Western Hills High School News
It's ELECTION DAY...
This is your friendly reminder that any parent of a student who will be enrolled in an FCPS school NEXT YEAR is eligible to vote today at your child's school office for one person to represent parents on the search committee. If you have more than one child enrolled in the Franklin County Public Schools, we ask that you select one school location and vote only once. See below for statements from each nominee. Please take a few minutes to cast your ballot today!
Each of the 10 nominees to serve as a representative on the search committee for a new superintendent has submitted a statement explaining why he or she would like to serve on this committee. These statements are posted here for your review. Read the nominee's statements and get more information about the election here...  
Students Earn Proficient Ratings at State World Language Association Showcase
Several Western Hills High School Spanish and French students competed on Saturday, March 25th, at the State World Language Showcase at the University of Kentucky.  The following students competed in Interpersonal, Interpretive, and Presentational tasks and received overall proficiency ratings.  
 
French Students: Katie Bennett, Megan Aldridge, Tamara Rudic, Meredith Spencer, Antuan Lemon, Carter Smith  

Spanish Students: Jayda Robertson, Kara Tucker, Zoe Ward, Alex Maines, Alex White 

 
Capital CIty Regional FFA Paperwork Day
Western Hills High School hosted the Capital City Regional FFA Paperwork Day on Thursday, March 23rd. Here are the results for WHHS student competitors.

Gracie Staude was elected as Capital City Region Vice President.
Graduate- Erica Nesselrode was selected as candidate for State FFA Office.

In record books (records about their Ag projects) WHHS students had a great day. Students who earn 1st place move on to state.  
Connor Dailey- Ag Mechanics Fabrication and Design Placement 1st
Haley Varney- Forage Placement 1st
Sidney Edwards- Landscaping Placement 1st
Logan Spaulding- Ag Communications Business 1st
Whitney Moore- Diversified Horticulture Business 1st
Jenna Harrod- Beef Business 1st
Jordan Smith- Vegetable Production 1st
Cameron Kenner- Vet Science Placement 1st
Dalton Tucker- Wildlife Management Business -1st
Gracie Staude - Swine Business 2nd
Andrew Taulbee- Turfgrass Placement 2nd
Alexis Dempsey- Diversified Livestock Placement 2nd
Keegan Dailey- Ag Mech and Repair Placement 2nd
Emery Moore- Poultry Business 2nd
Lucas Goss- Outdoor Rec Business 2nd
Whitney Marcum- Nursery Operation 2nd
Austin Thornberry- Equine Business 2nd
Hannah Ashley- Small Animal Prod 3rd
Jake Harrod- Beef Placement 3rd
Regional Star Farmer Candidate- Connor Dailey
Regional Star in Placement Candidate- Keegan Dailey
Students receiving state degrees- Maci Tackett, Lucas Goss, Austin Thornberry, Chey Warner, Connor Dailey, Keegan Dailey, Whitney Marcum
 
WHHS Students Win Awards at HOSA Conference
Students from Western Hills High School attended the HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America) Conference in Louisville March 17-19. The following students won awards while there.

Taylor Disponette - Medical Photography 3rd Place

Courtney Cummins - Barbara James Service Award and Top 5 Finalist in Medical Terminology

Courtney Cummins, Taylor Disponette, and Mickayla Conner - Talent Show 1st Place
 
WHHS Delegation Had a Successful KUNA Conference
Students from Western Hills High School attended the Kentucky United Nations Assembly (KUNA) Conference in Louisville March 12-14th. They represented Western Hills well and received the following awards.

 Outstanding Ambassador: Megan Varney

Outstanding Parliamentarian: Addy McCoun

Outstanding Resoulution Endorsed by the Secretary General: Caroline Orange, Trevor Onodu, Michael Wilson 

Outstanding Advocate, International Court of Justice Advisory Case: Nick Wooldridge

Outstanding Advocate Showcase Winner: Nick Wooldridge 

Group Delegation Awards:
  Outstanding Country sign ( 2nd straight year for this one! )

  Honorable Mention Global Village Booth

  Delegation of Excellence
                       
 
WHHS FFA Shines at Regional FFA Competition
On Wednesday, March 8th, members of the Western Hills High School FFA competed at the Capital City Region FFA Day. Here are the results:

1st Place Swine Impromptu- Gracie Staude
1st Place Sheep Impromptu- Haley Nelson
2nd Place Dairy Impromptu- Mollie Cox
1st Place Nursery Impromptu- Haley Varney
2nd Place Creed Speaking Contest- Maddie LeCompte
1st Place Small Animal Impromptu- Emery Moore
2nd Place Floral Impromptu- Morgan Miller
2nd Place Equine Impromptu- Austin Thornberry
3rd Place in poultry impromptu- Shana Weber
3rd Place in greenhouse impromptu- Whitney Marcum
 
WHHS Band Members Represent at EKU Honor Band

Our WHHS band students had some great auditions at EKU honor band! They all had a fantastic time rehearsing and performing over the weekend of February 23-25. 

 

Results!
Honors wind ensemble:
Courtney Mcdavid--5th chair flute
Ashley Ni--7th chair flute
Chandler Craine --1st chair bass clarinet
Chris Riensche--1st chair tenor sax
Matthew Spencer-- 2nd chair Bari sax
Carter Cantrell-- 1st chair bass trombone
Barrett Bloch--4th chair trombone
Russell Smith--1st chair euphonium

Maroon band: 
Carter Stinnett--1st chair bassoon
Abdullah Ateyeh--3rd chair alto sax
Bradley Hughes--4th chair trumpet
Madison Smith--11th chair trumpet
Aaron Crombie--13th chair trumpet

White band:
Christa Hall--1st chair French horn
Cassia James Cairell--9th chair flute
Amanda Hargis--4th chair clarinet
Landron Powell--9th chair trumpet
Catie Montgomery--11th chair trumpet
Will Clayton--12th chair trumpet
Austin Gatewood--3rd chair tuba
Stephen Riensche--9th chair percussion

   

Students Advance to State in Governor's Cup
A HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to Abdullah Ateyeh, Katie Bennett, and Theresa Jaminet--all three students are going to STATE Governor's Cup with top five finishes in written exams. Jaclyn Aldridge is also going with a Top 5 finish in written composition. 
 
Abdullah--3rd in math

Katie--3rd in both language arts AND humanities

Theresa--4th in language arts
 
Jaclyn Aldridge--5th in written composition

Western Hills placed 4th overall in quick recall as well as 4th overall in total points--out of 16 teams.
 
Since Ryan Hale has been coaching, this is the most students WHHS has ever sent to State in one year. We are very proud of Abdullah, Katie, Theresa, Jaclyn and the entire team. We have some pretty phenomenal students. 
 
WHHS Wrestlers Advance to State
Congratulations to the following WHHS wrestlers who placed
at Regionals on Saturday, February 11th, and are advancing
to the State Tournament.

Jacob Smith - 3rd place
Jaydon Garr - 4th place
Evan Hanus - 5th place
Mary Swan (7th grader at Bondurant Middle School) - 5th place
Devon Thomas - 6th place

 
DECA Rocks Regionals
Congratulations to the following DECA members for their amazing performance in the regional competition at EKU on Friday, February 10th:

Allison Harrod & Grayson Strasburg - 1st Place Business Management

Nancy Collett & Katie Grasch - 2nd Place Sports Marketing

Mikenna Wainwright & McCoy Patrick - 2nd Place Hospitality & Tourism

John Caldwell & Tommy Fricker - 2nd Place Business Law

Tayler West & Abby Studler - 3rd Place Travel & Tourism

Kendall & Kyra Dailey - 3rd Place Business Finance

Zoe Walker & Caitlin Combs - 3rd Place Marketing

Sarah Arnett & Olivia Cummins - 5th Place Travel & Tourism

William Arflack - 3rd Place Job Interview

To the following for placing in an individual competition:

Savannah Kennedy
Ellie Adcock
Catherine Emberton
Taylor Disponette
Christine McGaughey
Yulie Spade
 
Emilie Hill
 
Grace Neal
Samantha Silinger
Ashley Peal
Natalie Thomas

And to Nancy Collett for being elected Vice President of Public Relations
 
 
 

School starts at 8:40 A.M. and lets out at 3:20 P.M.

Phone: (502)875-8400
Fax: (502)227-4568

Announcements
 
March 23rd:

Seniors:

  • Senior t-shirt sales have been extended until Friday, 24th. They are $20. See Mrs. Volpe to purchase them.

Prom:

  • Decorations committee will meet Friday 24th after school in Mrs. Wooldridges room. 
Calendar
WHHS SBDM Meeting
Tue Apr 11 2017
WHHS SBDM Meeting
Tue May 2 2017
WHHS SBDM Meeting
Tue Jun 6 2017
WHHS SBDM Meeting
Tue Jul 11 2017
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