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Smell causes A-W school evacuation

Posted September 18, 2014 at 7:04 pm

By Julie Ann Madden

For the third time in 14 months, Akron-Westfield officials evacuated the school building after a natural gas-type smell was noticed in the north side of the facility.

At about 1:00 p.m., principals sent staff and students outside while they waited for MidAmerican Energy employees to arrive.

“We’re hoping they can figure it out,” Grades Preschool-6 Principal Cathy Bobier told The Akron Hometowner as teachers tried to continue lessons outside. “This is the first time this year we’ve evacuated the building.”

“There has always been a little bit of a different odor in that area near the science rooms,”

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    A-W represented at National History Day competition

    Akron-Westfield students presented their projects at National History Day competition in Washington D.C. Over 2,900 students from all 50 states and eight international schools met at the University of Maryland in College Park to present their year-long academic projects. This year the competition was the largest ever.

    Akron-Westfield students Dominic Trobaugh, Max Anderson, Brynn Van Eldik, Jordan Neubrand, Aaron Hartman, and Nash Lininger attended the Nationals competition presenting their group performance about the Kindertransport, and their group documentary

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    A Final Thank You

    by: Eliza Kjar,

    student reporter

    Before we leave for good, on behalf of the Desktop Publishing class, we would like to say thank you to Mr. Thonstad for all of his help putting the yearbook together this year and for altogether putting up with us for so long.

    We would also like to give a huge amount of thanks to the Akron Hometowner for letting us publish our articles in the

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    Senior Spotlight


    by: Taylor Jaster

    John Wolthuizen was born on March 1, 1996, in Orange City, Iowa, to Jeff and Lisa Wolthuizen.

    John goes by John, or his nickname “Red Blur.”

    The Red Blur has three siblings: Jesa, Ben, and Christian.

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