Question of the Week

Posted January 19, 2017 at 6:00 am

By: Jillian Hyer

This week students and staff were asked “If you could anywhere for vacation, where would you go and why?”

Autumn Stowe, a sophomore, answered, “Hawaii with Jillian, because we could be happy and share pineapple together.”

Senior Natalie Harvey said, “Cancun, because I love the beach and the shopping areas.”

Sophomore Jennifer Ritz responded, “Hawaii, because its warm.”

Shaylee Siebens answered, “Colorado, because mountains.”

Brooklyn Gravenish said, “Minnesota, because I have family there.”

Mr. Kent Johnson answered, “Egypt to see the pyramids.”

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    Senior Spotlight



    By: Josie Green

    Alexander Louis Mendoza is the son of George and Sari. He was born February 3, 1999, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Sioux City. Alex has four siblings: Nettie (freshman in college), Philip is in 10th grade, and Sam and Tom who are both in 3rd grade.

    Alex’s nickname

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    Senior Spotlight



    By: Natalie Harvey

    Cal Eskra is the son of Mark and Sonya Eskra. Cal is sometimes called by his nickname, Mookie. He was born September 8, 1998, in Sioux City, Iowa. Cal has two siblings Cory and Eric.

    Mookie has been involved in football, basketball, golf, and baseball, with football being

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    Senior Spotlight



    By: Josie Green

    Alexis Koele, the daughter of Bruce and Carrie Koele, was born on November 30, 1998, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Sioux City, Iowa.

    Alexis’s nickname is Lexi.

    Lexi has three siblings: Tyler (and his wife Tara), Hannah, and Brooke.

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    A-W elementary students perform Christmas Concert

    On Dec. 8, the Akron-Westfield Grades DK-4 students sang three songs each at their annual Christmas Concert. Grades Dk-1 are taught by Timothy Zorr and Grades 2-4’s teacher is Ryan Schuknecht.

    Pictured Discovergarten and Fourth grade.

    ATTENTION SENIOR PARENTS: Last Call for Yearbook Grad Ads

    Order your Senior Graduation Ads in the 2016-2017 Akron-Westfield Yearbook now. Graduation Ads cost $25 and can be purchased by family and friends to say something special to the graduating Senior. Grad Ads can include a photo and 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 are available by contacting Mr. Thonstad at:

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    Senior Spotlight



    By: Nicole Varns

    Michael Finzen, also known as Mike, was born March 25, 1999. His parents are Matthew and Marlys, and he has an older sister, Michelle.

    While in high school, Mike has been involved in track, football, and FFA. His favorite sport is football.

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    Year books

    The 2016-2017 A-W yearbooks can now be pre-ordered for $40.

    Payment can be via PaySchools (on the A-W website) or by sending payment to the school with your student.

    The Akron-Westfield yearbooks are created and produced by the A-W Desktop Publishing Class

    2016-2017 Westerner Review Staff:

    Ean Beavers, Maggie Brown, Kaberly Coyle, Josie Green, Natalie Harvey, Jillian Hyer, Schon Mack, Autumn Stowe, Nicole Varns, Casey Wall

    Question of the Week

    By: Ean Beavers

    This week students and staff were asked “What was your favorite gift for Christmas?”

    Junior Danika Smith answered, “A necklace from my Grandma, because it was my Grandpa’s, who passed away.”

    Sophomore Chase Stowe responded, “My smart watch because it tracks my workouts.”

    Derrick Myers, a junior, said, “The presence of my family, I love them.”

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