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Senior Spotlight

Posted November 15, 2018 at 6:00 am



By: Shaylee Siebens

Brendan Kyle Kroksh, son of Randy and Deb Kroksh, was born on July 17, 2000, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Sioux City, Iowa. He has two older siblings Adam and Melissa. Brenden will also answer to Lil Kroksh, Brenda, and Kroksh.

Throughout high school, Lil Kroksh has been involved in FFA, basketball, and NHS. Brendan’s favorite sport is basketball.

Brenda’s favorite childhood memory is “Playing with my friends on our travel basketball team.” If he could relive one moment in his life it would be playing with his friends during middle school at the travel basketball tournaments on

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    Question Of The Week

    By: Hailey Wait

    Students and staff of Akron-Westfield were recently asked, “Would you rather have one long summer break or taking multiple, shorter breaks during the school year?”

    Of the thirty-four responses we received, twenty-three were in favor of our current format of one long summer break. We have shared some of the best responses:

    “Long summer break. Sometimes you need to get away for an extended

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    Veteran’s Day Commemorated

    Following two Veteran’s Day assemblies, the first for the elementary students and the second for the middle school and high school students, the Veterans were invited for coffee time to share their experiences with students.

    SHREK The musical


    Friday, Nov 9 @ 7:30

    Saturday, Nov 10 @ 7:30

    Sunday, Nov 11 @ 2:00

    Ticket sales start 1 hour before performance,

    doors open 45 minutes before performance.

    Adults: $7 Students: $5


    SHREK Notes & Pictures

    By: Lilly Stabe

    This is the last conversation with a cast member about the upcoming A-W musical production: “SHREK The Musical”.

    Nash Lininger, who will be starring as Donkey said, “I am really excited for the play this year. I’m glad to have such a fun role to play and I definitely couldn’t be happier with the rest of the cast.

    “Doing the play again this year

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    Question Of The Week

    By: Nash Lininger

    Students and staff of Akron-Westfield were recently asked, “If you could own any business franchise or store in the world what would it be and why?”

    There were several responses, but these are some of the best.

    Matthew Nielsen, a freshman, replied, “Nike, because I wear all Nike stuff so I could get it for free.”


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    Senior Spotlight



    By: Lilly Stabe

    Reagan Frankl, the son of Jim and Amy Frankl, was born on July 17, 2000, in Sioux City, Iowa. Reagan has two siblings, Alex and Spencer. Some of the other names Reagan goes by are “Frankl” and “Franks”.

    Reagan’s favorite pastimes include playing Madden, lifting, and watching TV. His favorite movie is “Step Brothers”. His

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    SHREK Notes

    By: Lilly Stabe

    Over the next four weeks we will share my conversations with the cast about the upcoming A-W musical production: “SHREK The Musical”.

    Emme Rolfes earned the lead role of Fiona. I asked Emme about the upcoming musical and she answered, “I wanted to try out for the play, and I wasn’t intending to get a lead role but I did and I was very surprised and nervous.

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    JV & C-Teams Beat South O’Brien

    By: Nash Lininger

    Both the C and JV football teams won their final games against the South O’Brien Wolverines.

    In the C game, the Westerners won 20-6. Leading in passing was Cade Walkingstick, who went 9-18 for 107 yards and 1 touchdown.

    Walkingstick also led with 12 rushes for 76 yards and 2 additional touchdowns. Elijah Hoffer also ran the ball 9 times for 45 yards.

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