Senior Spotlight

Posted April 29, 2016 at 4:11 pm



by: Abbey Easton

Anastasia Kae Hoffer was born September 5, 1997, in Sioux City, Iowa, to Travis Hoffer and Sabrina Landesman. She has two brothers, Quentin and Elijah.

Stasia is involved in National Honor Society, Large Group Speech, and Individual Events Speech.

In her spare time she loves to hike, walk, listen to music, and read.

Anastasia’s most treasured childhood memory was going on vacation to Wisconsin Dells with her family.

Her favorite movie is Grease. She loves listening to Nickelback

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    White Pine Trees Given to Akron-Westfield Fourth Graders on Earth Day

    Each A-W fourth grade student was presented with a tree sapling to plant in recognition of Earth Day and Arbor Day. The GFWC/IA Friendship and Service Club of Akron purchased fifty white pines from the National Arbor Day Foundation. The club completes projects throughout the year to promote conservation.

    “We wanted to encourage young people to be involved in a project that emphasizes the importance of caring for the environment,” stated club member Lisa Harris. This is the third

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    Senior Spotlight



    by: Brenden Hansen

    Jackson Gereau was born August 16, 1997, to Jan and Todd Gereau.

    During high school Jackson has been involved in speech, choir, and band.

    Jackson’s favorite pastimes are spending time with friends, reading, and listening to music.

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    Question of the Week

    by: Zoe Mullinix & Lynnzee Siebens

    This week students and staff were asked “If you could go back to any time in history, when would you go back to?”

    Anastasia Hoffer, a senior, replied with “The fifties because I would want to experience the diners and drive-ins.”

    Spenser Wardrip, also a senior, would go back to when Cowboys and Indians were around because the Indian way of

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    Question of the Week

    by: Tabitha Banks & Zoe Mullinix

    This week students and staff were asked “If you could be any part of the Circus, what would you be and why?”

    Lynnzee Siebens, a senior, said, “The announcer because she has a loud voice and she doesn’t have to do any of the cool tricks.”

    Mr. Thonstad, a business and technology teacher, replied, “The ticket seller because once the people

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    MS Track competes at DV Meet

    by: Derrin Sanchez

    The Westerners traveled to Dakota Valley on Tuesday, April 12 to compete in their first track meet of the year.

    In the 7th grade girls track team Sophie Knuth placed 1st in shot put. Hailey Watkins placed 5th in the discus with a throw of 56.7 and 6th in the long jump with a jump of 11’ 8.5”. The 800-meter relay team, consisting of Wilken, Tori Nemesio, Arlena Heyl, and Elise Knapp, placed 4th. In the 400-meter

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    Senior Spotlight



    by: Abbey Easton

    Thomas Toben was born May 25, 1997. His parents are Russ and Joyce Toben. He has one sister, Krystal Toben.

    Tom-Tom is involved in football and wrestling but out of the two his favorite is wrestling. He loves to hang out with his family and go on vacation.

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    Upcoming events:

    April 18-20: Iowa Assessments

    April 21: DK-4 Spring Concert @ 6:45 p.m.

    April 22-25: Lakeside Lab

    April 25: State History Day

    April 26: 8th Grade Planning Night 6:00-7:30 p.m.

    April 28: 9-12 Spring Concert @ 7:30 p.m.

    April 30: Prom Grand March @ 6:00 p.m.


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