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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The 2024 Youth Climate Summit takes place this Monday, February 19.  Students will collaborate on initiatives to solve the climate crisis.

Wakefield seniors develop climate action plans

Hannah Kilian, Co-Opinions Editor February 16, 2024

As the spring semester kicks off, many seniors look to leave a lasting mark on Wakefield’s community. One student-led club in particular is impacting beyond Wakefield High School. Forces of Nature is...

Chris Hedrick is an assistant teacher for the extended content standards (ECS) program. He was the winner of the recent Teacher Assistant of the Year! Linda Tant is an assistant teacher who also won assistant teacher of the year!

Wakefield’s Assistant Teachers of the Year make a positive impact

Tenley Robinson, Staff Writer February 8, 2024

Assistant teachers have a vital job: they assist teachers who might need help at any given moment. Whether it is helping students with classwork, getting materials and needs for the classroom, keeping...

Wakefield has announced 2023s Beginning Teacher of the Year Award recipients. Caroline Jones and Christina Avellenda have already positively impacted their students and look forward to their teaching journey.

Meet Wakefield’s beginning teachers of the year 2023

Jordan McIntyre, Co-Opinioins Editor February 5, 2024

Students will never forget a teacher who influenced them both inside and outside of school. Caroline Jones and Christian Avellenda, both first-year teachers, have dedicated themselves to making a positive...

Sarah Dudley earns Wakefield’s Teacher of the Year through dedication, relationships

Nic Cazin and Katie Spampinato February 2, 2024

Since 2013, the competition for North Carolina’s Teacher of the Year has recognized teachers from across the state, each one highly dedicated to their profession and impact on their students’ lives....

Following the COVID-19 pandemic, students felt a severe lack of motivation both in the classroom and out. Not only did test scores and grades see a noticeable down tick, mental health problems saw a huge rise. (Photo courtesy of Creative Commons)

COVID-19 impacts on academic performance are beginning to show

Lana Harrison, Staff Writer December 7, 2023

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, a variety of things have changed in our lives, such as how we view time spent with family. Teens, because of the pandemic, now struggle with more anxiety and awkwardness towards...

Sam Kuhlemeier works quietly in class while her teacher is away administering the Practice ACT. Kuhlemeier uses the free period to catch up on Chemistry homework.

Four-day school weeks: a possible solution to teacher retention

Katie Spampinato, News Editor December 4, 2023

As schools across the nation grapple with teacher shortages, one solution being explored is a four-day school week. With 900 school districts operating on a shortened week, working educators, administrators...

As leaves turn yellow, runners and bikers flock to the Falls of Neuse trail to enjoy the beautiful scenery; but with recent crime reports, trail users should proceed with caution.

Crime at the Falls of Neuse trail: how local students can stay safe

Hannah Kilian, Co-Opinions Editor November 14, 2023

Just down the street from Wakefield High School lies a 34-mile-long, heavily wooded, paved greenway: the Falls of Neuse trail. This beautiful path provides a great place for students and Wakefield residents...

Memorial of Zijie Yan at Caudill Laboratories. Family, students and faculty gather outside the lab to mourn the loss of Dr. Yan.  (Photo Courtesy of Helen Ransom)

Wakefield alumni at UNC react to campus tragedy

Jordan McIntyre, Co-Opinions Editor October 30, 2023

A tragedy struck the Wakefield community when a local college became the site of a school shooting on Monday, Aug. 28, just days after the school year officially began. Students at the University of North...

After a rainy morning, the sun comes out to shine on the pumpkins at the North Wake Fire Station 2. The pumpkin patch opened Oct. 7, and with over 2,000 pumpkins, you are sure to find one to love.

Celebrate the Halloween season around Raleigh this fall

Nic Cazin, Co-Editor-in-Chief October 25, 2023

As a humid summer melds into a crisp fall, the Raleigh area is gearing up for the Halloween season. For people of all ages, this is the perfect time to experience the terrors of local haunted trails, go...

Maren Lynch, Abby Weaver, Riley Anthony and Sofia Samuelson at last years homecoming Homecoming dance. Homecoming is a great way to spend time with friends and dance the night away.

Wakefield Homecoming dance: the first of many lasts

Keith Kamau and Jordan McIntyre September 28, 2023

A vibrant mix of emotions fills the air as the Wakefield Homecoming season officially kicks off. Freshmen eagerly prepare for their first high school dance, while seniors brace themselves for their final...

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...

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