Articles By: ashley short

Senior Awards Night

Senior Awards Night

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Senior Walk

Senior Walk

A couple weeks before graduation, the seniors take an annual walk down memory lane and show the elementary and middle school students what hard work looks like. The seniors have different purposes for the walk. Some think it’s about motivating the younger grades to stay in school, but for senior Kiley Van-Ryn, the purpose is to acknowledge her success. “Our […]

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Brianna’s Boutique

Brianna’s Boutique

Junior Brianna Slaughter has an affiliation with Legging Army, and she calls it Brianna’s Boutique and all the sales go towards her college tuition. Since she doesn’t own Legging Army, she gets a commission of what she sells. “I am going to use it to buy my textbooks for the new semesters to come,” Slaughter said. Legging Army requires a […]

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Summer School

Summer School

With less than a month left of school, some students have no hope of passing their classes. One of the options those students have is summer school through a program called Connexus, its curriculum that allows a slow or fast paced learning structure for students in an online environment. The program includes only standard core classes, and any course completed […]

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The Blood Drive

The Blood Drive

Every year the school hosts two blood drives, one during each semester. About 100 pints of blood are donated to the Blood Connections. One pint can save about three lives, according to the American Red Cross, about 38 percent of the population can donate blood, but only 10 percent actually do. For senior Montia Rhodes, the thought of being able […]

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Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella
Paranormal Investigator

Paranormal Investigator

When something unexplainable happens, such as a book falling to the floor by itself, some  people come to the conclusion that it’s a ghost, or paranormal activity. For computer technician teacher Mark Anderson, investigating these phenomenon is his hobby. Since 2011, after watching Ghost Hunters, Anderson decided that he could do better and he went into the paranormal investigating business. He […]

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The Best of Morgan Pleasant

The Best of Morgan Pleasant

For the past three years, the senior SGA has hosted a “Best of West Talent Show”. It is a fundraiser for the senior class. There is one winner and three rewards given out. The winners are chosen by three judges that our coming in from our community and one of them is last year’s “People’s Choice” winner. Junior Morgan Pleasant […]

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Freshman on Varsity

Freshman on Varsity

Everyone has certain talents. For freshmen Connor Hill , Anna Barbour and Courtney Christ they have a talent for sports. They are all freshman on a varsity team. “It can turn someone away because it can be too much, others thrive and perform better than you thought they could,” Jarman said. Being a freshman and playing with the older kids […]

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The Newbies

The Newbies

Some people like change, and with math teacher Amanda Huber and CTE teacher Donnis Hauser, they wanted to change their work environment. They decided to move from middle school to high school. “I needed a change of scenery and I loved working with Mrs. Swartz at Mcgee’s Crossroads Middle School and I knew it was a great place,” Huber said. […]

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