National FFA Week

By Student Reporters: Isabella Torres & Isabel Garcia

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National FFA week is when FFA members from all over nation show their pride in taking part of the FFA organization. Traditionally, FFA chapters set up dress up days and activities for their members/school community. Woodlake not only participated in these dress up days and lunch time activities, but they also host a host donkey basketball game for the Woodlake community in honor of National FFA week. during that game, the Miss Sweetheart and Mr. Sweetheart royalty is crowned.

Dress Up Days:

Tuesday: College Day

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Wednesday: Camo Day

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Thursday: Barnyard Day

Friday: Blue and Gold

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FFA Sweetheart Candidates

By Student Reporters: Isabella Torres and Isabel Garcia

National FFA week is where FFA members all over show their pride to be in this organization. It is typical for chapters to do dress up days and activities to display their FFA spirit. Woodlake not only does dress up days and lunch time activities, but they also host a donkey basketball game in honor of National FFA week and during that game, they crown their Miss Sweetheart and Mr Sweetheart royalty.

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Sweetheart Candidates:

Freshman: Izaiah Benavides and Sierra Bolaños

As freshmen, do you think you have a chance against the upperclassmen?

Izaiah: “As freshmen, I did not think that I had chance against the upperclassmen, I didn’t think I would win.”

Sierra: “I think I have a chance because I try my hardest when I’m put into something, and I just pour my heart into it, so yeah I definitely think I have a chance to win royalty.”

Sophomores: Rogelio Chavez and Celeste Medina

What sets you apart from the other candidates?

Rogelio: “I believe that my very flamboyant personality and drama self sets me apart. Other than that all of the other candidates have similar personalities.”

Celeste: “My personality is definitely different from the other candidates, and I think that will help me win.”

Juniors: Anthony Guzman and Edith Guijon

What are your strategies to win?

Anthony: “Looking good and having positive vibes.”

Edith: “My strategies would be giving it my all and having a good attitude.”

Seniors: Reyes Aguilar and Jessica Sandoval

Were you expecting to be nominated?

Reyes: “I was not expecting to be nominated for stud, or whatever it’s called.”

Jessica: “No, I didn’t expect to be nominated at all.”

See You at Sadies!

By: Vanessa Meza

Have you purchased your tickets for this years Sadie Hawkins? If not, make sure to pay for you tickets in the front office while they are still $5. The sophomore class has been working hard to put on a glamorous dance for the students. Sadies will be held in the old gym on March 9th from 7pm-12am. The theme of this dance will be Passport to Paradise, so book your trip to sadies now! Here are a few ideas on how you can dress up…

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Coraline

 

By: Isenia Lopez

Image result for coraline bookCoraline is dark fantasy children book written by Neil Gaiman. The plot of the story is Coraline Jones and her parents have just moved into a new house were it is divided into apartments. Her neighbors are retired stage ladies Miss Spink and Miss Forcible, and her upstairs neighbor is Mr. Bobo who is also referred to as “the crazy man upstairs.” There is one room that is unoccupied, and that room connects to Coraline’s apartment by a tiny door. Coraline calls Mr. Bobo “the crazy man upstairs” because he claims to be training a mouse circus, so when Coraline goes to greet Mr.Bobo, he delivers her a warning from his mice saying “Do not go through the small door”  and Coraline disregards his message about the door. Coraline has tea with Miss Spink and Miss Forcible where they read her tea Image result for neil gaimanleaves and give her a warning that she is in terrible danger, so Miss Spink gives her a lucky stone with a hole in the center which is supposed to be used for  locating spirits.  Coraline does not listen to her neighbors warning about the door and continues  to go through the tiny door. What is on the other side  of the door? Tune in next month to book club to see what happens to Coraline as she goes through the “dangerous” door.

Donkey Basketball

By: Nikole Kimble

It’s that time of year again folks! Woodlake’s Annual Donkey Basketball is finally here. It will take place at the old gym. This year it will be FFA vs. varsity football. Tickets will be at the gate; $9 for adult, $7 for students, and $5 for children. There will be concessions selling sandwiches and nachos. At halftime, they will be announcing the FFA sweetheart and stud.  Make sure you vote!

Last year’s donkey basketball was a close game. Woodlake played against Exeter and Woodlake won by 1 point. Congratulations this year to Woodlake Football on winning!!! Here are some pictures of the game:

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Update:  To end the night of fun, Izaiah Benavides and Sierra Bolanos won the sweetheart titles!

2018 Winter Olympics

By: Callie Vincent

Are you cheering on America in the 2018 Winter Olympics? The Olympic Games are held every four years, with the Summer and Winter Games alternating. Their creation was inspired by the ancient Olympic Games, which were held in Olympia, Greece, from the 8th century BC to the 4th century AD. Every two years, cities around the world make bids to the International Olympic Commission to host the Olympic Games. Most Olympics games, especially the Winter Olympics, are selected on the strength of being a popular place for winter sports to occur at. The 2018 Olympics is taking place in PyeonChang, South Korea. The United States ranked #4 around the world with 9 gold medals, 8 silver medals, and 6 bronze medals. With a total of 23 medals, one can say that America’s athletes are representing the country exemplary!

 

Gold Medalist Snowboarding: Shaun White (Men’s Halfpipe), Chloe Kim (Women’s    Halfpipe), Red Gerard (Men’s Slopestyle), Jamie Anderson (Women’s Slopestyle).

Silver Medalist Snowboarding: Jamie Anderson (Women’s Bigair).

Bronze Medalist Snowboarding: Arielle Gold (Women’s Halfpipe).

Gold Medalist Freestyle Skiing: David Wise (Men’s Halfpipe).

Silver Medalist Freestyle Skiing: Alex Ferreira (Men’s Halfpipe), Nicholas Goepper (Men’s Slopestyle).

Bronze Medalist Freestyle Skiing: Brita Sigourney (Women’s Halfpipe).

Gold Medalist Alpine Skiing: Mikaela Shiffrin (Women Giant Slalom).

Silver Medalist: Mikaela Shiffrin (Women Alpine Combined).

Bronze Medalist: Lindsey Vonn (Women Downhill).

Gold Medalist: United States (Women Team Sprint Freestyle).

Gold Medalist Curling: United States Men’s Team.

Gold Medalist Ice Hockey: United States Women’s Team.

Silver Medalist Bobsleigh: United States (Women 2-Man Competition).

Silver Medalist  Luge: Chris Mazdzer (Men Single).

Silver Medalist Short Track: John-Henry Krueger (Men 1000m).

Bronze Medalist Figure Skating: Shibutani/Shibutani.

Bronze Medalist: United States (Women Team Pursuit 6 Laps).

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Carnival Fun

By: Jasmine Sandoval

Are you looking for a fun time and some yummy food? Who needs a night out on the town when you can stop by Woodlake High School’s carnival on March 16th from 5-8 p.m. The carnival will be held in the Leo Robinson Football Stadium and will be open to the public. Tiger athletics and other school clubs will be having carnival games such as; balloon pop, soccer shoot out, a dunk tank, football toss, corn hole, and so much more! Don’t be shy! Play some games and work up a big appetite because Tacos Galacticos, Jamba Juice, Kettle Korn, corn on the cob, and Kona Ice will also be at the carnival! The Tiger leadership class will be selling refreshing drinks as well. Don’t miss out on a fun time, see you there!

Spring Sports Schedule

By: Callie Vincent

Girls Softball Schedule

Day Date Opponent Place Time

Friday                   Feb. 16              @Washington Union     @Washington Union   3:30 PM

Tuesday                Feb. 20              @Exeter HS                  @Exeter HS                 3:30 PM

Thursday              Feb. 22              @Dinuba HS                 @Dinuba HS               3:30 PM

Friday                   Mar.02              @Roosevelt HS              @Roosevelt HS           3:30 PM

Thursday              Mar.08               Farmersville HS             Woodlake HS              3:30 PM

Wednesday           Mar.14               Corcoran HS                  Woodlake HS              4:00 PM

Friday                   Mar.16               Granite Hills HS             Woodlake HS              4:00 PM

Wednesday           Mar. 21              @Lindsay HS                @Lindsay HS               4:00 PM

Saturday               Mar. 24    @Open Date(Fowler Tourney)    Open Date                 TBA

Monday                Mar. 26    @Open Date(Fowler Tourney)    Open Date                 TBA

Tuesday                Mar. 27    @Open Date(Fowler Tourney)    Open Date                 TBA

Wednesday           Apr.04           @Strathmore HS                  @Strathmore              4:00 PM

Friday                   Apr.06           Sierra Pacific HS                  @SPHS                      4:00 PM

Wednesday           Apr.11            @Corcoan HS                     @Corcoran HS           4:00 PM

Wednesday           Apr.18            @Granite Hills HS              @Granite Hills HS      4:00 PM

Friday                   Apr.20            Strathmore HS                   Woodlake HS               4:00 PM

Wednesday           Apr.25            @Sierra Pacific Hs              @SPHS                       4:00 PM

Friday                   Apr.27            Corcoran HS                       Woodlake HS              4:00 PM

Wednesday           May 02           @Lindsay HS                      @Lindsay HS             4:00 PM

Friday                   May 04           Granite Hills HS                   Woodlake HS             4:00 PM

Wednesday           May 09           @Strathmore HS                 @Strathmore HS          4:00 PM

Friday                   May 11           Sierra Pacific          Woodlake HS (Senior Night)    4:00 PM

 

Track (Boys/Girls) Schedule

Day Date Opponent Place Time

Wednesday             Feb.28          @Central Valley Christian HS   @CVC            4:00 PM

Saturday                 Mar.10          @Central Valley Christian HS   @CVC            10:00 AM

Wednesday             Mar.14          @Sierra Pacific HS                    @SPHS           2:00 PM

Friday                     Mar.16          @Redwood HS                          @RHS            2:00 PM

Friday                     Mar.23           @Exeter HS                              @EUHS          1:00 PM

Wednesday             Apr.04          @Granite Hills HS                    @Granite HS    3:30 PM

Friday                     Apr.13           @Tulare Western HS                @TWHS           2:00 PM

Wednesday             Apr.18            @Lindsay HS                          @LHS              3:30 PM

Thursday                Apr.19           @Sierra Pacific HS                    @SPHS            2:00 PM

Friday                     Apr.27           @Robert Kennedy HS       @Robert Kennedy   3:00 PM

Thursday                May 03         ESL Championships          Woodlake HS           3:30 PM

Wednesday           May 09           @Kingsburg HS                  @Kingsburg HS      4:00 PM

Friday                   June 01       @Open Date (Buchanan HS)   Open Date              3:00 PM

Saturday               June 02       @Open Date (Buchanan HS)    Open Date             3:30 PM

 

Swimming (Boys/Girls) Schedule

Day Date Opponent Place Time

Thursday                Feb.15                  Immanuel Schools     Woodlake HS         4:00 PM

Thursday                Feb.22                  Delano HS                 Woodlake HS         4:00 PM

Tuesday                  Feb.27                 @Dinuba HS              @Dinuba HS          4:00 PM

Thursday                Mar.01                 @Sierra Pacific HS      @SPHS                  4:00 PM

Thursday                Mar.08                 @Tulare Western HS    @TWHS               4:00 PM

Thursday                Mar.15                  Fowler HS                  Woodlake HS         4:00 PM

Thursday                Mar.22                @Mission Oak HS       @MOHS                 4:00 PM

Saturday                 Mar.24                  Delano HS                 Woodlake HS          4:00 PM

Thursday                Apr.05              @Granite Hills HS         @Granite Hills HS   4:00 PM

Thursday                Apr.12                @Lindsay HS               @Lindsay HS          4:00 PM

Thursday                Apr.19                 Strathmore HS             Woodlake HS          4:00 PM

Thursday                Apr.26                 Corcoran HS                Woodlake HS          4:00 PM

Thursday                May 03             Open Date(@Corcoran HS)   Open Date         4:30 PM

 

Boys Tennis Schedule

Day Date Opponent Time

Thursday                Feb.15              @Tulare Western HS   4:00 PM

Monday                  Feb.26                    Exeter HS              4:00 PM

Wednesday             Feb.28               @Granite Hills HS     4:00 PM

Thursday                Mar.01               @Orosi HS                 4:00 PM

Wednesday             Mar.07                 Sierra Pacific HS      4:00 PM

Friday                     Mar.09               @Strathmore HS        4:00 PM

Tuesday                  Mar.13                  Corcoran HS           4:00 PM

Thursday                Mar.15                 @Lindsay HS           4:00 PM

Friday                     Mar.16       @Redwood Invitational      TBA

Saturday                 Mar.17       @Redwood Invitational      TBA

Wednesday            Apr.04              @Orange Cove             4:00 PM

Thursday               Apr.05             Granite Hills HS             4:00 PM

Wednesday            Apr.11                   Orosi HS                   4:00 PM

Friday                    Apr.13              @Sierra Pacific HS        4:00 PM

Wednesday            Apr.18                Strathmore HS             4:00 PM

Friday                    Apr.20                   @Corcoran HS         4:00 PM

Tuesday                 Apr.24                    @Lindsay HS          4:00 PM

Thursday             Apr.26             @Granite HS(ESL Champ.)   9:00 AM

Friday                  Apr.27             @Granite HS(ESL Champ.)   9:00 AM   

 

Boys Baseball Schedule

Day Date Opponent Place Time

Tuesday                  Feb.20                  @Mission Oak HS   Woodlake                   3:30 PM

Thursday                Feb.22                   @CVC                     @CVC                     3:30 PM

Saturday                 Feb.24            @Coalinga HS                 @Immanuel HS       10:00 AM

Tuesday                  Feb.27             @Orosi HS                     @Immanuel HS        3:30 PM

Thursday                Mar.01               @Immanuel Touney    @Immanuel HS         3:30 PM

Saturday                  Mar.03              @Reedley HS               @Immanuel HS        TBA

Tuesday                  Mar.06                Caruthers HS               Woodlake                   3:30 PM

Thursday                Mar.08              Farmersville HS              Woodlake                  3:30 PM

Wednesday             Mar.14             @Corcoran HS             @Corcoran HS            4:00 PM

Friday                     Mar.16             @Granite Hills HS        @Granite HS               4:00 PM

Wednesday             Mar.21                Lindsay HS                  Woodlake                   4:00 PM

Sat-Wed.              Mar.24-28         Ron Robinson Classic       Woodlake                   TBA

Wednesday             Apr.04               Strathmore HS                Woodlake                   4:00 PM

Friday                     Apr.06              @Sierra Pacific HS        @Sierra Pacific            4:00 PM

Wednesday             Apr.11              Corcoran HS                    Woodlake                   4:00 PM

Friday                     Apr.13              @Corcoran HS                 @Corcoran HS         4:00 PM

Wednesday             Apr.18               @Lindsay HS                 @Lindsay HS            4:00 PM

Friday                     Apr.20              Lindsay HS                       Woodlake                  4:00 PM

Wednesday             Apr.25              Granite Hills HS               Woodlake                   4:00 PM

Friday                     Apr.27            @Granite Hills HS         @Granite HS                  4:00 PM

Wednesday            May 02            @Strathmore HS             @Strathmore HS            4:00 PM

Friday                    May 04            Strathmore HS                    Woodlake                    4:00 PM

Wednesday            May 09           Sierra Pacific(Senior Night) Woodlake                    4:00 PM

Friday                    May 11             @Sierra Pacific HS            @Sierra Pacific HS     4:00 PM

 

Golf (Boys/Girls) Schedule

Day Date Opponent Start Time

Tuesday                          Feb.27         Golden West HS @Valley Oak Golf Course       2:30 PM

Wednesday                     Mar.07        ESL Meet  @Valley Oak Golf Course                 1:00 PM

Monday                          Mar.12        ESL Meet @Valley Oak Golf Course                  2:00 PM

Monday                          Mar.19        Kerman HS @Madera Golf Course                      2:00 PM

Thursday                        Mar.22         Mission Oak HS@Tulare Golf Course                4:00 PM

Wednesday                     Apr.04         Riverdale HS @Valley Oak Golf Course             2:00 PM

Monday                       Apr.09           ESL Meet @Porterville Golf Course                2:00 PM

Wednesday                  Apr.11            Dinuba HS @Ridge Creek Golf Course          2:00 PM

Monday                       Apr.16            ESL 18 Hole Trn. @Springville                       12:00 PM

Monay                         Apr.23             ESL 18 Hole Trn. @Springville                       11:00 PM

Tuesday                 May.01   ESL Finals @Dinuba, Ridge Creek Golf Course               12:00 PM

 

   

   

Women’s March:

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By Karyme Martinez and Victoria Benavidez

On Jan 20th 2018, Around the World Women’s Marches took place nationw ide. The Women’s March was for all women to show their rights and to let the world know that they have a voice, and they deserve to be heard. Women have an innate ability to be intuitive with people that they truly love, but they have to trust their inner voice. Women of all ages, women of diverse ethnicity, professional women, campesinas marching side by side, mothers marching with their children, transgender women and LGBTQ+ members, and so many male supporters, which truly embraced the chant of “THIS IS WHAT COMMUNITY LOOKS LIKE!” The rally had speakers from ACT for Women and Girls, College of the Sequoias educators and the COS Puente Program, from the Dolores Huerta Foundation, and the LGBTQ+ Source community support group. U.S. Citizens and Dreamers chanted for “Education, Not Deportation!” There was a large turnout of people marching from COS to the Visalia Mall who chanted “¡Sí se puede!” and welcomed the honking of passing cars which added to the support of the Women’s March cause.

Case Closed!

By: Vanessa Meza

Mock Trial has done it again! Guided by Mrs. Inchcliff and Mrs. Parreira, Mock Trial students have competed at the Tulare County Superior Courthouse in Visalia. These hardworking students have been meeting every week on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6-8 p.m. When Mock Trial students attended their first scrimmage back in December results looked grim, but through hard work and perseverance they got their act together. On January 23rd, they competed against Orosi and got the win . Their upcoming competitions will be against El Diamante High School and their defense team will compete on January 30th against Tulare Union. Here are some pictures of the students working hard to win their case.

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