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Loudoun County Meets Bonnie Scotland

Loudoun County Meets Bonnie Scotland

Written by Carrie Nichols

October 4, 2017


Filed under Features, Local News

Grey rain fell from the sky as if to replicate the atmosphere of Scotland. On September 2nd-3rd people of Scottish heritage, and people without, gathered on the rolling green hills of Great Meadow, Virginia. Forty-two clans and societies were represented, ranging from the Fraser clan to the Scottish...

Hurricane Harvey Donations

Hurricane Harvey Donations

Written by Hope Davison

September 6, 2017


Filed under Local News, News, Top Stories

With Houston, Texas, and the surrounding areas in ruins after Hurricane Harvey, Woodgrove students are adopting multiple classrooms in the flood zones of Texas. As of now, there are over 40,000 people living in shelters, and over four million people with damaged homes and without power. Woodgrove ...

Curbing Teen Suicide in Loudoun County

Curbing Teen Suicide in Loudoun County

Written by Chris Tuttle

June 2, 2017


Filed under Features, Local News, Top Stories

On October 15th, 2014, the pressure of life became too much for Woodgrove High School student Ryan Bartel. The teenager who had loved history and military strategy ever since he had received an encyclopedia as a young boy, wrote a note to his parents and told them that he couldn't "perform and operate...

Forever Onward

Forever Onward

Written by Jenn Glazebrook, Brittany Nelson, and Lorallye Partlow

May 22, 2017


Filed under Local News, News, Top Stories

Mr. Bob McMillen, earth science and astronomy teacher at Woodgrove, passed away on March 28, 2017. Students and staff were shocked at the sudden loss of a man who was loved by so many. McMillen graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Science Education from California University of Pennsylvania, and...

Cannons Hold Fundraiser, Pre-Season Look at New Team

Cannons Hold Fundraiser, Pre-Season Look at New Team

Written by Matt Gusmerotti

May 8, 2017


Filed under Local News

PURCELLVILLE, VIRGINIA — The Purcellville Cannons are a Valley Baseball League team that moved from Winchester to Purcellville last season and had an amazing welcome. The Cannons recruit collegiate players from all over the country, ranging anywhere from Division 1 all the way to Junior College playe...

Volleyball: Woodgrove Sweeps Sherando in Front of Home Crowd in Conference 21A Quarterfinal

Volleyball: Woodgrove Sweeps Sherando in Front of Home Crowd in Conference 21A Quarterfinal

Written by Sarah Snare

November 2, 2016


Filed under Local News, News, Sports, Student News

The Lady Wolverines of the Woodgrove High School volleyball team put up a fierce fight against Frederick County’s Sherando High School Warriors in a, 3-0, Conference 21A quarterfinal win on October 31 in Purcellville. The first set started off slow, with neither side able to establish a lead. The Wo...

Marching Wolverines Progress to State Championship

Marching Wolverines Progress to State Championship

Written by Caroline Potts

November 2, 2016


Filed under Local News, News, Student News

The Marching Wolverines continued their winning streak by receiving first place in their third consecutive marching band competition at the Washington High School Marching Band Classic. Their show, “Pyramids of Egypt,” has taken first in all categories and has been given the highest score in not...

McDonald’s Torn Down to Make Way for Expansions

McDonald’s Torn Down to Make Way for Expansions

Written by Dominique Cruz, Adeline Furlow, Sarah Murtaugh, and River Stone

October 27, 2016


Filed under Local News, News

McDonald’s? More like McRubble. After 36 years, Purcellville’s McDonald’s was torn down this August, anticipating upgrades to match the modernizing upgrades throughout the rest of the town. The new McDonald’s will be over 4,000 square feet, equipped with two drive through lanes and three windows....

Woodgrove Wins the Wells Fargo Cup

Woodgrove Wins the Wells Fargo Cup

Written by Rebecca Faletti and Lorallye Partlow

October 27, 2016


Filed under Local News, News, Student News

Woodgrove High School was dubbed the ‘State Champion of State Champions’ by winning the Wells Fargo cup for the 2015-2016 school year. Woodgrove received the award after accruing the highest number of points in all academic competitions in the state’s 4A classification, and became the first school...

2016 Lovettsville Oktoberfest

2016 Lovettsville Oktoberfest

Written by Hope Davison and Dominique Cruz

October 13, 2016


Filed under Local News, News

Wiener dog races, soft pretzels, and German crafts are just a few things you can find at Lovettsville’s annual Oktoberfest. Lovettsville’s 23rd annual Oktoberfest, celebrating the community’s German heritage, featured local musicians, vendors, traditional German food, and Kinderfest for the ki...

47th Annual Fair Comes to Bluemont

47th Annual Fair Comes to Bluemont

September 28, 2016


Filed under Local News, News

The small town of Bluemont hosted its 47th annual fair September 17th and 18th and provided many opportunities for vendors to show off their items, organizations to gain recognition, and for families to just get out and have fun together. The fair first started back in 1969 and has gained much recognition...

Field Hockey: Woodgrove Wolverines Win Inaugural Game Against Rival Loudoun Valley Vikings

Field Hockey: Woodgrove Wolverines Win Inaugural Game Against Rival Loudoun Valley Vikings

August 31, 2016


Filed under Local News, Sports

by Sarah Snare Purcellville (August 24, 2016) — The Wolverines of Woodgrove High School put their names in the books on August 23 as they won the first ever varsity field hockey game in school history against crosstown rivals of Loudoun Valley High School. The final score was 8-0, concluding 15 mi...

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