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Head Start on College and Careers

Programs give high school students access to local college courses and business internships

By Justin Scherzer, Current Staff

Senior Peyton Janto can often be seen wearing business clothing at school because after four class periods at West Bend West High School he rushes to his internship at West Bend Mutual Insurance.

Janto is among the numerous WBHS students whose daily schedules differ from the traditional school day. Upperclassmen have the option to enroll in programs called Youth Options, Course Options and Co-op Youth Apprenticeships. These allow students to accept internships with local businesses or register for classes and programs not offered at the high school by traveling to locations such as the University of Wisconsin-Washington County and Moraine Park Technical College. Continue reading

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Getting Schooled: Choosing a College Is Stressful

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By Beth Williams, Current Staff

With graduation right around the corner, numerous WBHS seniors are taking the time to finalize decisions about their futures.

For East senior Elizabeth Bensen, however, the decision was not quite so easy.

“I applied to 14 schools,” Bensen said. Continue reading

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That’s Gonna Leave a Mark


By Alex Kopish, Editor in Chief

On Saturday, a student wearing a West Bend East High sweatshirt walked into a restaurant in Menomonee Falls and was asked by a stranger, “Were you one of those arrested?”

News travels fast, and last week’s student-led protest march has caused many in West Bend to worry that the once-positive reputation of the high schools has been stained. Continue reading


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