Westerners to celebrate homecoming Sept. 9-15

Monday, September 10, 2018
(Photo Courtesy of the Akron Hometowner) Akron-Westfield homecoming queen candidates are front from left, Alyson Ten Napel, Jennifer Ritz, Brooke Koele, Lilly Stabe, Sarah Ritz, and Autumn Stowe. King candidates are back from left, Aaron Hartman, Chase Stowe, Reagan Frankl, Nick Jacobs, Josh Armstrong, and Nash Lininger.

AKRON — It’s homecoming week at Akron-Westfield Community School and everyone is getting into the spirit.

This year’s theme is “Travel Often, Win Always.”

Coronation of the homecoming queen and king will at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 13, in the New Gym.

Candidates for homecoming queen and king were selected the first week of school. They are:

• Queen:

Jennifer Ritz, daughter of Steve and Sherry Ritz of Merrill.

Alyson Ten Napel, daughter of Jason and Dawn Derochie of Westfield.

Brooke Koele, daughter of Bruce and Carrie Koele of Akron.

Lilly Stabe, daughter of Justin and Angie Stabe of Akron and Cindy Stabe of Le Mars.

Autumn Stowe, daughter of Rob and Kim Stowe and Jerry and Kammy Walker of Akron.

Sarah Ritz, daughter of Steve and Sherry Ritz of Merrill.

• King:

Aaron Hartman, son of Luke and Mindy Hartman of Akron.

Reagan Frankl, son of Jim and Amy Frankl of Akron.

Nick Jacobs, son of Scott and Carissa Jacobs of Akron.

Josh Armstrong, son of Troy and Laura Armstrong of Westfield.

Nash Lininger, son of Timothy and Michelle Lininger of Elk Point, South Dakota.

Chase Stowe, son of Rob and Kim Stowe and Jerry and Kammy Walker of Akron.

Crown bearers are kindergarten students Reese Harris, son of Nathan and Katie Harris of Akron, and Ashlynn Walker, daughter of Johnathan and Lyndsey Walker of Sioux City.

Coronation emcees will be juniors McKenna VanEldik and Jack Anderson. VanEldik is the daughter of Dan and Robyn Van Eldik of Westfield. Anderson is the son of Kevin and Pam Anderson of Akron.

Homecoming activities kicked off Sunday, with the annual Westfield Supper at the Westfield Community Center.

Students, faculty and staff will participate in theme days throughout the week.

Monday is designated as Twin Day.

Tuesday is Jersey Out with everyone wearing a team jersey.

Wednesday follows the “Travel Often, Win Always” theme with everyone dressed in travel attire.

Thursday is Class Color Day.

Class colors are: Seniors, black; juniors, white; sophomores, red; freshmen, gray; eighth grade, tie-dye; seventh grade, neon; and staff, purple, wearing their Grace shirts. “These shirts are in honor of a student we had pass away at the end of last school year,” high school principal Derek Briggs noted.

Friday is School Spirit Day, with everyone wearing the school colors of red and black.

Parade time is 2 p.m. Anyone wishing to have an entry in the parade must contact the high school office.

The A-W volleyball team will have a match at South O’Brien at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 11.

On Thursday, the spirit fest and bonfire will follow the coronation ceremony at 7 p.m.

On Friday, the A-W Westerners will take on the West Monona Spartans at 7 p.m. at the A-W football field.

That will be followed by the homecoming dance from 9 p.m.-midnight, with music by Mr. Tunes.

The A-W volleyball team will end homecoming week by participating in a volleyball tournament at West Sioux High School in Hawarden. That tourney starts at 8:30 a.m.

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