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A-W represented at National History Day competition

Posted July 16, 2014 at 9:43 pm

Akron-Westfield students presented their projects at National History Day competition in Washington D.C. Over 2,900 students from all 50 states and eight international schools met at the University of Maryland in College Park to present their year-long academic projects. This year the competition was the largest ever.

Akron-Westfield students Dominic Trobaugh, Max Anderson, Brynn Van Eldik, Jordan Neubrand, Aaron Hartman, and Nash Lininger attended the Nationals competition presenting their group performance about the Kindertransport, and their group documentary on the Vietnam Anti-War Protests.

The students presented very well, earning a superior and excellent rating. Val Philips, teacher, and Pam Anderson, mentor, attended with the students as well as several parents. Special thanks to Michelle Lininger who assisted in chaperoning the students,

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    Question Of the Week

    by: Taylor Jaster, Editor

    What are you looking forward to most about summer?

    Shaina Rush: “Being outside and being graduated.”

    Vanessa Horton: “Doing my college classes.”

    Jonah Anderson: “Going to Scotland.”

    Mrs. Richey: “Spending time with my son outside.”

    Kathrine Sondergaard: “I am excited about traveling

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    A Final Thank You

    by: Eliza Kjar,

    student reporter

    Before we leave for good, on behalf of the Desktop Publishing class, we would like to say thank you to Mr. Thonstad for all of his help putting the yearbook together this year and for altogether putting up with us for so long.

    We would also like to give a huge amount of thanks to the Akron Hometowner for letting us publish our articles in the

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    Senior Spotlight


    by: Taylor Jaster

    John Wolthuizen was born on March 1, 1996, in Orange City, Iowa, to Jeff and Lisa Wolthuizen.

    John goes by John, or his nickname “Red Blur.”

    The Red Blur has three siblings: Jesa, Ben, and Christian.

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    A-W Class Officers Elected

    On Thursday, May 15, and Friday, May 16, class officers were elected for next year’s high school students.

    The class officers for the 2014-15 senior class are President: Cali Westergard, Vice President: Ryleigh Schnell, Secretary: Ryan Foley, and Treasurer: Chandra DeRocher.

    The class officers for the 2014-15 junior class are President: Tabi Banks, Vice President: Katie Johnson, Secretary: Becky Roberson, and Treasurer: Jackson Gereau.

    The class officers for the

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    Cheerleaders Announced for A-W

    Congratulations to the students chosen as the 2014-2015 Akron-Westfield Westerner Cheerleaders.

    The football cheerleaders are Bailey Matthews, Jessen Wood, Elizabeth Bohlke, Becky Roberson, Khallie McLaughlin, and Brei Moffatt.

    The basketball cheerleaders are Natalie Harvey, Josie Green, Mckenna Kutz, Jessica Delgado, Elizabeth Bohlke, and Justyne Rabey.

    The wrestling cheerleaders are Marlenne Arreola, Jessen Wood, Maddie Hemmelrick, Makayla Swancutt, and Kaberly Coyle.

    Community Service Day

    by: Jonah Anderson,

    student reporter

    On Monday, May 5, Akron-Westfield High School students set out to help their communities for a day. This annual event is scheduled for the Monday following Prom.

    There were over 18 projects with more than 150 students helping out in projects that ranged from yard work and cleaning to painting signs and equipment maintenance. Some of the work done by the students included sign painting,

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    Senior Spotlight


    by: Katie Black

    Jacob was born January 4, 1996, at Floyd Valley Hospital in Le Mars, Iowa, to Ryan and Sue Bergman. Jacob has six siblings. Garrett and Alex Waterbury and Brady, Cameron, Trenton, and Peyton Bergman.

    Bergy has been involved in wrestling, football and weight lifting throughout high school.

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    Question of the Week

    by: Taylor Jaster, Editor

    What was your favorite part of prom?

    Dana Hedlund: “The grand March because I liked seeing everyone’s dresses.”

    Eliza Kjar: “Reading the Will.”

    Scotty Garrett: “The banquet and getting to hang out with my date and friends. Water pong was also fun.”

    Hannah Boehme: “Garrett and his car.”

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