The school year is winding down

With this week being the last week of school, life at Weir High is beginning to wind down. The baseball team lost regionals against Frankfurt at the third game. The softball team had an amazing season, with a sectional title and five girls selected for all state recognition. First team honors went to Liv Rosnick and second team honors was Bella Aperfine. Additional honors include Sophie Mikula as special honorable mention and Allison Phillips and Sam Kaczmarek as honorable mentions. Congratulations to these players, the entire team and Coaches Sisinni, Rea and Leary on a great season!

Planning and practice for the next sports season will begin soon. An informational meeting for football players was held on May 29, and more meetings will be announced in the coming week. Out of season practices will take place from June 11 to June 16, dictated by the coaches. A football mini camp will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. on June 11, 12, and 13. Girls soccer practice will take place at 6:30 p.m. on June 12, 13, and 14. Girls volleyball will practice at 7 a.m. on June 14, 15, and 16. Girls tennis will meet at the Marland Heights tennis court at 9 a.m. on June 14, 15, and 16. Questions may be directed to the school or coaches.

Graduation was held on May 25 at 7 p.m. The following seniors graduated with Highest Honors: Jacob Conley, Chloe Courtney, Jillian Dodson, Hallie Farran, Claudia Fornwalt, Emily Grier, Frank Hudacheck, Amelia Kuntz, Madison Marshall, Hannah Minger, Taylor Niven, Cameron Pierce, Taylor Quickle, Caleb Rea, Haley Rupert, Mackenzie Rusinovich, Andrew Speirs, William Visnic, Ashley Vos, and Paulayna Zias. To graduate with Highest Honors, a student must have a GPA of 4.0, have taken at least one AP class, and have a full schedule throughout their time at Weir High. Congratulations to these students on their immense accomplishment and to all our graduates!

Finals will take place at the end of this week. Third and fourth block finals will take place on June 7, and first and second block finals will be given on May 8. Early dismissals may be given after finals are taken. Those students who do not have to take finals need not come on either day.

The band will practice for the Fourth of July parade, which will take place on June 30 at 10 a.m., at the school from 9 a.m. to noon June 25-29. Come support the band at the parade and show your patriotic spirit.

“Slapdash!” Weir High’s improv show, took place on Friday, June 1. Doors opened at 6:30 and tickets were $7. The show featured the talents of Alyssa Burdine, Seth Feierman, Natalie Cramer, Bret Fankhauser, Dakota Wagner, Maddy Carroll, Alexia Jenkins, Sadies Moore, Joey Clutter, Shalynn Whear, Demetri Riter, and Megan Cramer. Mr. Miller and Logan Bauldauf co-hosted the hilarious show.

Mrs. Creel recently took her class to the Carnegie Museum of Natural History entirely paid for by a scholarship. She had to apply for it, and it covered the whole trip’s expenses. The trip included a guided tour called “We Are Nature” which included a class. The purpose was to understand how humans are part of and affect nature. The students participated in interactive activities, viewed new specimens and were given free time to tour. They also visited the art museum.

(Carroll and Wagner area juniors at Weir High School and student columnists for The Weirton Daily Times)