VISTA cancels dance
VISTA, a club that puts on two semi-formal dances per year, canceled its remaining dance in light of low ticket sales. The decline in attendance has been caused by the changes in rules, confirming fears among the student body that the new rules would decrease dance attendance.
“There were very low ticket sales, due to the change in the rules,” said VISTA sponsor Ms. Espinoza.
The dance, which was to have a “Welcome to the Jungle” theme, was originally scheduled for March 1st.
Chorale wins third place at Jefferson tournament
Chorale, the school’s advanced choir, attended a 5-team tournament at Lafayette Jefferson on March 1st. They came home with a 4-foot-tall third place trophy. At contest, the choir sang a selection of songs from this year’s performances
“I was pleased with how they sang. For contest I think it’s always important to know that you did well even before you hear results, because ultimately the results are just someone else’s opinion, but I think I speak for the group. When we got back after our performance, into our warm-up room, we all knew that we had just sang really, really well, and so that was a really great feeling, even without knowing the results,” said Mr. Waltz.
Chorale will perform at contest again in May 3rd for state qualification.
Science Olympiad 14th in state
The Science Olympiad team attended the state competition at Bloomington after qualifying on February 22nd. They left the March 22nd event with 5 medals, earning them a 14th-place finish.
“We’re interested in trying to get our best results. I think our best result was our eighth year doing the competition, and each time we’ve made it to the state level, but I think our best finish overall has been a 12th-place finish so I’d like us to break into the top ten,” said team coach Mr. von Werder, before the competition.
Academic Super Bowl prevails in March 3 Invitational
West Lafayette’s Academic Super Bowl Team attended a multi-conference invitational at Central Catholic on March 3rd. They performed well, with the Fine Arts team coming in overall first in their category and the other teams also placing well, according to ASB coordinator Mrs. Bentlage.
“I believe, and I can’t state this for sure, but I think that if it had been Hoosier Conference, we would have come in first,” said Bentlage.
The Academic Super Bowl has one other invitational this year, the area invitational at Attica, which qualifies a team for state. It will take place on April 22nd.