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Author, former West teacher’s work comes full circle

Author, former West teacher’s work comes full circle

Laurence Walker, Reporter

May 31, 2019

When West first opened its doors to students in 1959-1960, an entire school of educators were hired and became West’s first teachers. On Friday, May 24 one of the first wave of West teachers, 86-year-old English teacher and author Jon Ripslinger visited West. He came to talk to the yearbook staff a...

Surfing through West’s Charity Week

Surfing through West’s Charity Week

Cameron Wilson, reporter

May 22, 2019

  Once a year West has a Charity Week run by Student Senate to provide for those in need. The $3, 415 dollars raised from this year’s event goes to West’s own Falcon’s Nest. The Falcon’s Nest provides essential needs for more than 1,000 people and their families social studie...

Humans of West: Jane Kroening

Humans of West: Jane Kroening

Naomi Walker, Co-Media Editor and Buisiness Manager

September 7, 2018

Jane Kroening has taught English at West for 14 years and claims she bleeds red and white. “When I first came here my son and daughter [went to school here]. I was teaching at Walcott. I was very involved in the Booster Club [at West] and saw a position open up. I was spending a lot of my time ...

Hall of Honor 2018

Hall of Honor 2018

Naomi Walker, Reporter

April 27, 2018

Dr. Bryon Petersen, John Maxwell, and Beth Godwin Calabotta will be honored at the 2018 Hall of Honor that will take place at West on Sat. April 28th from 5:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.. “The purpose of the Hall of Honor is to recognize alumni who have gone on from West High School and became successful in...

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