The Student News Site of West Delaware High School


The Student News Site of West Delaware High School


The Student News Site of West Delaware High School


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Tagging into Activities

West Delaware students are recognized
Lili Shappell
Student council displays locker tags for students who are in extracurricular activities.

When you walk down the hall, do you notice the locker tags? 

Student council places locker tags on the lockers of students involved in extracurriculars. 

The tags have the student’s name and a logo of the activity the student is in. 

“Locker tags are used to acknowledge the students,” student council adviser Mary Wegmann said. “It’s also a student pride thing. Students who are involved are being recognized for the sports and extracurricular activities they are in.”

For each athletic season, student council members list the students in each activity and make locker tags for each student.

Avery Kartman (9) has three locker tags on her locker. “It made me proud that I’m involved in so many activities,” Kartman said. 

“I think it provides school spirit and a way to show what sports and activities students are in,” Kartman said. “The locker tags show, ‘I am in this, and I’m proud that I am in this sport or activity.’” 

“When I see how many activities people are in, I think, ‘Oh my gosh. That’s a lot of activities,’” Kartman said. 

Walking in the halls, Kartman finds it amazing how many students are in activities. “Being in a small town, you have to be involved in a lot of things,” Kartman said.  

Junior Jade Pohlmann appreciates the locker tags.

“Student Council does an amazing job recognizing the students who are so involved in sports,” Pohlmann said. 

The tags also play a practical role for students. “The one way that I knew where my locker was, is because student council placed my wrestling tag on my locker,” Pohlmann said. 

Lexi Bunting (10) felt proud when her locker tag went up. “The locker tags make me feel supported because it’s showing and recognizing the students who are actively involved in extracurriculars,” Bunting said.

“When I see how many students are in multiple activities, I think to myself, ‘that’s crazy how much they are in,’” Bunting said.

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Ella Goedken
Ella Goedken, Staff
Hi! My name is Ella Goedken. I’m a junior at West Delaware. This is my first year in Jouralism. I am involved in Wrestling. I enjoy helping other people and being a problem solver. I also enjoy listening to music and hanging out with family and friends. Outside of girls wrestling, I work at Subway. I have a inside dog and two inside cats. After high school I plan to go to college and study to be a Paralegal.
Lili Shappell
Lili Shappell, Staff
Hi! My name is Lili Shappell, and I am a junior at West Delaware. This is my first year in journalism. Other than journalism, I am in Large Group Speech, Play, Soccer, and Choir. Outside of doing extracurricular activities, I work at the Good Neighbor Society. In my free time, I love hanging out with my friends and family.

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