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Badminton

Badminton

Richard Nguyen
December 13, 2011
Filed under Staff Blog

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 players can... Read More »

Halloween Rally serves food and family

Halloween Rally serves food and family

Richard Nguyen
November 4, 2011
Filed under News

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... Read More »

Badminton ends with a smash

Badminton ends with a smash

Richard Nguyen
September 13, 2011
Filed under Sports

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 Dougherty... Read More »

The Scrivener released to the public

The Scrivener released to the public

Richard Nguyen
June 13, 2011
Filed under News, Uncategorized

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 ranged from... Read More »

Andrew Ko, Tennis Player

Andrew Ko, Tennis Player

Richard Nguyen
June 9, 2011
Filed under People, Profiles, Uncategorized

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

Washington Rewarded with a Barbecue Lunch

Washington Rewarded with a Barbecue Lunch

Richard Nguyen
June 6, 2011
Filed under News

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 food being... Read More »

Senior Breakfast A Big Success

Senior Breakfast A Big Success

Richard Nguyen
May 24, 2011
Filed under News

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 eggs and pancakes... Read More »

Budget cuts drive elective scare

Budget cuts drive elective scare

Richard Nguyen
May 6, 2011
Filed under News

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 size... Read More »

I-Parent or Engrade?

I-Parent or Engrade?

Richard Nguyen
March 24, 2011
Filed under News, Uncategorized

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 teachers... Read More »

Tri-Cities Youth Court

Tri-Cities Youth Court

Richard Nguyen
February 24, 2011
Filed under News

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 to participate in... Read More »

eBeam to be purchased for Washington High

eBeam to be purchased for Washington High

Richard Nguyen
February 10, 2011
Filed under News

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 stylus.... Read More »

Winter Assembly

Winter Assembly

Richard Nguyen
January 2, 2011
Filed under Student Life

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 first official Flag team whom at first... Read More »

CIF State Cross Country Results

CIF State Cross Country Results

Richard Nguyen
November 29, 2010
Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

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 was able... Read More »

NCS Cross Country Results

Richard Nguyen
November 20, 2010
Filed under Sports, Uncategorized

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 in Fresno,... Read More »

Cross Country MVAL Results

Richard Nguyen
November 14, 2010
Filed under Sports

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: ... Read More »

Homecoming Rally 2010

Homecoming Rally 2010

Richard Nguyen
November 2, 2010
Filed under News, Spirit Week

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... Read More »

A Running Start

Richard Nguyen
September 18, 2010
Filed under Sports

[singlepic id=133 w=320 h=240 float=right] 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... Read More »