Big South Speech

19 students in 4 rows on the bleachers showing certificates and medals

The Worthington Trojan Speech Team gave outstanding performances at the Big South Conference Speech Meet on Thursday night. Two first place finishes led the way: MacKenzie Platt in Storytelling and Isaac Kinser in Discussion. Also placing in Storytelling and Discussion were Grace Gaalswyk (5th, Storytelling) and Team Captain Angela Dailey (2nd, Discussion). In Drama, Alondra Palma Zaragoza placed 6th. Jay Chavez and Austin Kinser placed 5th and 4th, respectively, in Extemporaneous Reading. Taking 6th in Extemporaneous Speaking was Cameron Kinser. Team Captain Lucy O’Donnell placed 3rd in Humorous, and Alondra Leon Flores placed 6th in Original Oratory. The team’s two Poetry Readers, Gerelyn Menjivar and Team Captain Quinn Benz, placed 4th and 3rd, respectively. Rounding out the night were three strong performances in Prose: Isabella Kouame, placing 4th; Gisel Martinez, placing 3rd; and Mikeayla Engidaw, placing 2nd. The team competes in their last regular season meet this Saturday in Pipestone in preparation for the Section competition, which will be held April 13.

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WHS Students Earn Recognition

Worthington students earn recognition at Minnesota Business Professionals of America conference. Worthington, MN – 8 students from Worthington participated in the annual Minnesota Business Professionals of America (BPA) State Leadership Conference held March 14-16, 2024 at the Minneapolis Hyatt Regency with more than 1,100 members competing. During the school year, 1,800 Minnesota BPA student members took part in the organization’s competitive events program, allowing them to compete in nearly 70 events focused in the areas of finance, business administration, management information systems, digital communication & design, and management, marketing & communication. The competitions are designed to prepare students to succeed and assesses real-world business skills and problem solving abilities. After qualifying earlier this year, regional winners put their talents to the test during the State Leadership Conference. Students receiving state recognition include: Kaw Blay – Fundamental Desktop Publishing – 2nd
Kaw Blay – Administrative Support Team – 3rd
Sophie Göhler – Administrative Support Team – 3rd
Alondra Leon Flores – Administrative Support Team – 3rd
Cristina Mireles – Administrative Support Team – 3rd
This May, Kaw Blay, Sophie Göhler, Alondra Leon Flores and Cristina Mireles will compete with thousands of top students from across the United States at the 59th Annual National Leadership Conference – the pinnacle of BPA competition.  Members will travel to Chicago, IL in May.
Business Professionals of America is the leading Career and Technical Student Organization for high school students pursuing careers in business management, office administration, information technology and other related career fields. The mission of Business Professionals of America is to contribute to the preparation of a world-class workforce through the advancement of leadership, citizenship, academic and technological skills. BPA enhances the preparation for college and careers by providing co-curricular programs that integrate into classroom instruction, apply learning, connect to business and promote competition. The Minnesota Secondary Association is part of a larger organization comprised of over 50,000 members from 23 United States and Puerto Rico. For more information about Minnesota BPA, please visit  

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WHS Prom Tickets for Sale

Prom Tickets for Sale
March 11 – 15 “After School”
WHS Lobby
$45 per ticket
Required forms will be provided during ticket sales.
Grand March lineup will be determined by the order of student sign-up.

Sophomores and students from other schools may attend prom only as a guest of a Junior or Senior WHS student.

Contact Mr. Hastings or Ms. Meyer with questions.

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Worthington School District Student Art Show

Worthington Student Annual Art Show
Opening Reception March 1 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Nobles County Art Center – located in the basement of the Nobles County Library
Exhibit Open from March 1st – 28th Weekdays 12 – 4 pm Tuesdays 12 – 7 pm

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FFA Food Drive

It is National FFA Week! We are excited to celebrate FFA and agriculture as a school. One aspect of FFA is service. Because of this, we are hosting a Canned Food Drive competition among advisories. This will take place all next week: Tuesday, February 20th– Friday, February 23rd.

Please encourage your advisories to bring in canned food items. The advisory with the most will win a pizza party. FFA Officers will pick up all canned food during advisory on the 23rd.

Thank you for your help and support in this. And, enjoy a wonderful long weekend!

FFA Advisors

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Section 3A Championship

Tremendously amazing accomplishment happened today! Our Trojan Gymnastics team earned its 10th Section 3A Championship in a row! Section Champs!

Along with the team competing at the Minnesota State Gymnastics Tournament, we have some of our Trojan individual gymnasts competing in the individual portion of the tournament – Hali Bullerman and Addison Gerber in the All-Around; Jordis Weber on the Balance Beam; Brooklyn Dykstra on the Bars and Floor; and Kenadie Thiner on the Floor.

The Trojans also earned the Section 3A Academic Award for Gymnastics with a combined GPA of 3.97! Hard work and determination in and around the classroom. Awesome!

Congratulations and best wishes at the Minnesota State Gymnastics Meet, Trojans! Go Trojans!

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WHS Parent/Teacher Conferences

Worthington High School Parent/Teacher Conferences
Thursday, February 15 3:15 – 7:15

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Knowledge Bowl Win

Five students making W's with their fingers in the cafeteria

Knowledge Bowl for the Win!

Katy Welch, Sophie Goehler, Isaac Kinser, Isaiah Bates, and Ryan Phelps placed FIRST out of 24 teams at the home Knowledge Bowl meet last night!

The Trojans also placed fourth with the team of Austin Kinser, Reagan Phelps, Juicy Mi, Aiden Harwood, and Elinor Teerink.

Way to go Trojans!

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Sports Boosters Club Scholarships

The Worthington ISD 518 Sports Boosters Club is proud to support young student athletes in pursuing the combination of collegiate athletic and academic pursuits. All student athletes who have secured future athletic participation on the collegiate level are eligible to apply regardless of the sport(s) they participate in. The Sports Boosters will extend $500.00 scholarships to Senior student athletes who exemplify effort, dedication, commitment and spirit to their team, school, and community.

These scholarships are one-time grants payable directly to the student athlete’s collegiate organization upon receipt of the student’s college ID. It is the student athlete’s responsibility to notify a member of the Sports Boosters Club as to how and where the funds can/should be sent.

See Gayla in Student Services for an application and more information. Applications can also be submitted using the online form.

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Catch Me if You Can – WHS Musical

Catch Me If You Can: a musical based on the hit DreamWorks Motion picture

Performances are Feb. 22-24, 7:30 pm and Feb. 25, 2:30 pm at Memorial Auditorium Performing Arts Center

Ticket costs: $6 for adults, $4 for students. Activity and student passes are honored, but must still reserve a seat.

Reserved seating ahead of time is recommended – contact Memorial Auditorium at or (507) 376-9101

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