MS Track Races at EP-J in First Meet

Posted April 20, 2017 at 5:00 am

By: Josie Green

On Friday, April 7, the Westerners traveled to Elk Point-Jefferson for their first track meet of the year.

In the 8th grade girls track Nola Schierling placed 6th in the 100M hurdles. For the 100M dash, Hailey Wilken placed 1st and Tori Nemesio placed 2nd. Arlena Heyl ran in the 200M dash she placed 6th. In the 400 M dash was Elise Knapp placing 1st and Addison McMillan placed 4th. McKenna Henrich placed 2nd in the 800M run. Nemesio placed 1st in the high jump she jumped 4’2”.Hailey Watkins placed 2nd with a throw of 28’10½” and Schierling placed 6th with a throw of 21’10½”. Watkins placed 4th in discus with a throw of 57’6” and Heyl placed 6th with a throw of 53’0”. Henrich placed 4th

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    FFA Attends 89th Annual State Leadership Conference

    By: Autumn Stowe

    From April 9 until April 11, the Akron-Westfield FFA attended the 89th Iowa FFA Leadership Conference. Members attending included: Danika Tindall, Lexi Koele, Callie Henrich, Cody Hillrichs, Laken Mullinix, Kammi Bishop, Brenden Kroksh, Aaron Hartman, Autumn Stowe, Cori Main, and Kendra Ericson.

    While at the convention, the record for membership attendance was broken, with 5,868 FFA members and advisors present.

    Both Laken Mullinix and

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    Question of the Week

    By: Maggie Brown

    This week students and staff were asked “What do you think would be the hardest thing for you to give up on?”

    Mr. Thien, Elementary PE Teacher, said, “Being able to go outside, because I don’t think I’d be able to not go outside.”

    Paxton Giedd, a senior, responded, “Family.”

    Mrs. Brittany Heeren, the Librarian, answered, “Food.”

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    MS Track Runs at DV for Second Meet

    By: Jillian Hyer

    On Tuesday, April 11, the Akron-Westfield Middle School track teams traveled to Dakota Valley to compete against six other schools.

    The 7th grade girls team earned 4th place. In the Long Jump, Taryn Wilken placed 4th, Aubie Hartman placed 6th, Kailey Jackson placed 11th, and Emmalee Wilken placed 16th. In the 100M, Chloee Colt placed 5th, Taryn Wilken placed 7th, Aubie Hartman placed 9th, and Marinda Moore placed 10th. In the 200M, Taryn Wilken placed 6th, Aubie

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    FFA Livestock Judging Performs Well

    By: Autumn Stowe

    On Friday March 31, the Akron-Westfield FFA went to Brookings, South Dakota, to compete in livestock, horse, and dairy judging.

    On an individual level, Brenden Kroksh received 1st place out of 426 individuals with a score of 359 out of 365 possible points.

    The Akron-Westfield team received 11th out of 84 total teams. Members of this team included: Brendan

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    Senior Spotlight

    Zac

    Eyer

    By: Josie Green

    Zac Eyer, the son of Jim and Lucy Eyer, was born in Sioux City, Iowa. Zac has three siblings: Alicia Sanchez, Derrin Sanchez, and Nathan Sanchez.

    His favorite childhood memory is riding the 4-wheelers at his house.

    In high school Zac has

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    Question of the Week

    By: Ean Beavers

    This week students and staff were asked “what is your favorite quote and what does it mean to YOU.”

    Callie Henrich answered, “‘It is the way of the road, boys’ from the movie Trailer Park Boys. It means that some things go your way and some don’t, and sometimes there is nothing you can do about it. It helps me remember to chill out and let things go.”

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    Senior Spotlight

    Kane

    Martinac

    By: Natalie Harvey

    Kane Matthew Martinac is the son of Michelle and Aaron Rife. He has 2 siblings Maddy and Gracie. Kane will also answer to Krife, Wayne, and Kanie. “Wayne” was born June 15, 1998, in Compton, California.

    “Krife” has been involved in his favorite sport of football

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    A-W holds special meeting for budget, renovations

    By Julie Ann Madden

    On March 28, the Akron-Westfield School Board held two public hearings, then a special meeting for several items.

    Elementary Renovations

    At a public hearing on the proposed Elementary Wing Renovations Project, Maintenance Director Bob Brewington gave an overview of the project. Up to 14 elementary rooms will be renovated, he said. Ten of the rooms will have the asbestos-filled tile flooring removed.

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    A-W Jazz Choir Second at Iowa Vocal Jazz Championships

    By: Jillian Hyer

    The Akron-Westfield Jazz Choir traveled to Des Moines for the Iowa Vocal Jazz Championships on Tuesday, March 29. A-W competed against eight other schools, earning second place. The Jazz Choir performed the songs A Foggy Day (In London Town), My Romance, and Rosanna.

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