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Senior Spotlight

Posted January 29, 2015 at 10:46 pm



by: Abbey Easton

Megan Snedeker was born on October 10, 1996. Her parents are Michael and Sara Snedeker. She has one sister, Marissa Snedeker.

Megg loves to photo-manipulate images, create graphic designs, read, write essays, and do homework.

Megan’s favorite movie is Quest for Camelot.

When listening to music she loves listening to Death Cab for Cutie, Sleeping at Last, The Kooks, The Shins, and The Beetles.


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    Senior Spotlight



    by: Brei Moffatt

    Devon Myers, son of Josh and Brandi Myers, was born in Sioux City on August 31, 1996.

    Devon, also known by few as Speedy, has four siblings; Kiara, Jacob, Paige and Jacey.

    He is employed at Iowa Army National Guard.

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    MS Girls Basketball starts season

    by: Abbey Easton

    The Middle School girls basketball team kicked off their season on Tuesday, January 20. This first game had the Westerners traveling North to face the West Sioux Falcons.

    Instead of splitting into 7th and 8th grade teams, the girls were split into A and B teams.

    The game featuring the A Team lost to the West Sioux Falcons by a final score of 56 to 20. Brooke Koele led the

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    Question of the Week

    by: Tabitha Banks

    This week’s question of the week is Who is your favorite superhero and why?

    Megan Snedeker, a senior, said “Batman, because he is good looking.”

    Mrs. Weiland, the high school counselor, said “Spider-man, because my son loves him.”

    Autumn Morey, a junior, said “Batman, because he is the only realistic one.”

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    Large Group Speech holds In-House Speech Day

    “The American Family” performed by the Choral Reading Cast. Back Row: Lynnzee Siebens, Becky Roberson,
    Zoe Mullinix, Sydney Pridie, Abbey Easton,
    Tabitha Banks, Makayla Swancutt, and Nettie Mendoza.
    Front Row: Daniel Martinsen, Austin Allard,
    Eric Cottrell, Aaron Allard, Skyler Briggs,
    Ryan Foley, and Nick Schnell.

    by: Tabitha Banks

    On January 20, Large Group Speech members participated in an “In-House Speech Day.” This was the second year they held this day, enabling all speech performers the ability to see

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    The 2014-2015 A-W school yearbooks can be pre-ordered now for $40. Students and families can order via PaySchools (on the A-W website) or by sending payment with your student. Contact Mr. Thonstad at with any questions.

    Order your Yearbook today!

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    A-W Dance Team selected for group

    by: Tabitha Banks

    The Akron-Westfield Dance Team have been invited by the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union to perform as a group at the Girls’ State Basketball Tournament in early March.

    This is only the second time in A-W history that the girls have been invited as a group to perform.

    Congratulations Dance Team!

    A-W Dance Team selected for group

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    Question of the Week

    by: Brei Moffatt

    This week’s question of the week is What is your favorite thing about high school?

    Junior Jess McMahon said, “Being able to see my friends and play different sports.”

    Spenser Wardrip said, “Being with friends, having more freedom, and the sports.”

    Senior Anthony Strom said that he likes the people and

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    Large Group Speech holds recital to prepare for Districts

    [caption id=”” align=”alignnone” width=”300″ caption=”Large Group Speech Cast
    Fron Row: Tony Fountoulakis, Ryan Foley, Hunter Armstrong, Kali Kriener, Kelcie Wakeman, Sydney Pridie, Ryleigh Schnell,
    Cali Westergard, Hannah Koele, Alex Franker, Lexi Hageman, Gage McGuire-Tomlinson, and Michael O’Byrne.
    Middle Row: Skyler Briggs, Eric Cottrell, Ty Carl, Daniel Martinsen, Jackson Gereau, Spenser Wardrip, Abbey Easton, Zoe Mullinix,
    Anastasia Hoffer, Tabitha Banks, Lynnzee Siebens, Nettie Mendoza, Jordan Neubrand, Maggie Brown, and Josie Green.
    Back Row: Austin Allard, Cody Hillrichs, Becky Roberson, Max Anderson, Laken Mullinix, Brynn VanEldik, Nick Schnell,
    Makayla Swancutt, Aaron Allard, Cameron Wahlberg, Charlie Anderson, Kiana Appley, Rose Witt, Courtney Eberly, McKenna Kutz, and

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    Yearbook Senior Grad Ads

    Senior Grad Ads are now available for purchase in the 2014-2015 A-W 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. The spaces can also include a photo.

    Grad Ads are available on

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