Area first responders came together to present the annual Prom Promise to PWHS seniors and juniors. Prom promise consists of a presentation to seniors and juniors explaining the dangers of drinking and driving.  To reinforce the importance of driving safely, after the presentation, volunteer firefighters and law enforcement officers staged an accident scene using PWHS students as the victims. 

Photo by Tori Carr

Beta members

PWHS Beta Club earned several honors at the Ohio Senior Beta Club Convention in Columbus, Ohio, April 16-17. According to the Ohio Senior Beta Club, "the mission of the National Beta Club Convention Program is to allow students opportunities to showcase their academic achievement, artistic creativity, critical thinking skills, collaborative teamwork, and increase student leadership. Beta convention challenges all participants to achieve more, serve more, lead more thus succeeding beyond all expectations!" The honors awarded to PWHS Beta members were as follows:

Haven Hileman - Division I Agriculture, 1st Place
Haven Hileman - Division I Speech 2nd Place
Jerrod Opperman - Division I Social Studies, 1st Place
Jordan Hammond - Division I Spanish, 3rd Place
Bailee Wireman - Division I Creative Writing, 3rd Place
Kane Lewis - Division II Agriculture 3rd Place
Kane Lewis - Photography, 3rd Place
Levi Gleim - Division II Spanish 2nd Place
Ashlynn Pfau - On-Site Art Colored Pencil, 3rd Place
Robotics Team - 2nd Place, Kayla Sammons, Kim Tieman, Halee Butcher, Victoria Journey, and Levi Gleim

Senior Brandon Weaver signed a letter of intent on April 4 to play football for Wilmington College.

Pictured l-r: brother Blaine Weaver, mother Beth Weaver, Brandon Weaver, aunt Dee Cox, and uncle Darrell Weaver

Seniors and parents,

It’s that time!  Graduation is around the corner, and Mrs. Copley would like to create a slideshow to run the hour before the ceremony starts. The slideshow will have the theme of “then and now,” and, thus, we will need a baby (birth to age 4ish) picture and a current picture.  They can be either digital files or printed pictures or a combination of both. Send digital files to and printed photos to Mrs. Copley, PWHS librarian. Because it takes a considerable amount of time to scan and save over two hundred image files, all pictures must be submitted to Mrs. Copley by Friday, May 4.  

Note: You may come back to pick up any printed photos after May 11 or send a self-addressed and stamped envelope for them to be returned by mail. Please be sure to label any printed baby photo.

Senior Kaelee Leavitt signed a letter of intent to play soccer at Kentucky Christian University on March 28, 2018. Leavitt will be a second generation soccer player for KCU, following in the footsteps of her father. Pictured l-r: father Tim Wolfe, mother Jessica Wolfe, Kaelee Leavitt, and KCU women's soccer coach Devin Johnson.

Washington-Nile Local Schools will be hosting its second annual Designer Purse Bingo event May 3, 2018.  Tickets are now on sale for $20 ($25 at the door). See Lisa Monteith in the high school guidance office to purchase tickets. Profits from this event go directly to the Legacy Scholarship for Portsmouth West High School students. 

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