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Makenna Burt

Makenna Burt, Editor-in-Chief

Makenna Burt is a senior at West High School, and is Editor In-Chief on the Beak ’n’ Eye staff. Outside of the newspaper, she is a member of the dance, cheer, and golf teams. Makenna loves to travel, and recently visited Costa Rica with the West Spanish department over the summer. She hopes to reach a wide variety of students and their interest during publications this year!

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“I was hands on with everything during the project, such as welding and helping put up the base,” Carter said.

From Classroom to Real World

Makenna Burt, Editor In-Cheif
November 29, 2023
“I am most excited to just get back on the court,” Thomas said.

The Start of Something New

Makenna Burt, Editor In-Cheif
November 27, 2023
“I was more shocked when I found out that I made the team, I genuinely thought I didnt make it,” Hicks said.

A True All-Star

Makenna Burt, Editor-in-Chief
November 1, 2023
“She’s pretty laid back as a teacher. She’ll help you with anything you just go through with questions. She teaches really well, like, if you aren’t understanding things she’ll like to come over and explain it to you and everything,” Fellner said.

Gosse leaves the Nest

Makenna Burt, Reporter
May 25, 2023
“I think this years golf season will be fun and we have a pretty good team,” senior Clare Lotspeich said.

“Par”fect Meet

Makenna Burt, Reporter
April 12, 2023
“I love being so involved at West, it can be a lot to handle at times but ultimately its fun. I have met so many people and created so many memories in each activity I’m involved in,” Westerhof said.

A Balancing Act

Makenna Burt, Reporter
March 30, 2023
The Davenport West band is packed up ready for spring break. They took a bus and went to Florida.

A Needed Break

Makenna Burt , Reporter
March 20, 2023
“My dunk was my favorite part of the game,” said Thomas.

A Memorable Game

Makenna Burt, Reporter
January 21, 2023
Head secretary Lisa Rostenbach smiling at her desk. She was soaking in the last moments in the office.

[Photo] New Beginnings

January 20, 2023
“I am most excited to see the project actually in use and see our hard work pay off,” Shaffer said.

The Final Preparation

Makenna Burt, Reporter
January 13, 2023
West High School Student Senate heads down to the River Bend Food Bank to deliver their food collections for the Student Hunger Drive and celebrate all their hard work on loading day.

Helping the Hungry

Makenna Burt, Reporter
January 3, 2023
“My advice to students is get as involved as you can, because when you get to be an upperclassman, and you do end up getting involved, youre gonna look back and be like, wow, people have done this for four years and I just now started and youre gonna regret it,” said Izzy Martinez.

Dedication Goes a Long Way

Makenna Burt, Reporter
November 22, 2022
“I run because it refreshes my mind. said Kylie Daily.

Determination is Key

Makenna Burt, Reporter
October 20, 2022
 “I mean, they look good on and like, gotta look good to play good. So I feel like its a new turn around its going good and we’re scoring 5-0 right now,” Junior Kaleb English said.

Back but in Black

Makenna Burt, Reporter
September 30, 2022
Katie Nash smiling from her desk. She was hired as one of the new
English/Language Arts teachers for West.

New Birds in the Nest

September 13, 2022
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