MS Track competes at DV Meet

Posted April 21, 2016 at 5:00 am

by: Derrin Sanchez

The Westerners traveled to Dakota Valley on Tuesday, April 12 to compete in their first track meet of the year.

In the 7th grade girls track team Sophie Knuth placed 1st in shot put. Hailey Watkins placed 5th in the discus with a throw of 56.7 and 6th in the long jump with a jump of 11’ 8.5”. The 800-meter relay team, consisting of Wilken, Tori Nemesio, Arlena Heyl, and Elise Knapp, placed 4th. In the 400-meter dash Knapp got second with a time of 1:11.4 and placed 4th in the 200-meter dash with a time of 31.7 seconds. The 400 meter relay team placed 2 with a time of 1:01.3. Overall the 7th grade girls got 6th place out of 9 teams.

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    Senior Spotlight



    by: Abbey Easton

    Thomas Toben was born May 25, 1997. His parents are Russ and Joyce Toben. He has one sister, Krystal Toben.

    Tom-Tom is involved in football and wrestling but out of the two his favorite is wrestling. He loves to hang out with his family and go on vacation.

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    Senior Spotlight



    by: Brenden Hansen

    Brenden Moore was born September 25, 1997, in Sioux City, Iowa to Kurt Moore and Jeaneen Nason.

    Brenden has one brother named Cameron and one sister named Marinda.

    B-Moore is involved in choir, band, and football.

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    Question of the Week

    by: Tabitha Banks & Zoe Mullinix

    This week students and staff were asked “If you could be any part of the Circus, what would you be and why?”

    Lynnzee Siebens, a senior, said, “The announcer because she has a loud voice and she doesn’t have to do any of the cool tricks.”

    Mr. Thonstad, a business and technology teacher, replied, “The ticket seller because once the people

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    Upcoming events:

    April 18-20: Iowa Assessments

    April 21: DK-4 Spring Concert @ 6:45 p.m.

    April 22-25: Lakeside Lab

    April 25: State History Day

    April 26: 8th Grade Planning Night 6:00-7:30 p.m.

    April 28: 9-12 Spring Concert @ 7:30 p.m.

    April 30: Prom Grand March @ 6:00 p.m.


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    Few spots remain for Senior Grad Ads in the 2015-2016 Akron-Westfield 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. Grad Ads can also include a photo.

    Grad Ads are available by contacting

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    Question of the Week

    by: Tabitha Banks, Abbey Easton & Zoe Mullinix

    Last week, the citizens of the Akron-Westfield Community School District voted on a bond issue which would have updated many areas in the school. While a majority did vote “yes” for the measure, the threshold of 60% was not reached.

    Based on this result, the students and staff were asked “Based on the recent bond measure vote, what are your feelings?”

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    2016-2017 Akron-Westfield Dance Team members announced

    by: Zoe Mullinix

    Tryouts for the 2016-2017 dance team were held last week. The results of the tryouts are:

    The Gold Team members are Kaberly Coyle, Jessica Delgado, Jessica Hansen, Maddie Hemmelrick, Lexie Hughes, McKenna Kutz, Makayla Swancutt, Cassie Hansen, Laken Mullinix, Jordan Neubrand, Courtney Waterbury, Jillian Hyer, Sarah Ritz, Emme Rohlfs, Kayla Johnson, Megan Swancutt, Kailee Tucker, and McKenna Van Eldik

    The Platinum Team members are Lilly Stabe, Kiara Myers, Olivia Horn,

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    Senior Spotlight



    by: Tabitha Banks

    Abbigail Easton was born on November 13, 1997, in Mitchell, South Dakota. Her parents are Jeremy Easton and Judy Easton and stepfather Brian Carl. Abbey has four siblings: Nichole Semmler, Matthew Semmler, Quinten Easton, and Ty Carl.

    “Abbey’s” favorite childhood memory is going to Mitchell Lake with her grandparents

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    Senior Spotlight



    by: Natalie Harvey

    Matt Toben, is the son of Joe and Laura Toben. Matt was born January 31, 1997. He has 2 siblings, Scott and Natalie.

    Matt’s high school activities are football, FFA, and track, with football being his favorite sport.

    His favorite pastimes are

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