Washougal High School’s new Panther of the Month Program celebrates the individual achievements of students by sustaining a culture of learning that not only values academic success but elevates awareness of student contributions to the Washougal community at large.

“We have so many amazing students to celebrate in our district,” said Michelle Massar, WHS Associate Principal.  “We are excited to launch this program to recognize them and to help share their contributions with our community.”

Student nominations and selections are based on the WHS Pillars of P.R.I.D.E.  Those are perseverance, respect, integrity, diversity and empathy.

“Staff members nominate students to be considered for the award,” said Massar.  “The WHS Climate and Culture committee selects one nominated senior, junior, sophomore and freshman to receive the award each month.”

The January 2021 Panthers of the Month are

Wyatt Sims, Class of 2021

Jacob Streuli, Class of 2022

Alyssa Harness, Class of 2023

Amanda Acevedo, Class of 2024

“Students are being recognized with a yard sign placed within the first five days of the month, their names on the WHS reader board, social media announcements, photos displayed in the school’s front lobby, and more,” said Massar. “We are really proud of these first four honorees.”