Students are excelling at Weir High School

Weir High School has had a very eventful year. Just last month, NHS (National Honors Society) had induction on March 27 where they welcomed 46 inductees, seven of which where seniors. With each new year however, NHS has to say goodbye to its seniors. This year there were 35 outgoing members. Hopefully, in the years to come, the number of inductees will continue to grow as it has these past few years.

The junior class took the SAT on April 10 to help better prepare students for testing if they choose to retake the test. The junior class was not required to pay to take this exam and was to be taken instead of the usual state testing.

It appears that Weir High is not only winning in the academic aspect, but sports as well. The boys track team has had quite a year, so far, as they placed first in meets like the Tyler Invitational and the Martins Ferry Relay, and placed second in meets like the Early Bird at Steubenville and the Portersfield Invitational. A very important asset to the track team is Brandon Clausell, as he has racked up the most points and has been to the most meets.

The girls softball team recently had its first travel training camp in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, at the Ripken Experience. The Ripken has all that any baseball or softball player could ask for as they have six lighted fields with turf, lighted batting cages, training areas, and a staff that is always ready to serve.

Caleb Rea is another student that stands out in sports as he places well in almost all of his wrestling matches. Caleb Rea has done so well this past year, that he has won the Flo Nationals All-American award.

Caroline Fodor is one of those who recently signed her letter of intent to run track at Wheeling Jesuit University. Chris Gillette also signed a letter of intent to continue his baseball career at Central Alabama Community College. Other students include Ashton Knuutila, who chose to continue his soccer career at West Liberty University, and Allison Phillips, who will be continuing her softball career at Fairmont State University. Weir High has also had many of its sports students sign to go with colleges that they will play for.

Weir High School also has a musical coming up in May directed by Mr. Seifert. The musical is “Footloose,” which tells the story of Ren McCormack, a spirited Chicago teen who moves to a small town which has recently banned dancing and rock music because of a local minister. Opening day for the musical will be May 10 and will continue on May 12 and 13. It is surprising that the students at Weir High School can accomplish so much after missing so much school due to weather and the teacher walk-out, but they have managed to remain active in academics and athletics. 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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