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Senior Spotlight

Posted February 21, 2019 at 6:00 am



By: Lilly Stabe

Kiara Myers, the daughter of Josh and Brandi Myers, was born August 31, 2000, in Springfield, MA. Kiara has four siblings: Devon, Jacob, Paige, and Jacey.

She has been involved in dance, cheer, and choir. Kiara’s favorite sport is football. Her favorite movie is “A Walk to Remember.”

Kiara’s favorite past times are reading romance books, painting sunsets, and cooking.

Kiara’s most memorable moment is when she was laying in the back of a Jeep with one of the cheerleaders and they were going 30 mph and going over the speed-bumps.

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    MS Girls Basketball Teams

    The eighth grade girls basketball team members are: (front) Mikenna Fairbanks, Alyssa Nemesio, Sarah Toben, (middle) Lauryn Saathoff, Katie Johnson, Alexa Swoyer, Tamara Decker, (back) Ryenn Beavers, Natalie Olson, and Faith Brown.


    MS Girls Basketball Teams

    The seventh grade girls basketball team members are: (front) Annie Newton, Jenna Smith, Josie Smith, (back) Emmalee Baker, Emma Rolfes, Julia Britton, and Alivia Fegley. Not pictured Mandolin Young.

    Parent- Teacher Conferences Scheduled

    Parent-Teacher conferences are scheduled for Monday, February 25 and Tuesday, February 26, from 3:00 PM until 7:00 PM.

    On Monday night, there is a College Planning/Career Planning presentation in the II Room at 6:00 PM, followed by a Paying For College presentation at 7:00 PM.

    On Tuesday night, there will be a presentation about the dangers of the student vaping at 7:30 PM in the auditorium.

    Kindergarten Roundup Coming

    Kindergarten Roundup for the Akron-Westfield Community School District is fast approaching. Children must be five years old on or before September 15, 2019 in order to be eligible for discovergarten and kindergarten this fall. If you have a child eligible for Roundup and they do not attend Akron-Westfield 4 year old preschool or Headstart, please call 712-568-3322 for further information.

    MS Girls Basketball Drop Last Four Games

    By: Lilly Stabe

    On Monday, February 11, the middle school girls’ basketball teams faced MMCRU at home.

    The 7th grade girls lost to MMCRU 17-25. Emma Rolfes led the team with a total of 9 points. Annie Newton scored 3, Mandolin Young and Julia Britton each scored 2 points, and Alivia Fegley scored 1 point.

    The 8th grade girls lost to MMCRU 19-25. Alyssa Nemesio led the team with a total of 8

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    Question Of The Week

    By: Alyson Ten Napel

    Students and staff of Akron-Westfield were recently asked, “Would you rather lose all your money and valuables or all of the pictures you have ever taken? And why?”

    Cameron Bergman, a junior, responded, “All the pictures, because money runs the world and money takes time and effort to earn.”

    Brett Tentinger stated, “All of my pictures I have ever taken, because I have

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    MS Wrestlers Continue To Show Improvement

    At the Central Lyon wrestling tournament on Friday, February 8, seventeen middle school wrestlers had a strong showing. Most of the athletes wrestled two matches, and overall, the team had 21 wins, 12 by pin, and 10 losses.

    At the Le Mars wrestling tournament, on Tuesday, February 12, the team won 24 of their 34 matches, with 22 matches being won by pin.

    Jazz Choirs Compete At State Vocal Jazz Contest

    By: Nash Lininger

    Akron-Westfield sent two high school jazz choirs to Storm Lake on Monday, February 4, to compete in a State Vocal Jazz Contest.

    Jazz 2 performed three songs: “You’d be so Nice to Come Home To”, “Georgia”, and “Somewhere Beyond the Sea”. Sopranos include Raileigh Edwards, Kenna Van Eldik, Sydney Parks, Cassie Miller, and Emmalee Wilken. Altos include Hannah Schwartz, Nola Schierling, Sophie Knuth, and Hannah Everingham. Tenors include Nathan Varns, Matthew Nielsen, Landon Schuknecht, and Jader Briggs.

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    Senior Spotlight



    By: Shaylee Siebens

    Layfe Henke was born March 29, 2000, to Charles Henke and Robin Fitzgerald.

    Layfe’s pastimes include playing Pokemon games, gaming in general, drawing, watching YouTube, and watching anime.

    While Layfe does not participate in any high school activities, his favorite activities are playing video games and esports, which

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