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(She/her) Maya Mueller is a sophomore at West High. This is her first year doing journalism and she is an intern. Outside of school, she enjoys reading, going on walks, napping and spending time with family...

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West High Weekly 4.15.24

Recap of the last few weeks at West!
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Zoe Smith
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Hey Trojans, and welcome back to the West High Weekly!

Towards the end of last week, Theater West performed The Secret Garden Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, as well as Saturday afternoon. Check out the behind-the-scenes up on the West Side Story YouTube channel!

On Monday, there was a total solar eclipse for the first time since 2021 and the first solar eclipse in North America since 2017. The Red Cross held a blood drive last Friday. Later this week, band is going on a trip to Orlando, Florida.

ISASPS are also right around the corner. Make sure to check your email for the schedule. Prom is also coming up for juniors and seniors in a few weeks. Make sure to submit song requests and order a Party After Prom t-shirt!

Last Monday, both the girls and the boys soccer team beat Liberty. Boys soccer will play a home game vs. Prairie on April 18th, and girls soccer will play against Jefferson on April 16. Girls track hurdle relay qualified for Drake with the Blue Oval Standard. Boys track also had multiple people qualify for Drake. Izaiah Loveless ’24 won first place in the 100 meter dash; Moustafa Tiea ’25 qualified with the the 400, 800 and 1600 meter runs; and Aidan Jacobsen ’24 also qualified with the 400 meter hurdles and won first place in the state for this race. Both track teams have a meet later this week at City on April 18th. Girls and Boys tennis both have a game against Liberty on April 16th.

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Abby Guo
Abby Guo, Video Editor
(she/her) Abby is a junior at West and this is her second year on staff. She is the Video Editor for the WSS. In her free time, she likes to hang out with her friends and listen to music on full volume.
Zoe Smith
Zoe Smith, Editor-in-Chief
(she/her) Zoe Smith is a senior and entering her third and final year on staff. She is so excited to be this year's Web Editor-in-Chief. Although you can usually find her in the newsroom; you may also find her on the soccer field either playing or coaching, working at Maggie's Farm Pizza, hanging out with friends and much more. If you can't find her she is probably petting a dog somewhere.
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