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Get Ready for Impending Winterfest Auditions

As Thanksgiving break draws closer and closer, the East music department students have another date looming over their heads: November 27th, the day of auditions for Winterfest solos and small groups. As per tradition, it is the Monday we return to school post-break.

Time to Donate to the Thanksgiving Food Drive!

It’s that time of year again:  the annual Thanksgiving food drive has started at East, and it will run until November 17. The food drive provides an awesome opportunity to help hundreds of families in Western New York just by donating certain boxed and canned items.

East’s National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalists

After taking the PSAT exam last October in 2022, 10 Williamsville East students have been announced as National Merit Scholar Semi-finalists! Congratulations to Nathan Wan, Grant Wang, Andrew Jiang, Alexander Liang, Soumyadeep Bhattacharjee, Eric Liu, Zoey Tang, Audrey Fang, Angelina Tang, and Emma Wu! They have the opportunity now to compete for some 7,140 National Merit Scholarships worth nearly $28 million, which will be offered in the spring.

Passing the Torch: Mrs. Kantz

It is my honor and pleasure to pass the torch to Mrs. Kantz.

What’s Going On After School? – Club Feature

As school resumes and routines settle into place, clubs have become a popular addition to everyone's schedule. Not only do they provide opportunities for social interaction and skill development, but also enhance the overall high school experience.

East is Looking Forward To… (Semester One Edition)

Although homecoming is now at its end, the first semester isn’t; there are still many activities and events to look forward to and get involved in. 

Hit Rewind and Loop: Homecoming 2023 ‘Playlist of Paradise’ Recap

The halls of East High were buzzing with excitement as the biggest week of the year, Homecoming, drew near. With a jam-packed schedule of events, themed dress-ups, and a grand finale dance, Homecoming is a time for the entire school to come together and celebrate.

A Deep Dive Into the Williamsville East Girls Swim Team

The Williamsville East Girls Swim Team celebrated their final victory as a full team against Williamsville South in their last dual meet of the season on October 10, carrying the team to an undefeated season.

FBLA’s Fall District Meeting 

District 12 of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) recently held its Fall District Meeting at Williamsville East High School on October 15, 2023. This event marked the first conference of the year, bringing together FBLA members from throughout the district for a day filled with helpful and exciting workshops and sessions. It was an excellent opportunity for members to connect, learn, and take their involvement in FBLA to the next level.

Cross Country Season Passes the Finish Line

Last Tuesday, the Varsity Boys Cross Country team wrapped up their regular season with a league meet win against Sweet Home; for many of the seniors, it was a bittersweet experience. Reflecting on the experience, seniors Dan Costello and Brady Miller agreed that it was “painful”. Cross-country tends to do that. Overall, though, the team agreed that it was a great season.

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