Biology, Poetry and “Plucking the Season While it’s Ripe”

29 Nov 2018

Recently, Mrs. Owens' WHA Honors Biology students wrote short essays in the style of either Wendell Berry or Aldo Leopold. She had asked them to spend 20-30 minutes outdoors in a specific place of solitude and write about their thoughts and observations. Enjoy the following by Daniel Moreau and Helen Shearer. Enjoying the Moment in a Busy World The season is ripening. Autumn has come with remarkable colors; it is an apple that is almost ready

Venimus, Vidimus, Vicimus! WHA’s Junior Classical League Chapter Wins Award!

26 Nov 2018

We are so excited to announce that the WHA Junior Classical League chapter’s t-shirt won the National Junior Classical League Monthly Publicity Contest for Club Swag! Abigail Hicks and Peyton Louise Robuck created the design for the t-shirt based on JCL members’ ideas. The front of the t-shirt features the official JCL logo. The back quotes, “We came, we saw,” and then lists our JCL activities, which was Julia Moore’s idea of “We came, we

Olivia Finch, The Rabbit and Dragonfly’s Artist of the Month

6 Oct 2018

WHA freshman, Olivia Finch, loves to draw and has for as long as she can remember. Often, she finds inspiration for her art from rich literature, which provides her “a wide range of interesting projects.” One book series with which she has had “an obsession for the last three-and-a-half years" is the Lord of the Rings trilogy, so when The Rabbit and Dragonfly, a delightful Tolkien and Lewis-themed restaurant in Pennsylvania, named Olivia their October

WHA AP Biology Student, Ashley Lamb, Conducts Research in Life and Environmental Sciences

Ashley Lamb, who recently completed Marie Owens' AP Biology course, spent her summer like few other rising high school juniors to be sure! She was selected from among North Carolina's top students of science, technology, engineering and mathematics to conduct research in life and environmental sciences at North Carolina State University and Appalachian State University. These fully-funded programs allowed her to pursue a variety of field study, lab analysis, problem solving and technical writing coursework. Ashley completed original

WHA’s Cole Redalen Wins Men’s Intermediate B-Tier Disc Golf Event!

For those who know Cole Redalen, they know of his love for the game of disc golf! This weekend, Cole won his first Men’s Intermediate B-Tier Disc Golf event. Cole has been playing disc golf for four years now and has quickly risen to the top of the junior field in the state of Oregon.  This year he is moving up and taking on the men. In 2018 at 13 years old, he has placed