The Gleaner

Students share the love on Mother’s Day

Maddie McCarron, Editor

May 10, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

They pack their kids’ lunches, drive them everywhere and spend hours sitting in crowds and audiences to support them in anything and everything they do. They will go to bat for their children and take care of them to the best of their abilities. Moms are unspoken heroes. This Moth...

The Name Game

Ellie Meyer, Reporter

April 15, 2019


Filed under Features, Student Life

Many students are on their spiritual journey to complete the sacrament of Confirmation. Throughout confirmation preparation, students  explore their faith more deeply and after being confirmed, will be  able to participate in the church community in ways such as distributing the Eucharist du...

Students grow from past impacts

Kate Hingtgen, Reporter

April 15, 2019


Filed under Features

      Imagine almost being at the point of death and making a comeback, a resurrection of sorts. Three Wahlert students did just that at a very young age. For one Golden Eagle, a short ride on an ATV would change his life forever. Cal Kunnert, ‘20, was hurt in an ATV accident and sp...

Smith: ‘Our names Will go down in history’

Smith: ‘Our names Will go down in history’

Brant Perry, Reporter

April 15, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

Faculty and staff at Wahlert are not only good at their day jobs. A Wahlert staff-led rec volleyball team recently won a tournament championship. The team included teachers Cole Smith, Aaron Behnke, Sean Campbell and athletic trainer/ assistant athletic director Molly Pilcher. While there was li...

How can you make a difference this Earth Day?

Ava Hoelscher, Reporter

April 15, 2019


Filed under Features

Spring has arrived, and soon we will see budding flowers, green trees, and bright sunny skies stretching into evening. Along with the pleasant weather comes Earth Day on April 22. Earth Day brings awareness to the state of the environment, and many people use this day to think about how they can make...

Freshmen stepping up to expectations

Freshmen stepping up to expectations

Isabelle Pfeiffer, Reporter

March 15, 2019


Filed under Features, Sports

Far away games, long practices, and late nights are all a part of playing a varsity sport. Only some, however, are lucky enough to experience these things as freshmen. Natalie Kelzer, ’22, had the privilege of playing varsity softball this past summer. “Participating in a varsity sport was real...

Anti-Vaccine Movement causes outbreaks

Anti-Vaccine Movement causes outbreaks

Maddie McCarron, Editor

March 15, 2019


Filed under Features

Measles and mumps, illnesses once thought to be extinct for decades, are making new outbreaks across the world and the U.S. due to people refusing to get vaccinated. Many don’t get vaccinated because of the misconceptions regarding vaccines. While most schools require vaccinations, Wahlert allows students...

New year’s resolutions lack follow through

Jamie Vondra, Reporter

February 21, 2019


Filed under Features

New Year's celebrations have come and gone, and most resolutions have slowly disappeared. Research from Scranton University in Pennsylvania shows that only eight percent of people follow through with their resolutions. Whether this is because the resolutions are too vague or we are simply unmotivated, r...

Schriver tinkers with ‘no soil’ farming systems

Ellie Meyer, Reporter

February 21, 2019


Filed under Features

Hydroponics is a crazy way of farming without soil. How is this possible? Biology teacher Mrs. Korrin Schriver has the answer. “The hydroponic system has a water reservoir and you keep adding water and nutrients, which then circulate through the pump to the rest of the plants,” said Schri...

Rock the Rafters

Rock the Rafters

Lizzie Kann, Reporter

February 21, 2019


Filed under Features

Dancers were rockin’ it at Rock the Rafters, a dance showcase recently held by the Wahlert Dance team. The annual showcase held on Jan. 27th,  was a fundraiser for the Wahlert Catholic Dance Team. Each year the dance team invites young dancers from the local area for a fun day of dance and games.  Eac...

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