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Former Principal Bill Byrd reflects on West’s 50th anniversary

Former Principal Bill Byrd reflects on West’s 50th anniversary

Gabe Davis, Staff Writer

March 15, 2018

Pathfinder: How did you become a principal at Parkway West? Byrd: I was teaching social studies at Hickman High School, Columbia, Mo. In 1969, when I interviewed for an assistant principal's position at West Senior, I was hired. For the next 15 years I held that position until appointed principal ...

Danna Albright offers options for families in crisis

Danna Albright offers options for families in crisis

Sabrina Bohn, Features Editor

September 13, 2017

Danna Albright, a 1982 alumna of West High, works with families in need as a Therapeutic Placement Consultant, helping patients navigate the mental health system.  

James Czajkowski makes a career of writing

James Czajkowski makes a career of writing

Nell Jaskowiak, Opinions Editor

September 5, 2017

Intensely researching for 90 days straight, then immediately beginning to write for four hours a day, this man works until each book is done, then jumps into the next. Such is the life of best selling author and 1979 graduate James Czajkowski (pen name James Rollins). “[In high school] I was quiet, an introver...

Alumna Mary Matus flies through life

Alumna Mary Matus flies through life

Sabrina Bohn, Features Editor

September 1, 2017

When a neighbor talked to Matus about her job as a flight attendant, she became inspired and began applying to different airlines because of her desire to move out of St. Louis and travel.

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