California FFA State Convention

By: Kiara Benavides

Every year, each state in the FFA Association puts on a statewide conference for its members to take part in. Being one of the biggest states in the association, California FFA is famous for their elaborate, thrilling conferences (with more than 7,000 members in attendance) consisting of motivational speakers, keynote out-of-state officer speakers, leadership workshops/ seminars, awards, scholarships, delegate work, concerts, and installation of new state officers. This year, the conference made its debut in Anaheim and had sessions and workshops hosted inside the California Adventure and Disneyland parks. Taken from the state officer’s message, “We are thrilled to celebrate our state’s talents and achievements from this past year! We will be empowered by our Keynote Speakers, Brett Culp and JesseLeBeau,as well as our visiting National Officers,Breana Holbert and Gracie Furnish! We are looking forward to seeing members innovate in their Supervised Agricultural Experiences, as we present STAR and Proficiency Awards. We will embrace those who support us, envision a brighter tomorrow, and accelerate towards the future, as delegates vote on amendments that shape the future of our association.” The conference is extremely high energy and is something that members look forward to all year. Edith Guijon represented the California FFA Association as a member of the nominating committee. Kiara Benavides and Daniella Frausto took part as voting delegates and voted on FFA constitutional amendments and state officers. Alexis Morales and Gary Spivey showcased their talents as they participated in state band and state talent. Overall,  members were able to active during the impactful and lively event.

Sports Recap

By: Vanessa Meza

 

Spring sports have been in session for a few months now. Are you wondering how they’re all doing? Here’s some information to keep you updated with our players.

 

IMG-3935What is your favorite thing about the sport you play? My favorite thing about tennis is how thrilling and intense it can be at times during a match. Many underestimate tennis players because they think it is an easy sport but in reality it is super fun to play and it is always nice seeing new faces and making friends. Victor Leon, 10 Boys Tennis

 

 

How has swim been doing this season? This year we are 4th in league and no one has drowned yet. Pia Martinez, 12 SwimIMG-3930

 

 

 

 

 

What do you enjoy most about the sport you play? Once game time comes, once you step in the box, it’s competing you against the pitcher.You can’t think of your mechanics, you gotta just let your natural abilities take over. Knowing how hard the game of baseball is, knowing you can go 3 for 3 one game and strikeout four times the next makes the sport so interesting a fun. Ray Rodriguez, 11 Boys Baseball

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How does it feel to have a new coaching staff? We all love the new coach and staff, they really know what they’re doing and they motivate us so much. They’ve pulled our team together, and now we’re headed in the right direction. Claudia Zacarias, 12 Softball

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What has been your set goal for this season? My set goal is to beat my PR of 6 feet. Henry Hagen, 12 Track

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What has been the most memorable moment this season? My most memorable moment was when I made my first par. Enrique Martinez, 12 Golf

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WOODLAKE ART FIELD TRIP

By: Victoria Benevidez

On February 16, 2018, Woodlake Art Club went on a field trip to CalArts in Valencia, California. They have five specific schools of art offered on their campus: Dance, Film/Video, Art, Theater, and Music. The school was founded by Walt Disney and his brother Roy in 1961. CalArts was officially founded in 1970.

“Innovators from CalArts have set the leading edge of contemporary artistic practice from conceptualism, feminist art and design, video and computer music in the early years, to the Disney Renaissance, Pixar revolution, and Spongebob from interdisciplinary performance and digital design to the latest directions in creative music, interactive media, hybrid arts and immersive experience.” (CalArts catalogue)

Famous art professionals who attended CalArts include: Tim Burton (Nightmare Before Christmas, Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands), Don Cheadle (Hotel Rwanda, Crash), Stephen Hillenburg (Spongebob), and Ed Harris (Apollo 13, The Truman Show). Students enjoyed the exposure to the offerings on campus and ate lunch on campus. IMG_1935IMG_1939

Help Make The World A Better Place

By: Callie Vincent

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Each year, millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental illness. During the month of May,  the Woodlake Family Resource Center educates the public and raises awareness for those who struggle with mental illness, as well as their families.

The Children’s Art Exhibit will be held on May 12th, from 11am to 1pm right after the Woodlake Rodeo Parade is finished. The Family Resource Center will open gates for folks to come and visit! This event will be held at the new Woodlake City Plaza across the street from the park.

 

The Family Resource Center has 25 providers that will be presenting and outreaching for their agency and program. There will also be door prizes for children, and art will be displayed from all school aged children, representing what a happy and healthy family is to them. Some artwork displayed by clients of mental health will represent their own interpretation of receiving mental health treatment. Live entertainment and door prizes will also be at this FREE EVENT. It will be a day of celebration and awareness for mental health.

 

This community event is also a great opportunity for student’s to get Community Service Hours done! Help would be much appreciated. If interested, contact counseling for more information.

 

Recently the Woodlake Family Resource Center also held an event called Blue Ribbon Day where Child Abuse Prevention was celebrated for the month of April. It was held on April 12th with a great turn out from the community of Woodlake. Raffles, ice cream, photo booths, and a lot music were enjoyed at this free event. Every individual who attended Blue Ribbon Day played a role in creating a safe, stable and nurturing environment that is central to the great childhoods that all children deserve.

 

Thank you to the Woodlake Family Resource Center for all their hard work on making our small community of Woodlake a safe and happy place for everyone. They are located on 168 Valencia Blvd Woodlake, California 93286 and can be contacted at (559) 564-5212.

 

Regional Officers of Woodlake High

By: Amarys Gonzales

Rogelio Chavez and Edith Guijon have received one of the highest honors the FFA leadership organization can allow for its members. These two students have worked very hard to receive this special opportunity by being involved with competitions and several meetings, as well as being active in their chapters and sections. Both of these individuals have went above and beyond to make new connections with other Chapter members along the State of California, as well as having new FFA members here at home to feel welcomed into the Chapter. To earn this title, they both competed against many other members from different chapters to earn their position on the team. Clearly, this is something that requires a lot of hard work, determination, and endless amounts of dedication. This just goes to show that hard work pays off when you are dedicated to something.

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You Are Somebody’s Type

By Student Reporter: Isabella Torres

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On April 3rd, Mrs. Moran’s third period Greenhouse Management class organized the Annual FFA Blood Drive with leaders Marriana Reynoso and Charlotte Lira. The class went through town to post flyers throughout the community to create awareness for the event. Peers from the class even sat outside the event while it was taking place to sign in people and help speed up the process. The event was a success, the class together gathered thirty-eight units of blood in total.

Upcoming Events

The School Carnival

By: Andres Aguilar

 

The Woodlake High School carnival will be held on April 25th, which is a Friday. Kids of all ages will be able to attend! There will be games, food, and a jolly good time. This exclusive carnival will be free of charge. Woodlake High School students will have the opportunity to earn community service hours as well as building bonds with new friends. Hope to see you there!

 

Battle Of The Talents

By: Andres Aguilar

 

Do you have the voice of an angel? The moves like Michael Jackson? If so, Woodlake High School is looking for you.  The school will be giving away cash prizes to the top performers. Talk to Mrs. Sanchez or Ms. Tenorio to sign up. The show will be held May 25th in the PAB. The audience will be open to the public so stop on by and cheer the students on!

 

A Night To Remember

By: Andres Aguilar

 

Prom for Woodlake High School is May 12th, 2018. The dance will be held from 6 p.m. till 12 a.m. at the Cafe 210. Grab yourself a strapping date and get ready to dance your hearts out. Buy your tickets today at the front office with Mari. Couples will be $60, singles $35, and if you’re attending in groups of 5 will cost $30 dollars. The theme of this year’s prom will be Rustic Romance.

Student Spotlight!

By: Claudia Zacarias

It’s Springtime guys, and even though the pollen is trying to kill half of us, let’s take a moment and breathe in the sweet, fresh air and get to know more of our WHS Tigers.

 

IMG_6705Walter Monroy, 10th

If you had to change your name, what would your new name be, and why would you choose that name?

Monroy: “I would change my name to Tyler- because Tyler Monroy, like how cool does that sound. I just like the way it sounds.”

What’s a body part that you wouldn’t mind losing?

Monroy: “I would not mind losing my middle fingers because they aren’t very necessary.”

What is the dumbest way you’ve been injured?

Monroy: “One of the dumbest ways I been injured was I was tripped and broke my collarbone. Cough Cough @Saul.”

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What ice-cream flavor is absolutely disgusting?

Inong: “ I would definitely say Mint Chip.”

What would you do if you won the lottery?

Inong: “If I won the lottery I’d probably run away to an island.”

What are you known for?

Inong: “I’m known for my long hair and looks.” (Conceded much?)

 

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What’s something you’d love to do, but is dangerous?

Gonzalez: “Honestly, I wish I could be a scuba diver and swim with the sharks.”

What’s a childhood myth that you wish was real?
Gonzalez: “I wished Santa Claus was real so he could give out free presents to good boys and girls.”

What’s the craziest thing you’ve done?

Gonzalez: “I hit a pole while going 55 mph, and I also won a game of Fortnite with 19 kills- *dab.”

 

 

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What is the most embarrassing thing you have ever worn?

Barns: “In fourth grade, I use to wear a huge, puffy, red jacket that had fur on the hood. It was so embarrassing-  I looked like a man.

If you had to eat only one food for the rest of your life, which food would you choose?

Barns: “I’d probably eat anything potatoes, like fries, baked potatoes, and mash potatoes.”

What songs makes you cry?

Barns: “You Are Mine” by The Dixie Chicks makes me cry.”

Much Ado About Nothing

By: Isenia Lopez

 

The play’s title is “Much Ado About Nothing.” It was written by William Shakespeare in 1598. We have adapted it for the 1950’s and are using some of the music from “Grease.” Main characters are Beatrice, who is a strong,witty, sarcastic  woman who never wants to get married and is played by Julia Irvin. Katherine Pfaff will be playing Hero, who is about to get married to Claudio, but she plans on setting up Beatrice which is her cousin. Benedick, played by Freddy Estrada, who is a huge joker and is a popular man and also does not want to get married and plans to die as a bachelor. Claudio, who is the football team’s MVP, falls in love with Hero and plans for the coach to arrange the marriage. Although they all are finding love, Connie and John- John plan to ruin Hero and Claudio’s marriage. Come watch the play on May 17,18, and 19. Student are one dollar, adults are five dollars, and seniors are three.Tickets can be preordered.   38a79523-82a8-4ec1-a125-b0371874e6f6MuchAdoAboutNothingBest2940x470.crop_625x470_157,0.preview

 

What is your favorite memory while being in Drama?

Katherine  Pfaff

“My favorite memories are being in the makeup room before a show with everyone singing and getting ready, as well as the cast parties at Mrs. Hallemeyer’s house after the final show.”

 

What has made you laugh during drama?

Jessica Sandoval

“The thing that made me laugh the most was when Elian fell during rehearsal.”

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Summer’s in Session

By: Isenia Lopez

Summer School is a great opportunity for students to advance or recover course credits. Some new classes that are being offered this summer are:Leadership, where student will be planing out rallys and learning leadership skills, Introduction to Video Production, where students will film and learn how to edit videos, and  Drivers Education, where students will learn the rules of the road. Whatever your plans may be for this summer, consider staying busy by taking a summer school class. Applications can be picked up in the counseling office, and they are due by April 30, 2018.

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