The second edition of Hatchet Highlights is slated to begin Thursday. Hatchet Highlights is a evening of showcasing all that Washington High School has to offer its students, and it starts with a free soup dinner in the high school cafeteria and then the real action begins. The event is expected to conclude around 7:30 p.m.
“This is a community event and a great opportunity for students to show our school off. We have of things going on in just a couple of hours,” said WHS Principal LeAnne Kelley. “We want the community to come see the great things students are doing.”
Captain Neil May, NJROTC instructor, was placed in charge of the food committee.
May said each department has been asked to make three gallons of a soup of their choice and those in attendance will decide which soup is declared the winner. The top three departments will receive a ribbon and the winning department’s name will be placed on a plaque.
“The contest will change each year but this is a great way to bring the faculty together,” said May. “This helps build a bridge between the teachers and the community. We are trying to make soup with a purpose.”
At the conclusion of the meal, those in attendance are invited to view the academic showcase taking place in the gym. “Our staff and students will have tables set up in the gym showing student work. Each department will have a table as well as the clubs,” said Kelley.
Social Studies teacher Lori Hancock is in charge of the organizing student work.
“All of our clubs and classes will be represented,” said Hancock. “Most of the community has no idea what we offer. Our students can be involved in Twin Rivers vocational programs and have the opportunity to earn over 30 college credits while still in high school as well as many other things.”