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Westport 3/13

Congratulations to the intrepid Westport girls' basketball team, who played their usual strong defensive game in winning the Section VII Championship over Lake Placid on March 5. Back from an ankle injury, Willa McKinley led the way in the 35-28 victory, scoring a game-high 11 points, including two 3-pointers. This is the 18th sectional crown that the WCS girls have taken home. We'll keep our fingers crossed as they advance to the state quarterfinals. Way to go!

Other WCS news includes a number of exciting events coming up. On Friday, March 19, the Class of 2012 presents master hypnotist Michael Blaine, who lives in Peru but has wowed audiences around the nation with his mesmerizing talents. The show starts at 6:30 p.m. in the auditorium, and tickets are $8 for adults or $5 for students and seniors. Also, this year's talent show will be on Saturday, March 27, at 7 p.m. in the auditorium, and the theme will be "Where the Wild Things Are"-which just about sums up this legendary annual event.

And don't forget that the annual Tanneberger basketball tournament, which I mentioned last week, is coming up Saturday, March 20 in the school gym, with the volunteer fire department's Spaghetti Supper available in the cafeteria starting at 5 p.m. I don't get off work 'til 6 or so on Saturdays, but I'm counting on there being some left for me.

By the way, while we're on the subject of our wonderful school, can I just say how happy I am to see "Behind the Wall" (the WCS student publication) available to the community again. I always used to read it when it came in the mail, and enjoyed the fine writing and informative articles it invariably contained. I was sorry when it was no longer circulated to the community at large, which I thought benefitted enormously from being exposed to the views of some of its brightest students. So thanks for bringing "Behind the Wall" back out from "behind the wall."

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