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Volunteer extraordinaire

Volunteer extraordinaire

Naomi Walker, Social Media and Business Manager

November 9, 2018


Filed under Features, Humans of West, Showcase

Taking time out of her day to volunteer and further her own personal growth, junior Emily Brooks is known for her kindness and many involvements at West. Brooks participates in Student Senate, is Junior Class President, and a member of the junior varsity and competition cheer team. “I am p...

West drives home the Student Hunger Drive

West drives home the Student Hunger Drive

Naomi Walker, Co-Media Editor & Business Manager

October 31, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Throughout the month of October, Student Senate held multiple events and rallies in order to promote the Student Hunger Drive and collect non-perishable food and money for those in need. The series of events began with a hunger drive kick-off and skit competition on Sept. 24 to get students excite...

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...

Fifty-eight students inducted into National Honors Society

Fifty-eight students inducted into National Honors Society

Naomi Walker, Co-Media Editor and Business Manager

September 21, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

On Sept. 20 at 7:30 p.m., 58 new juniors and seniors were inducted into National Honors Society (NHS) for the 2018-19 school year. These students were joined with the 63 NHS inductees from the 2017-2018 school year. “The initial criteria is that students have to have a 3.5 or higher GPA at the en...

Welding students refurbish 9/11 memorial

Welding students refurbish 9/11 memorial

Naomi Walker, Co-Media Editor & Business Manager

September 20, 2018


Filed under Award Winners, News, Showcase

On Sept. 11, Mr. Zinn’s Vocational Welding class began their project to refurbish the 9/11 memorial located in the front of the school. “We built the memorial 17 years ago in my class and refurbished it once about five or six years ago. I was driving by it and thought it was time to make it look...

Senior Spotlight: Carson Kahley

Senior Spotlight: Carson Kahley

Naomi Walker, Co-Media Editor and Business Manager

September 17, 2018


Filed under Features, Senior Spotlight, Showcase

Q: What was/is your favorite part of West? A: My favorite part of West is drumline. I’ve been in drumline for four years and I just enjoy it. We are a pretty tight group, so it is fun.   Q: What do you play in drumline? A: I play quince. There are five drums in one instrument and they a...

Humans of West: Jane Kroening

Humans of West: Jane Kroening

Naomi Walker, Co-Media Editor and Buisiness Manager

September 7, 2018


Filed under Features, Humans of West, Showcase

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 ...

West High way

West High way

Naomi Walker, Co-Media Editor & Business Manager

August 28, 2018


Filed under News

Falcons begin the 2018-2019 school year with an almost all new administration headed by new Principal Cory Williams.   New Falcon faces Imagine sitting at home recovering from surgery and getting a text from the Associate Superintendent Rob Scott. Williams was in this exact position when s...

2018 graduates prepare to walk the stage

2018 graduates prepare to walk the stage

Naomi Walker and Kate Kealey

May 31, 2018


Filed under News

On May. 31, West's 2018 graduates practiced for the graduation ceremony scheduled for June 4. Seniors received their cap and gown, as well as graduation cords that were awarded to them for achievements in academics and volunteer work. Seniors took finals on May 29 and 30, and after finals, they were...

Moving on: Mike Wells

Moving on: Mike Wells

Naomi Walker, Reporter

May 31, 2018


Filed under Features, Moving on, Profiles

Q: How long have you taught at West? A: I am finishing my eleventh year here at West.   Q: What will you miss most about West? A: I will miss the staff, and a lot of the students. I’ll miss fun times at events and the extra things we do here, like the lip sync battles and all those...

Retiree: Barbara Lipnick

Retiree: Barbara Lipnick

Naomi Walker, Reporter

May 23, 2018


Filed under Features, Profiles, Retiree

Q: How long have you taught at West and all together? A: I have taught 35 years in the Davenport Schools, and I have taught at West for 28 years.   Q: Where did you go to college? A: University of Iowa, but I went to school in Mexico City and France as an undergrad. I also went to Spain...

2018 boys track places at State

2018 boys track places at State

Naomi Walker, Report

May 22, 2018


Filed under News

On May 17-19, boys state track state was held at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa where four of West’s runners placed. Seniors Brady Richlen, Tyler Williams, Darnell Mosley, and junior Anthony King placed sixth in the shuttle hurdle relay. “Breaking the school record was crazy to me becaus...

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