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Women of West Potomac: Nicole Borghard

Jordan Nixon
March 12, 2017

Nicole Borghard teaches history and leadership at West Potomac, where she started working five years ago after she graduated from graduate school. Borghard helps students in her leadership class to organize...

A Look at the Battle of the Highway: West Potomac v. Mount Vernon

A Look at the “Battle of the Highway: West Potomac v. Mount Vernon”

This past Friday, the West Potomac varsity football team faced off against long-time rival Mount Vernon in a head-to-head battle for a playoff spot, with the Wolverines snagging a victory of 45-14 over...

The back of the Class of 2017 senior shirt. Courtesy: Veronica Webb, senior shirt designer

Class of 2017 Receives Senior Survey

Claudia Santa Anna, Senior Editor
October 1, 2016

On Tuesday September 27th, a online survey was sent to all seniors. What the survey concerned was what most underclassmen dream of- senior privileges, the senior class trip, and the class shirt, which...


As SHOUT Approaches, Extracurriculars and Classes Offer Service Learning Opportunities for All Grades

Bela Starinchak, Student Life Editor
May 11, 2016

It’s almost June, which means most seniors are getting ready for Students Helping Others United Together (SHOUT), an opportunity the school gives them to go out into the community to volunteer.  However,...

SGA Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week

SGA Celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week

Duncan Hoag, Co-Editor in Chief
May 8, 2016

This past week marked the annual Teacher Appreciation Week. The event, which occurs during the first full week of May, is celebrated by schools around the country. Salvatore Olivo, AP Government teacher...

Senior Darrel Mensah received his crown, sash and a check for $100 as 2016s Mr. West Potomac.

Senior Darrel Mensah Crowned 2016 Mr. West Potomac

Nina Raneses, Co-Editor in Chief
April 10, 2016

After a night filled with plenty of laughs, original talent and good-natured fun, senior Darrel Mensah received the coveted ‘Mr. West Potomac’ title and a check for $100 on Friday in this year’s...

SGA Holiday Spirit Week Is A Success

SGA Holiday Spirit Week Is A Success

Shahtaj Ali, Reporter
December 19, 2015

West Potomac students finished off their final week before winter break with a holiday themed spirit week. Students were able to show their school pride by coming in their comfiest clothes, warmest flannel,...

Ms. Borghards leadership class celebrating the last school day and spirit day of 2015.

West Potomac Concludes 2015 with New Year’s Spirit Day

Jonathan Milam and Andrea Lugo
December 18, 2015

As the end of the Year steadily approaches, members of the West Potomac community are preparing for 2016 in style with the New Year’s eve themed spirit day. This offers students and faculty the opportunity...

(From Left to Right) John Collins, Camille Roberts, Nicki Dolce and Fabiola Castro, Grade 10

Wolverines Get Spirited in Plaid for Flannel Day

Wingel Caburian, Reporter
December 15, 2015

Before winter break starts, SGA decided to host a pre-winter break spirit week before the year ends. Today was flannel day, and students all over West Potomac arrived at school in their best plaid button...

(Left) Julia George, Grade 11,  (Middle) Lindsay Freewalt, Grade 11, (Right) Allie Puskar, Grade 11

SGA Holiday Spirit Week Kicks Off With Comfy and Cozy Day

Shahtaj Ali, Reporter
December 14, 2015

West Potomac High School kicked off its pre-winter break spirit week with Comfy Cozy Day. It encouraged students to come in their comfiest clothes to showcase their school spirit. A wide range of students,...

The 2014-2015 blackout game, where a major incident caused SGA to change their minds about the popular term.

SGA Blacking Out on “Black-Out”

Nina Raneses, Co-Editor-in-Chief
October 12, 2015

When Hype Squad first announced that the varsity football game against Lake Braddock High School scheduled for Sept. 25 would have an all black theme, word got out that the popular term ‘blackout’...

Wolverine SPIRIT: What is it?

Wolverine SPIRIT: What is it?

Amanda Ghiloni, Reporter
September 21, 2015

The SGA and administration have released a new set of values for the school, SPIRIT, which is displayed on posters around the school. “[The purpose of SPIRIT is to] give kids a form to strive for,”...

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