Senior Spotlight: Haley Dawson

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 and Nicholas Andersen. They care a lot about our program and they are trying to make it much better.”


Q: What is your favorite memory from high school?

“I am a cheerleader and my junior year was my first year on the varsity team. I was learning some of the newer and harder stunts. We do fall a lot, but one time [West alumni] Xana Simpson caught me in the funniest position while I was flipping over the backspot.”


Q: What do you plan to do after high school?

“I am not sure what I want to study yet but I have been looking into business or something in the science field. I want to go to St. Ambrose University and definitely cheer in college, too.”


Q: If you could, would you go back and change anything about your high school experience?

“I think I have had a pretty good time. I might go back to study and work a little harder in some classes. Otherwise I think everything happens for a reason and it has shaped me into the person I am today.”


Q: What are you most excited about for the rest of senior year?

“I’m excited for my cheer and show choir competitions because they are fun to be at and I really enjoy performing.”


Q: If you could share any advice with incoming high schoolers, what would it be?

“Be nice to people and pay attention in class. Simple as that.”


Q: Where do you see yourself in five years?

“Hopefully graduated from college and getting or already having a good job.”


Q: What would you tell your grandchildren about your high school experience?

“I would tell them stories about me and my friends and everything I was involved in. Not only stories but how they affected me.”