success or expertise that can’t be personally assigned. Instead, I usually just say, ‘I paint.’”

Runner, leader to study marketing

Senior Parker Bont approaches everything he does with dedication and hard work.

Bont said his favorite part of high school was, “Getting involved with extracurriculars and getting to meet people of totally different backgrounds that I never would have known without the extracurricular opportunities.”

Student athlete to go on 2-year LDS mission trip

Sterling Smith is very involved as a star student, a founding member of lumberjack club, a four year cross country and track runner, and even the Friendship King.
Smith is also a devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and spends every weekday morning before school attending seminary classes.