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Foreign Exchange Students Visit Woodgrove

Foreign Exchange Students Visit Woodgrove

Written by Maryam Khan

April 21, 2017


Filed under News

The Global Ambassadors Club recently hosted 33 foreign exchange students from China, Hungary, Panama, Poland, and South Africa for ten days for an international summit. Students came to not only experience America, but educate Woodgrove students about their respective countries. The students arrived...

Woodgrove Presents “Beauty and the Beast”

Woodgrove Presents “Beauty and the Beast”

Written by Rachel Tapia

April 21, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

The Woodgrove High School Theatre department will be presenting “Beauty and the Beast” on April 21, 22, 28, 29 at 7 PM and on April 22 and 29 at 2 PM. Woodgrove High School will also host a “Tea with Belle” at 12:30-1:15 on April 22. The Tea with Belle will have a $15 fee which includes a mati...

Woodgrove SCA Ends School Year with Flurry of Activities

Woodgrove SCA Ends School Year with Flurry of Activities

Written by Lauren Markowski

April 21, 2017


Filed under Features

The Student Council Association has had a busy school year, and they show no signs of slowing down.   The SCA just finished helping the Global Ambassadors Club with the foreign exchange program, held multiple fundraisers for St. Jude's Hospital, and they are currently in the midst of election season. The...

Woodgrove Student Council Attends the VSCA Convention

Woodgrove Student Council Attends the VSCA Convention

Written by Adrian Gonzalez

April 20, 2017


Filed under Student News, Top Stories

The Woodgrove High School student council attended the Virginia Student Council Association convention March 24-26 in Norfolk to learn skills that will aid their leadership of Woodgrove's student body. Several Woodgrove students ran for state officer positions with junior Derrick Shockey being electe...

Battle of the Books Wins District Competition

Battle of the Books Wins District Competition

Written by Robert Kershner

April 19, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories

The Woodgrove Battle of the Books team won the Final Competition with a total of 545 points on April 19 at Briar Woods High School. Briar Woods High School, Dominion High School, Loudoun Valley High School, Rock Ridge High School, and Stone Bridge High School were all competitors at the Final Competition. The...

Woodgrove Hosts Fifth Annual Rock-a-Thon

Woodgrove Hosts Fifth Annual Rock-a-Thon

Written by Puneet Kaur

April 4, 2017


Filed under Student News

A cozy environment took over the usually crowded main hallway at Woodgrove High School on March 9th. There were rocking chairs, treats served on hot plates, and most importantly students and faculty taking time out of their busy days to read. It was the annual Rock-a-Thon hosted by the Woodgrove Library...

(Cherry) Blossom into Spring

(Cherry) Blossom into Spring

Written by Rebecca Faletti, Keagan Lanham and Lorallye Partlow

March 30, 2017


Filed under Features

Over a million people will congregate in West Potomac Park this March and April to celebrate one of the largest symbols of friendship between the U.S. and Japan: The cherry blossom trees that bloom each spring. In a spectacular display, they gather enough attention to warrant a festival in their name....

Editorial: Fake News Threatens Teen Minds

Editorial: Fake News Threatens Teen Minds

Written by Grace Robinson and Sarah Snare

March 30, 2017


Filed under Editorials, Opinion

The professional news media has always been one of the most trusted sources of information, but the new trend of “fake news,” false headlines that look legitimate, has led to increased skepticism of journalism as a whole. Facebook and Twitter have been harshly criticized for allowing fake news stories...

Woodgrove Students Work to Reduce Environmental Impact

Woodgrove Students Work to Reduce Environmental Impact

Written by Dominique Cruz and Faith Ralston

March 28, 2017


Filed under Features

With threats of climate change being eminent in people’s minds, Woodgrove students are adjusting their lifestyles to make a difference in the world around them. These changes range from a small scale, like turning off the lights when they leave a room, to larger ones, such as changing their diet to...

Mardi Gras, A Party to Remember

Mardi Gras, A Party to Remember

Written by Sarah Murtaugh and River Stone

March 28, 2017


Filed under Features

The festivities of Mardi Gras are familiar around the world, but there’s more to this holiday than sparkly beads and outlandish masks. The celebration of Mardi Gras dates back to the 17th and 18th centuries in Medieval Europe. Originally a celebration of the coming Spring and fertility, this Roman...

Wrestlers Cavallaro, Shockey Make History

Wrestlers Cavallaro, Shockey Make History

Written by Matthew Gusmerotti, Ryan Keebaugh and Sammy Pierce

March 28, 2017


Filed under News, Sports

Senior wrestler Catie Cavallaro made Virginia history this winter season, becoming the first girl to advance to the VHSL State Wrestling Championship meet. Cavallaro was joined in the record books by junior teammates Derek Shockey, who became the second Wolverine to ever win the individual 4A West Region...

Fine Arts Ends Winter with a Bang

Fine Arts Ends Winter with a Bang

Written by Rebecca Falleti, Brady Reynolds, and Bridget Vasta

March 28, 2017


Filed under Features

Drama The Drowsy Chaperone The musical ‘The Drowsy Chaperone’ was performed in the last two weekends of January as a class play. It contained a show within a show, as a full production. This play was produced by the musical theater class, with all rehearsals being in school during class. Senior Eric...

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