Graduating seniors awarded department awards

Aly Johnston, Writer

On Tuesday, our WVHS seniors spent their last few hours as high schooler students by doing a ton of fun activities. The seniors got to school at 8:30 for their last morning spent in the Pointe, and then went to their first three periods.

The class of 2018 then enjoyed their last lunch at school with a great barbeque put on by ASB, and Mr. Deeder and Coach Nicks helped grill up hot dogs and hamburgers. Seniors got to take pictures with their friends. “We had a really good team grilling again. Its an annual event for Deeder, Eckman and I.” said Coach Nicks. “ It was a beautiful day, and we had a lot of fun. I can’t wait to do it again next year!”

After lunch, the  seniors headed to an assembly where teachers were going to give out some department awards. Below is a list of the winners:


Award Recipient(s)
Fine Arts Anja Reeber
Instrumental Music- Band McKenna Bonn-Savage


Instrumental Music- Orchestra Madison Wilde
Vocal Music Michael Dart
Computer Science Samantha Monello
Emerging Bilingual Juan Pablo Gutierrez
English- Language Arts Kara Traffas
English- Writing Mary Kimball
Theatre Kalonni Smith
Health/PE Willow Moss
Life Science Abigail Hasler

Camille Rule

Physical Science Jack Jensen
Math Matthew Macovsky
Social Studies Hayley May
World Language- French Hannia Herrera Barajas
World Language- Spanish Lauren Flick
World Language- Japanese Abigail Vanderhoff
Most Inspirational Justin Taylor
Leadership Allison Moore
Wildcat Award Sierra Bishop

Jordan Laheyne

Imani Wolery

Athlete- Female Sierra Bishop
Athlete- Male Andrew Gay

Draco Bynum

Principal’s Award Dustin Garcia-Hernandez
Valedictorian Brandon Kyung

Andrew Kassab

Matthew Macovsky


Each one of these awards has its own criteria to be selected. For example, the Athletic awards are decided upon by the head coaches, who all sit down face to face and talk about students who meet all of the specific criteria, and then they work on finalizing their decisions. They then pick their final choices to be given out at the assembly.

Congratulations to our class of 2018! We are sad to see you go, but excited to see what you will become.