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Dedication Press Release

Jessica Solberg, Staff Reporter
May 9, 2017
Filed under In Other News, News

Every year, the West Salem Neshonoc Yearbook staff dedicates the yearbook to an outstanding member of the community. The recipient of this honor is surprised at the annual Yearbook Dedication Ceremony. Along with honoring this person, the yearbook staff recaps the year and distributes pre-purchased yearbooks...

First Amendment Literacy

First Amendment Literacy

Alivia Kistler, Staff Writer
April 12, 2017
Filed under News, Showcase, Top Stories

Out of the general American public 98% of Americans are unable to identify the five rights outlined in the First Amendment. I conducted a survey within West Salem High School to compare the school’s First Amendment literacy to the general public. Only 17% of the general students are unable to identify...

Netflix’s New and Emotional Show: 13 Reasons Why

Netflix’s New and Emotional Show: 13 Reasons Why

Keelyn Olson, Staff Writer
April 11, 2017
Filed under In Other News, News, Showcase, Student Life

A suicide, 13 tapes, a criminal case, and secrets. Clay Jensen is determined to uncover the mystery behind his friend, Hannah Baker’s, suicide. Before Hannah’s death, she sends out 13 cassette tapes to some of her classmates, who according to Hannah, are a part of the reasons why she died.   The N...

NESHONOC YEARBOOK DEDICATION MAY 19TH

Abby Maliszewski, Editor in Chief
April 3, 2017
Filed under In Other News, News

West Salem High School’s 2017 Neshonoc yearbook dedication ceremony is set for Friday, May 19th, at 7:00 pm at the Marie W. Heider Center for the Arts. The event will reveal this year’s dedicatee, who, by tradition, is either a district employee or a community member selected by the Neshonoc’s se...

West Salem Forensics Team Excels at Subdistrict Competition

Abby Maliszewski, Editor in Chief
February 19, 2017
Filed under News, Student Life

The West Salem Forensics Team competed at the Subdistrict Competition at Holmen High School on Thursday, February 9th. The team had 19 students compete and all of the students qualified for the District competition. Students chose from 16 events, including radio speaking, poetry, and play acting. The stu...

West Salem DECA has First Competition

West Salem DECA has First Competition

Abby Maliszewski, Editor in Chief
January 12, 2017
Filed under News

West Salem DECA had its first competition on Saturday, January 7th, 2017 at University of Wisconsin- Stout. A total of 86 students from West Salem competed at the competition. That is the most students West Salem DECA has ever had competing in its five year history. Students who placed first or secon...

No more mock trial this year

Zaheera Khandker, Staff Writer
January 12, 2017
Filed under News, Student Life

Each year, the Mock Trial, they get a made-up court case. Unfortunately this year, West Salem team will not hear their verdict because they won’t be competing.   “Mock Trial is a club where we get a fake court case with all affidavits and evidence and information regarding the case an...

West Salem art in social media

December 21, 2016
Filed under News

  West Salem High School art department recently launched an Instagram account for the school’s art. It showcases WSHS’s students’ and Quenten Brown, the art teacher’s artworks.   Brown says that he found out that the purpose of the Instagram page is to present student w...

West Salem Swarthout Pool Being Rebuilt

West Salem Swarthout Pool Being Rebuilt

Abby Maliszewski, Editor in Chief
December 15, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

The weather outside is frightful due to the 4 inches of snow we got this weekend, so many people are longing for the summer and swimming pool. By the time the snow melts, the West Salem Pool will be very close to being complete.  The West Salem Pool is being rebuilt for the first time in 46 years. The Sw...

West Salem Sports Referendum Passed

Katie Maliszewski, Staff Reporter
November 21, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase, Sports

Cracked cement, broken nets, not enough seating, all of these things are problems with the West Salem sports facilities. Luckily, the November 8 referendum passed to update these issues. “This was a needed update for several reasons,” says West Salem Athletic Director Jordan Gilge. The sports facilities need ...

Senior Travels to Haiti for her Senior Exit Project

Senior Travels to Haiti for her Senior Exit Project

Jenna Langrehr, Staff Writer
November 3, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase, Student Life

While many seniors dread the Senior Exit Project, or SEP, at West Salem High School, Abby Tower is using the project to fulfill her dreams of helping other people. Tower recently returned back to West Salem after traveling to Haiti for a week as a part of her SEP. For her SEP, she went on a missio...

DECA Chapter to Start Virtual Business Challenge

DECA Chapter to Start Virtual Business Challenge

Katie Maliszewski, Staff Reporter
October 17, 2016
Filed under News, Showcase

VBC, which stands for Virtual Business Challenge, is an online simulation about running a business. The game teaches business, marketing and personal finance in a whole new way. DECA advisor and business teacher, Mr. Holter, likes using tools such as VBC in the classroom. “I like how the game teach...

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