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From high school baseball to playing professional, alumni Sherron Rives uses passion for baseball to coach youth teams

From high school baseball to playing professional, alumni Sherron Rives uses passion for baseball to coach youth teams

Michael Lolley, Staff Writer

4 days ago

Graduating in 1989 and continuing his baseball career into professional game, alumni Sherron Rives is now giving back to his community by teaching the game to youth players in the St. Louis area. “I was able to play professionally in the minor leagues for the Detroit Tigers organization. I wouldn’t...

More than a substitute: alumnus Scott Winfrey shares the impact he hopes to have on students

More than a substitute: alumnus Scott Winfrey shares the impact he hopes to have on students

Drew Boone, Staff Writer

October 4, 2019

As a substitute teacher, you get limited time with the students in class due to a plan already written out for you by the teacher. Not only does substitute teacher and alumnus Scott Winfrey accomplish this, but he also hopes students walk out of his class gaining experiences they otherwise would not have h...

From student council president to State Representative hopeful, Alumna Trish Gunby shares strategy for getting into office

From student council president to State Representative hopeful, Alumna Trish Gunby shares strategy for getting into office

Ridwan Oyebamiji, Features Editor

October 1, 2019

After hearing much encouragement from her peers, 1979 alumna Trish Gunby decided to take her involvement to the next step by choosing to run for Missouri State Representative of the 99th District. If elected, Gunby will be representing cities such as Manchester, Valley Park and Twin Oaks. “When o...

Alumnus Rigel Robinson makes history as Berkeley, Calif.’s youngest city councilperson

Alumnus Rigel Robinson makes history as Berkeley, Calif.’s youngest city councilperson

Kathryn McAuliffe, CEIC Intern

September 11, 2019

Alumnus Rigel Robinson pauses, then explodes in laughter. “No, this was all just a big, happy accident,” Robinson said.  “This” refers to Robinson’s career; he is the youngest city councilperson in Berkeley, Calif. history. Sworn in this past December, the 2014 alumnus made Berkeley hi...

Alumni share how they met their soulmates

Alumni share how they met their soulmates

Brinda Ambal, Staff Writer

August 27, 2019

Look to your right, look to your left, you never know if that person sitting next to you in class will be your forever. Four couples share their love stories, and their chance meeting at West High. Adam and Danielle (Renaud) Tritt Tell me about how you met.  Danielle: “We met in 1998 freshman English,...

Alumna Celeste Rudd making an impact through the software business

Alumna Celeste Rudd making an impact through the software business

Sarah Lashly, Copy Coach

May 20, 2019

From selling enterprise-grade scalable software to providing consulting, alumna Celeste Rudd has been promoted to Americas Alliance Manager for Micro Focus since joining in March 2016 as an Account Manager in the Enterprise Security Products group. “In Sept. 2017 the Enterprise Software division of Hewl...

Alumna Summer Albarcha: Instagram icon for modest fashion

Alumna Summer Albarcha: Instagram icon for modest fashion

Fatema Rehmani, Staff Writer

May 9, 2019

Creating lookbooks, traveling to fashion weeks worldwide, replying to emails, editing content or just updating her site, alumna Summer Albarcha, class of 2014, has built a name for herself in the fashion world. With more than 512,000 followers on Instagram—a continuously growing number—Albarcha has g...

Utilizing Mission: St. Louis to change lives

Utilizing Mission: St. Louis to change lives

Sarah Lashly, Copy Coach

March 25, 2019

Not only did freshmen hear from alumna Kelly Quinn for Day of Service, they also heard a speech from 2006 alumna Laura Kleffner. Kleffner joined Mission: St. Louis, an organization that provides education and employment opportunities for families in St. Louis, January 2018 as Director of Development....

Inside class of 1969 alumnus Glen Leber’s band that ‘rocked’ through high school

Inside class of 1969 alumnus Glen Leber’s band that ‘rocked’ through high school

Jacob Stanton, Staff Writer

March 12, 2019

After attending Parkway Central from 1966-1968, alumnus Glen Leber transferred to Parkway West, and was a member of the first the class of 1969. During his senior year he became the lead guitarist for his newly-created band called The Factory Blues Band. There were seven students in the band; three...

Inspiring and building friendships through Best Buddies

Inspiring and building friendships through Best Buddies

Sarah Lashly, Copy Coach

March 4, 2019

After graduating 19 years ago, alumna Kelly Quinn will return March 7 as a guest speaker for Day of Service. As State Director for Missouri for Best Buddies International, Quinn is one of the four speakers freshmen have the opportunity to learn from. “I am planning to talk about the sense of belonging and how...

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