Our Past | 1985: Waterville school news

Selected by Karen Larsen

This article from the April 18, 1985 edition of the Waterville Empire Press was written by a Waterville High School student of the time, Celia Sperline. It introduces some of the happenings around the school.


School News

By Celia Sperline

Spring break was the last step on the road to graduation. Caps and gowns are on their way and pictures and announcements will soon be sent out.

Both the softball team and the baseball team have been playing hard. Unfortunately, they have come out on the losing end the majority of the time. Things are looking up for the rest of the season, though. The track team will have their second meet this Saturday in Ephrata.

Last week, Melissa Mittelstaedt, Celia Sperline, Kei LaVanway, Shannon Hinderer, Tommy Serrano, Jill Morris and Barbie Dobson traveled to Monitor to participate in the Knowledge Bowl with their advisors Mr. Hammond and Mrs. Bradley. The team didn’t do very well but they did learn a lot.

Also last week the annual staff met their second deadline. They had to mail 13 pages by last Thursday and they just made it!

In their careers class, the freshmen are planning their high school schedule. All are having a hard time deciding what to take but agree that they have a lot of work ahead of them.

On Tuesday, the Washington State (Patrol) troopers presented “Friday Night Live.” This was a video production that shows the effects of drinking and driving, what happens when you are pulled over, and introduces the students to a few other high school students who have been injured in a drunk driving accident. The visiting state trooper talked about the video and answered any of our questions.

Tomorrow most of the math and science students will be traveling to Wenatchee Valley College to attend the annual Math and Science Symposium.