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Homecoming, Long Awaited Tradition and Exciting Time for Court

Homecoming, Long Awaited Tradition and Exciting Time for Court

October 27, 2018

Following in a tradition that has been established over the past few years, the Western Wayne School District invites the community to attend to its annual homecoming game this Friday, September 28 and accept the challenge of helping others.  Along with coming to cheer on the students, they ask that spectators bring donations of canned goods and other nonperishable food items for a drive that will benefit those in need in Wayne County. The Western Wayne Homecoming Game against Lakeland will begin at 7 p.m. with the presentation of the Homecoming Court about a half hour before kick-off. The...

District to Focus on Pride in Differentiation for 2018-19 School Year

District to Focus on Pride in Differentiation for 2018-19 School Year

October 27, 2018

“On the outside, always looking in/ Will I ever be more than I’ve always been?/ ‘Cause I’m tap, tap, tapping on the glass/ Waving through a window,” are the lyrics Western Wayne Senior R.J. Clemens sang at the first day of teacher in-service for Western Wayne faculty, staff, and administration on Wednesday, August 22. R.J. sang “Waving Through a Window” from the 2017 Tony Award Winning musical Dear Evan Hansen at the request of administration as a closing piece of a presentation on Pride in Differentiation which is the district’s focus for the 2018-19 school year.  The song...

Lindsey Karwacki Recognized by WW Administration

Lindsey Karwacki Recognized by WW Administration

October 27, 2018

Western Wayne Administration has recognized Lindsey Karwacki as an outstanding student.  Lindsey is a senior who is greatly interested in environmental science and has been highly involved in Western Wayne’s music programs throughout her high school career.  She also was a member of the Mock Trial team her sophomore year and will join the group again for her senior year. Lindsey is currently participating in the PiER Program through Lacawac Sanctuary.  PiER, pathways in ecological research, is an academic program focused on providing high-achieving high school female students with rigorous...

Senior Ty Alpaugh Named Scholastic Superstar

Senior Ty Alpaugh Named Scholastic Superstar

Mrs. Jessica McLaughlin, PR

June 8, 2018

Senior Ty Alpaugh, who has been named as a Scholastic Superstar by the Scranton Times, will be attending the prestigious Vassar College located in Poughkeepsie, New York. Ty, a two-year National Honor Society member, is a National Merit Scholarship Finalist who scored a 1500 out of 1600 on her SAT with her score evenly split between Reading and Math. She greatly looks forward to studying liberal arts at Vassar next year with a focus on drama and film. Ty has been interested in these areas of study throughout her high school career.  She dedicated herself to four musical productions at Weste...

Junior Paige Barillo Recognized for Giving to Community

Junior Paige Barillo Recognized for Giving to Community

Mrs. Jessica McLaughlin, Staff Writer

June 8, 2018

Western Wayne High School Administration has recognized junior Paige Barillo as an outstanding student. Paige recently completed an excellent senior project this spring in which she held a food collection drive for the St. Francis of Assisi Kitchen in Scranton.  She worked with Western Wayne Administration in the high school, middle school, and both elementary schools to gather food in the district. Paige said she gathered more than a truckload of food and estimated that to be over 1,000 pounds of items.  She feels extremely grateful to the Western Wayne Community for giving so generously...

Hershey Makes for a Sweet Conference for FBLA Competitors

Hershey Makes for a Sweet Conference for FBLA Competitors

June 7, 2018

This year, around forty Western Wayne High School students participated in the FBLA State Conference held at Hershey Lodge in Hershey, PA. FBLA stands for Future Business Leaders of America and exemplifies the range of activities and focus of Future Business Leaders. The students who qualified for states conveyed their excellence at Regionals and were capable of moving forward in the competition. The FBLA State Conference was held from April eighth to the eleventh. The state conference consisted of workshops, presentations, and time to meet new people. The student workshops consisted of various...

Public Invited to Western Wayne Catwalk for Hunger Event

Public Invited to Western Wayne Catwalk for Hunger Event

June 7, 2018

The bright lights of Times Square, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Central Park among other iconic parts of New York City will be the inspiration for fashion collections created by Western Wayne High School students for their yearly fashion design competition.  These designs will be a featured part of the Catwalk for Hunger fashion show event to take place Wednesday, June 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Western Wayne High School Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 1970A Easton Turnpike, Lake Ariel, PA. The event that is open to the public is called Catwalk for Hunger because along with the evening...

Twelve Qualify for District Band

Twelve Qualify for District Band

February 13, 2018

Everyone knows about the “Pride of Western Wayne” at all of the football games, parades, and graduation. They bring joy and sound to each of our events, but when all of that is over near the end of November and the marching band is put on rest, concert season rolls around. For the majority of the band that means learning a few new songs and focusing on schoolwork, but for a few band kids it is the prime time for not only learning the songs to perform for the spring concert but also for learning and perfecting a selection of songs for a district wide concert. District band is an ensemble...

New Assistant Principal Jennifer Bradley excited to be a part of the Wildcat Nation

Trina Barcarola, Staff Reporter

January 5, 2018

Assistant Principal Jennifer Bradley is humbly focusing on the success of the student body and hopes her high spirits will have a positive impact on every encounter she makes. Planet Wildcat is pleased to introduce her in this feature.

Junior Jillian Dudley Learns Leadership Skills

Junior Jillian Dudley Learns Leadership Skills

January 5, 2018

To sharpen her skills, junior Jillian Dudley was excited to participate in a HOBY (Hugh O’Brian Youth) Leadership conference held at Shippensburg University, Pennsylvania. Jillian was chosen by her school to attend the HOBY conference based both on her academic and extra-curricular record at WHS and a required application essay exploring the topic of leadership.

Marching Band Gets New Threads

Marching Band Gets New Threads

November 12, 2017

The uniforms display a sharp and modern design while still incorporating the classic Western Wayne colors and emblem.

WWHS’s Very Own MATT TRYGAR Makes TV Debut

Esmeralda Mendez, Staff Reporter

February 8, 2017

Is there a triple threat on the loose? Western Wayne senior Matt Trygar is a model and actor as well as student! Since Matt is not the typical Northeastern PA high school student, you might ask, “How did he come to this?” The answer is kind of simple in that Matt looking to pursue a career in modeling simply started looking at agencies on online.

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