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  • Our next district late start is tomorrow morning! Classes start at 9:35 a.m., and don't forget to bring your Ted Drewes tickets!

  • Seniors: commencement speaker applications are available in Dr. Sink's office.; they are due Fri. March 15 at 2:45 p.m.

  • Did you play a fall sport or participate in a performing art? Have a 3.0 GPA? Pick up your free Best of West tee shirt from Mrs. Debenport!

Varsity girls lacrosse prepares for playoffs

Varsity girls lacrosse prepares for playoffs

Claire Smout, Awards Coordinator

May 1, 2018


Filed under showcase, sports

With a 6-3 record, the varsity girls lacrosse team now has their sights set on making it to the semi-final round of playoffs, which begin May 14. “Since there are a lot of underclassmen on the team, one of our goals is to just really learn the game and get better at it together,” freshman and m...

Girls soccer team poised for successful season

Girls soccer team poised for successful season

Claire Smout

April 18, 2018


Filed under sports

With a varsity record of 7-1 and a junior varsity record of 5-1, both girls soccer teams have high expectations for the rest of the season. “We really want to be undefeated for the season,” freshman and junior varsity player Claire Hardy said. “To reach that goal we are working a lot on foot sk...

Alumnus Scott Schaefer survives and thrives after taking on the popular family business

Alumnus Scott Schaefer survives and thrives after taking on the popular family business

Sarah Lashly, Staff Writer

March 22, 2018


Filed under Alumni Stories

After graduating in 1998, alumnus Scott Schaefer expressed interest in managing Schaefer AutoBody, founded by his father Steve Schaefer in 1985, and began the process of taking over the business in 2010. “Since grade school, I was always around the body shop. My brother and I worked in the shop...

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,”...

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