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Students show off their fancy dance moves and sparkling gowns during a line dance.
An Enchanted Evening
Marissa Klum, Writer • May 18, 2023
Prom was a huge success! Mrs. Marx mentioned, "the planning this year was great, everyone did what they were supposed to, were quite agreeable with the theme, and helped out.” There were around 186 tickets sold and of that there were 184 kids that came in. Mrs. Marx also mentioned that “it was a great night, the kids danced more than I’ve ever seen kids dance, at a dance.”
FFA Seniors view the windy city from the Skydeck at Willis Tower.
FFA Update: Senior Windy City Adventure
Abby Leis, Writer • February 13, 2023

The last week of January, eight FFA seniors boarded the Amtrak in La Crosse...

Zach Bjorklund (10) leaps over hurdles at a Viroqua meet.
Crossing the finish line
Marissa Klum, Writer • May 18, 2023
Coach Yanske stated, “being a part of the process, observing the growth of student athletes whether it's on the track and field or outside of the sport, and watching them succeed” is a favorite part of coaching track and field. Although Coach Yanske has been coaching track and field for 39 years, he mentioned, “when this is all said and done I don’t want this to come up short, I want to give everything I got. I don’t want to play the what if game. No regrets, no excuses, no what if’s, bring my best each day. You always want to grow as a coach, I’m still challenging myself even after all these years.”
Westby students (grades 10-12) show off their letters at the 2022 NHS banquet.
W Club
Kristal Levendoski, Entertainment Editor • February 13, 2023
Westby's W Club is a club that's composed of anyone who has earned a letter through their extracurricular achievement.
The Show Must Go On: The New Fall Musical
Nola Tuszynski, Writer • May 18, 2023

On May 15th, Tara Lyons, Westby's choral music director, officially announced that the Westby High School Music Program will be putting on the musical Cinderella. Throughout...

Rhetts mullet swings effortlessly in the wake of his jump during a Varsity Boys Basketball game in January 2023.
Rhett's Majestic Mullet
Jade Levendoski, Editor in Chief • February 13, 2023
Choir Director Mrs. Tara Lyons smiles excitedly before opening night of The Addams Family
Mrs. Lyons: A continued legacy of greatness
Kristal Levendoski, Entertainment Editor • February 3, 2023
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2 Hour Delay
Ryan Rogalsky, Writer • February 13, 2023

Try to imagine you are peacefully asleep in the softest bed you could ever think...

The end to an incREDible year
Jordan Derrick, Editor • May 18, 2023

FCCLA is finishing the 2022-2023 school year with a variety of activities for...

Robotics members discuss their plans for this season.
Robot Report: 2023 Game Announced - Charged Up!
Jade Levendoski, Editor • February 13, 2023
On Saturday Jan. 7th, our Thorbots team watched the kickoff live stream together as they revealed the game for this year: Charged Up!
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