Congratulations to Portsmouth West High School's 2017-2018 March Students of the Month! 

Pictured l-r: senior Charles Evans, junior Amber Kennedy, sophomore Cade Powell, and freshman Blake Tackett

We would like to thank our area State Troopers who volunteered their time to play Senators staff members Tuesday, March 27, to raise funds for Portsmouth West High School prom.  The troopers finished the game with a 69-58 victory. The total amount raised from the event was $556.  

Pictured l-r: standing - Teddy Trooper, Mike Keating,Travis Bradford, Mike Newman, Alex Bloomfield, Richard Smalley, Chris Rapp, Eric Gray, Tyler Edler, Andrew Ralstin, Jeff Stricklett, Tony Bazler, Stefan Spriggs, and Drew Kuehne.  Kneeling - Leah Blevins, Cameron Hoover, Ben Johnson, Linda Distel, Clay Massie

Miss West, Molly Taylor, will host a LuLaRoe fundraiser on Thursday 3:30-6:30 at the PWMS cafeteria. This fundraiser will help Molly with expenses to compete for the title of Miss River Days.  Molly would like to thank everyone for their support. 

 Molly Taylor

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Congratulations to Junior Molly Taylor who was selected by the student body to represent Portsmouth West High School in the Portsmouth Riverdays Pageant.

Each River Days candidate must choose a platform to benefit the community. Taylor's platform, entitled UP, stands for Ultimate Positivity leads to unlimited possibilities. "My plan is to motivate others to think positively by giving them encouragement to face their problems as opportunities," said Taylor.



Portsmouth West High School Mock Trial Team competed Thursday, March 8, at the state competition held at the Franklin County Courthouse. The team performed well but fell short in its efforts to make it to the national competition. The prosecution side won its match against Logan. The defense tied West Jefferson and, then, lost by one point. West placed in the top 18 teams in the state this year and had five trial wins overall and 10 outstanding awards. Sophomore Whitney Campbell received Best Attorney award at state, and senior Jordan Willis won Best Witness.

To view more on Ohio High School Mock Trial, click here. Contact Ms. Moorhead, PWHS advisor, if you'd like to participate next year.


Congratulations to Portsmouth West High School's 2017-2018 February Students of the Month! 

Pictured l-r: senior Layla McGinnis, junior Levi Gleim, sophomore Savannah Baker, and freshman Rhett Estep

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