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Powerlifting record setter

“I lifted for two years,” technology teacher Jason Franzenburg said. “[Bruce] is on a different level.”
Humans of West: Carter Bruce
March 5, 2019

Squatting down over the barbell, sophomore Carter Bruce tightly grips his hands around the cold metal. His fingers tighten around the grate-skinned grip of the bar as he stands, his entire body shaking...

Clean water courtesy of West

Members of the Davenport West Invent Team are devoting their time before, during and after school to creating a water filtration system for the African village of Muamba.
Davenport West Invent team has big plans for Kenya water project
November 5, 2018

8,133 miles away, there is a village in Kenya that lacks what many of us take for granted ‒ clean water. This daunting and very real issue was brought to the Davenport West Invent team by Joshua Ngao,...

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...

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