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Writers Get Creative at West

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Young writers at High School West have plenty of opportunities to let their creativity shine in both class and during writing clubs.
The creative writing elective is open to students in 9-12 grade. Some of the content produced during the class helps to feed the school’s literary magazine, Penumbra. The yearly magazine showcases many of the talents writers and artists from High School West. Published yearly, the magazine encourages students to explore their talents in poetry, short stories, artwork and photography.
Both the magazine and creative writing class are overseen by teacher Christopher Gunsel. The submissions for the magazine are solicited mainly through the creative writing class coursework. The staff of Penumbra meet weekly, as an extracurricular club, and is responsible for the selection, editing and layout of the magazine, which is upward of 60 pages. The 2020 theme for the magazine is “Failure and Hope.”
Journalism students also have the opportunity to show off their skill set both in the journalism media literacy class and in the journalism club with Mr. Klauber. All of the writing from the class is pulled for the “Bulls Eye” newspaper, which is published twice per year. In addition, students create, write and edit content for the website and the daily broadcast of their news program. Students have the ability to hone not only their writing skills, but editing, layout, design and video production skills for the multimedia format.
The journalism club meets every other week to discuss content and conduct writer’s roundtable discussions, where the students edit and proof most of the submitted work.

Student-Artists Take Home Scholastic Honors

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Seven student-artists from High Schools East and West have been recognized in the annual Scholastic Art and Writing Awards.

Five students in Timothy Needles’ AP art and digital class at High School East won 10 awards, including an American Visions nomination (Best of Show) along with three gold key winners, which will advance to nationals. They are: Ashleigh Golden (Gold Key in video game design); Kiersten Hebron (Gold Key and Silver Key in photography); Trisan Davis (Gold Key and American Visions nominee in video game design); Nethmi Withanage (Two Silver Keys and two honorable mentions in drawing  and illustration and painting); and Krishna Palempalli (Honorable mention in video game design). 
From Steve Halem’s art class at High School West, Rebecca Lee won the Silver Key for mixed media, Silver Key for drawing and honorable mention for mixed media. In addition, Lily Seeley won a Silver Key in drawing.

FAST Students Create Mural at HSW

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The Function Academic Secondary Transition (FAST) students at High School West are hard at work creating a mural outside their classroom. During a two-week period, the students worked alongside art teacher Christopher Lauto and took turns painting different areas of the wall. 

Student-Athletes Sign Letters of Intent

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Twenty-two student athletes from the district put pen to paper as they signed national letters of intent to continue to play their sports at the collegiate level next year.

The district congratulates the following students from High School West: Hayley Beutel, diving, Townson College; Chad Cusumano, boys lacrosse, University of Tampa; Michael Danzi, cross-country, Columbia University; Reed Greco, boys lacrosse, Robert Morris University; Isabella Justino, girls soccer, Pace University; Emily Leverich, girls soccer, Southern New Hampshire University; Nicholle Marshall, girls lacrosse, James Madison University; Jill Meaney, girls soccer, LIU Post; Maria Paredes, softball, Saint Peters University; Kirsten Rafferty, field hockey, Belmont Abbey College; and Michael Simone, boys lacrosse, Florida Southern College.

From High School East, the following students signed letters: Chris Arceri, boys lacrosse, University of Penn; Justin Carroll, boys lacrosse, Yale University; Nick Dagnello, baseball, College of Charleston; Mia DeNicola, women’s lacrosse, SUNY Binghamton; Julia Fabiano, women’s lacrosse, Wagner College; Jessica Gengler, women’s soccer, Winthrop University; Emily Ginty, track, LIU Post; Marisa Lee, swimming, SUNY Binghamton; Kevin Melore, football, LIU Post; Eric Nicholson, boys lacrosse, University of Hartford; and Dean Schaffer, football, Yale University.

Kickline Scholarship Honors Student’s Memory

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The district community came together for an annual dance/kickline competition to honor former High School West Whisperette alumna Stephanie Belli, who lost her life in a car crash in 2015. To keep her memory alive, a scholarship fund has been set up in her honor. This year’s dance festival brought together more than 40 teams from the tri-state area. The winners of this year’s scholarships are Meghan Deery from High School West and Jillian Catalano from High School East.