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Ex-gymnast takes over the world of diving

Ex-gymnast takes over the world of diving

Mackenzi Burns, Reporter

November 1, 2018


Filed under Features, Senior Spotlight, Showcase

  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 gymnast, she made the switch to diving primarily for financial reasons. “I miss it a lo...

A day in the life of a performer

A day in the life of a performer

Emma Bernick, Media Editor

October 31, 2018


Filed under Features, Senior Spotlight, Showcase

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 remember, music and singing have been a tremendous part of her life. “I like that you get to learn more about d...

Breaking the stereotype

Breaking the stereotype

Kate Kealey, Editor in Chief

October 29, 2018


Filed under Award Winners, Features, Senior Spotlight, Showcase

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 this is life and things don’t come easy. Her dad reminds her that he went through the same discri...

Pushing boundaries and making a change

Pushing boundaries and making a change

Zak Keel, Reporter

October 26, 2018


Filed under Features, Senior Spotlight, Showcase

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 some days and staying after school until 8:30 p.m. for Robotics on others. Even when not on a sche...

A student today, teacher tomorrow

A student today, teacher tomorrow

Dani Reitz, Voice editor

October 24, 2018


Filed under Features, Senior Spotlight, Showcase

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 of sound character. Growing up in Davenport, Hensley attended Williams Intermediate. Derived from ...

The hidden talent behind the quiet boy

The hidden talent behind the quiet boy

Tori Dierikx, Reporter

October 17, 2018


Filed under Features, Senior Spotlight, Showcase

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. Like every individual at West, Oliver is unique in many ways. Many people may not know that ...

A photographer on the run

A photographer on the run

Tyler Newman, Reporter

October 16, 2018


Filed under Features, Senior Spotlight, Showcase

If you’re ever looking for her after school, you can usually find her on bus 104 talking with bus driver Bob. She’s probably wearing jeans and a grey sweatshirt. She carries her book and her camera with her at all times. She always shares a kind smile and has piles of puns to share. This is senio...

Senior Spotlight: Cailin Prunchak

Senior Spotlight: Cailin Prunchak

Kelly Snawerdt, Print Editor

October 10, 2018


Filed under Features, Senior Spotlight, Showcase

When students think of a senior who is involved in as many extracurriculars as Cailin Prunchak, they may think of a superhero. But the truth is that Prunchak is a senior student who is actively involved in band (including Show Choir Pit, Jazz Band and Wind Ensemble), Drama Club (she is also an actress in...

Senior Spotlight: Haley Dawson

Senior Spotlight: Haley Dawson

Naomi Walker, Co-Media Editor and Business Manager

October 8, 2018


Filed under Features, Senior Spotlight, Showcase

Q: What is your favorite part about West? “Probably the school spirit we have. Even though we do not win a lot of games we still support our teams.”   Q: What was your favorite class and who was your favorite teacher? “I would say show choir this year because of our new directors, Laura Engles...

Senior Spotlight: Izzy Sheumaker

Senior Spotlight: Izzy Sheumaker

Emma Day, Marketing Director

October 3, 2018


Filed under Features, Senior Spotlight, Showcase

What are you involved in at West? “I’m involved in volleyball and have been involved in it since 7th grade. I didn’t play last year because I wanted to take a break. I’m also involved with show choir and have been involved since sophomore year.”   What has been the best part of your high school caree...

Senior Spotlight: Tu Vu

Senior Spotlight: Tu Vu

Zak Keel, Reporter

September 21, 2018


Filed under Features, Senior Spotlight, Showcase

Mainly known for his participation in JROTC here at West and the love-hate relationship he has with advanced mathematics, senior Tu Vu retains an extensive past that has placed him in the positions he remains in today. "I lived in a communist country where education is different than here in Ameri...

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