The 2018 Annual Meeting took place on July 21 at the Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences in Yakima. The agenda included an open forum for general membership/guests to ask questions, "finalizing" a draft of the 2018-19 WSO Unified Schedule, annual reports, and board member and student advisor election results. A summary follows. See meeting minutes for details.


Three board positions were elected for 3-year terms, 2018-2021:

Trevor Day (NW)

Sheila Guard (NW)

Diana Rhodes (South Central)

Three Student Advisors were elected for 1-year terms, 2018-19:

Shawn Barnett (Central Valley High School)

Abigail Jiang (Camas High School)

Sharlene Shirali (Interlake High School)


  • Board discussions resulted in the following policies for 2018-19:

    • WSO will utilize a new registration program that permits greater payment option flexibility.
    • Schools must register for a tournament in their own geographic area, with options available in December for switching to a different tournament.
    • WSO will explore more options for assisting tournament sites with funding and event preparation.
    • WSO will explore more options for assisting schools with funding.


    WSO is always looking for hardworking, dedicated individuals to be on the WSO Board of Directors. Fill out the nomination form (pdf) (Word) and return to the State Director. Nominations generally close by mid-April each year. Self-nominations are accepted (even encouraged!)  




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