The Voice of Wakefield High School

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The Voice of Wakefield High School

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The Voice of Wakefield High School

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FCCLA members enjoy a moment together while attending States.

FCCLA qualifies to compete at National Leadership Conference in Denver

Emily Dudash, Co-Editor-in-Chief May 31, 2023

In 2019, Wakefield High School’s chapter of Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America, known as FCCLA, was the largest club in North Carolina. After a sharp decline in membership following the...

In the near future, students across the country, including at Wakefield High School will be able to register for an Advanced Placement African American Studies course.

Wakefield plans for AP African American Studies course

Jami Ward, Staff Writer May 17, 2023

In 2021, College Board announced that they would be developing a pilot program for a new Advanced Placement course: African American Studies. The first phase of the program launched at the beginning of...

This May, Wakefields band and orchestra have been working hard to produce their final concert of the year. The concert will feature full-orchestra pieces, making the band and orchestra more unified than ever before.

Wakefield’s band, orchestra adapt to new challenges as they prepare for thrilling final concert

Gaby Sciaudone, Sports Editor May 15, 2023

On May 16, Wakefield High School’s (WHS) orchestra and band will perform their final concert of the school year. The two groups plan to excite the audience with songs from movies, full-orchestra pieces...

Students in a crowded AP Psychology class prepare for class to begin. Across the US, overcrowded classes are packed due to the nationwide teacher shortage.

Teacher supply: a local issue in desperate need of state attention

Emily Dudash and Katie Spampinato April 10, 2023

In 2018, thousands across North Carolina rallied together to advocate for improved statewide public education. The march, organized by the North Carolina Association of Educators, also known as the NCAE,...

The collaborative spaces around the school offer students a quiet place to work with each other on assignments.  Spaces like these are great for students education and teamwork skills.

Collaborative spaces around Wakefield provide students with stress-free zones

Maya Schindler, Staff Writer March 13, 2023

When we think of school, we tend to think about the solo tests and classwork we do to strengthen our education, and one thing school requires is immense focus and attention. This requirement is not always...

Students work diligently and collaborate during class. They work with each other to efficiently get assignments done.

Blended classes create diverse opinions

Nara Hamburger, Staff Writer March 9, 2023

Class registration is quickly approaching at Wakefield High School, and students are presented with many course options. Among these choices are academic, honors and Advanced Placement level classes. Both...

Students often spend time on their phones before and after class. Phones are a great way for students to take a break between classes but are expected to be away when instruction begins.

Teachers, admin implement new phone policies as second semester begins

Sky Morgan, Staff Writer March 2, 2023

On the first day of the new semester, one thing stood out on every syllabus: the phone policy. Each phone policy varies from class to class but it is evident that teachers do not want to see students on...

Wakefields Mindfulness Club spreads awareness to rising mental health issues in teens through this group of posters, which were created during one of their meetings. This club, along with counselors and teachers at Wakefield, are working to spread awareness and help students who may be struggling emotionally.

Wakefield counselors, teachers address mental health issues in teens

Gaby Sciaudone, Sports Editor February 28, 2023

In the wake of rising mental health concerns in teens, counselors, teachers, coaches and Wakefield’s Mindfulness Club have implemented new ways to help students who are struggling emotionally.  Juniors...

Plunkett teaches her third period a creative writing assignment. Plunkett is a special education teacher who strives for student success.

First year teacher, Plunkett, exceeds expectations

Tristan Lempka, Staff Writer January 30, 2023

Being a first-year teacher can lead to many different experiences, some are exciting while others can be more difficult but Carolyn Plunkett stood out to staff at Wakefield High School. They were honored...

Paula Adam is a Special Education teacher and Wakefields 2022 Teacher Assistant of the Year. Throughout Adams years at Wakefield she has learned a lot, not only from her fellow staff but her students as well.

Wakefield’s 2022 Teacher Assistant of the Year inspires young students

Jordan McIntyre, Co-News Editor January 13, 2023

Paula Adam, Wakefield High School’s 2022 Teacher Assistant of the Year, has positively influenced her students along with her colleagues in more ways than one. Apart from her sense of humor and joking...

Twitter is a social media platform that incorporates microblogging as a form of entertainment posted through tweets. A tweet is a piece of content that contains text, photos or videos that is posted on Twitter. However, social media policies are changing which changes what the world sees.

Wakefield reacts to new Twitter management

Max Rubino, Photography and Graphics Editor January 11, 2023

When people think of Twitter, they may picture meme reposts or Wendy’s annual roasts. Twitter is a social media platform that incorporates microblogging as a form of entertainment posted through tweets....

Kyle Bayer chats with his students in his first period class before going into his lesson on supply and demand. Bayer is in his eighth year of teaching.

Kyle Bayer selected as Wakefield High School 2022 Teacher of the Year

Emily Dudash, Co-Editor-in-Chief January 5, 2023

When Wakefield High School, WHS, announced their selection for the 2022 Teacher of the Year Award on Nov. 18 during fourth period, Kyle Bayer was initially caught off guard. Bayer —who has been teaching...

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