By: Juan Sandoval & Juan Macias
Spring Break, a time where every student forgets about the responsibility of school. A time where the weather is warm and the beach is the place to go. Here are some amazing activities the Tigers did during break!
“During Spring Break I did many amazing activities. I went to Disneyland with my good friend and it was a blast. Towards the end of break, I also went to the beach and I got sunburn, that was definitely the highlight of my break”.
“I went to San Diego! I took the bus from Hanford to Los Angeles, and from Los Angeles, I took the Amtrak (the train) to San Diego. I spent two nights with my cousin along with Julian, then we went kayaking in the ocean and swam with the sharks”.
“I went to London and I hung out with my cousins. I saw many castles and Big Ben. This trip was definitely one for the books”.
By: Julian Duran & Lauren Little
This Year’s Woodlake High School’s girls swim team are 2nd in league so far, with 2 more meets to go. The boys aren’t doing as well considering they only have 6 males. Within the Woodlake swim team, there are two swimmers who have qualified for the 2017 Valley Finals. One of the swimmers is Mason Smith who has qualified for 100 butterfly with a 1:01, and 50 freestyle with a 25.03. The other qualifier is Lauren Little, who has qualified for the individual 100m breaststroke with a 1:19.33, and 50m freestyle with a 27.54. Even though it is just the two attending Valley, the other swimmers still have been competing strongly throughout the season. Several have cut off multiple seconds and improved far past expectation. Coach Suzie has put countless hours into making the team better as a whole, which has payed off. Let’s see how the swim team continues to do, good luck to them!
In this year’s spring musical,a bundle of ruthless pirates embark on their adventure. The cast for this play consists of 28 characters, and 4 people helping backstage. Esmeralda is one of the main characters, she is the captain of her crew, “the Lawless Ladies”. Esmeralda and her group have to recover stolen gold from another group of mischievous pirates. How will they retrieve their gold? What obstacles will come their way? Who will they bump into along their journey? Make sure to watch the play next month to find out! The dates for this magnificent musical are the 18th, 19th, 20th of May.
By: Shania Finney and Claudia Zacarias
This month TRiO students are taking a trip to four of San Diego’s best colleges and Universities. On April 24 and 25 the Woodlake High School Students- along with other TRiO students in the Valley- will be going to San Marcos college, University of San Diego, San Diego State, and UC San Diego. TRiO is an amazing program to be involved in; however, many people do not know what TRiO is. TRiO is an Upper Bound Math and Science program that has an emphasis on science and math based majors. The program is world wide and takes students to colleges and helps the students enhance their education on college and how to get there. They also help tutor students once a week in math, science, and many other based subjects. College of the Sequoias in Visalia is the main TRiO center around here. It houses Woodlake High School, Farmersville High School, Orosi High School, and Lindsay High School. Together, these schools gather and go to college trips. It is a great way to see old friends from other schools who have been in TRiO, and to meet new incoming TRiO members.
On the 24th, several of the TRiO students woke up at 4:00 am and went on a charter bus to the San Marcos College. It was a beautiful campus and there was a great tourist. After that, the group went to UC San Diego where they had a quick tour, and then went off into groups to participate in a fun-filled, photo scavenger hunt. The hunt was a blast and the students learned how to better navigate new surroundings by asking for assistance and exploring around the campus. After the hunt, one of the high school alumni, who was attending UC San Diego, took the group of students to a beach location, where the view was absolutely breathtaking.
On the 25th, the students got up bright and early to visit the private school University of San Diego. The school was absolutely gorgeous and quite calm. Then they headed to their last school, San Diego State. The school was lively and overly impacted, but not overwhelming. Most of the students fell in love with this campus! The tour was split into two groups and one of the groups got to meet the president of the campus!
It was a great trip and the students look forward to the next one.
By: Adin Ross and John Poo
The NBA Playoffs are officially here, and you should be very excited! This year’s Western Conference consists of the Warriors, Trail Blazers, Clippers, Jazz, Rockets, Thunder, Spurs, and the Grizzlies. The Eastern Conference consists of the Celtics, Bulls, Wizards, Hawks, Raptors, Bucks, Cavs, and the Pacers. All of these teams have worked very hard to get where they are right now, they put their blood, sweat, and tears into every game. It takes an enormous amount of dedication and shows how dedicated these players really want it. Some series to watch out for, The 8th seed Bulls are currently ahead of the 1st seed Celtics. Chicago with a 2-0 lead, definitely has a major cushion, the 8th seed has never been up 2-0 except one time, in 1993, the 8th seed, Lakers, were ahead of the 1st seed Suns by 2-0. But with playoffs you never know because the Suns ended up coming back from the 2-0 deficit and winning the series. Another important series is the Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder, Russell Westbrook, one of the most athletic, destructive, aggressive point guards of all time is going against James Harden, one of the most sharpshooting, relentless, explosive guards of all time. They are currently racing for MVP and we will have to see who really deserves it on June 26, the awards ceremony. The NBA Playoffs is one of the most unpredictable experience because so many times, teams have come back from large leads. Last year, the Golden State Warriors blew a 3-1 lead against the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals. That was by far the biggest upset of all time, and it just shows that if you work hard for something, put your heart in, strive for your team to win, then great results will show.
By John Poo
There will be a blood drive here at Woodlake High School on March 25, 2017. If any student is a new donor please make sure to turn in the New Donor Information form. Also, turn in the parent’s consent form for those who are under age. For those who are wondering who can give blood, here are the requirements: the giver must be in good health, weigh a minimum of 110 pounds, and be at least 16 years of age. If someone is giving blood, make sure to eat a good meal and drink plenty of water within 4 hours prior to donating blood. Only one pint of blood will be donated. Keep in mind that for every 25 pounds of body weight, there is two pints of blood. The body will replenish the lost blood within the next 24 hours. However, people should only give blood every eight weeks. For those nervous first time blood donors, note that is natural to feel nervous but giving blood is safe and easy and the feeling someone who donated gets, after helping a patient in need, is so rewarding. Woodlake’s goal this year is to get 45 pints of blood donated to save lives.
By Misty Stevenson
With Spring break quickly approaching, students are getting excited to have a break from school. Let us check in with some students to see what their plans are:
What are your plans for Spring Break?
Kassidy Hildebrand (Grade 9): “I am going to Huntington Beach with my friends, and I also plan to go off-roading in Death Valley.”
Adin Ross (Grade 10): “I’m going to Santa Barbara. I’m going to go to the beach and see a Travis Scott concert, and it’s gonna be lit.”
Juan Sandoval (Grade 11): “My friends and I are going to Mexico.”
Shania Finney (Grade 12): “I may go to Universal Studios, but most importantly, I plan on doing a lot of sleeping.” Arturo Garcia (Grade 12): “I’m going to be driving a lot and spending a lot of time in Bakersfield.”
As Spring Break is approaching, kids are getting restless for a break. Be safe everyone and have a good break!