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Emilia Shoemaker

Emilia Shoemaker, Social Media Manager

Emilia is a Senior and in her second year of newspaper. She chose to take this class because she wants to minor in journalism in the future and it's overall an awesome class to take in order to learn about life skills. Emilia is a reporter and social media manger. In her free time she enjoys playing tennis and hanging out with family and friends. 

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Zoe Phend works on editing pages of this years yearbook

Capturing Memories and School History

Adriana Bragg-Perez and Emilia Shoemaker March 8, 2024

  It’s that time of year, where the yearbook students are snapping action shots and grabbing catchy quotes to make the last yearbook seniors will take home to reminisce about their high school years....

New 7 Brew Location Opens on U.S. 31

New 7 Brew Location Opens on U.S. 31

Arden Prieskorn and Emilia Shoemaker December 7, 2023

  As of recently, a new drive-thru has been introduced to the West side of town. Although there is another location of the same coffee franchise on the other side of town, it wasn’t a very popular spot....

Photo Credit: E. Shoemaker/S. Van Wingen

Loco For Loco Boys

Emilia Shoemaker and Samantha Van Wingen October 4, 2023

  Loco Boys Brewing Company is all about being just a little bit more ‘loco’ than the next person. Owner Mike Mohrhardt built the restaurant revolving around his Mexican heritage, specifically...

Photo Courtesy: Kate Heydlauff

Heydlauff Adoption in Liberia

Emilia Shoemaker and Alexa Bageris October 2, 2023

   On July 22, science and math teacher Kate Heydlauff and her family traveled to Monrovia, Liberia to get their newly adopted daughter, Ellie. When they arrived in Liberia, the hope was that they would...

Nyquist assists the cast in preparing for Mamma Mia.

Outstanding Teacher Continues her Passion in Theater

Emilia Shoemaker, Staff Writer June 10, 2022

  What makes an outstanding teacher? Well, that would be Minda Nyquist, who just recently won the Outstanding Teacher Award. Nyquist is the theater teacher at WSH and not only has she been teaching at...

Photo: E. Shoemaker/staff

Getting into a Routine

Alyssa Masiewicz and Emilia Shoemaker September 30, 2021

  Getting back into the routine of school and waking up early can be rough for students. Managing homework, extracurricular activities, while trying to get enough sleep, can be hard if students are no...

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