Western Hills High School News
WHHS Academic Team Defeated Sayre
In academic team play on Monday, September 26th, Western Hills soundly defeated Lexington Sayre by over 30 points. Hills was up 5 points after the written round and went on to win every round of quick recall. The top written score for the entire match was an 18 by Abdullah Ateyeh in math. Other top written scorers were Theresa Jaminet in language arts and social studies, Katie Bennett in humanities, and Tamara Rudic in science. In quick recall, Hills’ top players were Abdullah Ateyeh in math, Tamara Rudic in science, Theresa Jaminet and Zoe Ward in language arts, Sungani Dlamini in social studies, and Katie Bennett in humanities. Hills’ next match is Monday, October 10th against Scott County in the WHHS library. Quick recall will start around 5:30.    
Latino/Multicultural College Fair
If you are a Senior or a Rising Junior who fits into any of the following descriptions:   
  • Latino and/or Hispanic
  • From any other language background
  • From an immigrant background
  • First Generation College Student
  • Currently enrolled in or ever been a part of an ESL program (grades 9-12)
Then, please sign up to attend this College Fair field trip to Eastern Kentucky University on October 28th. There will be workshops on Financial Aid,  FAFSA, and many other helpful topics. Students can follow this link to sign up:  https://goo.gl/forms/f27Ln5kyjCDbNfup2  Sign ups will end October 12th but limited spaces on the buses will be first come, first served. So, please sign up EARLY!   If you have any questions,  please direct them to: anissa.johnson@franklin.kyschools.us
 
Lucy Collins Named Vice President of AATF
Congratulations to Lucy Collins who was named Vice President of the Kentucky chapter of the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) at the Kentucky World Language Association (KWAL) Conference in Louisville September 19-20.   
State Treasurer Allison Ball Visits WHHS
On Tuesday, September 20, 2016, state Treasurer Allison Ball came to visit the Young Republicans.  She spoke about civic engagement and how to continue an interest in politics into your college and career.  We appreciate her taking the time to come visit with us!  
Greg Roush Named Administrator of the Year
At the Kentucky World Language Association (KWLA) luncheon on Saturday, September 17th, Western Hills High School Principal, Greg Roush, was named Administrator of the Year. World Language teachers Lucy Collins, Rachel Medina, and Dawn Smith would like to thank Mr. Roush for the support he gives to the world language department. Way to go, Greg!!!   
Tamara Rudic Is a National Merit Semi-Finalist
Western Hills High School is proud to announce that Tamara Rudic has been named a National Merit Semi-Finalist. According to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation website about 1.5 million students each year take the PSAT/NMSQT test. Of these 1.5 million students the 50,000 highest scoring students are entered in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Approximately one third of these 50,000 students are recognized as National Merit Semi Finalist. Tamara is one of the highest scoring students in the state of Kentucky. Congratulations, Tamara!!! 
2016 Youth Literacy Grant Recipients
Congratulations to resource teacher, Anita Groenwoldt, and library media specialist, Rhonda Bell. They have been awarded a $2000 grant from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation for their Living Literacy Project. They plan to purchase books and play aways for students in Ms. Groenwoldt's resource classes to help them improve their reading fluency and comprehension.  
PSAT/NMSQT Registration!!!

The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test is a great tool for students considering college. The PSAT/NMSQT measures critical reading skills, math problem-solving skills and writing skills. Western Hills High School recommends that students take the PSAT/NMSQT in order to receive feedback about strengths and weaknesses, enter the competition for National Merit Scholar scholarships (11th graders) and to help prepare for the SAT.
 

Here are the important dates for the registration process:

  • Wednesday, September 15 Registration Begins - $18
  • Thursday, September 22 Registration Ends
  • Wednesday, October 19 Test Date WHHS Library

Please contact Kate Higgs, Kate.higgs@franklin.kyschools.us , if you have questions or require financial assistance.

Link for online registration: www.totalregistration.net/PSAT/180911
 

Academic Team Defeats Shelby County
In academic team play on Monday, September 12th, Western Hills defeated Shelby County by a score of 122.25 to 93.  Hills was up 64 to 53 after the written round and went on to win after impressive rounds in math, science, and language arts.


Hills won math 17-3.
Hills won science 15-7.
Hills won language arts 14-6.
Shelby won social studies 12-6
Shelby won humanities 12-9. 
 

The top written score for the entire match was an 18/20 by Abdullah Ateyeh, followed by Lukas Negron with a 17/20, both in math.  Other top written scorers were Theresa Jaminet in language arts, social studies, and humanities, Tamara Rudic in science, and Katie Bennett, also in language arts, tying with Theresa. 
In quick recall, Hills’ top players were Abdullah Ateyeh in math, Tamara Rudic in science, Katie Bennett and Zoe Ward in language arts, Theresa Jaminet in social studies, and Katie Bennett and Sungani Dlamini in humanities.  
 
National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists Awards of Excellence
Meredith Murray was recently chosen as a recipient of this year's National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists Awards of Excellence along with her mentor, Greg Roush. We are extremely proud of Meredith and her accomplishments.  
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