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The Official Student News Site of Parkway West High

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Freshman Ava Gerth stands with her barrel racing horse, Peppy. Gerth shared a dream of competing in the National Finals for the rodeo with Peppy, and she has her eyes set on that target. “I love riding horses because it gives me self-confidence, and I feel like I can do anything. It makes me feel strong and able to overcome any sort of tragedy. I want to pursue this because of how it makes me feel and how happy it makes me. In everything relating to being on a horse, I love it, and it is my passion,” Gerth said.

Hold your horses!

May 13, 2022
I think a lot of people look at a school like Parkway West and they think like, oh my gosh, these kids. They come from this affluent community and that’s not always the case. I think I even had trouble coming to West. I taught at a more impoverished school my first year teaching and I was like, I don’t know if I should leave these kids and the more time I spend at West, the more I realized that even kids who have a lot of advantages– they might not need as much help reaching like their academic potential, but you know, a lot of them just need love and confidence-building and having adults care about them. That gives me purpose. – Erin Fluchel, English teacher

Erin Fluchel

April 22, 2022
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