Tira Sountris is a sophomore student, taking Beginning Digital Photography with Mrs. Sands, at West High School. Her four- layered interpretation of “Landmarks of Davenport” was chosen as a singular art work to represent WHS at the Davenport City Hall Youth Art month celebration. Each school picks a student’s art work to be displayed for one year on the walls of City Hall. It is a very prestigious honor for the students of Davenport Community School District. Congratulations, Tira.
News, Events, and Announcements
Twenty students at West High School had the great opportunity to hear Dean Jacobs speak about his across the globe explorations.
Congratulations to the show choirs for great performances at their final competition at Western Dubuque High School! This Just In! placed first in the Prep Division for the SECOND time this year! They have been growing and gaining confidence all year, and we’re very proud of them! West Connection placed 3rd in the 4A category during the day and qualified for the nighttime finals. After finals, they were named 3rd Runner Up. Way to go, Falcons!
Miss Hahn’s foods classes were asked to create original cakes. They had to study cake history cake and cake ingredients. They produced a display that included the cake, the information, and samples for guest judges. Cakes represented a wide variety of flavors, colors, and design.
Stephen Robinson and Tyler Erskine finished first in Armed Duet in the Marine Corps JROTC Drill Team Competition held in Omaha. Congratulations to you both.
On Sunday, the Competition Cheer Team competed at the Grand Finale at P.V. High School. The team took home top honors, having the highest overall score from all the high school teams competing. This was the team’s 3rd time this season winning overall Grand Champions at a competition, as well as winning 1st place at 5 competitions this season. Way to go!
Davenport West Robotics sent two teams to the FTC (FIRST Tech Challenge) Iowa State Championships February 21st and 22nd. The Iridium Falcons #4296 and the Combustible Lemons #5466 performed very well in team judging and robot performance. Both teams displayed outstanding grace and professionalism and qualified for the elimination tournament before being defeated in the semi-finals of their respective divisions. The Combustible Lemons placed 3rd in the Inspire Award and won the Think Award to advance to the Northern Super Regional which will be at Carver Hawkeye Arena, April 3rd – April 5th. Seventy-two teams from 13 states will compete to see who advances to the World Championships.
Last year, Sherifa Atangiba was part of the FTC Robotics Team. She was an exchange student from Ghana, Africa. She had a dream of bringing robotics/STEM to her country. The Combustible Lemons have been working since the beginning of the school year to make this a reality. The students have raised money to purchase the necessary equipment to send to her. The equipment is being sent to Ghana February 27th.