Washington High School held a pep assembly Wednesday for the wrestling, girls swimming and dance teams who are all headed to state competition.
Principal Dr. Kellee McCallum said each program was recognized during the schoolwide assembly.
“We are proud of all of the teams’ accomplishments and wish them the best of luck,” she said.
Four members of the wrestling team are competing at the MSHSAA Wrestling Championships Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 15-17, at the Mizzou Arena in Columbia.
Representing the Blue Jays are Tate Hendricks, Michael Boehlein, Dana Cates and Gunnar Noud. The coaches are Josh Ohm, Paul LaVigne, Kurt Hey, Joe Callahan, Doug Hanify and Nick Hanify.
“The wrestling team has worked extremely hard this year during practice and meets,” McCallum said. “The athletes and coaches are committed and work every day to improve their skill.”
Four members of the Washington girls swim team are competing at the MSHSAA Swimming and Diving Championships Feb. 15-17 at the Rec-Plex in St. Peters.
Representing the Lady Jays in the pool are Aubrie Moreland, McKenzie Dohm, Madeline Tchiblakian and Hannah Struckoff. The four will compete in the 400-meter relay. Moreland also will compete in the 200-meter and the 500-meter events.
The swim coaches are Lane Page and Samantha Loepker.
McCallum noted the girls’ swim team has only been in place for four years and it’s the first time the team has made it to state competition.
“This team has continued to get stronger and better,” she said. “It is so very exciting the team has swimmers who qualify for state competition. We look forward to cheering our Blue Jays on to state.”
The Jaywalkers Dance Team will compete at the Missouri Dance Team Association State Championships Saturday, Feb. 24, at the St. Charles Family Arena.
Representing WHS on the dance team will be Rachel Bauche, Michelle Dew, Megan Duncan, Campbell Hamai, Gabriella Henzel, Sarah Hoemann, Lydia Lock, Andrea Kampschroeder, Natalie Nothum, Katie Rushing, Anna Schneider, Elise Thierbach, Katie Tyree and Grace Ziglin.
The dance coaches are Jo Phinney and Amy Oesterly.
McCallum said the dance team has dedicated many hours to perfecting their performance and work hard all year to showcase its skill.