Western Hills High School News
Academic Team Defeats Scott County
Western Hills High School’s Academic Team kicked off the Commonwealth Academic League season on Monday, September 18th, with a match at Scott County High School. Hills led after the written round 64 to 56, and went on to maintain that lead throughout quick recall, winning every round other than social studies.  The final score was WH 125, SC 95. Top written scores by Western Hills included Lukas Negron in math (19/20 was the top score of the day!), Hasitha Ramisetti in science, Tommy Fricker in social studies, and Theresa Jaminet in language arts and arts and humanities. Top quick recall scorers were Diksha Satish in math, Hasitha Ramisetti in science, Theresa Jaminet in language arts, Conner Hill in social studies, and Katie Bennett in arts and humanities. The Wolverines travel to Anderson County on Monday, September 25th.      
Latino/Multicultural College Fair at EKU
Save the Date:   Friday, October 27, 2017   If you are interested in attending this year's Latino/Multicultural College Fair at Eastern Kentucky University, then please sign up on the link below:  

https://goo.gl/forms/Zll06R2NiTeXjEbU2 The 2017 Latino/Multicultural College fair will offer tailored workshops for our Latino/Multicultural students- such as FAFSA, DACA and undocumented student workshops, scholarship search for all, and more!    All students will have the opportunity to explore the college fair. EKU has invited colleges and universities from across Kentucky.    

PSAT/NMSQT Registration!!!

The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test is a great tool for students considering college. The PSAT/NMSQT measures critical reading skills, math problem-solving skills and writing skills. Western Hills High School recommends that students take the PSAT/NMSQT in order to receive feedback about strengths and weaknesses, enter the competition for National Merit Scholar scholarships (11th graders) and to help prepare for the SAT.

Here are the important dates for the registration process:

  • Wednesday, September 13 Registration Begins - $18
  • Sunday, September 24 Registration Ends
  • Wednesday, October 11 Test Date WHHS Library

Please contact Kate Higgs, Kate.higgs@franklin.kyschools.us , if you have questions or to check qualifications for a half price waiver.

Link for online registration: www.totalregistration.net/PSAT/180911 

WHHS Class Battle
The Junior class won the first class competition thanks to Sarah Arnett’s expert form in the Water Balloon Relay!
  Current Standings: Junior Class- 4 Senior Class- 3 Freshman Class- 2  *Sophomore Class- 0   *Bondurant Middle played in their place
2017 Governor's Scholars Named
Congratulations to the following WHHS students who were recently named 2017 Governor's Scholars. They were selected from a highly competitive field of 1,963 outstanding young Kentuckians. The Governor's Scholars Program strives to enhance Kentucky's next generation of civic and economic leaders. Established in 1983, the program provides academic and personal growth through the balance of a strong liberal arts program with a full co-curricular and residential life experience.

  • Mindy Hatchell
  • Theresa Jaminet
  • Caroline Orange
  • Dawson McCoun
  • Clayton Patrick
STLP State Competition Results
On Wednesday, April 12th, members of the Student Technology Leadership Program (STLP) competed in 7 events at the State Competition which was held at Rupp Arena in Lexington, KY. 

Congratulations to Amber Lyons whose Digital Art entitled Tree of Life earned 4th place in the high school division of Digital Art. Kudos also to Sumobot team members, Garrett Palmgren and Zachary Young. Their Sumobot placed 4th in the double elimination high school division of the Sumobot tournament.

Garrett Brock and Palmer Collett created an amazing Showcase Project entitled Drones to the Rescue. They were interviewed by a reporter from The State Journal Newspaper as well as a news crew from WLEX-18 News. All morning long students, teachers, parents. etc. stopped at their project to hear about drones, simulate flying a drone, and in some cases actually fly a drone. Awesome project, guys!!!

The Robot Xtreme Challenge (RCX) team competed fiercely at State. Team members are Savannah Albers, Emily Brown, Amber Lyons, Jonah Pipes, and Jordan Woolums.  

Congratulations to all of these students on a successful season. None of them are seniors so look for even stronger performances in 2018.  
WHHS Learning Center Participates in Community Service Project
Mrs. Erin and Mrs. Marie’s Preschool class at Western Hills High School Learning Center participated in a community service project collecting new and gently used children’s clothing for the Frankfort Fraternal Order of Police Kentucky River Lodge 87 to help with their clothing drive to assist with Social Services and the families receiving children in emergency foster care in the county.  Their class collected several bags of children’s clothing to share. 

Pictured from left to right: Rick Rogers, Vice president of the lodge, Ashley Mulder, State Trustee and Shane Weber, President

Wolverine Bands Earn Distinguished Ratings at Districts
On Tuesday, March 28th, both Symphonic/Concert bands and Wind Ensemble received distinguished ratings from the judges at district assessment.

Symphonic/Concert performed grade 4 (out of 6, with 6 being the hardest) music and received 2 distinguished marks and 1 proficient mark from the stage judges, then received a distinguished in sight reading for an overall rating of distinguished.

Wind Ensemble gave the performance of a lifetime, receiving straight distinguished marks from all 4 judges while performing grade 5 music.

This makes all instrumental ensembles at WHHS Distinguished for another year, continuing our tradition of excellence!
Capital Area Arts Guild Annual Student Art Exhibit Recognitions
Congratulations to all these Visual Arts Students at Western Hills High School who received ribbons and honorable mentions in the Capital Area Arts Guild Annual Student Art Exhibit held March 9-23, 2017 in the Farmer’s Bank of Frankfort.

The Top Blue Ribbon winners are Megan Aldridge for her water color and Jillian Word for her colored pencil drawing. Yulie Spade, sophomore, got a 2nd Place Red Ribbon for her landscape in water color.  Third Place Ribbons went to Madison Rayburn, senior, for her water color landscape and to Jayda Robertson, sophomore, for her water color still life.

Honorable Mention Award Winners include:  McKenna Vest, junior, for her water color landscape. Megan Aldridge for her water color Garden, Taylor Perry, sophomore, for his water color still life, Courtney Cummins, senior, for her water color still life, Thomas Bennett, senior, for his water color landscape, and Cierra Riesch, senior, for her mixed media Spirit Animal.

Congratulations to all of these Visual Arts students taking Water Color or Art IV classes at Western Hills High School with art instructor Janis Kirstein.
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 

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