The Boomer

WHS & NGC Weekly Newsletter Vol. 4 Ed. 23 February 16 - 22

Sports At A Glance

Tuesday, February 18

JV1 Baseball @ Arlington Heights 4:00

JV1/JV2/Varsity Boys Soccer @ Haltom 4:30/6:00/7:30

JV/Varsity Girls Soccer @ Roo Stadium 5:30/7:00 SENIOR NIGHT

JV/Varsity Softball @ Northwest 5:00/7:00

Varsity Baseball v. Arlington Heights @ WHS 4:00

9A/9B/JV/Varsity Boys Basketball @ LD Bell 4:30/6:00/6:00/7:30


Wednesday, February 19

JV2 Baseball @ Arlington Heights 4:00


Friday, February 20

Varsity Tennis-Denton Braswell Tournament @ Goldfield Tennis Center 8:30

Varsity Boys Wrestling @ UIL State Tournament 9:00

Varsity Girls Wrestling @ State Tournament TBA


Saturday, February 21

JV/Varsity Track Aubrey Relay Meet @ Aubrey HS

Texas Bank Scholarship

If you are planning to take dual credit classes next year and need financial assistance paying your tuition, please consider applying for the Texas Bank Scholarship. The scholarship will cover up to 2 classes (tuition only) and is open to all new or current dual credit students that have financial need. The application is in the WHS counseling office.

NEW DUAL CREDIT STUDENTS: You must attach a copy of your TSI Scores and acceptance letter from Weatherford College to the application.

CURRENT DUAL CREDIT STUDENTS: You must attach a current copy of your Weatherford College Transcript to the application. You must be passing your dual credit courses and have not dropped any dual credit classes.

Sincerely,

WHS Counseling

Valentines Photo Booth Link

Blue Belles Competition Results!

The Belles competed at the Showtime International Metroplex Dance Showcase at McKinney Boyd High School. The Belles received the following awards...


GRAND CHAMPION TEAM

Sweepstakes & Judges Award

1st place pom

1st place novelty

1st place jazz

Applause Award & Supreme Award for novelty


GRAND CHAMPION OFFICERS

Sweepstakes & Judges Award

1st place pom

1st place novelty

1st place prop

Supreme Award pom

Supreme Award novelty

Supreme Award prop

Best of the Best Award!


Now the Belles are preparing for Spring Show. Come check it out March 27th and 28th!

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CONGRATS - SENIOR STANDOUTS!

Most Likely To Be President -- Sydney Wolfenberger & Daniel Yeats


Most Likely To Change the World - Sarah Hamilton & Michael Dinkins


Bleeds Roo Blue Spirit Award - McKenna Buchfink & Cayde Taylor & Zeke Baker


Most Kindhearted - Alexis Sprunger & Colten Welch


#1 Brainiac - Katlyn Don Carlos & Connor Bezio


Most Likely to Have a Star on Hollywood Blvd. - America Cuevas & Gavyn Price


Best Comedian -- Madison Perry & Johnny Hernandez


Most Likely to Go Pro - Camille Fournier & Brendon Lopez & Ken Seals


Right Off the Runway - Jessie King & Colby O'Bannon


Congrats to these SENIOR STANDOUTS! Pics will be taken for the MelonVine yearbook THIS WEEK! Watch for a notification from Mrs. Gilley.

Wrestlers Headed to STATE

GIRLS WRESTLING


This past weekend the Lady Roos traveled to Haltom to compete in the Region 1-6a Regional Championships.

The girls placed 8th overall as a team.

Camille Fournier continues her dominance going undefeated and Winning the Regionals title.

and Kaylynn Green move her placement up from last year third place to taking second place this year.

This Qualifies them both to travel to Houston this coming weekend to wrestle in the State tournament.


BOYS WRESTLING


The Boys Wrestling team competed at the Regional tournament this past weekend. We had a great showing, and even though we got a couple of our athletes injured and they couldn't continue we still competed well and ended up with 3 state qualifiers.


Koby Kidd led the way with a first place finish, and is now the Number 1 ranked wrestler in the state. He beat the #3 and #1 wrestlers in the tournament and had a great showing. Also moving on to the state meet is #3 state ranked Mason Woodward, would finished 2nd in the tournament. Also moving on is senior Jakob Deleon who had a great tournament and finished 4th place. Congratulations, boys!


We wish you the BEST OF LUCK! #RooPride #StateBound

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Varsity Girls Golf Results!

The Varsity girls golf team placed 3rd in the Mansfield Tigers Spring Invitational. The team consisted of Emilee Slovak, Carsen Blackwell, Jancey Ford, Ashley Jay, Grace Sinqufield, and Randi Rovnyak! Great job girls!

Clubs and Organizations Pictures!

MAIN CAMPUS


Hey, WHS, this is just a HEADS UP that Clubs and Organizations pictures will be taken throughout the day on Wednesday, February 26th in the Durant Auditorium. Your club will be assigned a time to come take your picture. TALK TO YOUR SPONSOR/ADVISOR as soon as possible for details! We WANT to feature YOU in the MelonVine yearbook!




NORTH CAMPUS


Hey, NGC, this is just a HEADS UP that Clubs and Organizations pictures will be taken throughout the afternoon on Thursday, February 27th in the CHOIR ROOM. Your club will be assigned a time to come take your picture. TALK TO YOUR SPONSOR/ADVISOR as soon as possible for details! We WANT to feature YOU in the MelonVine yearbook!

**NGC FFA photo will be taken THIS WEDNESDAY during B Block. Meet in Mr. Black's room.

Brown Bag Series For Juniors

The Weatherford High School Counseling and CTE departments are hosting a Brown Bag Series for juniors and seniors to visit with colleges during 5th period - the presentation and Q&A will last the entire period. Students can sign up to meet with colleges based on their interests using the Sign Up Genius below. The link and QR code are also posted around the building and in the counseling office. Space is limited (25-30 students) so only students that sign up on the Sign Up Genius will be admitted. On the morning of the event, the counseling office will deliver passes/tickets to the students that signed up. We will take the “tickets” at the door and enter attendance.

After each presentation there is a question and answer session so that students can get their questions answered directly from admissions representatives. Bring your lunch and join us during 5th period for these informative sessions! Check the Sign Up Genius regularly as new colleges and dates are added frequently.

https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050B45A5AC28A7F58-brown

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Photography Contest Results!

Please congratulate WHS Junior Tovah Lewis. She represented Weatherford High School in the Fort Worth Country Day Black & White Photography Contest this past Saturday and was awarded:


1st Place Photo Story

3rd Place Photo Story

and BEST OF SHOW!

Lady Roo Soccer Results!

Varsity Lady Roos traveled to Pennington field to take on an undefeated LD Bell. After 40 minutes of play the game was tied 0-0. In the second half bell scored quick off two goals. The Lady Roos answered with a goal off of a corner from senior Hailey Maloy to senior D’Angelah Allen. Unfortunately the Lady Roos lost the game 2-1 after a hard fought battle. Next game is Friday at home verses San Angelo Central. Go Roos!


AND....TUESDAY NIGHT is SENIOR NIGHT! Parents and athletes will start to lineup at 6:45. Thanks!

Roo Soccer Results!

The Jv2 Roos opened up the night with a 2-2 tie against undefeated Bell. Then the Varsity squared off with Undefeated L.D. Bell. The Roos raided the back of the net by a goal from Isaiah’s Golazo Gomez from a free kick to take a 1-nil halftime lead. The Roo defense held the lead until the last 2:38. Bell tied it up off a shot that hit the crossbar. Tied 1-1 after regulation the Roos lost in the shootout 4-2. The Roos still came away with a tough point in district standings. Way to go Roos!


Feb. 14, 2020

The Varsity Boys Soccer Team played San Angelo at Roo Stadium in a Thriller. Down 2-0 at half the Roos hopped back in it when Isaiah (Golazo) Gomez hit a direct kick in the back of the net with 15 minutes left in in the game to cut the lead down. Then 5 minutes later Ebake Saidi connected a beautiful pass to Kenny (Big Time) Kienle who fought off a defender in the box and slid the ball past the keeper to even up the score 2-2. Game ended in a 2-2 tie and the Roos faced another Pk shootout. This time the Roos came out on top winning 5-4 making all their Pk’s. Adrian (the club) Cruz had the game winner. The Rooligan fans went crazy as the team dog piled keeper Zane (the wall) San Pedro.


Way to go Roos!

STRIKE OUT CANCER NIGHT - T-shirt Orders

https://stores.inksoft.com/baseballstrikeout

The Baseball Program will be having a strikeout cancer night on March 10th vs Fossil Ridge. We will be selling the T-shirts on-line using this link for $20 a shirt. All proceeds from these will benefit the McMillin family, their son is a former Kangaroo baseball player. The On-line store for the shirts will close February 24th at 7:00 AM. Please support the McMillin’s by purchasing a strikeout Cancer T-shirt.

Band Blast

The Weatherford HS Indoor Percussion officially started their indoor competition season in the North Texas Color Guard Association circuit. The ensemble traveled on February 8th to Lewisville High School where they had great first performance. They performed their production “Let’s Get Physical”, and placed 4th with a 69.95. Make sure to come watch this high energy and entertaining show.

The WISD Mid-Winter Concert is taking place on February 11th in the Durant Auditorium. Starting at 6:30 pm you will hear performances by Hall Middle School Symphonic Band, Tison Middle School Honors Band, and all 3 performing bands from Weatherford High School. Come enjoy an evening full of great music.

Upcoming Events this Spring:

NTCA Winter Guard Contest – February 21st @ Haltom HS (Varsity Only)

NTCA Winter Guard Contest – February 22nd @ Mansfield Summit HS (JV Only)

Region 30 Solo and Ensemble Contest – February 22nd @ Aledo HS

NTCA Winter Percussion Contest – February 29th @ Berkner HS

Region 30 Middle School Concert & Sight-reading Contest – March 4-5 @ Burleson Centennial

NTCA Winter Guard Contest – March 6th @ Everman HS (Varsity Only)

NTCA Winter Guard Contest Novice Class Championships – February 22nd @ Mansfield HS (JV Only)

NTCA Winter Guard Contest Regional Class Championships – March 14th @ Marcus HS (Varsity Only)

Marching Auxiliaries Nationals Color Guard Competition – March 27-28th @ Fort Worth Convention Center (Both Guards)

NTCA Winter Percussion Contest – March 28th @ Azle HS

WHS Pre-UIL Concert – March 31st @ Durant Auditorium (Starts at 5:00 pm)

NTCA Winter Percussion Championships – April 4th @ Burleson Centennial HS

NTCA Color Guard Solo and Ensemble (Option 1) – April 4th @ Timberview HS

WISD Band Auction Concert – April 11th @ Durant Auditorium (Starts at 3:00 pm)

NTCA Color Guard Solo and Ensemble (Option 2) – April 18th @ Alvarado JH

UIL Concert & Sight-reading Contest for Symphonic 1 – April 21st @ Burleson HS

UIL Concert & Sight-reading Contest for Wind Symphony – April 22st @ Burleson HS

NTCA Color Guard Solo and Ensemble All Stars Competition – April 25th @ Midlothian HS

Tison MS Spring Band Concert – May 5th @ Durant Auditorium (Starts at 6:30 pm)

Hall MS Spring Band Concert – May 7th @ Durant Auditorium (Starts at 6:30 pm)​

WHS Band Banquet – May 16th @ Central Christian Church (Starts at 6:00 pm)

WHS Spring Band Concert – May 21st @ Durant Auditorium (Starts at 6:30 pm)

Band Trip to San Antonio – May 23rd-24th

UIL State Solo and Ensemble Contest – May 29th-30th @ UT Austin

Graduation Performance – June 1st

Kangaroo Relays -- Girls Track Results

This Saturday we hosted the Kangaroo Relays at Kangaroo Stadium and the JV girls team placed 1st in their division scoring 119 points and the Varsity girls team also placed 1st in their division scoring 80 points.


Individual stand outs include the following:


Ashley Carlisle- 4th in varsity 800m

Sadie Tharp- 1st in varsity 1600m and 2nd in varsity 3200m

Ella Pando- 4th in varsity 1600m and 3200m

Varsity 4x100 relay placed 1st- Tatum Wright, Jayla Schultz, Payton Thibodeaux, and Julia Jones

Varsity 4x 200 relay placed 1st- Tatum Wright, Jayla Schultz, Evelyn Benson, and Julia Jones

Varsity 4 x 400 relay place 4th- Paige Bevers, Tatum Wright, Evelyn Benson, and Julia Jones

Alyvia Thomas- 5th varsity shot (PR 30'10")


Avalon Griggs- 1st JV 100m, 1st JV long jump, 3rd JV 300 hurdles

JV 4x100 relay placed 1st- Paitlyn Bevers, Mia Childers, Reese Peterson, Avalon Griggs

JV 4x200 relay placed second- Paitlyn Bevers, Mia Childers, Reese Peterson, Chloe Shackelford

Lily Hamilton- 2nd place JV 100 hurdles and 2nd in JV 300 hurdles

Beth Devalcourt- 4th place JV 100 hurdles

Reese Peterson- 1st place JV triple jump

Mia Childers- 4th place JV long jump

Chloe Shackelford- 3rd place JV triple jump and 6th place JV long jump

Kennedy Holt- 6th place JV pole vault

Emma Morsch- 1st place JV 3200m and 4th place in JV 1600m

Gabbi Garcia-6th place JV 1600 m


Please congratulate these ladies on a job well done and a great start to their season!

AP TESTING SCHEDULE & PAYMENT DUE DATE

Just a reminder that AP students who are registered to test, payment is required in full by March 4, 2020.
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The Sharing Shack

We are thrilled to announce that The Sharing Shack, established by senior Keaton Martin, is officially open for business. Keaton started this project with a desire to help secure donations for fellow classmates in need. We are accepting donations for hygiene products, new socks and under garments, new or gently used clothes, coats/jackets, blankets, etc. Gift cards for food or gas are also welcome. If you would like to help, or have any questions, please feel free to email Mrs. Robertson at crobertson@weatherfordisd.com

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Lockheed Martin Vocational Scholarships

Beginning in 2020, we are awarding up to $6,600 to as many as 150 recipients this year. The scholarship will fund degrees at accredited vocational-technical schools to prepare students for careers in technology and/or advanced manufacturing that does not require a bachelor’s or advanced degree.

The application opens January 15, 2020 and will close on March 12, 2020. Click here to apply.


Visit the Automotive Aftermarket Scholarships Central website to apply for available scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000. Over 400 scholarships for the 2020-21 school year will be awarded to students training to become automotive, heavy duty or collision repair technicians, as well as those studying business, engineering or other courses of study. Completed applications must be submitted by 3/31/2020.

To Apply: https://www.automotivescholarships.com/apply_online.cfm


The Zonta Club of Parker County offers scholarships to deserving high school and college women who reside in Parker County. The deadline for applications for the local scholarship is March 15, 2020. Information on all Zonta scholarships and the online application process for the Parker County scholarship can be found at http://www.zontaparkercounty.org under the scholarships tab.

Weatherford High School

This weekly newsletter is produced by Mrs. Gilley's Journalism 1 students Aria Hilliker, Dakota Thomas, and Ashley Hoffman.


Background photo by Kelseigh Hardin.


Information must be supplied by WHS Faculty & Staff. Booster Clubs, please send your information through your Coach or Faculty Sponsor.

Information must be received by Thursday to be included in the next week's Boomer. We apologize for the time delay for weekend events.

Thanks for your support!

Got questions/comments? Please email sgilley@weatherfordisd.com

Not pictured: Sandi Brown (English), Ashton Copeland (Art)