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Senior Maddie Hoffmann shines at Poetry Out Loud competition

Senior Maddie Hoffmann celebrates her success at the 2020 Poetry Out Loud regional competition with English teacher Andrea Benmuvhar. Hoffmann received a certificate and a trophy as well as a flower for her achievement. “I never thought that I’d go up on stage and force myself [to perform], but I think I took my confidence a step further. I’m very proud of what I’m now capable of doing. I’m glad that I overcame my stage fright as well as testing out my knowledge on poetry,” Hoffmann said.

Karina Christ, Staff Writer

March 25, 2020

Getting over her stage fright and having only three poems to compete with, senior Maddie Hoffmann came in third place at this year's regional Poetry Out Loud competition with her love for reading and writing. “I’ve always liked poetry. I like writing it [and] I like reading it. My [AP English Lite...

Rachel Griffard earns an honorable mention

Attending the Beverly Hopkins Poetry reading, sophomore Rachel Griffard reads her poem

Claire Martin, Staff Writer

May 18, 2015

Sophomore Rachel Griffard enters the Beverly Hopkins Poetry Contest and earned an honorable mention.

African American Read-In

African American Read-In

Tashaun Ewing, Staff Writer

March 10, 2015

Showing his support for African-American History Month, on Feb. 26, junior Franz Sanon reads a poem about the struggle of racial inequality by Langston Hughes. Students who participated had to read a piece of African-American literature in the library during lunch; refreshments were provided. “I was...

Celebrating the end of Black History Month

Students involved in AASAP (African American Student Acceleration Program) participate in the field trip for Black History Month. Senior Samantha Morris invited her classmate Libby Dodge to join her to create a more diverse group attendance. “This field trip was an incredible experience. It was something different which made it very memorable, and seeing the pictures and videos at the Griot Museum made it feel so real,” senior Libby Dodge said.

Kathryn Harter, Staff Writer / Multimedia Editor

February 26, 2015

To celebrate Black History Month, African American history trivia questions were asked over the announcements, a field trip was held to the GRIOT, the St. Louis Museum of Black History, on Feb. 24 and the 13th annual African American Read In was hosted on Feb. 26.

POW: Lou Jobst, MOSAICS academy specialist

Lou Jobst, MOSAICS academy specialist, enjoys the library atmosphere.

Jacob Cupps, Staff Writer

November 24, 2014

“Is there anything in specific you are thankful for this year?” “Well, I was actually talking about this with my wife, and I would say I’m thankful that we have a whole day devoted to being grateful for what we have. I love Thanksgiving because I feel it’s less commercialized than some other...

POW: Thanksgiving Week Spotlight

Sitting and Laughing, Senior Maddy Brown unknowingly sits next to the word

Jacob Cupps, Staff Writer

November 23, 2014

A compilation of the People of West blogs from this week. The students and staff of West share the pieces of their life for which they are thankful that they have to give.

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