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The Mayor comes to Webster

By Ashley Hurlbut

Staff Writer

On Feb. 22, Mayor Dewey Bartlett and his wife Victoria came to Webster Broadcasting and Digital Media Magnet High School. They came to promote the “Mentoring to the Max” program for the Tulsa area.

The program started in January 2007. Since then, they have had more than 500 volunteers from the community. Mayor Bartlett’s wife, Victoria, said that anyone can be a mentor to a child. High school students and adults can be mentors.

If you want to be a mentor, all you have to do is call 211. You can mentor a child for one hour a week about anything that you are passionate about. The mentoring program is in 18 elementary schools in Tulsa and Union school districts.

Mayor Bartlett sat down with some of the students at Webster. He talked about his job as mayor. He told the students that he mentors to third graders.

Mayor Bartlett told the students that he wasn’t doing the program to get the votes of the younger generation but that he was doing it because it is important to him.

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Webster Wrestling Kickoff

By Ashley Hurlbut

Staff Writer

The first wrestling match of the season was Dec. 3 at 6 p.m. The Webster wrestling team faced off against Edison High School.

 The match was very close. Edison won the match only because of a forfeit. Webster forfeited because the team didn’t have a wrestler in the heavy weight class. The final score was 33 to 36. “I thought our boys did amazing and there were some really exciting matches,” Lesa Venetoff, assistant to Webster Dean Mary Miller and parent of a Webster wrestler, said.

The turnout for Webster was a small crowd. “I appreciate the people who came out to support the wrestlers, but I would encourage more people to come out and support the boys on Dec.15 at home against Jay,” Mrs. Venetoff said.

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Webster band performs at Fall Fest

By Ashley Hurlbut

Staff Writer

Daniel Webster Warrior Spirit Winds performed in the 2009 Fall Fest, which was held Nov. 19 in the new auditorium at Clinton Middle School. Clinton’s band also performed.

Fall Fest was the first concert performance for the Webster band, Media and Advertisement Consultant Tisha Jones said. The Warrior Spirit Winds started the show with songs from the movie Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. They played “Ginny,”  “The Story Begins,” “In Noctem,” “Dumbledore’s Farewell” and “The Friends.”

“The performance was great, the black lighting and fog set the tone of the theme and the drum line was awesome,” Ms. Jones said.

It was the first time that some of the band members from Webster were also part of the flag routine, which was performed under black lights.  This effect made it look like the flags were moving on their own.

The Warrior Spirit Winds Percussion Ensemble played “wi-fi,” “The Big Bang,” “Warrior Cry” and “” When they were performing under black lights the drum mallets looked like they were floating in mid-air.

“All of them were first-time drummers except one,” Ms. Jones said. “Overall it was a great performance,” she said.

The auditorium was filled with people for the performance. Some of the people had to stand in the back during the show because all of the seats were filled.

The Warrior Spirit Winds is made up of: Crystal Davidson, Alex Davis, Briann Piguet, Kayla Richardson and Gabbie Wright on flute, Madi Barbi, Kalyn Bender, Kevin Howlingcrane and Keiyana Cheatham on clarinet, Tiffany Larson on alto sax, Alex Davis on tenor sax., Cassie Hale and Pamela Miller on trumpet, Victoria Howard on mellophone, Alex Hulett on baritone, Daniel Kilgore on sousaphone, Austin Graves, Tiffany Larson and Alex Hulett on percussion.

The Percussion Ensemble is made up of   Keiyana Cheatham, Crystal Davis and Austin Graves on snare, Tiffany Larson and Pamela Miller on quads, Kevin Howlingcrane on cymbals and Madi Barbi, Kalyn Bender, Alex Davis and Cassie Hale on brass drum.

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Webster students job shadow at phone company

By Ashley Hurlbut

Staff Writer

On Nov. 11, I went on a field trip with my English class to AT&T. When we got to AT&T, we were split into five groups to go on a tour. All of the students were told that they were going to be Chief Executive Officers for the day.

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Previewing Webster wrestling

By Ashley Hurlbut

Staff Writer

I interviewed Head Coach James Harper about the Webster wrestling team.   

Q. Coach Harper, are you looking forward to wrestling season?

A. “I am looking forward to the wrestling season, but I want to see the football team win the championship.”

 Q. What do you think of the team for this year?

A. “I think we have a great team.”

Q. Did you have training over the summer?

A. “We had wrestling training camps this summer.”

Q. Are there any returning wrestlers?

A. “There are some returning wrestlers. Most of the wrestlers are also on the football team.”

Q. How many wrestlers are on the team this year?

A. “There are about 20 to 25 wrestlers on the team.”

Q. Do the wrestlers have to eat certain foods during wrestling season?

A. “The wrestlers have to eat healthy, and they have to watch their weight during the season.”

Q. When is the first match of the season?

A. “The first wrestling match is on Dec. 3.”

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