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Female Athlete Recognition Night

Female Athlete Recognition Night

Lia Nowak, Sports and Entertainment Editor February 15, 2024

On February 6th, WMC celebrated its third annual Female Athlete Recognition Night. The night was created to honor National Women and Girls in Sports day. This night highlights how many girls are already...

A road surrounded by snow.

The Winter Season and Closures/Delays at West Morris

Amelia Chlipalski, Staff Writer February 12, 2024

It's the middle of the Winter season here at West Morris Central High School, and already we’ve had to use multiple snow days. Especially shortly after Winter break, closures and delays led to less time...

Sydney Hammer Advances to Regionals in National Poetry Out Loud Competition

Sydney Hammer Advances to Regionals in National Poetry Out Loud Competition

Amelia Chlipalski, Staff Writer February 2, 2024

Sydney Hammer, winner of the Poetry Out Loud competition here at West Morris, is getting ready to go to the regionals on Monday, February 5th. The competition, a poetry recital contest made specifically...

Tori Wehmeyer: December Student Athlete of the Month

Tori Wehmeyer: December Student Athlete of the Month

Lia Nowak, Sports and Entertainment Editor January 25, 2024

Congratulations to Tori Wehmeyer on being nominated for Student Athlete of the Month! Wehmeyer received this award in December of 2023 for her outstanding performances for Central’s basketball team. Wehmeyer...

Jake Salamone: December Student Athlete of the Month

Jake Salamone: December Student Athlete of the Month

Lia Nowak, Sports and Entertainment Editor January 25, 2024

Congratulations to Jake Salamone on being awarded on being the December 2023 Student Athlete of the Month! Salamone has been playing ice hockey for twelve years, including all his years here at WMC....

Photo courtesy of Shimkus Instagram page (@carleyshimkus)

WMC Alumna Spotlight: Carley Shimkus, Class of 2005 and Fox News Star

Elyse Cuccaro, Editor-in-Chief December 14, 2023

Carley Shimkus is an accomplished media personality affiliated with the Fox News Channel. She currently serves as a co-host on the Fox News Channel’s FOX & Friends First. In addition, she often provides...

Kyra Demarest- Athlete of the Month

Kyra Demarest- Athlete of the Month

Lia Nowak, Sports/Entertainment Editor December 8, 2023

Congratulations to Kyra Demarest for being nominated as female student athlete of the month for November! Demarest was chosen for this award for her outstanding efforts in field hockey. Demarest has been...

Photo courtesy of Jen Shepard

Three-Peat! A Recap of the Wolfpack’s Improbable Playoff Run

Michael Ruppert, Staff Writer November 30, 2023

The West Morris Central football team are back-to- back-to- back group 3 champions. Winning a sectional title is an accomplishment that just gets more and more impressive after each season; however, this...

West Morris Centrals varsity cheerleading squad engaging in their favorite pre-performance ritual.

Basketball Cheerleading Returns to WMC

Elyse Cuccaro, Editor-in-Chief November 27, 2023

As the fall athletic season gradually comes to a close, a new activity is preparing to make its long-awaited debut on the basketball court this winter. By popular demand, winter cheerleading for girls...

October 2023 Female Athlete of the Month

October 2023 Female Athlete of the Month

Lia Nowak, Sports and Entertainment Editor November 17, 2023

Congratulations to soccer player Jill Nestor for being nominated for October Student Athlete of the Month! Nestor plays on the WMC soccer team and she also runs track in the spring. She has continued...

The 2023 senior Powderpuff football team
Photo courtesy of Mackenzie Flammer

“This one Belongs to the Seniors” – Class of ’24 Victorious in 2nd Annual Powderpuff Game

Elyse Cuccaro, Editor-in-Chief November 8, 2023

On Saturday, October 28, 2023, West Morris Central’s fiercest junior and senior girls faced off in the school’s second annual Powderpuff flag football game. The game served as an abundantly successful...

Olivia Eden shines during her blind audition on The Voice by performing one of Niall Horans songs

Where Dreams Come Alive

Riley Mastriani, Staff Writer October 25, 2023

Sophomore Olivia Eden is no stranger to the spotlight. A talented singer, she has already performed on stage with her father and at WMC sporting events. She also has her own songs on Spotify that people...

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