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Senior Spotlight: Alyssa Rodriguez
February 6, 2019

Maintaining good grades, leading a world class robotics team, and still finding time for typical teenage activities may seem impossible to some, but senior Alyssa Rodriguez seems to balance everything...

Unstoppable despite the obstacles

Senior Kyle Swanson has been diagnosed with ADD, OCD, and high-functioning autism. Despite his obstacles, he still strives to reach his goals.
Senior Spotlight: Kyle Swanson
January 17, 2019

He is a student who always has the biggest smile on his face. He is a passionate soul who loves writing. He is an energetic young man ready to overcome the odds any minute of the day. He is a student who...

Senior Spotlight: Alexis Schutters

December 10, 2018

Instead of dwelling in the past on things that can’t be changed, senior Alexis Schutters prefers to live in the present. Schutters is inspired by her aunt who was has taught her a lot about not dwelling...

Senior Spotlight: Gunner Avis

Senior Gunner Avis is excited to finish high school and pursue his career, however, will miss the many relationships he created at West.
November 28, 2018

If you’re out and about at the mall anytime soon, you may come across Hollister sales associate and senior Gunner Avis. Working retail is something Avis has been involved in ever since he was eligible...

Senior Spotlight: Alexa Glandon

“'Everything happens for a reason'. This is something I really believe in,
November 27, 2018

Throughout high school, senior Alexa Glandon has made many friendships, learned about herself, and participated in many activities. Glandon has been involved in volleyball all four years, she is the...

Senior Spotlight: Kaitlyn Mays

Senior Kaitlyn Mays is known for her sense of humor and comical personality.
November 20, 2018

Senior Kaitlyn Mays is known for her good sense of humor and ability for making everyone around her laugh and smile. Her primary focus, however, is on school and getting good grades, rather than spending...

Ex-gymnast takes over the world of diving

After not qualifying for state last year, Negron qualifies this year after pushing hard at every practice.
November 1, 2018

  Sophomore Tiana Negron has gone 11-0 at all diving competitions she has participated in so far this season. Negron started her diving career in eighth grade when she moved schools. Originally...

A day in the life of a performer

“I like that you get to learn more about different eras of history from the music you’re singing and that the audience and performers can interpret in so many different ways. [Choir] provides a sense of togetherness that I really appreciate,” senior Alexis Syverson said.
Senior Spotlight: Alexis Syverson
October 31, 2018

Although standing below blinding lights with every move being watched by an audience isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, it is the environment where senior Alexis Syverson thrives. For as long as she can...

Breaking the stereotype

Amia Combs is a person that will always stick up for her friends and anyone and need.
Senior Spotlight: Amia Combs
October 29, 2018

She sits at the table during dinner, discouraged and angry. She is over being disrespected and feeling out of place. She goes to her mom to bring her out of this state of mind, her mom reminds her that...

Pushing boundaries and making a change

Christiansen is a computer-aided drafter at Deck Supply Services. Utilizing large amounts of math, she designs deck rails in computer-aided drafting software. After high school, Christiansen plans on pursuing mechanical engineering and design.
Senior Spotlight: Alexa Christiansen
October 26, 2018

Alexa Christiansen is a student that may just break the record for most hours existing within the walls of West. An average week for Christiansen consists of walking to school at 6:35 a.m. for early-bird...

A student today, teacher tomorrow

Senior Spotlight: Noah Hensley
October 24, 2018

For senior Noah Hensley, the journey of self-discovery has not been an easy path. Despite facing many obstacles throughout his 17 years of life, Hensley continues to remain open-minded, as well as a person...

The hidden talent behind the quiet boy

“You can only do it one time. Once high school is over, it’s over,” Oliver said.
Senior Spotlight: Malachi Oliver
October 17, 2018

When you first meet Malachi Oliver, you may just notice him as the quiet kid who sits in the back of class with his headphones on. But there is much more to Malachi Oliver than what meets the eye, or ear....

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