Senior Spotlight

Posted October 29, 2015 at 5:00 am



by: Abbey Easton

Elizabeth Kathleen Bohlke was born on March 11, 1997 in Sioux City, Iowa. Her parents are Katie Bohlke and Carlos Gutierrez. She has three siblings, Victoria, Sabrina and Patrick.

Two of her high school activities are cheerleading and choir. Some of Liz’s favorite pastimes are hanging out with friends, taking drives, exploring places, and listening to music.

Elizabeth’s favorite quote “Even if we don’t have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there” comes from her favorite movie

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    South Pacific

    Nicholas Schnell as Luther Billis and Makayla Swancutt as Ensign Nellie Forbush in the upcoming A-W performance of South Pacific.

    Question of the Week

    by: Lynnzee Siebens & Hannah Zahner

    This week, students and staff were asked “What is the last picture you took on your phone?”

    Autumn Stowe, a freshman, took a picture of the sun.

    Junior Mason Mackey, last took a picture of his lawn mower motor.

    Alyson Ten Napel, a freshman, took a picture of her and Brooklyn Gravenish.

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    Westerner Review interviews four South Pacific cast members

    by: Lynnzee Siebens and Hannah Zahner

    With the upcoming performance of South Pacific, we sat down with four of the current cast members (Skyler Briggs, Makayla Swancutt, Nicholas Schnell, and Cameron Wahlberg) to discuss their part in this play and their previous acting experiences.

    Who is your character? Can you describe him/her?

    M.S: Nellie Forbush. She’s a naive but spunky and idealistic Navy

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    Westerner JV stampede the Knights

    by: Brenden Hansen

    On Monday, October 12, the Westerners hosted Unity Christian, beating the Knights by a score of 41-0.

    Leading the offense for the Westerners was A.J. Nemesio with a total of 210 yards. He rushed the ball for 49 yards on 8 carries and went 6 for 11 throwing with 161 yards, 4 touchdowns, and 1 interception.

    Tristin Golden had 119 total yards. He rushed for 30 yards on 6 attempts

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    Question of the Week

    by: Tabitha Banks

    This week, students and staff were asked, “What is your biggest pet peeve?”

    Hannah Boehme, a senior, answered, “when people put their feet on me.”

    Mr. Kroksh, high school Ag teacher, said, “when people don’t use their blinkers.”

    Cassie Hansen, a sophomore, replied, “when people talk over me.”

    Mr. Briggs,

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    South Pacific musical cast announced

    by: Hannah Zahner and Lynnzee Siebens

    The cast of the fall musical, South Pacific, has been announced. Public performances are scheduled for Friday, November 6 and Saturday, November 7.

    Female cast members include:

    Ensign Nellie Forbush: Makayla Swancutt

    Bloody Mary: Emme Knuth

    Liat: Kiana

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    FFA Selling Fruit

    by: Hannah Zahner

    The Akron-Westfield FFA has started their annual fruit sales! You can purchase fruit until November 8 with delivery scheduled in the first part of December.

    If you are interested in purchasing from the annual sale, you have a few options. First, you can call the school at 712-568-2868, and ask for Mr. Kroksh, FFA advisor; call Mr. Kroksh directly on his cellphone at 712-551-6360; or find an FFA member.


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    JV loses close game to SC West

    by: Brenden Hansen

    The Akron-Westfield Westerners hosted the Sioux City West Wolverines on Tuesday, October 6 and were beaten by a score of 42-39.

    Leading the offense for the Westerners was A.J. Nemesio with a total of 233 yards. Nemesio rushed for 59 yards on 9 attempts and went 12 for 28 throwing for 174 yards and a touchdown. Tristin Golden had a total of 172 yards with 3 touchdowns. Tristin ran the ball for 132 yards on 19 attempts

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    Senior Spotlight



    by: Tabitha Banks

    Lynnzee Siebens was born on February 1, 1998, and is the daughter of Beverly Siebens.

    Lynnzee has three siblings. She has an older brother, Michael, and two younger sisters, Shaylee and Airalynn.

    When she was younger she imagined herself as the boss

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