Reepicheep Takes the Cake!

22 Apr 2019

  Did you know our Houses recently completed a cake baking contest? Yes, you read that correctly—a CAKE BAKING competition. How cool is that? Each house has a mascot (O’Connor: peacock; Lewis: mouse—Reepicheep; Austin: wolf; Augustine: horse), colors (O’Connor: purple & teal; Lewis: red & yellow; Austen: purple & yellow; Augustine: teal & red), a logo and shield. Why not bake cakes and decorate them with the house motifs? First, each house held a contest

WHA Student Audrey Berlie Selected as 2019 EarthEcho Water Challenge Ambassador

Congratulations to Audrey Berlie for being chosen as a 2019 EarthEcho Water Challenge Ambassador!  Audrey lives in Naples, Florida, and is especially interested in environmental science, including marine and animal life. Her favorite classes are AP Biology and Rhetoric. She is currently training to become a veterinary assistant and is a teen intern at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida. As a Water Challenge Ambassador, Audrey will increase knowledge of local water resources throughout her community

TGC 4 Students Fashion Shields for Achilles!

21 Jan 2019

Dr. Vierra asked his 10th grade TGC 4 students to play Hephaistos from Homer's Iliad and fashion for Achilles a new shield. Each student imagined this shield and captured it in a drawing. Wow - enjoy! In order to create his, Eli Herrington first modeled a shield, and then using the book and some ancient Greek resources as references, he engraved the 3D shield with drawings using a Wacom tablet. Next, to create the fiery effects,

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