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Middle School Girls’ Basketball Team pictured with coaches Mrs. Jill Schroeder and Mr. Scott Johnson.

Posted February 15, 2020 at 7:59 pm

    Individual Event Speech

    By: Hope Hasenbank

    “Akron-Westfield Individual Events (IE) Speech has a long rich tradition. The tradition continues this year with a small but quality group of speakers. This year there are ten students involved in IE Speech,” says head coach Mr. Joel Schroeder. Students have the opportunity to show off their speaking skills. Categories within IE Speech are: After-Dinner Speaking, Broadcasting, Impromptu, Storytelling, and many more. A-W’s speech program is very competitive, which requires involved coaches. In addition to Mr. Schroeder, Mr. Victor Mena joins the program

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    Akron- Westfield Honor Choir

    By: Cori Main

    Akron-Westfield’s high school vocal teacher, Mr. Ryan Schuknecht took seven seniors to Dordt College for the Northwest Iowa honor Choir on January 20, 2020. The seniors included: Jackson Newton, Daytona Foley, Sean Steffen, Jack Anderson, Kailee Tucker, Taylor Pierce, and Raileigh Edwards.

    Kailee Tucker said, “We sang with a variety of kids from former all- staters to students who are going on to sing in college. It was amazing to see how great a choir can sound

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    Senior Spotlight

    Jerrica DeGroot

    By: Alyssa Musel

    Jerrica was born on November 15, 2001, to Jonathan De Groot and Jayne Stock in Sioux Center, Iowa. She has three siblings, Jesse, Joel, and Madison.

    Jerrica likes to drive around and fish during her free time. Her favorite childhood memory is when she glued a poster to her wall and when they moved her mom

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    Large Group Speech

    By: Hope Hasenbank

    American poet Maya Angelou said, “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

    Large Group Speech members express themselves through performances that make an impact on others. Practices began at the end of November for this year’s season. On Sunday, January 19, the Large Group Speech members showcased their skills at a public performance called ‘locals’. This event prepares them for districts.

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    Wrestling Cheerleading

    By: Alyssa Musel

    This week I asked Senior Megan Swancutt about the widely known activity here at Akron-Westfield known as wrestling cheerleading. Megan is the team’s cheer captain and the only senior. The A-W wrestling cheer team is coached by Kim Swancutt. In addition to Megan, the remaining ten cheerleaders are Junior Emma Noll, Sophomores Sadie Toben, Jersey Wendel, and Kailey Jackson. Rounding out the team are Freshmen Ellie Martinsen, Cambrie Raub, Savannah Bursell, Aracely Orozco, Riley Blake,

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    Senior Spotlight Alayna Mullinix

    By: Sabrina Gutierrez

    Alayna Mullinix was born on June 13, 2001, to Don and Rachel Mullinix in Sioux City, Iowa. She has five siblings, Zoe, Laken, Sam, Sophie, and Maya.

    High school activities include softball and golf, her favorites. When Alayna was younger she saw herself as a professional softball player. Some of Alayna’s most memorable moments are participating at state golf and state softball. She’s been introduced to so many people

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    Senior Spotlight Cori Main

    By: Cori Main

    I am the daughter of Scott and Jamie Main. I was born on February 17, 2002, in Sioux City, Iowa. I have one younger brother named Colby.

    Some of my hobbies are hanging out with my friends, watching Netflix and hanging out at home. The thing I like most about school is that I get to see my friends most of the day.

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