Western Hills High School News
Agriculture Commissioner of Kentucky Ryan Quarles Visits WHHS
On Monday, April 25th, Agriculture Commissioner of Kentucky, Ryan Quarles,
visited Western Hills High School. He was invited by the Young Republicans
Club which is sponsored by Anita Groenwoldt. Commissioner Quarles spoke
after school to around 25 students and teachers about bipartisanship and civic
involvement. Students from the Young Republicans Club, the Young
Democrats Club, and Geoff Cody's American Government classes attended.

WHHS All Jazz Concert
On Tuesday, May 10, 6:30 the Western Hills High School Band will be having our yearly All Jazz Concert. Both of our jazz ensembles will be performing as well as the Raceland-Worthington jazz band, under the direction of former WHHS student Allyson Martin.  We will have special guest soloists Derek Siebert, tenor saxophone, and Anne Stephens, vocals.  
UK FFA Career Development Contest Results
Western Hills High School's FFA Chapter had a successful day at career development events on Thursday, April 21st at the University of Kentucky. Here are a few highlights:

  • Sr. Interview Contest – Bethany Schagane won the Capital City Regional contest and placed 4th overall in the state
  • Jr. Interview Contest- Nancy Collette won the Capital City Regional contest and placed 1st overall in the state
  • Livestock Evaluation- Jenna Harrod placed 8th overall out of well over 150 participants
  • Welding Contest- Connor Dailey, Lloyd Stinett, Andrew Taulbee, and Tristan Cinnamon won the Capital City Regional Contest
  • Land Judging- Jordan Smith placed 9th overall out of well over 90 participants
  • Seed Identification Contest- Kitachon Pimsri and Zach Doane won the Capital City Regional contest and tied for 4th overall in the state
  • Vet Science Contest- (Top 3 Score b/c we were a person down) Cameron Kenner, Allye Geoghegan, and Jenny Spencer were the Capital City Region Contest 2nd place team and Allye and Cameron placed 9th overall in the state.
  • Forestry Industry Quiz Contest- Keegan Dailey, Lucas Goss, Logan Spaulding, and Dalton Tucker placed 2nd in state.
  • Sr. Tractor Driving- Jacob Griffin placed 9th in the state
Western Hills Greenhouse is NOW open!!!
Do you like flowers? Ferns? Tomatoes? Peppers? Perhaps you should check out the Western Hills High School Spring Greenhouse Sales.

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
closed on Sunday
Western Hills Students Participate at Kentucky World Language Showcase
Ten Western Hills French and Spanish students competed at the State World Language Showcase held at Centre College in Danville on Saturday, April 23rd. The students were assessed in presentational, interpersonal, and interpretive communication. Each student received an overall proficiency level rating. French students Dawson McCoun, Carter Smith, Caroline Orange, and Meredith Spencer competed. Dawson McCoun won 1st place in the state for the Novice High level in French, and Meredith Spencer won 3rd place in state in Overall Proficiency of French. The following Spanish students competed: Allye Geoghegan, Cameron Wilson, Sydney Harris, Mindy Hatchell, Kitachon Pimsri, and Nick Belen,  
WHHS Teachers Chosen for Archaeological Dig
Western Hills High School teachers, Jennifer Stapleton and Anita Groenwoldt, have been accepted to the 2016 Teachers Archaeological Dig hosted by Archaeology in the Community. They will join a group of K-12 educators from around the country at Montpelier (the home of James Madison), where they will take part in hands-on archaeological work to uncover artifacts from the south lawn (the former slave quarters of the estate).  
WHHS FCCLA State Competition
Congratulations to Kaitlin Gore who won second place at state in Promoting and Publicizing FCCLA. She has been invited to compete at Nationals in San Diego, CA. We are proud of Kaitlin and all of our FCCLA members. Cheers also to FCCLA sponsors Laura Fallis and Jordan Hobbs!!!   
Congratulations to Lucy Collins and the WHHS French Program
The Kentucky Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) recognizes that Western Hills High School's French program has earned a 2 star rating for the 2015-2016 school year. The AATF Program Recognition considers course offerings and enrollment, extra-curricular opportunities, and teacher achievements within a school's French program in order to determine an overall rating based on a three point scale. Noteworthy achievements for Western Hills High School included:
  • Large upper level French III class
  • Active National French Honor Society
  • Student participation at KWLA Showcase   
HOSA Competes at State
Congratulations to the Western Hills High School HOSA members who competed recently at the state HOSA convention in Louisville. Kimber Sutton placed 1st in Medical Math and has qualified for Nationals in Nashville this summer.    
KUNA Awards
Please congratulate the following KUNA students on a job well done!
Outstanding Speaker- Courtney Smith
Outstanding Ambassador - Megan Varney
Outstanding Advocate in the International Court of Justice - Bethany Schagane
Resolution Award - Angela Negron and Brandon's Schagane's resolution on the eradication of the Zika Virus was one of the top ranked resolutions in Committee - first round
Group awards :   Best Country sign/ placard and Delegation of Excellence 
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