A tradition that began back around WWII days continued Friday evening at Sellers Park! Senior Lexi Saffell was crowned the 2017-2018 WHS Duchess. Lexi's escort was Hayden Baker. Other candidates included Mekenna Adams, Abby Lowe, Jenna Rausch and Jill Wiley. Other escorts included A.J. Snipes, Ian King, Austin Sears and Jaden Adams. Seniors Gracie Fink and Arlis Troutman were the child escorts for Charley Wilmoth and Reed Wellington.
It has been a busy and fun day in Crusaderville - a pep assembly at the high school, a parade and rally downtown and then a bonfire back at the high school to bring the day to a close.
A spirited bunch as SPIRIT WEEK culminates on Fridaywith the football game vs Mulvane, the halftime Duchess Coronation and the post-game Homecoming Dance in the Commons at WHS. There's no school on Friday for the students - get rested up and then head down to Sellers Friday evening for a raucous evening of District Playoff football and much more!
The traditional DUCHESS PEP ASSEMBLY took place Thursday afternoon out at WHS - ordinarily held on game day and coronation day (Friday), this year it was on Thursday since school won't be in session Friday. Big crowd on hand to meet the Duchess Candidates and their escorts, watch them compete in a game or two...the Cheerleaders kept everyone fired up along with the Crusader Band!!
This year's candidates are: Mekenna Adams, Abby Lowe, Jenna Rausch, Lexi Saffell and Jill Wiley!
This year's escorts are: Jaden Adams, Hayden Baker, Ian King, Austin Sears, and A.J. Snipes!
Homecoming Parade / Pep Rally downtown this evening beginning @ 6PM!
A bonfire out at WHS will take place after that at approx. 7:30PM! GO BIG RED!!
Spirit Week continued across the USD 353 school district today - the theme for Thursday at WHS was "THROWBACK THURSDAY" - good participation, here are a few pics from WHS earlier this Thursday morning! No School Tomorrow - Football / Duchess Coronation / & Homecoming Dance are on slate for Friday though!!) (Complete SPIRIT WEEK schedule is linked below)!
Today @ 2:15PM - DUCHESS PEP ASSY @ WHS
Today @ 6:00PM - HOMECOMING PARADE DOWNTOWN
Today, following PARADE - PEP RALLY DOWNTOWN @ Heritage Park
Today, following PEP RALLY - BONFIRE @ WHS
THURSDAY WHS SPIRIT WEEK PICS
Throwback Thursday - Dress from any decade
The WHO would have been proud of the Crusaders today - it was GENERATIONS day at WHS as Spirit Week continues on towards the big coronation and dance on Friday. Today (WEDS) freshmen were to dress as "babies", sophomores as "elementary age", juniors as "business people" and seniors as "senior cittzens"...talking about my generation....
Spirit Week continued across the USD 353 school district today - the theme for Wednesday at WHS was "GENERATIONS" - good participation, here are a few pics from WHS earlier this Wednesday morning! Tomorrow's theme is THROWBACK THURSDAY (dress from different decades)
WEDNESDAY WHS SPIRIT WEEK PICS
Spirit Week is underway across the USD 353 school district today - the theme for Tuesday at WHS was "Twin Day" - good participation, here are a few pics from WHS earlier this Tuesday morning! Tomorrow's theme is GENERATIONS! (@ WHS)
TUESDAY WHS SPIRIT WEEK PICS
Spirit Week is underway across the USD 353 school district today - the theme for Monday at WHS was "Team or Jersey Day" - quite a few kids taking part, here are a few pics from WHS earlier this morning! Tomorrow's theme is TWIN DAY! (@ WHS)
MONDAY WHS SPIRIT WEEK PICS
Team or Jersey Day
This coming Friday, during halftime, a new WHS DUCHESS will be crowned, a tradition since WWII! This year's candidates gathered together on Sunday for the traditional wellington.cc formal photo shoot and those results are at the link below...five great young ladies, it was a fun afternoon so let's remind all who this year's candidates are and then on to the pictures!
L to R: Jill Wiley, Jenna Rausch, Abby Lowe, Mekenna Adams, Lexi Saffell
WHS 2017 FORMAL DUCHESS PICS
WHS DAILY THEMES - Themes may vary at other schools!
Oct. 16 Monday - TEAM or JERSEY DAY
Oct. 17 Tuesday - TWIN DAY
Oct. 18 Wednesday - GENERATIONS
Freshmen - Babies / Sophomores - Elementary Age / Juniors - Business People / Seniors - Senior Citizens
Oct. 19 Thursday - THROWBACK (dress from different decades)
Also on Thursday
DUCHESS PEP ASSEMBLY @ WHS - 2:15PM
HOMECOMING PARADE - 6:00PM
PEP RALLY - Follows Parade @ Heritage Park
BONFIRE - Follows Pep Rally @ WHS
NO SCHOOL FRIDAY - Teacher In-Service
CORONATION - Halftime Football Game vs Mulvane @ Sellers
HOMECOMING DANCE - Follows Game at WHS Commons
The 2017-2018 Duchess Candidates were announced Tuesday at WHS! Congrats to this years selectees!
L to R: Jill Wiley, Abby Lowe, Jenna Rausch, Mekenna Adams and Lexi Saffell
Formal Pics will be on OCT. 15th!
Homecoming Parade and Pep Rally on the 19th downtown!
Earlier on the 19th, the Duchess Pep Assembly at WHS (no school on Friday Oct 20th so Pep Assembly at school being held on Thursday that week).
Coronation Friday (20th) at Sellers Park during halftime of the Mulvane vs Wellington district game.
Spirit Week (16th - 19th). (Daily Themes), and more - just around the corner!!
It's going to be a ROYAL TIME!!
SPIRIT WEEK DAILY THEMES & PICS!
MON – Monsters University (wear college gear)
MONDAY PICS 01.30.17
TUE – Royalty Day (dress like a prince or princess)
TUESDAY PICS 01.31.17
WED – Pixar Day (dress like your favorite Pixar Character)
WEDNESDAY PICS 02.01.17
THU – Just Keep Swimming Day (Dress Hawaiian or Ocean)
THURSDAY PICS 02.02.17
FRI – Mickey/Minnie Day (Wear Red)
FRIDAY PICS 02.03.17
Lots of action Friday afternoon at WHS - it was the annual DUKE PEP ASSEMBLY which always precludes the DUKE CORONATION which will take place this evening between the Girls and Boys Varsity games in the main gym. (Approx. 7:15PM) The student body was on hand, the public was there and even a new twist - the HS PEP BAND from IOLA, KS was here as well (and will be at the games tonight also!) joining musical forces with our CRUSADER BAND! It was good!! Enjoy the assembly pics - a new DUKE will reign in about 2 hours - stay tuned!!
DUKE PEP ASSEMBLY PICS 02.03.17
DUKE CORONATION @ WHS!
Congratulations to MATTHEW MASON - the NEW DUKE!
The 70th Duke of Wellington! Pictured above with the Duchess of Wellington Jaycee Schettler!
DUKE CORONATION PICS 02.03.17
DUCHESS CORONATION @ FOOTBALL FIELD
Jaycee Schettler was crowned WHS DUCHESS for 2016-2017Friday evening during halftime of the Scott City vs Wellington football game. Jaycee's escort was Carson LeGrand. Other candidates included Mallory Barker, Kayma Brand, Brecken Lawrence and Leanne Neal. Other escorts were Chantz Daugherty, Will Long, Noah Rinehart and Brock Edwards. Congratulations Jaycee!!!
WHS DUKE & DUCHESS ARCHIVES 1945-PRESENT
ROYAL PICS since WORLD WAR II
WHS LORD & LADY ARCHIVES 1968-PRESENT
ROYAL PICS since RICHARD NIXON!
(A few still need to be added....)