The Woodgrove Outlander

Strong Start to School Spirit

Strong Start to School Spirit

Written by Brady Reynolds, Grace Robinson and Sarah Snare

October 28, 2016


Filed under Opinion

In the past, Woodgrove High School has been harshly criticized for lack of school spirit, by both students and staff. However, this year seems to be different. When the school first opened in 2010, spirit was everywhere. Both faculty and students were excited to carry over traditions from Valley, as...

Scenic Routes Within 60 Miles of Woodgrove

Scenic Routes Within 60 Miles of Woodgrove

Written by Hannah Schneeberg, Justin Rader, and Hope Davison

October 28, 2016


Filed under Features

Sprawling forests engross the foothills of the Shenandoah Mountains while the Potomac River roars to the east. This is the Virginia our forefather Thomas Jefferson described as being “worth a voyage across the Atlantic.” Three locations have been picked that best represent the gorgeous views of the...

Halloween “Boo It Yourself”

Halloween “Boo It Yourself”

Written by Colette Fralen and Caroline Potts

October 28, 2016


Filed under Features, News

While decorating for Halloween can be the most enjoyable part of the fall season, spending a plethora of money on decorations that are only on display for one month a year isn’t. This year, instead of buying the cheap, typical eyesores that stores offer, look no further than your craft store. WIND UP KEY:...

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...

Woodgrove’s Girls Lacrosse and Softball Take State Titles

Woodgrove’s Girls Lacrosse and Softball Take State Titles

Written by Grace Robinson

June 13, 2016


Filed under Sports

The Woodgrove girls’ lacrosse and softball teams both racked up state victories at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia on Saturday, June 11.  Both teams were crowned the 4A state champions, the third state title for both teams in Woodgrove's six-year history. The girls’ Lacrosse team defeated...

Senior Projects

Senior Projects

Written by Leah Onderdonk, Nancy Etro, and Karmen Alexander

June 1, 2016


Filed under Student News

Since Loudoun County students no longer have exam requirements, senior projects will now take the place of a year-end summative assessment. Senior council members and Woodgrove administrators have spent months planning this new initiative. The hope is that the projects will be used as a way for the...

Spring Sports Near End of Season

Spring Sports Near End of Season

Written by Sophie Carver and Bridget Vasta, The Woodgrove Outlander

May 25, 2016


Filed under Sports

Spring sports at Woodgrove High School are wrapping up, as teams head into post-season play. The athletes of the soccer, tennis, track and field, lacrosse, softball, and baseball teams are working hard to show their Wolverine pride. The Girls Varsity soccer team at Woodgrove has won six games so far....

WHS Student Recounts Her Struggle with Epilepsy

WHS Student Recounts Her Struggle with Epilepsy

Written by Haley Saffer, The Woodgrove Outlander

January 6, 2016


Filed under Features

One in 26 people in the United States will develop epilepsy. According to the Mayo Clinic, nearly ten percent of the world’s population will have a single unprovoked seizure. Epilepsy is a neurological disorder associated with abnormal electrical activity in the brain and marked by sudden recurrent...

WHS Exchange Students Visit from Around the World

WHS Exchange Students Visit from Around the World

Written by Lucie Plaumann and Kendall Savopoulos, The Woodgrove Outlander

December 1, 2015


Filed under Student News

Five foreign exchange students attend WHS this year from all around the world. The Woodgrove Outlander staff had a Q&A in order to get to know these students a bit better. Foreign Exchange Students: Tasawar Drupak, Age 16 City: Dhaka, Bangladesh Wilma Ohlsson, Age 17 City: Örkelljunga, Sweden Lucie...

‘Acceptance of Others’ Scholarship Honors Seniors Who Make A Difference

Written by Kirsten Hein, The Woodgrove Outlander

November 20, 2015


Filed under Features

The Acceptance of Others Scholarship is one award that is a little different from the norm.  Woodgrove seniors can get nominated for this $1000 scholarship simply by standing up for others. “The Acceptance of Others Scholarship is about rewarding students who support those in need,” said...

Woodgrove Humbles the Pride, Advance to Second Round of 4A Playoffs

Woodgrove Humbles the Pride, Advance to Second Round of 4A Playoffs

Written by Conor Forrest

November 18, 2015


Filed under Sports

The Woodgrove Wolverines varsity football squad brought the heat on a cold November night to send the Pride of Heritage High School home for the year. In the 4A Regional first round playoff game, the Wolverines took home a victory with the score of 40-13. Led by a five touchdown performance from Senior...

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