Pathfinder

Senior Nature Williams-Harkins looks forward to track season

Senior Nature Williams-Harkins looks forward to track season

Claire Smout, Awards Coordinator

March 12, 2018


Filed under sports

State champion, state runner-up, district champion and all-conference are just a few of the titles senior Nature Williams-Harkins has earned in her high school track career so far. It all started for Williams-Harkins in fourth grade when she became interested in running. In eighth grade, she bega...

Derrick Richardson gives back to the community as Fire Captain

Derrick Richardson gives back to the community as Fire Captain

Sarah Lashly, Staff Writer

February 27, 2018


Filed under Alumni Stories

Serving his community as a firefighter after graduating in 1990, alumnus Derrick Richardson was promoted to Fire Captain in Alton, Ill. He has been a firefighter since 1997 and was promoted after only nine years of being on the force. “Fire captain is a tested position. I tested and got promoted to en...

Alumna Rebecca Sheppard Lintner makes a difference through projects in Uganda

Alumna Rebecca Sheppard Lintner makes a difference through projects in Uganda

Sarah Lashly, Staff Writer

February 9, 2018


Filed under Alumni Stories, showcase

[Courtesy of Rebecca Lintner] Rebecca Lintner poses with her two-year-old friend Mark, also called Markaroni, who is the son of a single mother who started the first women’s empowerment group for HIV positive women....

Dr. Bill Nelson works to give hope to the word ‘cancer’

Dr. Bill Nelson works to give hope to the word ‘cancer’

Sarah Lashly, Staff Writer

January 15, 2018


Filed under Alumni Stories

Alumnus Dr. Bill Nelson has been a Professor of Oncology, Urology, Pharmacology, Medicine, Pathology and Radiation Oncology at Johns Hopkins Medicine since 1992 and specializes in the research and treatment of prostate cancer. “Hopkins took a risk on me as a student. I remained at Johns Hopkins for residency and fellowship training as p...

Mark Reardon excels through journalism

Mark Reardon excels through journalism

Sarah Lashly, Staff Writer

December 18, 2017


Filed under Alumni Stories

Alumnus Mark Reardon started in radio at the age of 15 and studied journalism on his own after graduating in 1983. “My first jobs in radio were music radio gigs. I was a disc jockey at a rock station, but when I started my education at the University of Missouri-Columbia, [my] focus on journalism began,”...

Alumna Grace Miller carves her path into triathlon success

Chris Bass, Staff Writer

December 7, 2017


Filed under Alumni Stories

After graduating in 2016, Grace Miller originally had the mindset to attend the University of Missouri, major in English Studies and stay relatively close to her family. Instead, she created a completely different path for herself and her future, moving to Naperville, IL. to attend North Central Colle...

Students address inadequate fan sections

Students address inadequate fan sections

Susie Seidel, Staff Writer

December 1, 2017


Filed under news

Flashback to the 1990s: the back wall of the gymnasium is lined with additional bleachers to accommodate a student section that is constantly growing. However, this year, the student section at football games was relatively small, which caused frustration for fans and athletes. Recently, a photo ...

Susan Dean finds her passion through education

Susan Dean finds her passion through education

Sarah Lashly, Staff Writer

November 2, 2017


Filed under Alumni Stories

After graduating in 1981, alumnus Susan Dean was not sure what she wanted to pursue in college. Her basketball coach, Steve Baxter, helped her find her way to teaching. “I ran into him at Mizzou second semester sophomore year [after changing majors five or six times.] He talked with me about teaching...

The Official Student News Site of Parkway West High
#PWestPride