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On Wednesday, February 13th, eleven West High students attended the auditioned SEIBA Honor Band at Iowa City West High School. The audition process consisted of learning all major scales; chromatic, multiple etudes; and a solo. The students auditioned on January 5th for a judge and were selected to represent the Southeast Iowa Band Masters Association. They rehearsed all day and performed a concert that night. Congratulations to Caitlin Bauer, Danielle Stevens, Jessica Olson, Matt Reis, William Zogg, Chase Bruns, Michael Hill, Turner Sperry (SEIBA Jazz Band), Kylie Leming, Ethan Gabriel, and Carson Kahley.
What: Mentors in Violence Prevention (MVP) aim to build leaders and raise awareness of violence in our school and community by providing opportunities for students to communicate about tough teen issues.
Who: Current 10th or 11th graders, passing all coursework, & having acceptable attendance and behavior
How: Click here to apply.
Where: West High website
When: Deadline is Friday, March 29 Questions: Contact O’Hare-Guidance, Burns-253, Staber-232, or Weaver- 259
Huge congratulations go out to Beak ‘n’ Eye newspaper editors Kelly Snawerdt and Zack Misner. Kelly and Zack have had pieces selected for publication in an anthology of writing from Iowa high school students published by the University of Iowa. The anthology, Past Notes, will be sold at Prairie Lights Bookstore in Iowa City, and both Kelly and Zack have been invited to a public reading of their writing at Prairie Lights. What an honor!
West’s new HOSA-Future Health Professionals club attended the Iowa HOSA State Competitions in Des Moines. Mia Nelson placed 1st in Prepared Speaking, Mason Dunn placed 1st in Medical Terminology, Kyle Swanson placed 3rd and Emma Bernick placed 5th in Epidemiology, and Emily Ratermann placed 4th in Medical Math. Congratulations to all the competitors!