Titan Tattler: West students are back after week off

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 27, 2022

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By Parker Ramey
For the Clemmons Courier

After an unexpected break for a full week because of the snow, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday and a teacher workday, the Titans are ready to get back in action. The second semester has started, and everyone is buckling down to make this one count. While West is trying to get the hang of things for the spring semester, there are many exciting things coming up.

The Red Cross is facing a national blood shortage, one of the worst in over 10 years. To help, the Girls Service Club’s famous blood drive is back. Students can sign up during lunches from Jan. 24 to Feb. 4; forms are also available in room 912. The blood drive is being held on Feb. 9 in the old gym from 8:45 a.m. until 2 p.m. For more information, contact Kathy Johnson at kpj@wsfcs.k12.nc.us.

Big news came in over the past week for the Titan seniors — the graduation ceremony date has been set!

Graduation will be held at Joel Coliseum at 5 p.m. on June 11. Graduation practice, which is required for all graduating seniors, will also be held at the coliseum at 4:30 p.m. on June 9. More information about cap and gown pickup will be communicated in the coming months.

Janie Peterson is a finalist in the Morehead-Cain Scholarship selection process. Peterson is one of about 160 students across the world competing for this prestigious scholarship that will cover all expenses at UNC-Chapel Hill.

The West Forsyth cheer team is selling Mrs. Pumpkins chicken pies as part of their fundraising for a competition in Florida. These will be on sale through Saturday, Jan. 29, and orders will be delivered through Feb. 8. Orders can be placed directly from one of the varsity competition cheerleaders. Another fundraiser the team will be hosting will take place at Dairio in Clemmons on Jan. 31. Whether it’s the drive-thru or dine-in, the cheerleaders get a percentage back if you mention you are there to support them.

West Forsyth has also introduced a new member to our team, although it’s not a player. Ismael Villalba will be a new lacrosse coach on the staff for the 2022 season. Villalba played at Mercy College, where he was a midfielder, and currently coaches for N.C. Fusion.

As always, go Titans!

Parker Ramey is this year’s Titan Tattler.