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Humans of West: Nicholas Nahnybida

Humans of West: Nicholas Nahnybida

Naomi Walker, Reporter

May 15, 2018


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What is your best piece of advice in general? “Give your best so you never look back on it and think there was more you could have done. In the past in some sports I’ve played there has been times when I didn’t give my best. Looking back on it now, it was something I could improve upon," Nah...

Humans of West: Kris Castelluccio

Humans of West: Kris Castelluccio

Naomi Walker, Reporter

May 8, 2018


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"I love languages and I love learning new languages still. I want to start German in the summer. I also love traveling, but I can't travel right now, so I hope to get back to it soon. I just love going to new places because of different cultures, learning new things, and seeing new places. I just love...

Humans of West: Ricky Vance

Humans of West: Ricky Vance

Naomi Walker, Reporter

May 4, 2018


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How would you spend your last day on Earth if the world was ending? “First, I would get in a Ferrari. I am going to race all around, then I will hit a fat ramp and do a spiral, land, flip, probably crash, and hurt myself. But, then I will get up, take somebody out of their car and get in it and do ...

Humans of West: Alex Solbrig

Humans of West: Alex Solbrig

Mackenzi Burns, Reporter

May 3, 2018


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“One of my favorite memories was at my church camp in Ames when my friends and I left our cabins during the night and played games outside until 5 a.m." -sophomore Alex Solbrig   

Humans of West: Roxy Diaz

Humans of West: Roxy Diaz

Martin Morales, Reporter

May 1, 2018


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Q: What are you proudest of? "Getting better at basketball. In middle school, when I first started, I wasn’t that good. Now I’m better." -junior Roxy Diaz

Humans of West: Cassidy Kengott

Humans of West: Cassidy Kengott

Naomi Walker, Reporter

April 25, 2018


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What is a quote or saying you live by? “Nobody is perfect. Everyone makes mistakes. Those mistakes will teach you life lessons that will benefit you in the end.”   What motivates you? “My future motivates me because there are endless possibilities, and I could be anything that I...

Humans of West: Nic Anderson

Humans of West: Nic Anderson

Joseph Potts, Reporter

April 23, 2018


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What do you like the most about working with students? “When kids get creative. That’s my favorite thing. I love it when they are able to figure things out without me telling them what to do.” -theatre, speech and stagecraft teacher Nic Anderson...

Humans of West: Stephanie Hansen

Humans of West: Stephanie Hansen

Martin Morales, Reporter

April 23, 2018


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Stephanie Hansen is a favorite among her students. Her secret?   “Just care about people. I have this freakish empathy... I put myself in people’s shoes and how I would feel if I was in their shoes... so I think if I didn’t think that way, I don’t think I’d be the teacher that I am, a supe...

Humans of West: Mia Nelson

Humans of West: Mia Nelson

Naomi Walker, Reporter

April 20, 2018


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Mia Nelson is a junior at West and has been on the Diamond Dancers Dance Team since she was a sophomore. She has recently been chosen to be the first dance team captain for the 2018-2019 school year. What is your best piece of advice for high school or life? “My biggest thing is that for hig...

Humans of West: Kyle Riepe

Humans of West: Kyle Riepe

Aiden Rushing, Reporter

April 19, 2018


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“Wrestling means a lot to me because it helped me lose weight and made me quicker and also more tough. At times it can be really tough with conditioning and constantly moving, but it’s all worth it if you get your hand raised by the end of the match. My best memory from wrestling would have to be...

Humans of West: Ryan DeGeeter

Humans of West: Ryan DeGeeter

Hannah Andrews, Reporter

April 19, 2018


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“I have a bucket list that I made in college at some point. I want to travel the world, and buy someone else's groceries. As a teacher, I want to be the type of teacher a student remembers  for the rest of their life." “I was the first person to go to college in my family. I was also the first per...

Humans of West: Katie Choate

Humans of West: Katie Choate

April 16, 2018


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“I studied abroad my senior year at St. Ambrose during the winter for a three week span in Cuenca, Ecuador. I stayed with a host family for those three weeks. I fulfilled one of my education requirements classes, which was teaching culturally responsive students. We visited a variety of different ...

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