Weir High students strive for greatness

Weir High does not appear to be able to rest, as it continues to do great things in academics and in athletics. To begin, Weir High School and Weir Middle School competed in the Academic Games recently. The academic games is a competition in the United States in which players win by outsmarting one another in mathematics, language arts, and social studies. One player from each school managed to do really well this year. For Weir High School, student Robbie Minger was on the top team in the nation for the theme category, which is Greek gods and goddesses this year. He was also in the top 10 for the social studies category, which was presidents. For Weir Middle School, student Ryan Dunmyer was on the top team in the nation as well.

Tri-Hi-Y is a club that represents strong leadership skills by conducting many events such as Tot Night, Fall Conference and Youth In Government. Hi-Y is partnered with Tri-Hi-Y in almost all of the events hosted by the club. The difference between the two clubs is that Tri-Hi-Y is for girls and Hi-Y is for boys.Tri-Hi-Y and Hi-Y hosted a volleyball game on May 4. The volleyball game used to be for students to go up against students, as TRI-HI-Y and HI-Y would compete against Key Club. Nowadays, the game is for TRI-HI-Y and HI-Y to get a group of faculty and students together to play volleyball. The proceeds of the game will be donated to a scholarship of the winning team’s choosing. For the past couple of years, the proceeds have gone to the Kristen Andrews Scholarship and Aaron Davies Memorial Scholarship. Both scholarships are memorial scholarships for Weir High students who passed away before completing their school years. Both students displayed leadership qualities and were role models for their fellow students.

The Youth in Government conference was also held in Charleston, on April 27-29, with sophomore Devin Price attending. Youth in Government is an annual event during which students from across the state “take over” the state government by writing and debating bills, defeating or signing bills into law, and learning about the workings of the branches of government in a hands-on environment. Price wrote a bill concerning term limits that actually passed the student government during the weekend. In the past, many student-written bills have been considered by the state Legislature.

Weir High is always striving for greatness when it comes to sports. Track OVACs (Ohio Valley Athletic Conference) were held on May 5. The boys and girls track teams had qualifiers for OVACs on April 30 and May 2. Both sides of the team did well in their placings. The boys team had a lot of personal bests over the week; one of them was Sebastian Spencer, who broke his brother Donavan Spencer’s 5A 100m record.

Weir High’s band boosters and band director, Mr. Seifert, hosted a Military Ball on May 5. The Military Ball is for the band students to get together to be honored for their accomplishments. Theater students are also welcome to come to the ball. All of the students have to get dressed up in formal clothing, dance, eat, get awards and a king and queen of the dance is chosen.

That is all for this week, so do not forget to check back next week to find out what’s new with Weir High!

(Rupert and Burdine are students at Weir High School)