MiLuna Aguilar Crowned Miss Woodlake 2019

By Emery Elder

The Miss Woodlake program is run by the Woodlake Chamber of Commerce and is a special program for the senior class girls who think they have what it takes to be the face of Woodlake.  The girls who participate in the program spend a lot of time fundraising by selling raffle tickets. Along with fundraising, they practice their talents, poise, and presence for the big night of the Miss Woodlake crowning.  This night consists of showing the community and judges who they really are by presenting themselves and their talents, and answering questions about the community and themselves. The girls are judged and given points for all of theses activities performed on that night.

This year’s Miss Woodlake program had the largest amount of participants of 11 girls:  Jocelyn Sanchez, Marcela Arambula, Emery Elder, Charlotte Lira, Alyssa Gonzalez, Lillian Ramirez, Marie Garcia, Jahaira Coa, Valeria Orozco, runner up Fabiola Soto, and Miss Woodlake 2019 – MiLuna Aguilar.  Woodlake High congratulates MiLuna on her big win!

Exelsior!

By Andres Sanchez and Brandon Renteria

The world has recently lost a legend. Comic book genius Stan Lee, the architect of the contemporary comic book, has died.  Stan Lee passed away on November 12th at the age of 95. The creative fireball who revolutionized the comics by introducing human frailties in superheroes created or co-created Spider-man, Black Panther, Thor, Iron Man, X-men, The Incredible Hulk, and many other Marvel super heroes. He began this business back in 1939, and is a big part of what Marvel is today. He was the top writer at Marvel Comics and later was its publisher, reviving the comic industry in the 1960s by offering the costumes and action craved by younger readers while insisting on sophisticated plots, college-level dialogue, satire, science fiction, even philosophy.

There will never ever be another Stan Lee. For decades he proved both young and old can be filled with adventure, comfort, inspiration, strength, escape, and joy. Decades before us Walt Disney reshaped our society, but Stan Lee has also impacted the modern world, selling as much as 7.1 million copies of a single comic and raising prices of comic books past $3,200,000.  He showed everyone what it takes to be a superhero. It isn’t just the powers, but rather character. Most importantly, he taught everyone that one person can make a difference. Don’t be afraid to make that difference; you matter.

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.

 

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.

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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Queens of Style

By: Jasmine Sandoval

Queens of Style is a celebration of International Women’s Day. During this event, female artists from all over California, including Woodlake High, show off their amazing artistic abilities and meet new people. On March 17th, multiple students and teachers from Woodlake High School attended the art event. Mrs. Bowers, the art teacher at Woodlake High, was proud to take the schools best artists and painters. Junior, Carlos Tavarez, who also attended the event, sold multiple pieces of his stunning paintings, while Alecxander Parreira, Anyssa Lupian, and Mrs. Bowers painted murals of amazing works of art. Below are pictures from Queens of Style.   

Sexual Assult Awareness Month

By: Elian Andrade

What is it about?

 

Sexual Asssault Awareness Month (SAAM) is a campaign to raise awareness about sexual assault and consent to the public eye. Each year the campaign uses a theme to spread their message, with this year’s being “Embrace your Voice”, urging individuals to use their voice to rally for safety, respect, and equality in pushing for the end of sexual violence before more acts are committed. Individuals demonstrate and stand in solidarity with survivors of assault, by standing up against the shame against survivors, jokes that reinforce and normalize rape culture, promote consent and what it means to give consent, practice healthy communication within relationships, and correct misconceptions. The month is symbolized by a teal ribbon.

 

How to get involved?

 

My strength and My voice are doing several events this month like the “Walk a mile in her shoes” and “Denim Day”. These events promote being able to feel comfortable in clothes and not have to worry about being assaulted, as well as raise awareness about survivors. These events are scheduled for April 10th and April 25th respectively. For more information, make sure to contact Edwin, the club organizer on their club pages on Facebook and Instagram. @mystrengthcub and @myvoiceclub

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Spring Break

 

By Clayton Vincent

Spring break is one week during the school year where students can do whatever they want. Many students visit family and hang out with their friends, while others may decide to go on vacation. There are many different students at Woodlake High School that experience a fun filled Spring Break. Now let’s find out what they did on their Spring Break vacation!

 

What did you do on your Spring Break?

 

Alex Chapman (Senior): “ I played basketball here at the high school over Spring Break and hung out with my friends. I also went to Los Angeles with my mom and brothers to go watch a Dodgers baseball game.”  GO DODGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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What did you do on your Spring Break?

 

Juan Sandoval (Senior): “I got to spend a lot of time with my friends. It was really fun because I don’t get to see most of them a lot. I also got to see my family which was really nice. My spring break was a great one.”

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What did you do on your Spring Break?

 

David Coa (Senior): “I went to New York and visited the cites. I met a lot of people and tried a bunch of different foods. The trip was cool, I was just cold the entire time.”

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