W. F. West High School
|W.F. West High School|
|342 SW 16th St.
Chehalis, Washington 98532
|School type||Public high school|
|Established||1892 (Renamed W.F. West High School 1951)|
|School district||Chehalis School District|
|Color(s)||Crimson & gray|
|Newspaper||The Crimson and Gray|
|Website||W.F. West H.S.|
William F. West High School, commonly referred to as W. F. West, is a public high school in Chehalis, Washington and is the only high school in the Chehalis School District. It was named for local businessman William F. West who donated money and land to the school district. The principal is Bob Walters.
Its athletic teams compete as the Bearcats as a member of the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association in the 2A Evergreen Conference. The Bearcats were fastpitch WIAA 2A State Championa in 2015, as well as baseball State Champions in 2010 and 2013.
The school sanctions the following sports and extracurricular activities:
- Fall: Theatre, Cheerleading, Football, Girls' Soccer, Cross Country, Boys' Tennis, Boys' Golf, Girls' Swimming, Volleyball, Forensics, Rifle team, Pep Band, Bowling Club.
- Winter: Cheerleading, Pep band, Wrestling, Girls' Basketball, Boys' Basketball, Knowledge Bowl, Equestrian Team, and Forensics.
- Spring: Theatre, Baseball, Boys' Soccer, Fastpitch, Girls' Golf, Girls' Tennis, Forensics, and Boys' and Girls' Track
- Dave Dowling, Former MLB player (St. Louis Cardinals, Chicago Cubs)
- Andy Olson, Head Coach of the Arena Football League's Spokane Shock
- Orin Smith, CEO and President Starbucks Corporation 2000-2005.
- Brock Peterson, Current MLB player (Washington Nationals