Diminished MS track competes at West Sioux

Posted May 14, 2015 at 5:00 am

by: Megan Snedeker

Competing against a wide range of teams, A-W’s boys and girls middle school track teams both came out with victories on their shoulders. The girl’s team successfully captured fifth place in the final rankings, while the boy’s team held steady onto eighth. Though their overall rankings didn’t quite reach the top, individually, the members of the track team successfully scored their own high-ranking runs.

In the Girl’s 100-Meter Dash, Lily Kenny reached first place. In the same event, Shaylee Siebens won fourth place.

In the Girl’s Distance Medley, Akron received another score in the top half, achieving third place.

In the Girl’s 400-Meter Dash, Lily Kenny again scored a high spot for her

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    Question of the Week

    by: Abbey Easton

    The question of the week asked to the staff and students at Akron-Westfield was,

    “If you had 3 apples and 4 oranges in one hand and 4 apples and 3 oranges in the other hand, what would you have?”

    Tabi Banks, a junior, said, “You would have 7 apples and 7 oranges.”

    Mrs. Weiland, High School Guidance

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    Senior Spotlight



    by: Tabitha Banks

    Alexis Hageman, daughter of Lloyd and Stephanie Hageman, was born on August 8, 1997, in Sioux City, Iowa.

    Alexis has four siblings: Lynn, Heath, Heidi and Trystan.

    “Lexi” has been involved in Speech, Jazz, and Dance, with Dance being her favorite

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    The 2015 Graduation Commencement is on Sunday May 17 at 2:00 P.M. The commencement will be held in the old gymnasium.

    This year’s class motto is, “You may never know what results come of your action, but if you do nothing there will be no result.” -Gandhi.

    The Akron-Westfield graduates would like you to come and support their great achievements.

    Upcoming School Events

    HS Girls WEC Golf @ South O’Brien: Tuesday, May 12 @ 10:00

    Baccalaureate @ Trinity Lutheran Church: Wednesday, May 13 @ 7:00

    HS Regional Track @ unknown at this time: Thursday, May 14 @ 4:00

    HS Boys Sectionals Golf @ unknown at this time: Friday, May 15

    MS Track @ Hinton: Friday, May 15 @ 4:00

    Commencement/Graduation in the High School Gym: Sunday, May

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    Question of the Week

    by: Michael Siebens

    The question of the week asked to the staff and students at Akron-Westfield was,

    Does England have a 4th of July?”

    Wyatt Heyl answered, “No, they didn’t win their independence, we did”

    Mr. Andrew Thonstad said, “Yes because we use the same calendar.”

    Mrs. Amy Walkingstick answered, “No, because they

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    MS track races at Westwood

    by: Alex Wilken

    The Akron-Westfield middle school track team traveled to Sloan, Iowa, on Monday, April 27 to compete in an eight team track meet.

    Overall, the A-W girls placed 3rd out of eight teams.

    In the 100 meter dash Sarah Ritz finished 11th place and Isabelle Fegley right behind her in 12th.

    Kailee Tucker placed 2nd in the 200 meter dash with Melissa Meinen finishing

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    MS track sets new A-W relay record

    On Monday, April 27, four 7th grade girls set a new Akron-Westfield middle school girls record in the 4×100 Meter Relay. The team of Jaden Harris, Kailee Tucker, Isabelle Fegley, and Lily Kenny posted a time of 57.01 seconds.

    The record of 57.16 seconds was previously held by Jennifer Ackerman, Tiffany Clarey, Jessica Prothero, and Jessica Jacobsen, and was set in 1996.

    Congratulations ladies!

    Pictured, (l-r): Jaden

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    The 2014-2015 A-W school yearbooks can be pre-ordered now for $45 until Friday, May 22. After that, purchases will be determined based on any extra yearbooks available.

    Students and families can order via PaySchools (on the A-W website) or by sending payment with your student. Contact Mr. Thonstad at athonstad@akron-westfield.com with any questions.

    Order your Yearbook

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    Senior Spotlight

    Gage McGuire-


    by: Wyatt Alan Heyl

    Gage McGuire-Tomlinson, or “Bubba”, was born on March 17, 1997 at Saint Luke’s Hospital to Jason Tomlinson and Laura Lane.

    He has several siblings: Justice, Autumn, Dakota, Thomas, and Jersey.

    Three of the high school activities he participated in were

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