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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...

Student Senate competes for pounds instead of gold

Student Senate competes for pounds instead of gold

Kate Kealey, Editor in Chief

September 25, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

On Monday Sept. 24 Davenport West student senate competed in the River Bends student hunger drive kick off. Each school had the chance to create a one minute skit about the hunger drive. The winning team would receive 2,000 pounds of food to start off the hunger drive. "We all win when we donat...

West’s Nest ready for new school year

West’s Nest ready for new school year

Hanna Seago, Managing Editor

September 8, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

West’s own food pantry has begun operation for the school year. The Falcon Nest is run by Jenn O’Hare and provides students and their families with a full service food pantry, clothing closet, laundry room and basic need supply center. “I would say we try to help with basic needs. So food, to help...

Falcon Nest continues to grow

Falcon Nest continues to grow

Kate Kealey, Editor-in-chief

June 1, 2018


Filed under News

On Tuesday morning, May 29 the Falcon Nest laid a new sidewalk leading to the entrance of the pantry. The food pantry started at the beginning of the 2017/2018 school year and has expanded to providing clothes, prom dresses, and a place where students can do laundry. Junior Presley Roseman believes...

2018 Charity Week recap

2018 Charity Week recap

Mackenzi Burns, Reporter

May 15, 2018


Filed under News

During the 2018 Charity Week, students and staff alike participated in spirit days, and other activities raising funds for student senate to donate. Charity Week was run by Student Senate and all proceeds went to the Falcon Nest and various programs here at West. "The Student Senate chose to give...

Humans of West: Cassidy Kengott

Humans of West: Cassidy Kengott

Naomi Walker, Reporter

April 25, 2018


Filed under Features, Humans of West

What is a quote or saying you live by? “Nobody is perfect. Everyone makes mistakes. Those mistakes will teach you life lessons that will benefit you in the end.”   What motivates you? “My future motivates me because there are endless possibilities, and I could be anything that I...

Humans of West: Nic Anderson

Humans of West: Nic Anderson

Joseph Potts, Reporter

April 23, 2018


Filed under Features, Humans of West

What do you like the most about working with students? “When kids get creative. That’s my favorite thing. I love it when they are able to figure things out without me telling them what to do.” -theatre, speech and stagecraft teacher Nic Anderson...

Student acts shine in Charity Week Variety Show

Student acts shine in Charity Week Variety Show

May 6, 2014


Filed under News

Twenty-three acts entertained an appreciative audience at the Charity Week Variety Show on May 2 in the West High auditorium. Several vocal soloists performed on a stage lit with colorful strobes and multimedia projections. Other acts included the drumline, dance team, a heavy metal band and a martial...

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