Seniors honored, competitions continue

Weir High School seems to be as busy as ever with senior nights for the spring sports, prom, tennis OVACs, and academic games. Prom for Weir High School seniors just took place on Friday, April 20.

Ms. Porter, one of the senior class sponsors, was asked about what went into setting up prom. Students did not get a prom spirit week due to all of the days that students missed; faculty feared that it would cause confusion and opted not to have one. There were many fundraisers that went into funding the dance, a few of them being applicious, candy sales, spaghetti dinners, the Talent Show, a New Year’s Eve party, and pretzel sticks and Oreos fundraisers.

Prom king and queen were picked by putting all the names of senior boys and girls in separate hats and were chosen at random. Our lucky winners were Seth Feirman and Taylor Quickle. Students also had a fantastic time dancing to the songs played by DJ Luke Karaba.

The Weir High tennis team recently participated in the OVACs (Ohio Valley Athletic Conference). The OVAC is the largest conference of its kind in the United States. Schools in the upper Ohio Valley supply over 18,000 athletes in various competitive athletic areas.

The spring sports seem to be winding down before they even started with all the games that had to be canceled due to weather; however, they are all forging ahead and having senior nights. Senior night is a night for the coaches and team to thank and celebrate the graduating seniors that have played in a sport. Softball and baseball were supposed to have senior night on April 23, but were rained out, so the dates had to change. Our Softball and Baseball teams will be having their senior nights this weekend. The softball team will be losing three seniors, Allison Phillips, Lexi Brenneman and Abriana Fuscardo. The Baseball team is losing two of its seniors, Chris Gillette and Ryan Bodrog.

Boys track had senior night on April 23, and the seniors that were honored were Jaylon Bridges, Brandon Clausell, Trey Elbon, Keyshawn Faulks, Ben Fedoush, Cole Girod, Frank Ty Hudachek, Dustin Lengyel, Hunter Namath, Michael Miller and Mason Rise.

The girls track team had senior night on the same day, and those seniors were Caroline Fodor, Meghan Hawthorne, Hannah Larkey, Bailey Stead, and Kaitlyn Stumpf.

Athletics is not the only area where Weir High excels. Students are also hitting home runs in academics. Weir High and Weir Middle school students will be participating in this year’s academic games. We had six people qualify and four chose to go: Hannah Minger, Robbie Minger, Mia Valero, and Ryan Dunmire. The competition will be held in Knoxville Tenn., and the students will be competing in several events, such as linguistics, presidents, onsets, current events, and a themed event about Greek and Roman mythology.

Weir High School had yet another blood drive on April 25. Weir High usually has the blood drive twice a year, and many eligible students sign up to donate. “Weir” hoping for yet another good turnout!

As the year comes to a close, many seniors are preparing to finish their time at Weir High. A recent senior meeting revealed some of the last hurdles they have to leap. Things are beginning to wrap up quite nicely here at Weir, but the year is not over yet, so check back next week to find out what’s new with Weir High!

(Rupert and Burdine are students at Weir High School)

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