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Helping the community is a requirement of membership in National Honor Society, but it's also one of the rewards for students like Ezra Tetreault, Parker Howell and Derek Mason.

NHS Gathering Food and Toys for Community Drives

February 4, 2020

Western Wayne’s National Honors Society or NHS for short has been doing wonderful volunteer and community work all school year.  Ms. Kendra Wayman, club adviser and NHS President Ezra Tetreault are pleased about the extra things the organization has done for the community. Ezra spoke enthusiastically about the Fall Food Drive that NHS conducted.  "We have been doing a lot of volunteering this year,” Ezra said. "It's important to our National Honor Society chapter."  Ezra explained that members have been gathering toys and donations and on February fourth will be giving these to the Wayne County Christmas Bureau along with ...

From left: Alison Swingle, Sami Sharp, pose with school resource officer, Robert Robbins.

Resource Officer Passionate about Making Difference in Student Lives

January 7, 2020

“A House is Not a Home” is a 1964 ballad made famous by Dionne Warwick in which she sings about how the most important part of a house is filling it with the people you care most for.  This year, throughout the Western Wayne School District, faculty, staff, administration, and students are embracing the PBIS initiative which has the main purpose of creating a proactive positive environment for everyone in the school community. PBIS is an ongoing effort of the Western Wayne School District to guide students in behaving and interacting with others in such a way as to promote an effective...

From left, Western Wayne seniors who will be featured as 2020 Scranton Times Artists of the Month: Sadie Nahman, Allison McDermott, Shailyn Pugh, and Abby Wilcox.

Western Wayne Art Students Recognized in Artist of the Month Contest

January 3, 2020

Western Wayne High School had four seniors recognized as winners of the Artist of the Month Contest for this year by the Scranton Times: Sadie Nahman, January; Shailyn Pugh, May; Allison McDermott, August; and Abby Wilcox, November. In addition, Shailyn’s art was featured on the cover of Happenings Magazine for December.  She explained how she created a holiday-themed picture for Happenings with a train, Santa, and presents done in colored pencil and acrylic. “I was happy to have my work chosen for Happenings,” Shailyn said.  “I love making art because you can create what you want...

From left, standing: Justin Collins, head Western Wayne track coach; and Robert Amos, Western Wayne pole vault coach.  From left, sitting, are members of the Barcarola family: Adriana Barcarola, John Barcarola, Trina Barcarola, Victoria Barcarola, Bernice Maiocco, and Johnny Barcarola.

Barcarola Inks with UVA

January 2, 2020

Barcarola Inks with UVA Western Wayne senior Trina Barcarola recently inked with The University of Virginia because of her vast track accomplishments.  Trina is a Scranton Times Athlete of the Year for her numerous athletic achievements in track.  She also was a member of the All-State Track Team last year.  She won two gold medals in one day at the State Championship for pole vault and 100 hurdles. Trina believes that many factors contribute to her success.  "My coaches and all of the support I receive from my family and friends is important," Trina said.  "I also rely on hard work,...

Senior Ezra Tetreault Accepted to Top Choice US Coast Guard Academy

Ezra, who had his eye on his important goal of attending the Coast Guard Academy, gave his all not only on schoolwork but on SAT Prep as well.

Mrs. Jessica McLaughlin, Public Relations Officer

January 2, 2020

Ezra is highly involved in the Western Wayne school community. He serves as president of the National Honor Society and is also student body president this year.  In addition, he is greatly involved in FBLA serving as first vice president of this organization for the state of Pennsylvania.  Along with playing football in the fall, Ezra is a member of both indoor and outdoor track with hurdling as his main event. Western Wayne faculty, administration, and staff are proud of Ezra’s acceptance and all of his accomplishments.  They wish him the best with the rest of his senior year and in the...

Semi Prince and Princess Crowned

Lou Azzato and Rylee Sheehan pose as 2019 Semi Prince and Princess.

Mrs. Jessica McLaughlin, Public Relations Officer

January 1, 2020

This year’s Semi was themed, “Harvest Ball” and was held on Saturday, November 23, from 4 to 9 p.m.  at Ladore, Waymart. There were over 250 students in attendance and several faculty members helped the Western Wayne security team chaperone the event. The  2019 Semi Prince is Lou Azzato and the Semi Princess is Rylee Sheehan.

Junior Cassidy Asinski Wins Poetry Contest

Mrs. Jessica McLaughlin, Public Relations Officer

January 1, 2020

Western Wayne junior Cassidy Asinski is the 2019 ACS Susquehanna Valley Section National Chemistry Week Poetry Contest 9th-12th Grade Winner. Cassidy's poem was judged as being the best out of all 9th-12th grade entries received by our section. The poem has successfully been submitted to the national competition for a chance to win up to $300. In addition, Cassidy, her parents, and her science teacher Maria Masankay are invited to the annual Susquehanna Valley ACS Awards Banquet in May. Cassidy will receive a $50 check and a certificate at the banquet. Cassidy’s poem is titled “Rust.”  She explained that she chose this topic after doing some research.  Cassidy, who enjoys both science and English classes at Western Wayne, said she really wanted to make her poem stand out by personifying rust throughout it. ...

Representing Western Wayne were Ezra Tetreault, Kate Mattern, Darlene Black, Lenny Maiocco, Landon Firmstone, Jacob McCormack, and James Fryzel.  Theresa Lubash, chapter adviser, accompanied the students.

FBLA Students Attend Leadership Workshop

January 1, 2020

Western Wayne FBLA members joined with students from several area schools at the Woodloch Resort for the annual Region 22 Leadership Workshop.  Region 22 President and Western Wayne senior Ezra Tetreault presided at the opening and business sessions. The workshop is a wonderful opportunity for students to get together and meet students from neighboring schools in a social setting rather than a competitive one.  Also attending were members from Carbondale Area, Delaware Valley, Honesdale, Mid-Valley, and Wallenpaupack Area, Ice skating was available before the sessions and a haunted hayride ...

WWHS Graduate Excels in Navy

WWHS Graduate Excels in Navy

Mrs. Jessica McLaughlin, Public Relations Officer

January 1, 2020

Lieutenant Junior Grade Garret Enslin, who graduated from Western Wayne in 2012, has gone on to achieve many outstanding accomplishments in the United States Navy. Enslin graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 2016.  He earned a degree in mechanical engineering. After graduation, Enslin was stationed on a ship in Everett, Washington, for about two and a half years.  He worked as a gunnery ordnance officer where he led twenty sailors in maintenance work.  This type of work included working with the guns on the ship, logistics projects, management of the ammunition itself, getting...

From left are some of the students who have qualified for District Chorus:  Alex Taylor, Rhonda Fenkner, Lily Visceglia, Joanna Regalbuto, and Trinity Williams.

Western Wayne High School Students Compete in District Chorus

January 1, 2020

Western Wayne High School will send nine of their high school chorus students to the PMEA District 9 Chorus Festival to be held from January 15 through January 17 at Marywood University.  The following Western Wayne students have all been accepted to District Chorus as either qualified or as an alternate.  The students pre- auditioned to qualify for districts at Tunkhannock Area High School in October.  These students include: Alexandra Solimine, 1st place, alto 2; Joanna Regalbuto, 2nd place, soprano 2; Dakota Beavers, 7th place, tenor 2; Trinity Williams, 14th place, alto 2; Brad Wood, 16th...

Spanish Dancing Fun Annual Experience

Mrs. Jessica McLaughlin, Public Relations Officer

December 6, 2019

Learning rhythms, beats, steps, and choreography isn’t just work for the Rockettes and Broadway stars, Western Wayne High School foreign language students have a yearly tradition of learning Spanish dancing as a part of their curriculum each fall. Local dance instructor and studio owner Vince Brust works with the Western Wayne students to teach a variety of traditional Spanish dances such as tango, merengue, mambo, and salsa among others. The students have a few weeks of sessions with Mr.  Brust in the fall leading up to a performance for the community in early November. Some of the students in the classes with Brust have been working with him for four years.  Seniors Nicholas Gombita, Kendra Oliver, Samantha Scaduto, and Alyssa Iovacchini feel very excited to be working again on their dancing skills this...

Western Wayne vice principal Mr. Matthew Barr, Bridget Oppelt, Rachel Tuman, and Western Wayne principal Mr. Paul Gregorski.  Oppelt and Tuman will represent Western  Wayne at the HOBY Leadership Seminar this spring.

Western Wayne Sophomores Chosen to Attend HOBY Leadership Seminar

October 23, 2019

Western Wayne sophomores Bridget Oppelt and Rachel Tuman have been chosen to present Western Wayne at the 2020 Central Pennsylvania HOBY Leadership Seminar at Shippensburg University in Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, from May 14 through May 17. Both young ladies are very accomplished at Western Wayne.  Bridget is an honor roll student who enjoys being a part of the Western Wayne Marching Band where she plays the alto saxophone.  She also does baton with the Double R Twirlettes and likes to ride horses in her spare time. Like her classmate, Rachel also is highly involved in academics and activities. ...

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