Unity Day posters cover poles, walls, and benches announcing the event, which took place on Friday, May 25th. This was the first full Unity Day, last year only a few class periods participated. During this event students lead workshops highlighting different cultures, political issues, and diversity. Unity Club is in charge of putting together Unity Day. This club was created by Laila Elmashni, senior, who is now its president, along with Abdul Ali, junior, Tristan Waits, Isa Mahoney, Alejandro Lee, Beloved Ulinwa, Rameen Ali, and Wally Milner, junior. Currently, Abdul Ali, Wally Milner, Audrey Minch, junior, Nicholas Bergeson, junior, Munya Fashu-Kanu, senior, Davis Lee, junior, Xavier Juhala, senior, are current board members. Dan Julian, Alex Close, and Jackie Hamm are also involved with coordinating Unity Day and helping with Unity Club. “[Last year] we went on a field trip to Catlin Gabel School, we went to their diversity inclusion summit, where we got the idea of creating an event similar to that at our own school,” Elmashni said, “We worked really hard to plan it…. I’m extremely grateful to be doing this in this particular community who has been very well receptive of all the work we do and very supportive and encouraging and allowing us to be able to put on an event like Unity day.”

Exploring culture and diversity

Sarah Heiden, Photo Editor
May 31, 2018
Unity Day 2018 Photo Slideshow

Unity Day 2018 Photo Slideshow

Sarah Heiden, Photo Editor
May 25, 2018
Students including Brice Brown and Alexis Mooney paint primer over the cement wall the mural will cover.

Painting at the police station

Sarah Heiden, Photo Editor
May 23, 2018
Career and Technical Education (CTE) involves programs like journalism, web design, and engineering.

CTE may change your life

Sarah Heiden, Photo Editor
March 16, 2018
All exterior doors were locked on Wed. Feb. 7, while WLHS endured a lockout. Lockouts are called when there is a threat outside the building. A Lockdown occurs when there is a threat inside the building, and classroom doors must be locked.

‘This is not a drill’

Sarah Heiden, Photo Editor
February 28, 2018

Winter Ball 2018 Photo Slideshow

Sarah Heiden, Photo Editor
February 1, 2018
During their third all day field trip to Sauvie Island, students watch a red-breasted sapsucker in a nearby tree.

Wildlife as a classroom

Sarah Heiden, Photo Editor
January 23, 2018
Boxes like this were located in all of the Spanish class rooms, to keep score for the competition, Russell counted them herself two to three times a week.

Plastic caps save lives

Sarah Heiden, Photo Editor
December 6, 2017
King Dylan Tiffany and Queen Brady McDevitt smile at the roaring crowd. For decades, there was only a queen and princesses. The second annual homecoming queen was Queen Anita Nunn in 1954. Starting in 1958 there were male escorts. It wasn't until 1986 that there was a King and Queen. “I didn’t think I was going to be queen, I looked right at Dylan before, and said it’s not going to be us,” Brady McDevitt said, “and then they opened the box, and I saw the balloons, and I looked down and I said ‘Oh, nobody else has balloons,’ so it was pretty cool.” Instead of crowns, balloons determine the winners. The first homecoming queens didn’t have crowns either. Crowns were not a part of homecoming until 1961 and these crowns were very small and almost tiara like, with a lot of sparkles.

Dancing through the decades

Sarah Heiden, WLHSnow Editor
October 27, 2017
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