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Behind the Scenes: Hairspray

Behind the Scenes: Hairspray

An anxious audience waits expectantly for the show to begin. Suddenly, beams of light illuminate the fluorescently colored stage. Dancers step gracefully in rhythm to the clash of horns and trumpets and music. The eruption of dancing, singing, clapping and acting provoke whistles and applause from the audience. This is everything the musical cast and crew has worked for. “Each […]

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West Athletes to Play For Brunswick Community College

West Athletes to Play For Brunswick Community College

With the end of the year so close at hand, many seniors are looking forward to their experiences post-high school. Others are equally as excited about playing college sports. West Johnston has dozens of athletes signing on to colleges, including those from the baseball team. Brunswick Community College has allowed Thomas Cogburn, Sterling Atkinson, and Michael Blevins to play for […]

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Wildcat Ambassadors Help NC Ruff

Wildcat Ambassadors Help NC Ruff

Of all the clubs focused on volunteer work, Wildcat Ambassadors surely try their hardest when it comes to community service. The goal of the organization is to give back to the community/school through volunteering and assisting in anyway possible. “We try to find something to do, on average, once a month.  Sometimes we are more than that depending on the […]

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Summer Job Opportunities

Summer Job Opportunities

With summer so close at hand, many students must find a way to occupy their free time. For some, sports or various camps are always an option. For others, work is the best thing for idle hands. “Last summer, I went job hunting, and I kinda just walked in and they hired me, so I stuck with it,” said Austin […]

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Photo by Melanie Langness.

A Ceremony to Remember

Teal balloons floated off into the horizon, waving in the breeze. The peaceful scene was only broken by quiet tears, as family and friends remembered deceased students, letting their memory and a hopeful message be represented with the soaring ribbons. On May 15 at 6 P.M. the Senior Student Government Association (SGA) hosted the annual Memorial Garden Ceremony in the […]

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(From L to R) Seniors Suki 
Pannu, Riley Andrews and Shelbey Sparrow pose in a model Cameroonian helicopter.

The Senior Class Visits the NC Zoo

Lions, otters and bears, oh my! The senior class visited the North Carolina Zoo in Asheboro, N.C. on May 18 for their “Senior Trip,” a special field trip for graduating seniors who paid their class dues to celebrate successfully completing four years of high school. Senior trips are a traditional rite of passage for twelfth graders across the nation. AP […]

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FFA Hosts Fishing Tournament

FFA Hosts Fishing Tournament

With exams around every corner, stress relievers are in high demand. When good books and long naps have lost their appeal, fishing is always an option. On Wednesday, May 20 the FFA (Future Farmers of America) is hosting a fishing tournament. Students are to meet at the Ag Shop, and disperse from there to whatever local pond or lake they […]

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Switching Up the SAT

Switching Up the SAT

Nerves, stress and endless hours of bubbling– this is the infamous SAT.  However, it has recently been announced the creators of the test will be making some changes in 2016. The purpose of the re-design is to mend the performance issues from the previous years. According to College Board, only 43 percent of high school graduates who took the 2014 SAT met the […]

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Spring Spirit Week is Coming Soon!
Cadets sound off before getting on the bus.

JROTC Visits Fort Bragg

Lawns cut to perfection, heads cleanly buzzed, crisp uniforms, identical buildings– Fort Bragg is the model of military precision and perfection. On Wednesday April 22, JROTC toured the massive military installation in Fayetteville, North Carolina. JROTC toured Fort Bragg in order to learn more about the daily lives of active military forces. Bused around the 19 square mile base, cadets […]

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