The Jacket Journal

Congrats to WCHS GSA and GSP Class!

Congrats to WCHS GSA and GSP Class!

Ashlyn Martin, Staff Reporter

May 6, 2019

Governor’s School for the Arts is a three-week program that rising Juniors and Seniors in Kentucky can apply for. It is a great opportunity for high schoolers to develop their skills in the art forms they are interested in. Students can apply for Architecture and Design, Creative Writing, Dance, Drama, Film...

Does This Insta Ring a Bell?

Does This Insta Ring a Bell?

Blake Heller, Staff Reporter

May 6, 2019

Around the beginning of the school year, my friends and I were scrolling through Instagram, as you do, and we stumbled upon an account with no profile picture and the name wasn't even capitalized. It was the very first "Dr. Bell Fanpage" with one image of the legend himself, Dr. Bell, but it was low eff...

We Will Miss You, Mr. Merrill

We Will Miss You, Mr. Merrill

Kayla Hadley and Jamie Hobbs

May 6, 2019

At the end of this year, we will be saying goodbye to a hard-working and loving teacher at WCHS--Mr. Merrill. However, before we say our final goodbyes, we wanted to ask him a few questions about his years as an educator. Where did you attend college? Asbury University. How long have you been teaching? ...

DECA Goes to Disney

DECA Goes to Disney

Katherine Kelly, Staff reporter

May 3, 2019

On Saturday morning, select Woodford County DECA members headed to the airport. They were headed off to Orlando, where Nationals would be. Over nine countries were there, and with 22,000 competitors, it was going to be a crazy competitive next couple of days. While no one from Woodford managed to plac...

#GenerationLockdown

#GenerationLockdown

May 3, 2019

A scenario that keeps playing over and over again like a scratched up DVD, is going to keep playing until someone puts an end to it. But what if you try to fix it temporarily and it only plays back on occasion? This is the solution that the U.S government and school systems came up with after so many scho...

Our Story: 17 Years of Being Best Friends

May 3, 2019

Chap and I decided for our final Jacket Journal piece we'd create a video all about our friendship! Chap and I have been best friends for 17 years now, and our relationship is very special to both of us. In this video, we sit down together and discuss all the details of our friendship and what being fr...

Glory Days: A New Play

Glory Days: A New Play

May 3, 2019

Glory days is usually a term used to describe the carefree high school days of an adult.  However many don't look back at their high school days that fondly. Glory Days, written by freshman Jasmine Duggins, is about the high school days of Beth and Aaron, two teens who hate their lives because of their...

Meet the New Principal of WCHS!

Meet the New Principal of WCHS!

Kara Summers, Staff Reporter

May 1, 2019

Mr. Jason Arnold is a new addition to the commUNITY here at WCHS. Coming to us from One School Global-Chesapeake Campus in Maryland, he's the soon-to-be principal of WCHS. Mr. Arnold has many years of experience in different school systems and working with children. He has been a math teacher, night...

Spark Cafe: In Action

Spark Cafe: In Action

May 1, 2019

Have you noticed the opening of the new Cafe in downtown Versailles? Well, we had a chance to go visit. The new cafe is the incredible result of a Woodford County High School Community Activism class.  The idea for the cafe started about three years ago as a small part of a festival downtown. As the ...

Class of ’19 Takes On the Big Apple

Class of ’19 Takes On the Big Apple

April 23, 2019

On April 9th, Woodford County High School's Class of 2019 embarked on the annual senior trip to New York City. Doubling the number of attendees compared to previous years, the Class of '19 spent three full days in New York, excluding the two days spent going to and from the city. Here are some of the...

KUNA: A New Experience

KUNA: A New Experience

April 11, 2019

The YMCA has always been something that's influenced my childhood. After school, I'd go to the YMCA and have fun with my friends and play games and meet everyone in the school. As time has passed, however, I've found myself becoming more engaged in politics both at a local and national level. KUNA is...

Christchurch New Zealand Shootings

Christchurch New Zealand Shootings

March 29, 2019

As of March 15th of 2019, around the center of the peaceful town of Christchurch New Zealand, a gunman entered the Al Noor mosque and began opening fire on the panicking churchgoers. He continued the attack walking back to his vehicle and driving over to the Linwood mosque where a civilian disarmed him a...

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