Watauga High School

Watauga High Presents Rodgers and Hammerstein’s ‘The Sound of Music’ as Annual Spring Musical April 3-5

Published Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 3:43 pm
Watauga High School is putting the finishing touches on their production of Rodger's and Hammerstein's 'The Sound of Music,' their choice spring musical for this year. The curtains will rise in WHS's Ross Auditorium April 3-5 at 7 p.m. Read more...
BY RACHEL EMILY AUTON
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First ‘Family Fun Festival’ Benefit for Local After-School Programs at Watauga High School on Saturday April 12

Published Wednesday, April 2, 2014 at 4:56 pm
The halls, gym and auditorium of Watauga High School will be filled on Saturday, April 12, not with students making up snow days, but instead with carnival games, popcorn, live music and an auction to support local after-school programs. The inaugural "Family Fun Festival" benefit for Watauga County Extended Learning Centers will be held Saturday, April 12 from 1-8 p.m., featuring entertainment and activities for all ages. Read more...
BY RACHEL EMILY AUTON
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The Second Annual Festival of the Book At Watauga High School to Kick Off June 22 at 9 a.m.

Published Friday, June 21, 2013 at 4:01 pm
June 21, 2013. The second annual Festival of the Book will kick off on Saturday, June 22, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Watauga High School. Sponsored by the Friends of the Watauga County Library, the festival will allow participants to join authors, exhibitors and other bibliophiles for a day of literary celebration. Read more...
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The 2013 Watauga County Relay for Life Once Again A Massive Ongoing Success – Photos Included

Published Monday, June 17, 2013 at 3:45 pm
June 17, 2013. On Friday, June 14, 36 teams comprised of Watauga County survivors, caregivers and supporters showed their dedication to the eradication of cancer everywhere with the Watauga County Relay for Life. This year's Relay was a huge success, despite a windy start. Read more...
BY MADISON V. FISLER
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Supporters and Survivors from All Around the High Country Gather at WHS Today for Relay for Life

Published Friday, June 14, 2013 at 10:24 am
June 14, 2013. After months of fundraising, rallying and preparation, this is the day that they have all be waiting for. Thirty-six teams from all around the High Country area have gathered at Watauga High School for a day of support, remembrance and most importantly, fighting back against cancer at Relay for Life. Read more...
BY MADISON V. FISLER
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The American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of Watauga County will be held Tomorrow, June 14 at WHS

Published Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 4:28 pm
June 13, 2013. The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life of Watauga County will be held at Watauga High School in Boone on June 14. This annual fundraiser not only raises money for cancer reasearch, but also serves as a meeting point for supporters, survivors and caretakers and as a memorial to those who have already passed on. Read more...
BY MADISON V. FISLER
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The World War II Symposium to be Held At Watauga High School Auditorium on May 18, from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Published Friday, May 17, 2013 at 10:30 am
May 17, 2013. For many young people today, the experience of living through a war can only be partially simulated by a violent video game. But for many young men and women living through World War II, that idea was a reality. Read more...
BY MADISON V. FISLER
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Discourage Underage Drinking: Boone Mayor Loretta Clawson Designates April 30 as Talk it Up, Lock it Up Day

Published Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 12:10 pm
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April 24, 2013. Members of the Watauga High School Agents of Change Club stand with Boone Mayor Loretta Clawson, who has designated April 30 as Talk it Up, Lock it Up Day to discourage underage drinking. From left, Jenny Schlenker, Caleb Vance, Marlbeth Pierce, Clawson, Olivia Moffett, Miranda Wright, Lillie Smith and Cheyenne Earp are among the supporters of the event. Read more…
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The 13th Annual Shooting Stars Talent Show to be Held Tonight at Watauga High School’s Roth Auditorium

Published Friday, April 19, 2013 at 12:21 pm
April 19, 2013. For the thirteenth year in a row, students from all over Watauga County will be showcasing their various talents tonight at the Roth Auditorium at Watauga High School. Read more...
BY MADISON V. FISLER
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WHS Pair Take First Place in Health Occupations Regional Competition, State Comp To Be Held in Spring

Published Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 3:14 pm
Nov. 29, 2012. Watauga High School students Maggie Cook and Austin Wilcox took first place in a Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) regional competition in CPR and First Aid. Read more...
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Watauga High School Pioneer Playmakers Perform Encore Presentation of Award-Winning Play Tonight

Published Monday, November 12, 2012 at 12:00 pm
Nov. 12, 2012. The Watauga High School Pioneer Playmakers will offer an encore performance of their award-winning self-written production of “schuld” tonight at 8 p.m. in Watauga High School’s Ross Auditorium. Admission for this special performance is $5. Read more…
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Watauga High School Takes First Place in Wilkes County Marching Band Competition

Published Monday, November 5, 2012 at 3:16 pm
Nov. 5, 2012. Watauga High School’s Pioneer Marching Band concluded its season with a flourish on Saturday, Oct. 27, taking first place among five Class 1A high school bands participating in a marching band competition in Wilkes County. In addition to taking first place, the Pioneers achieved an “Excellent” overall rating and won first place rankings in the categories of percussion, marching, and general effect. The band also scored a second place ranking in music. . Read more…
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WHS Orchestras Offer Fall Colors Concert Oct. 22

Published Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 2:35 pm
Oct. 16, 2012. The Watauga High School orchestras will hold their first concert of the season Monday, Oct. 22 at 6 p.m. in Watauga High School’s Ross Auditorium. The program will feature works by Vivaldi, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Stamitz and Handel and will open with an Honors Orchestra performance of the Autumn Concerto from Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons. Read more...
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Watauga School Board Now Requires Elementary and Middle School Kids to be Chaperoned at WHS Ballgames

Published Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 11:03 am
Sept. 11, 2012. Concerning the topic of “student safety,” the Watauga County Board of Education approved a motion, on Monday night, that requires elementary and middle school children to have an adult chaperon at Watauga High School athletic events. Read more...
BY JESSE WOOD
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Watauga County Schools Calendar Committee Presents Best 2013 – 2014 Scenario So Far at Aug. 30 Meeting

Published Friday, August 31, 2012 at 1:32 pm
Aug. 31, 2012. Dr. Wayne Eberle outlined the preferred 2013 - 2014 calendar scenario and tasked school and community members to come up with other calendar suggestions at the Aug. 30 Calendar Committee meeting. Read more...
BY PAUL T. CHOATE
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Watauga High School Hosts ‘Freedom, Family & Faith’ on Saturday, Aug. 25, featuring Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin

Published Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 1:08 pm
Aug. 23, 2012. Nationally renowned retired Lt. Gen. William G. "Jerry" Boykin presents "Freedom, Family & Faith" on Saturday, Aug. 25, beginning at 9:30 a.m., at Watauga High School. The event is presented by Boykin's Fayetteville-based Kingdom Warriors Ministries and sponsored by the Mount Vernon Baptist Church of Boone. Read more...
BY PAUL T. CHOATE
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WCS Budget Committee Holds Meeting Aug. 3

Published Monday, August 6, 2012 at 4:30 am
Aug. 6, 2012. On Friday, Aug. 3, the Watauga County School System Budget Committee met to discuss the proposed budget for the 2012 – 2013 school year. Most items did not need further discussion, but a few issues were revised by the committee. Read more...
BY PAUL T. CHOATE
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Concern Growing Over 2013 – 2014 WCS Calendar Options; Warren: ‘So Unfair … Makes Me Furious’

Published Tuesday, July 31, 2012 at 2:22 pm
July 31, 2012. Watauga County Board of Education Vice Chair Dr. Lee Warren was very vocal in his concerns over the 2013 - 2014 school calendar options at the July 30 work session. He was not alone, as many at the meeting were worried about the "bad scenarios and worse scenarios" presented to them. Read more…
BY PAUL T. CHOATE
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Four Day WHS Orientation Begins Today with Senior Class; WCS and ACS First Day of Classes Set For Aug. 8

Published Monday, July 30, 2012 at 2:04 pm
July 30, 2012. Today marks the first of four days during which Watauga High School is holding orientation with the senior class in attendance. Juniors will have orientation tomorrow, followed by sophomores and then freshmen on Aug. 1 and 2. Read more...
BY PAUL T. CHOATE
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Sierra Mueller’s Got Skills

Published Monday, July 9, 2012 at 1:10 pm
July 9, 2012. After placing first in Cosmetology Skills at the SkillsUSA State Leadership and Skills Conference, Watauga High School's Sierra Mueller placed 16th in the same competition at the National SkillsUSA Leadership Conference in Kansas City, Missouri in late June. Mueller was competing against students from the continental United States and Alaska as well as Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Read more...
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Watauga County Commissioners Vote in Favor of Neo Corp. Offer for Demolition of Old Watauga High School

Published Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at 10:21 am

June 5, 2012. The Watauga County Board of Commissioners voted to accept NEO Corp.’s $361,750 bid to demolish the old Watauga High School at a public forum held Tuesday morning at the Administration Building in Boone. Read more...
BY ETHAN WOODHOUSE

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Watauga High Seniors Graduate Saturday, May 26; Celebrate Hard Work And A Promising Future

Published Friday, May 25, 2012 at 3:11 pm
May 23, 2012. The 2012 graduates of Watauga High School will walk across the stage of Appalachian State University’s Holmes Convocation Center Saturday into a world full of new opportunities and responsibilities. Read more...
BY GREG HINCE
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WHS Students Create Permanent Artwork with Mosaic Artist Pam Brewer; Public Commemoration May 17

Published Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 9:00 am
May 13, 2012. The halls of Watauga High School will never be the same ... and many students, teachers and administrators are very proud of that. They had a role in creating what one student called, "a piece of Watauga High history" - a 100+ square foot mural installed in the commons area of the high school on the exterior of the school's elevator shaft. Read more...
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Vote for Marriage Rally at Ashe HS on Monday, April 9, and Watauga HS on Tuesday, April 10, Both at 7:00 p.m.

Published Monday, April 9, 2012 at 3:00 am
April 6, 2012. From A Watauga Conservative: Vote For Marriage Rally at Ashe High School at 7:00 pm on April 9 and at Watauga High School at 7:00 pm on April 10. Another rally is being planned at for Catawba County. If anyone would like help setting up a rally for Caldwell County or is aware of any other rallies, please let me know. Read more...
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WHS Gets ‘Seussical’ With Spring Musical Tonight

Published Friday, March 23, 2012 at 11:47 am
March 23, 2012. Watauga High School’s Ross Auditorium came alive with the sights and sounds of Seussical the Musical on the evening of March 22. The musical will continue tonight, March 23, and tomorrow, March 24, with both performances starting at 7:00 p.m. Read more...
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Watauga High School Takes Top Honors at Carolinas ProStart Competition, on to Nationals in Baltimore

Published Friday, March 23, 2012 at 10:48 am
March 23, 2012. CHARLESTON, S.C. -- A Watauga High School team has won first place in the management category of the Carolinas ProStart Invitational competition for high school students from North and South Carolina. The winning team includes Eli Bradford, Denver Elliott, Anna Jensen, and alternate Alisha McGuire. Read more...
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11th Annual Empty Bowls Supper to Benefit Hunger & Health Coalition Held at Watauga High School March 24

Published Thursday, March 22, 2012 at 7:00 pm
March 22, 2012. The 11th annual Empty Bowls Supper to benefit the Hunger and Health Coalition will be hosted at Watauga High School on March 24, from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. Read more...
BY PAUL T. CHOATE
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Marshall Gasperson Named New Principal of Watauga High School, Replaces Michael Wyant After 3 1/2 Years

Published Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 11:30 am
March 14, 2012. Marshall Gasperson, director of human resources, career and technical education, and auxiliary services for the Watauga County Schools, has been appointed principal of Watauga High School effective yesterday, March 13. Read more...
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Asheville Symphony Guild Offers Music Camp Scholarships to Watauga Middle, High School Students

Published Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at 9:45 am
March 7, 2012. ASHEVILLE -- This spring the Asheville Symphony Guild will offer full and partial scholarships for musical instrument students in middle and high school  in 22 western N.C. counties, including Watauga County, to attend the Mars Hill College Summer Music Camp (June 24—June 29, 2012).  Scholarship information and applications can be obtained from the Guild at www.ashevillesymphony.org/guild or the student’s music teacher. Read more...
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Annual People of the Planet Soccer Tournament to be Held April 1 at Watauga High School

Published Monday, February 27, 2012 at 10:03 am
Feb. 27, 2012. BOONE -- Adult and youth soccer players are invited to participate in the 6th Annual People of the Planet Soccer Tournament. The tournament, part of Appalachian State University’s Diversity Celebration,  will be played on the turf fields at Watauga High School on Sunday, April 1, from 9 a.m.- 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. Read more...
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Watauga High, Jersey Mike’s Team Up for ‘Month of Giving’ to Improve the Lives of Children

Published Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 10:07 am
Feb. 23, 2012. BOONE -- Watauga High School is joining forces with the Jersey Mike’s Subs restaurant in Boone for the 2nd Annual March “Month of Giving” fundraising campaign to help make a difference in children's lives. The campaign will culminate in the nationwide event, Jersey Mike’s “Make A Difference Day” on Wednesday, March 28. Read more...
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