Meredith Tangen, head of the business department at West High School, was selected to receive an Iowa Association for Career and Technical Education Award (ACTE). The award was presented at a special ceremony at the Iowa ACTE Conference on June 23, 2015 at the FFA Enrichment Center, Ankeny, Iowa. The award recognized Career and Technical Education teachers with 3 to 5 years of experience at the middle, high school, or post-secondary levels who have made significant contributions toward innovative and unique career and technical education programs and shown a professional commitment early in their careers.Ms. Tangen was nominated for this award for her professionalism in representing her school’s business program within the high school and in working with local industry leaders to arrange job shadow opportunities for students, an annual Financial Literacy Fair, and other community partnerships designed to offer students opportunities for problem-solving and collaboration. She has shown
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Katie Griffith was chosen as one of the 5 finalists for the Bechtel History Scholarship. She presented her paper on May 28 and was awarded 3rd place, a $1000 scholarship. She was the only finalist from West. Congratulations to Katie.
Please congratulate Diamond Combs, as she has been selected to be a member of Team Iowa, for the 17th Annual Senior All-Star Spotlight Meet. This year’s meet will take place June 12th-13th, at The University of Dubuque. This is the first West athlete selected in my 6 years, so we are very excited about this honor. —Coach Rietz
Zinn’s welding class created this awesome installation for Vander Veer Park. Look for it soon. Student welders pictured from left to right: Collin Gomez, Johnny Mathews, Tanner Duncan, and Collin Hurlbut.
Student Senate canoed/kayaked, had lunch on the warm pavement, took an informative nature hike, and participated in team-building activities. For LOTS of pics, click here.