A-W FFA Students travel to Nationals

Posted November 13, 2014 at 6:00 am

by: Jacob Neubrand

The A-W FFA students, including Hannah Koele, Kali Kriener, Hannah Zahner, Sydney Pridie, Jonathan Twohig, and Ryan Foley, left for the FFA National Convention in Louisville, Kentucky, on Tuesday, October 28.

On their way, they stopped in Indiana at the Fair Oaks Farms.

They spent Wednesday at the National Convention.

On Thursday, the students toured downtown Louisville. Later that day, they returned to the National Convention, where they went to the career fair, expo, and FFA mall.

Friday morning the students made their last sight-seeing trip with a visit to Churchill Downs, where the Kentucky Derby is run.

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    Question of the week

    by: Joel Brenner

    Staff and students were asked the following question of the week: “Where is your favorite place to eat?“

    Mr. Thonstad, desktop publishing teacher, said “Diamond Thai.”

    Mrs. Liebetrau, study hall teacher, responded- “Home.”

    Senior Jonathan Twohig replied “Pizza Ranch.”

    Kevin Carlson, a senior, replied

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    Yearbook Senior Grad Ads

    Senior Grad Ads are now available for purchase in the 2014-2015 A-W 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. The spaces can also include a photo.

    Grad Ads are available on

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    A-W students shine in production of Guys and Dolls

    If you did not make it to see Akron-Westfield’s performance of Guys and Dolls you missed out. The hard work and effort of the students, staff, and other volunteers was evident in the wonderful performance they gave. We are truly blessed with the talent of our students.


    The 2014-2015 A-W school yearbooks can be pre-ordered now for $40. Students and families can order via PaySchools (on the A-W website) or by sending payment with your student. Contact Mr. Thonstad at athonstad@akron-westfield.com with any questions.

    Order your Yearbook today!


    Senior Spotlight

    Jonathan Twohig

    by: Wyatt Heyl

    Jonathan Twohig was born at St. Luke’s Hospital on August 5, 1996. Jonathan’s parents are Steve and Amy Beierschmitt and he has 3 siblings: Matthew, Daniel, and Andrew.

    In high school Jon has participated in FFA and Golf. Jon enjoys reading in and out of school.


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    Guys and Dolls

    Sky Masterson and Sarah Brown seeing the sights in Havana during a dress rehersal of Guys and Dolls which will be presented Nov. 7 & 8, 7:30 p.m., A-W auditorium.

    Question of the week

    by: Wyatt Alan Heyl

    The question of the week is “How long can you hold your breath? Why?”

    Jackson Gereau, a junior, said, “Like 30 seconds.” He was too confused to answer why.

    Spenser Wardrip, a junior, said, “40 seconds.” He was also very confused about the why part of the question.

    Derrin Sanchez,

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    MS boys basketball practice starts

    by: Jacob Neubrand

    The seventh and eighth basketball teams started practice Monday, October 27. Their first game is against Remsen Union-MMC on November 13.

    Coach Johnson says, “The eighth grade team will be pretty good this year.” They won all their games last year and Coach expects a good season this year. He says “We have a good group of kids with a lot of experience.”


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