What a great week it has been for the Crusaders out at WHS and the Crusader fans across the community and beyond. The students have celebrated daily with different THEMES, CONTESTS, PEP RALLYS and more! The excitement culminated Friday evening with the crowning of WHS's 70th DUKE and also "5" basketball games vs El Dorado!
CONGRATULATIONS TO THIS YEAR'S DUKE - MATTHEW MASON!!
The week started with a FORMAL PHOTO SESSION with this year's "5" DUKE CANDIDATES - Connor Burnett, Brock Edwards, Matthew Mason, Noah Rinehart and Lukas Soria.
This week's daily themes were:
MON – Monsters University (wear college gear)
TUE – Royalty Day (dress like a prince or princess)
WED – Pixar Day (dress like your favorite Pixar Character)
THU – Just Keep Swimming Day (Dress Hawaiian or Ocean)
FRI – Mickey/Minnie Day (Wear Red)
Annually, with both the DUCHESS and DUKE CANDIDATES, a special PEP ASSEMBLY is held to spotlight the candidates, the cheerleaders, the color guard, the band and more. This year's DUKE PEP ASSEMBLY was extra special - IOLA HIGH SCHOOL'S BAND teamed up with our very own CRUSADER BAND at both the PEP ASSEMBLY and at the basketball games Friday evening for an unbelievable sound...the national anthem was all horns and it was awesome! Kudos to Mr. Ben Olsen, the WHS Band Director who is from IOLA for arranging this unique event to the pleasure of all in attendance. Great Job!!
2016-2017 DUKE PEP ASSEMBLY
THE CORONATION (Candidates Connor Burnett, Brock Edwards, Matthew Mason, Noah Rinehart, Lukas Soria
To top off a perfect week and perfect evening Friday out at WHS, the Crusaders and Lady Crusaders hosted El Dorado to "5" games of basketball - when the last buzzer sounded and the scoreboard could be fed no more, Wellington chalked up "5" wins out of "5" games played - GREAT STUFF!
EHS 26 WHS 68 (Now 10-4 on the season)
Avery Rusk 17, Lauryn Snipes 11, Tayland French 9, Shayland French 9, Jacelyn Buck 8, Chloe Wilson 6, Mekenna Adams 3, Taylor Meyer 2, Natalie Henning 2, Ellie Buresh 1
"C" TEAM GIRLS
EHS 30 WHS 41
Natalie Henning 16, Taylor Meyer 10, Kylie Aufdengarten 7, Ellie Buresh 6, Delaney Parkey 2
EHS 54 WHS 55 (Now 5-9 on the season)
A.J. Snipes 21, Ian King 14, Cade Phelps 9, Khalil Boyer 8, Therin Frame 2, Will Long 1
EHS 33 WHS 41
Joe Ybarra 13, DeAndre Washington 7, Grey Hatfield 6, Jihad Mutazammil 4, Silas Popplewell 4, Jacob Ewing 2, Braiden Buresh 2
"C" TEAM BOYS
EHS 45 WHS 71
Gage Cunningham 19, Silas Popplewell 18, Austin Soles 7, Zane Cornejo 6, Travese Love 6, Tyler Brown 5, Dominic Shore 3, Zander Vargas 3, Tayshaun Washington 2, Cade Fairbanks 2