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The Western Hemisphere

The student news site of Western Albemarle High School

The Western Hemisphere

The student news site of Western Albemarle High School

The Western Hemisphere

Johnny Riordan with Japanese students over the summer.

Johnny Riordan Immerses Himself in Japanese Culture

Talley Johnston , Student Life Editor March 2, 2017

Over the summer Johnny Riordan participated in the High School Diplomats in America program, a cultural exchange that brings American and Japanese students together. HSD is just the first version of the...

Cool Girl of the Month: Meg Richey

Cool Girl of the Month: Meg Richey

Olivia Gallmeyer, Managing News Editor March 2, 2017

In this new interview series, the Western Hemisphere is taking a look at some of the talented and driven women of WAHS. This time, we talked to junior Meg Richey, runner-up in the national Search for Hidden...

Jung practicing his teaching skills.

Max Jung: Teacher in the Making

Sidney Jackson, Staff Writer January 24, 2017

Unlike most freshmen, Max Jung already has a plan for his future career. Jung is interested in a career path that allows him to help other people, and to be able to pass on his knowledge and influence...

Catherine, left, with fellow senior Grace Foster at the rescue squad center

Cool Girl of the Month: Catherine Adams

Olivia Gallmeyer, Managing News Editor January 3, 2017

In this new interview series, the Western Hemisphere is taking a look at some of the talented and driven women of WAHS. This time, we talked to senior Catherine Adams, this year’s Emily Couric Leadership...

Governors School Follow Up

Governor’s School Follow Up

Brookelyn Shantler, Staff Writer October 24, 2016

This summer, several exceptional Western students attended Governor's School.  Before the start of the summer, the Western Hemisphere interviewed two of the students attending Governor’s School, juniors...

The Homecoming Prince, Princess, King, and Queen (From left to right: Kevin OShea, Dorothy Park, Ryan Suckovich, Madison Masloff)

2016 Homecoming Court

August Lamb, Photo Editor October 18, 2016
A gallery of Western's 2016 Homecoming Court
Emma Bittle Gets New Digs

Emma Bittle Gets New Digs

Talley Johnston, Student Life Editor October 17, 2016

Emma Bittle, a junior and third year ESA student, has chosen to live out of a duffel bag and in a tent for ten weeks. So far she has two weeks down and eight to go. We all know that ESA students enjoy...

Senior Julian Waters, creator of the Flying Club, often flies his drone during breaks in the school day.

Vote: Julian Waters for School Board

Sidney Jackson, Staff Writer October 17, 2016

Balancing the heavy load of schoolwork with college applications, involvement with your school, and planning your campaign for school board takes a multi-talented person; and that is just what Julian Waters...

Sarah Brewster Flies Towards Her Pilot’s License

Sarah Brewster Flies Towards Her Pilot’s License

Sophie Creager-Roberts, Staff Writer October 11, 2016

Sitting in the cockpit, Sarah Brewster navigates her way through the sky while practicing speaking on the intercom and maneuvering with the various controls. Ever since Brewster was 11, she has been involved...

Spirit Week Kicks Off With Murals

Staff Writers October 9, 2016

Friday was mural day.  Whose won?

Sophie took on reporter Alex Lehmbeck in a friendly lunchtime match.

Sophie Peng Reigns as Queen of Chess

Jessica Klees September 14, 2016

While eleventh-grader Sophie Peng might seem quiet on the outside, she possesses a special talent that sets her apart from most other high schoolers. When Sophie moved from China to America in the eighth...

French Week

French Week

Pauline Gilbert November 23, 2015

This year, for the first time, WAHS organised the national French week from November 4th to November 10th. “This is the first time I did it” Mrs. Cone, the new French teacher said, “and I was happy...