Question Of the Week

Posted May 22, 2014 at 5:00 am

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 and going home to see my family and friends.”

Mariah Grimm: “Getting ready for college.”

Mrs. Weiland: “Spending time with my kids.”

Erika Clark: “Going to

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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.

    Middle School Track Competes at Hinton

    by: Katie Black,

    student reporter

    Jennifer Ritz and Kammi Bishop placed 8th and 9th in the girls 100 meter dash. Shaylee Siebens placed 6th in the girls 200 meter dash. Saphire Berg placed 16th in the girls 100 meter hurdles. In the girls 200 meter hurdles Kammi Bishop placed 3rd. The girls part of the 4×100 meter relay were Kiana Appley, Shaylee Siebens, Sarah Ritz and Kammi Bishop. They placed 4th. Kora Davis and Michaela Arens placed 14th and

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    5th Grade D.A.R.E. Graduation

    by: Trevor Hansen,

    student reporter

    This year, the 5th grade graduating D.A.R.E. class had 36 students. The Dare Program is sponsored by the Plymouth County Sheriff’s Office, with this year being headed by Sheriffs Leusink and VanOtterloo.

    At the end of the year, the 5th graders are required to write a report for the officers, and one student from each class is selected as a winner. It was a hard choice

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    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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    Pictures for the Yearbook?

    Do you have pictures you would like to share with your classmates? How about photos of homecoming, prom or graduation?

    As the Desktop Publishing class puts the finishing touches on the 2013-14 yearbook, we want to know if you have pictures of academics, activities, and athletics you would like to see included. If you do, there are a couple of options available. First, you could bring those printed pictures in to Mr. Thonstad to be scanned.

    Or, if

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    Question Of the Week

    by: Taylor Jaster, Editor

    If one song could describe your life what would it be and why?

    Trevor Hansen: “At Least it Was Here” by The ADA, because at least I was here.

    Mrs. Richey: “Firework” by Katy Perry, because I think that everybody is their own individual and I think that everyone should be seen that way and that’s what that song means. And that is important for me

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