8th Graders Attend the Career Fair

Posted April 17, 2014 at 5:00 am

by: Katie Black,

student reporter

The 8th grade students traveled to Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon to attend a Career Fair on Friday, April 11. While at the fair they were able to investigate 3 different occupations. This past December, the students selected three occupations they were interested in learning more about.

Following their occupation sessions they attended a 45 minute assembly with motivational speaker Jeff Yalden.

This was an opportunity for students to understand different occupations and help them decide what they would like to do in the future.

    Speech II Students Share the Spotlight

    by: Mariah Grimm,

    student reporter

    Speech II, taught by Mrs. Colleen Westergard, is offered for students in 12th grade during 2nd semester. In this class, students take information learned previously in Speech I and apply it to the world of mass communication. Those in this class participate in all aspects of a weekly television show broadcast. These aspects include: writing, acting, directing, editing, and producing a TV show.

    Currently, the Senior

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    Senior Countdown!!!

    by: Taylor Jaster,

    student reporter

    The A-W 2013-2014 school year is almost over! The seniors this year only have 19 days left. Some of the people have many opinions

    Mariah Grimm: “I am very excited to be done with high school because I am ready to move on to bigger and better things at the University of Northern Iowa!”

    Katie Black: “I am

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    Question of the Week

    by: Jonah Anderson, Editor

    This week’s question of the week was: “What book do you want to see as a movie and why?”

    Eliza Kjar answered: “‘Remember Me’ because I would love see my visual expectations exceeded.”

    Mariah Grimm and Katie Black both answered: “The series ‘The Keatyn Chronicles,’ because we want to see if the movies would be as addicting as the books.”

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    Senior Spotlight

    Corbin Bundy

    by: Mariah Grimm,

    Corbin Bundy was born on January 23, 1996 to James and Melissa Bundy. He has one older brother, Tanner.

    “Corbeano” has been involved in speech, art, and band throughout high school, all while being employed at Maynard’s. His position is currently the respectable, bag boy.

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    Upcoming School Events

    Easter Break: Friday, April 18 – Monday, April 21

    Elementary Book Fair: April 22-25

    Senior Awards Night: Tuesday, April 22 @ 6:00

    DK-4th Elementary Concert, Thursday, April 24 @ 7:00

    Lakeside Lab: April 25-28

    FFA State Convention: April 27-29

    Middle School State History Day: Wednesday, April 28

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    Pictures for the Yearbook?

    As the Desktop Publishing class puts the finishing touches on the 2013-14 yearbook, we want to know if you have pictures of academics, activities, and athletics you would like to see included. If you do, there are a couple of options available. First, you could bring those printed pictures in to Mr. Thonstad to be scanned.

    Or, if your photos are digital, you can submit them to Akron-Westfield’s SmugMug site. Just visit the school website at www.akron-westfield.com

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    Fine Arts Banquet

    by: Taylor Jaster, student reporter

    The A-W High School Fine Arts Night will be on April 15 at 7:00 p.m. This night will be honoring the students in band, choir, and art. The students in Art will have their projects up in the commons for viewing.

    Senior Awards

    by: Katie Black, student reporter

    At 6:00 p.m. on April 22, the Senior Awards night will be held in the Akron-Westfield auditorium. At this event local scholarships will be awarded to the seniors who were chosen for the scholarships they applied for. Many of the scholarship applications are due in the next few weeks.

    8th Grade to Attend Career Fair Opportunity

    by: Mrs. Shawn Hoffman, Guidance Counselor

    Akron-Westfield 8th graders will be given a unique opportunity to explore the world of work. They have been invited to attend a Career Fair being sponsored by Northwest Iowa Community College in Sheldon, Iowa, on Friday, April 11. While at the fair, students will attend 3 different occupational information sessions and listen to a motivational speaker.

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