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Three A-W students have artwork on display at Western Iowa Salon Exhibition

Posted February 5, 2016 at 5:06 pm

by: Natalie Harvey & Lynnzee Siebens

The Buena Vista University Art and Graphic Design Department is pleased to present the seventh annual Western Iowa Salon Exhibition (WISE). This juried exhibition offers high school students the chance to have their artwork displayed in a professional Art Gallery.

Charlie Anderson,a junior at Akron-Westfield, will have two art projects on display. “Past Pages” which is a realistic painting of a pipe on a page, and “Why So Serious?” which is an oil painting of the Joker.

Nick Schnell, a junior at Akron-Westfield, also has two art projects on display. “White Lightning”, an oil close up painting of his saxophone, and “Home” an oil painting of the earth viewed from space.

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    Senior Spotlight

    Tabitha

    Banks

    by: Abbey Easton

    Tabitha Banks was born on November 3, 1997, to Jamison and Jodi Banks. She has two brothers Tyler Dawdy and Taron Banks. Throughout high school Tabi has been involved in choir, individual event speech, large group speech, and National Honor Society.

    Tabi’s favorite movies include Pitch Perfect, Never Back Down, and Elf. Her most enjoyable

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    Shayna

    Pickell

    by: Caleb Colt

    Shayna Ann Pickell, the daughter of Chris and Elizabeth Pickell, was born on June 12, 1998, in Onawa, Iowa. Shayna has two younger brothers, Gage and Lukas.

    Shayna’s favorite pastimes are reading, exploring new music, and spending time with friends.

    Her favorite sport is volleyball.

    Pickell’s favorite movie

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    Yearbook Graduation Ads

    Senior Graduation Ads are now available for purchase in the 2015-2016 Akron-Westfield Yearbook.

    Graduation Ads cost $25 and can be purchased by family and friends to say something special to the graduating Senior. This might include words of encouragement and praise, a poem or song, or just a few words to tell your graduate how proud you are of him or her.

    Grad Ads can also include a photo.

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    Kindergarten Roundup Scheduled

    Kindergarten Roundup for the Akron-Westfield Community School District is scheduled Thursday, April 14 and Friday, April 15, 2016. Children must be five years old on or before September 15, 2016 in order to be eligible for discovergarten and kindergarten this fall. If you have a child eligible for Roundup and they do not attend Akron Headstart or Akron-Westfield Preschool please call 568-3322 to sign them up to receive further information.

    MS Wrestlers start season at West Sioux tournament

    by: Zoe Mullinix & Tabitha Banks

    On January 19, the middle school wrestling team competed in their first meet of the season. They traveled to Hawarden to compete against Hinton, West Lyon, and West Sioux.

    Winning by pin were Adam Allard, Logan Smith, and Cameron Bergman.

    Winning by decision were Adam Allard, Jader Briggs, Hunter Walkingstick, and Chance Foster, who had two wins.

    MS Girls’ Basketball teams destroy the Blackhawks

    by: Caleb Colt

    Congratulations to the 7th and 8th grade girls’ basketball players on their victories over Hinton on Thursday, January 28.

    The 7th grade girls won 36-13. Leading offensively were Elise Knapp with 19 points, Hailey Wilken with 10, and Sophie Knuth with 5.

    The 8th grade won by a final score of 55-18. Leading scorers were Jaden Harris with 22 points, Lily Kenny with 13, Kailee Tucker and Jayla Berg added

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    MS Girls’ Basketball teams beat Gehlen Lady Jays

    by: Brenden Hansen

    The 7th and 8th girls hosted the Gehlen Lady Jays on Thursday, January 21.

    The 7th grade girls won a close game by a score of 28-18. Leading scorers for the 7th graders were Hailey Wilken with 11 points, Elise Knapp with 8 points, Hailey Watkins with 4 points, and Arlena Heyl with 3 points.

    The 8th grade girls won by a score of 31-22. Leading scorers for the 8th

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    MS Girls’ Basketball start season with mixed results

    by: Brendan Hansen

    On Tuesday January 19, the middle school girls’ basketball team hosted the West Sioux Falcons.

    The 7th grade girls won by a score of 39-9. Leading the Westerners was Elise Knapp with 13 points and 8 rebounds. Sophie Knuth contributed 10 points and 7 rebounds.

    The 8th grade girls lost by a score of 26-43. Leading scorers for the Westerners were Jaden Harris with 16 points and Alayna Mullinix with

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