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Badminton

Badminton

Written by Richard Nguyen · December 13, 2011  

Badminton has become a huge part of my life in just the past couple of years. The feeling of hitting the birdie at the optimum position of the racket is one of the best feelings, the momentum flowing through out my whole body up until the moment of impact. Just like in basketball, badminton... (more...)

Halloween Rally serves food and family

Halloween Rally serves food and family

Written by Richard Nguyen · November 4, 2011  

The annual Halloween Rally was held on Oct. 31 during lunch at the amphitheater. The rally was held by Leadership and included a barbecue for the hungry students. The items that were sold included hot dogs, cheeseburgers, hamburgers, and veggie burgers with the accompanying condiments of relish,... (more...)

Badminton ends with a smash

Badminton ends with a smash

Written by Richard Nguyen · September 13, 2011  

This year badminton ended their season with 2 wins and  12 losses. Many of their losses came close twice against both Dougherty Valley and American being only one to two wins away from a team win. The season started fast with Washington beating Kennedy 16 to 1 but lost the next game against... (more...)

The Scrivener released to the public

The Scrivener released to the public

Written by Richard Nguyen · June 13, 2011  

The Scrivener is a student based collection of short stories written by the majority of the Creative Writing class, which is taught by Teri Hu. It was released on June 1 to all students for only 10 dollars. 24 students participated in The Scrivener, contributing 9 stories in all. The stories... (more...)

Andrew Ko, Tennis Player

Andrew Ko, Tennis Player

Written by Richard Nguyen · June 9, 2011  

Andrew Ko from the Class of 2012 plays tennis with a passion  Read More →

Washington Rewarded with a Barbecue Lunch

Washington Rewarded with a Barbecue Lunch

Written by Richard Nguyen · June 6, 2011  

This year Washington High School was able to have a 99% attendance rate for the Star testing. The Washington students were rewarded with a barbecue, held on June 2 during lunch at the amphitheater. The lunch was held by leadership and teachers were there to help out with the festivities. The... (more...)

Senior Breakfast A Big Success

Senior Breakfast A Big Success

Written by Richard Nguyen · May 24, 2011  

Senior breakfast was held this year on May 17. The food costed 3,000 dollars in total and ASB member, Marc Leprince, remarked that they were not as prepared as they wanted to be. The food was supplied by Denny’s, which included a plethora of different entrees including bacon, scrambled... (more...)

Budget cuts drive elective scare

Budget cuts drive elective scare

Written by Richard Nguyen · May 6, 2011  

With the recent budget cuts, plans for California schools have caused a scare in various elective classes at WHS, most notably the near elimination of the Chinese 1 and 5. Other electives have been in danger of removal as well, as our teachers whom may be cut. This would lead to a greater class... (more...)

I-Parent or Engrade?

I-Parent or Engrade?

Written by Richard Nguyen · March 24, 2011  

Technology has grown tremendously to the point where teachers are able to record all of our homework and test scores into the computer and directly online rather than the once common pen and paper. This has created problems though, as the standard of our school has become I-Parent, which some... (more...)

Tri-Cities Youth Court

Tri-Cities Youth Court

Written by Richard Nguyen · February 24, 2011  

Do we as students get a fair representation when we are accused of crimes? No, but now with the introduction of the Tri-Cities Youth Court, headed by Sharon Hollis, “juvenile first time offenders” will be able to bring their cases before a jury of their peers and have the opportunity... (more...)

eBeam to be purchased for Washington High

eBeam to be purchased for Washington High

Written by Richard Nguyen · February 10, 2011  

Technology has progressed through the years for teachers, starting with the chalkboard, then projectors, and now the eBeam, a new piece of equipment intended to teach students through interaction with each other. The eBeam itself consists of a standard white board, a projector and a eBeam... (more...)

Winter Assembly

Winter Assembly

Written by Richard Nguyen · January 2, 2011  

The winter assembly kicked off as Mrs. Paris yelled, “Huskies!” with all her might, all the students following her command with cheering and clapping. The singing of the  ”The Star Spangled Banner” started off the assembly followed by a performance by Washington’s... (more...)

CIF State Cross Country Results

CIF State Cross Country Results

Written by Richard Nguyen · November 29, 2010  

The annual CIF State Cross Country Championships was held this past Saturday on November 27, 2010 consisting of five different divisions with both boys and girls. Washington High School raced under Division II because of our school size being too small for Division I. Only Nolan Peterson... (more...)

NCS Cross Country Results

Written by Richard Nguyen · November 20, 2010  

On November 20, 2010 NCS was held at Hayward High School. The Girls Cross Country placed first collectively as a team this year at NCS, being the first time for Washington. On the boys side, only Nolan Peterson (Sophomore) was able to qualify for state. Their next meet will be at State held... (more...)

Cross Country MVAL Results

Written by Richard Nguyen · November 14, 2010  

The Cross Country Girls took first at MVALs this year while the boys took third. The girls ended the season with a perfect 6-0 record getting first in the league and the boys ending the season with a 5-1 record tying for second place. MVAL Full Results Boys:   Name School Time         1 Jesse... (more...)

Homecoming Rally 2010

Homecoming Rally 2010

Written by Richard Nguyen · November 2, 2010  

Every year ASB holds the homecoming rally to showcase the ten nominees for both boys and girls. Votes for the homecoming king and queen were polled on October 22 during Read period.  These are the nominees and their accomplishments during their time at Washington: Girl Nominees: Aine Murphy Freshman:... (more...)

A Running Start

Written by Richard Nguyen · September 18, 2010  

To start off each practice, Coach Dave Iremonger, Coach Dave for short, gives a speech to the cross-country team with co-head coach Ben Vose, explaining the workouts for the day. The practices usually consist of running 4 to 7 miles for 6 days a week. This accumulates to about 25-50... (more...)