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Mousetrap vehicle accelerates past the competition: Science Olympiad states tournament

Mousetrap vehicle accelerates past the competition: Science Olympiad states tournament

Sage Cooley, Co-Opinions Editor

May 22, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Wakefield was proudly represented on Saturday, April 27, at the state-level Science Olympiad competition for Mousetrap Vehicle and Designer Genes events — ultimately bringing home a gold medal for the first time in the team’s history. As First Place Overall Winners (FPOWs) in their events, Caitlin ...

Seniors show what they’ve got at this year’s talent show

Seniors show what they’ve got at this year’s talent show

Emily Silver-Campbell, Staff Writer

May 21, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

From prom to graduation, and the class picnic, seniors in high school have tons of exciting events to look forward to: a stark change of pace from stressful junior year.  Out of all the events that seniors partake in, the king of them all is Senior Day. One of the main events that takes place on Seni...

Catching Fireflies 2019: Bringing light to the community

Catching Fireflies 2019: Bringing light to the community

Gabrielle Donaldson, Sports Editor

May 16, 2019


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FS Series, a locally owned business that hosts races for “Charity, Fitness, and Fun,” is hosting its 8th annual Catching Fireflies 5k Run/Walk on May 17th, 2019. The Catching Fireflies race has a unique aura surrounding it that sets it apart from any other 5k race. The event is held at night and attracts hundreds of particip...

Art students reach for success at competition

Art students reach for success at competition

Sienna Stock, Staff Writer

April 26, 2019


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Wakefield opened its art program up to new opportunities in the Women’s Club State Art Competition, a local students art festival co-sponsored by the Women’s Club and Junior’s Women’s Club of Raleigh. From mid-January to March, the Women’s Club State Art Competition took multiple works from...

Day of Silence: Why and how to participate

Day of Silence: Why and how to participate

Abby Lee, Website Editor

April 10, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

What is Day of Silence, and how did it start? Day of Silence is a national event, sponsored by GLSEN (the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network). To be a participant means standing up against the discrimination of LGBTQ kids that occurs every single day. Day of Silence is meant to highlight the...

Dress for success

Dress for success

Ryanne Howard, Co-Editor-In-Cheif

April 8, 2019


Filed under Opinions, Showcase

Dressing up is a great way to make a lasting impression on your peers and teachers.

Dance team places 14th in the nation at UDA Nationals

Dance team places 14th in the nation at UDA Nationals

Anthony Howard, Co-Editor-In-Chief

March 25, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

Wakefield’s dance team traveled to Orlando, Fla. to take part in the the 2019 National Dance Team Championship (NDTC), at Walt Disney World Resort. Over the course of three days, the dance team competed against teams across the nation. They left their mark upon the championship, as they were the first team fro...

Wakefield’s step team steps into the limelight

Wakefield’s step team steps into the limelight

Kyle Harris, Arts and Entertainment Editor

March 25, 2019


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The resurgence of creative pioneers in Wakefield High has granted leeway for the newest association of fortification and artistic expression, The new and improved step team. The ferocity of this group was felt as they debuted at the pep rally last Tuesday. With steps that portrayed the sheer eloquence...

Wakefield to Me inspires student body

Wakefield to Me inspires student body

Emily Silver-Campbell, Staff Writer

March 22, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Wakefield High School is one of the most diverse schools in the state. 50 percent of enrolled students are of color.  The school’s newest forum for open discussion, Wakefield to Me, plans to give these students a voice. “I feel like some certain topics get thrown under the bus like white priv...

Leading in school spirit: cheerleaders energize student body

Leading in school spirit:  cheerleaders energize student body

Elijah Shabazz, Staff Writer

March 22, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

“A lot of my teammates have become sisters to me and our relationships will last way beyond high school.” -Logan Brown

FCCLA prepares for states

FCCLA prepares for states

Sienna Stock, Staff Writer

March 21, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

Family Career Community Leaders of America begins to prepare its members for states competition.

Seniors reflect on their basketball accomplishments

Seniors reflect on their basketball accomplishments

Maggie Finn, Social Media and Business Editor

March 19, 2019


Filed under Showcase, Sports

At Wakefield High School, basketball season has come to an end. Both the men’s and women’s teams left outstanding records. The boys had a record of 24-5 and the girls had a record of 27-2. As the seniors walk away from a great season, they reminisce on how the season turned out. Trae Smith, a...

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