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Wadsworth High Hosts 2024 Commencement Ceremony [Photo and Video Gallery]

Liz Allen, Staff Writer May 29, 2024

Commencement for the Wadsworth High School class of 2024 happened on Sunday, May 26 at Art Wright Stadium. Grant Young, president of the senior class,  opened the ceremony. Also speaking was Dr. Vincent...

Two students look at their phone during class. Currently, phone usage in classes is up to teachers. Photo by Alex Banks.

Phone Bans Are Being Implemented In Schools Around The Country: Will It Affect Wadsworth Schools?

Alex Banks and Riley Hunt May 23, 2024

States nationwide have decided to remove phones from schools over the last few months, creating a ban for their district. In Ohio, Governor DeWine signed a bill that will require all school districts...

Sofia Kovalchik, in the middle, working with her group on creating their robots for May 9th. Her and her group put it into water the day of the contest. Photo by Kip Shipley.

Robotics Class Shows Off Their Robots

Liz Allen, Staff Writer May 23, 2024

The Four Cities Compact Programming, Design, and Robotics teamed up with the Engineering Design and Technology Compact and recently had one of their last projects of the year on May 9. The two compacts...

The tennis and pickleball courts at Durling Park are being redone. The construction is supposed to last through June, ending on June 28. Photo by Maia Edwards.

Durling Park Athletic Courts Undergo Update

Sammi Horvat, Staff Writer May 23, 2024

The city of Wadsworth began recent construction about two weeks ago at Durling Park involving the renewal of the athletic courts and is planned to end on June 28. Durling Park is one of the most recognized...

This is Wadsworth High School AED machine. This is located in the 2400 hallway by the stairs. Photo by Rylee Ward.

WASA Will Place AED Machines In Wadsworth Soccer Field

Rylee Ward, Staff Writer May 22, 2024

Wadsworth Amateur Soccer Association (WASA) plans on soon adding Automated External Defibrillators (AED) machines to Muhl Soccer Field in Wadsworth, Ohio. AED machines find a person's abnormal heart rhythm...

Megan Harvey has been named the new director of Main Street Wadsworth. Photo courtesy of Megan Harvey.

Megan Harvey Hired As New Main Street Wadsworth Executive Director

Jenevieve Swain, Staff Writer May 21, 2024

Megan Harvey was appointed the new director of Main Street Wadsworth. Harvey will supervise events, collaborations, and advertising, as of the end of April.  Harvey served on staff at the Akron Civic...

Piehl poses for a photo with his family after being awarded Teacher of the Year. This was his last year teaching at Wadsworth Schools. Photo by Reagan Hunt.

Samuel Piehl Awarded Teacher Of The Year Before Leaving Wadsworth Schools

Collin Ely and Henry Chen May 21, 2024

Samuel Piehl, Wadsworth Jazz Band director and Middle School band director has been named the Wadsworth High School teacher of the year.  He managed to win the Teacher of the Year Award; nevertheless,...

It was announced that Mr. Shalala will be the new principal of Isham Elementary School. He has worked in the Wadsworth School District for eleven years. Photo courtesy of Wadsworth Middle School.

New Isham Elementary School Principal Appointed

Jack Blubaugh, Staff Writer May 20, 2024

Joseph Shalala has been appointed to be the newest principal of Isham Elementary School starting during the 2024-2025 school year. Shalala is going into his eleventh year with Wadsworth City Schools,...

Sean Payn and Logan Smeichowski proudly posed along with Wadsworth High School Principal Dr. Suber. Both students are seniors. Photo courtesy of Dr. Suber.

WHS Students Commit To U.S. Armed Forces

Olivia Evans, Staff Writer May 20, 2024

Wadsworth High School has announced the commitment of two students to the U.S. Armed Forces. Sean Payn and Logan Smiechowski are both seniors at Wadsworth High School who have chosen to take on their...

Mary Beth Baxley poses with her drama posters. These posters get hung up in the school to promote the play before it opens, then after closing night, the performers will sign their name and a message on the posters. Baxley directs plays at Wadsworth High School but also Wadsworth Middle School. Photo by Haley Reedy.

Mary Beth Baxley Retires After 31 Years

Haley Reedy, Online Editor-in-Chief May 20, 2024

Math teacher and drama director, Mary Beth Baxley, is retiring after finishing year 31 in her teaching career at Wadsworth. Baxley started her teaching career in California where she worked for three...

Carissa Napier along with other winners hold their certificates. The state level of the competition was held at Kent State University, where Napier plans on attending college. Photo courtesy of Carissa Napier.

Carissa Napier Wins $500 Scholarship For Business Plan

Harper Rosenberger, Staff Writer May 15, 2024

Carissa Napier, a sophomore at Wadsworth High School, submitted her business plan to the Believe in Ohio Competition, which qualified at a state level, awarding her a $500 scholarship for the written plan...

This is the Advanced Placemenet logo. Student interest has greatly declined in AP classes, with one of the main reasons being that Wadsworth High School offers a FlexPass opportunity, which allows them to leave school if they have a free period or a CCP study hall. Photo courtesy of fair use laws.

AP Classes At WHS Decline In Numbers

Alex Banks and Larkin Tackett May 14, 2024

Advanced Placement, AP, classes have been on an overall decline in Wadsworth and surrounding areas. In Wadsworth alone, AP classes are being cut as students tend to gravitate more toward College Credit...

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