Senior Spotlight

Posted March 26, 2015 at 5:00 am



by: Wyatt Heyl

Jacob Neubrand, son of Jeff and Melissa Neubrand, was born in Columbus, Nebraska, on October 21, 1996.

Jacob has several nicknames, including “Jake the Snake” and “Neuby.”

Neuby has 2 siblings Jordan and Jackson Neubrand.

He participates in Baseball, Choir, and Golf. His favorite past time is golfing but his favorite sport in high school was baseball.

Jake the Snake’s favorite movie is Sandlot.

Jacobs favorite saying is from Mr. Baker

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    Senior Spotlight



    by: Joel Brenner

    Michael Siebens was born on September 11, 1996. His mom is Bev Siebens and he has three sisters, Lynnzee, Shaylee, and Airalynn.

    Michael’s favorite activities are being in the school plays and choir.

    His favorite pastimes are reading a book and listening

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    Upcoming School Events

    2nd-4th Grade Concert: Tuesday, March 24 @ 7:00

    DK-1st Grade Concert: Thursday, March 26 @ 7:00

    HS Track @ Morningside College: Saturday, March 28 @ 10:00

    Chicago Art & Science Trip: March 26-29

    All State Individual Events Speech Festival in Cedar Falls: Monday, March 30

    Iowa Vocal Jazz Championships TBA: Tuesday, March 31

    Early Dismissal: Thursday, April

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    A-W Dancers perform at State Basketball Tournament

    by: Desirae Oltmanns

    The Akron-Westfield dance team was selected to perform at the girl’s state basketball tournament on Monday, March 2nd. The girls performed their first place pom routine during the halftime of the first round of the state tournament for class 1A.

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    A-W Dancers perform on All-Iowa Honor Dance Team

    by: Desirae Oltmanns

    On Saturday, March 7, seven girls from the A-W dance team had the opportunity to perform on the All-Iowa Honor Dance Team. Along with 250+ girls, they performed at the 3A championship game. Auditions for this team were held back in September for either a pom or kick team. A-W dancers who attended were seniors Chandra DeRocher, Alex Franker, Alexis Hageman, Kali Kriener, and Desirae Oltmanns, along with sophomores Maddie Hemmelrick and Makayla Swancutt. The performance was

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    by: Joel Brenner

    Jessen Wood was born on June 19, 1997, in Onawa, Iowa.

    Her parents are Stacy and Justin Heydon. She also has a sister, Jordan.

    Her favorite high school activities were Football and Wrestling cheerleading and Individual Events Speech.

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    Upcoming School Events

    3rd Quarter Ends: Wednesday, March 18

    4th Quarter Begins: Thursday, March 19

    Kindergarten Roundup: Thursday, March 19

    7th-12th Pops Concert: Thursday, March 19 @ 7:30

    Kindergarten Roundup: Friday, March 20

    Dance Concert: Monday, March 23 @ 7:00

    2nd-4th Grade Concert: Tuesday, March 24 @ 7:00

    DK-1st Grade Concert: Thursday, March 26

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    IE Speech team excels

    Congratulations to the IE Speech team for their work on Saturday at the State Contest held in Sibley-Ocheyedan. They collectively earned 20 I ratings and 1 II rating. Of the I ratings, 17 were straight I’s, the highest rating sequence possible. The students’ results are:

    Charlie Anderson acting Straight Is

    Hunter Armstrong acting II

    Alex Franker acting Straight Is

    Anastasia Hoffer acting Straight Is

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