8 April 2013
An inside look at Wash students who balance work and school
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editors Francesca Hidalgo-Wohlleben, Editor-in-Chief Grant Kamin, Managing and Opinions Editor Madeline Berg, Business Editor Kiran Misra, News Editor MJ Kamin, Profiles Editor Shanay Gonder, Arts and Entertainment Editor Kitty McGurk, Life and Style Editor Peter Holmes & Gavin Jones, Sports Editors Hannah Jonasson, Photo Editor Reid Rossberger, Freelance Editor
reporters Michelle Zumhof Bridget Williams Anna Rizer Willow Evans Elijah Wedel Matthew Salazar
Ian Schweiger Eric Loeffelholz John Kopec Amy Wilkie Andrew Watkins Emmy Buanadonna
IHSPA, NHSPA, JEA, Quill & Scroll
[what’s inside] 12 04 14 18 06 09 19 a student
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Teachers say goodbye ELL students at Wash Stylin’ Sarah
GO: Cobble Hill Georgies Jamnesty
Life & Style
Improvisation sensation Building their futures
Juggling act The trouble with finals It’s time to unblock Facebook
A look at how Wash students balance having a part time job with school
Kitty’s corner Motivation wall
Spring sports previews A warrior for the ages
Francesca Hidalgo, Editor-in-Chief
MJ Kamin The snow is melting for good this time, and as I say goodbye to the snow, I also say goodbye to my free time and possibly my sanity. I do what many people think is impossible. I play two sports in one season. But How? And Why? How? I attend soccer practice after school on normal non-game days and I play 36 holes of golf each weekend. This isn’t the hard part, my golf coach is cooperative when it comes to missing practice because he knows I put in time on the weekends. The tricky part is soccer games and golf meets. I will miss soccer practice for golf meets, and I will miss golf practice for soccer games. Last year, I attended multiple golf meets then raced over to Kingston Stadium to warm up for my night soccer games. In fact, at the state golf tournament last year, I couldn’t stay for awards - I had to drive home from Des Moines to play in a substate game for soccer. Why? Because I love golf and soccer more than any other sports. I’ve been around them my entire life, both of them are my passions,
and I couldn’t imagine having to choose between the two. I started playing soccer when I was five years old. I played for the YMCA “Fire Ants” with a few other Washington High School students (shout out to McKenna Angellotti, Megan Muller, Madelyn Carlson, and Jasmyne Jones, all ’14). I eventually grew out of the YMCA leagues and tried out for Heartland Soccer Club, where I spent nine years, on “Wolfpack” and “Fever”. I played club soccer until sophomore year, when the practices began to interfere with cross country. I started Junior Golf at Elmcrest Country Club when I was eight, but I had played long before that. Back in those days, I spent more time chasing squirrels with sticks than actually playing. It didn’t take me long to fall in love after competing in the Club Championships at Elmcrest, and when I was 12 I started playing in the Junior PGA events over the summer. This coming summer I plan to compete in Junior PGA, AJGA, WWGA, and USGA events. Being in two sports isn’t a walk in the park. It is a joint effort, requiring help from my coaches, teachers, and parents. I can’t say it is impossible, because I do it - but it takes a large amount of mental and physical toughness. I encourage people to not give up on something because they don’t have time, it might just require a bit of planning and extra effort. It’s important to keep not give up on any of your passions, no matter what gets in the way. I handle my busy schedule one day at a time, because if I think about all I have to accomplish every week, I wouldn’t be able to do it.
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The trouble with finals under, being a perfectionist, it is just way too much to handle. This is accentuated with having four finals a day, which is way too overwhelming for young brains. Because of how difficult and strenuous finals are, they should be spread out over the span of a week. A perfect plan would be on Monday we would have all of our classes like usual, then on Tuesday through Friday, have our examinations. This Amy Wilkie would create a finals experience with Final exams are supposed to a maximum of two finals a day. With be an examination administered only one day to review, teachers would simply start the week before at the end of an academic term. But for me, it is the most finals, and with two finals a day, you could also talk to the teacher of your stressful two days, which for class that you are the most concerned some reason has to happen three times a school year. With about for some additional help after the shortened days. In the long run all of the pressure I put myself
this will subside stress, and make low grades ascend. This is a logical way to administer finals because on the last final of the each finals day I am awfully tired, want to go home, and the thought of having to fill in one more Scanton bubble makes me want to break down and cry. Ok, I know this may seem a little too far fetched, but with it being junior year, my grades are more important to me now more than ever before. Many colleges, such as the Georgia Institute of Technology, spread their finals out over the entire week. So in the long run spreading finals out will better prepare us for college and make us feel a wee bit more comfortable with our final exams.
It’s time to unblock Facebook
It’s a little hypocritical to have something, and tell others you can’t have it, but the district does it anyway. Their Facebook page, which actually looks pretty nice, is not accessible from any computer at any school in the district which it represents. Back when they blocked Facebook it was a huge deal, there was nothing left to waste our time on the internet on at school. Then Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, and even Google + stepped onto the scene and filled the empty hole that the calming Facebook blue left in our social media needs. This is the root of the problem, social media is constantly evolving and most of it is actually pretty informative, like
the news on Twitter, or the artistic inspiration you can get from Pinterest. Blocking one site will drive students to other ones.
“The district does it anyway.” Not only this, but there are genuine reasons to use Facebook at school for school related activities. In Surveyor, Adastra, and Interact we use it to communicate outside of class, rather than wasting your time with another announcement you’re not going to
listen to. And if a student doesn’t have access to a computer at home, they don’t have an easy way to talk about upcoming activities or things they need to do for the club on the days it doesn’t meet. Sure you could just check Facebook on your phone, but not everyone has a phone that can access Facebook. Blocking Facebook at school doesn’t stop students from accessing it, it just inconveniences those who can afford smart phones, and leaves the others behind in the dust. It’s time to unblock Facebook, not only to make communication much more efficient at school, but to end the unfair system that it currently creates.
Grant Kamin, Managing Editor
Improvisation Sensation Warriors take state title in spontaneous theatre.
Improvisation Sensation Washington students win state banner in spontaneous theatre.
Kiran Misra, News Editor
“Let me tell you something about women.” No, this wasn’t heard on a dating advice TV show, but, rather ar Iowa State University as Wash’s varsity improvisation team competed to win the Critic’s Choice banner, the drama equivalent of a state championship. From the 24 best improv teams, chosen from the hundreds that competed at district contests across Iowa, Charles Krebs ’13, Eli Wolter ’14, and Denzell Hayes ’14 blew the critics away with their portrayal of, “Building a Nuclear Reactor in a Ninth Grade Science Class.” “Successful improv is all about teammates working off of each other, and these guys, they did improv and they did it well,” said Iowa High School Speech Association All-State Critic Robin Crosberg before announcing their victory. The team practiced every Friday after school with coach Bill Krebs, playing a variety of improvisational games, learning the various strategies for a successful scene, and creating five minute scenarios for competition for months leading up to All State. “They had a formula that they used up until All-State. Eli and Denzell would be in some sort of relationship and Charles would be the outside character, but for All-State, they knew they wanted to switch things up, try something
different, and it really paid off,” said Jackson Ochs, a member of the Wash’s improv group. This is the third time in Wash’s history that the speech team has been the winner of a Critic’s Choice speech banner and the first time in the category of group improvisation. According to IHSSA rules in group improvisation performers are given three scenarios, from which they pick one. They then have two minutes to come up with a five minute scene with a beginning, middle, and end. Now that speech season is over Krebs, Wolter, and Hayes, along with the rest of Wash’s improv group plan to continue practicing and continue improving, planning to perform some improv shows in the near future. The three hope Washington can hold on to this title for some time. “We’ve got a really solid improv program now,” said Krebs. He adds, “It all worked out really well, we had a good draw and were able to keep the scene going. All the things we had been practicing for months really came together.” Members of the speech team who saw the performance agreed it was one of their best yet. Speech coach Kara Sulzer adds, “I am really proud of the boys. It’s was a great recognition of all of their hard work.”
Successful improv is all about teammates working off of each other, and these guys, they did improv and they did it well.
Kiran Misra, Editor
Building their futures Story and photos by: Eric Loeffelholz, Staff Writer
Washington’s most hands-on class is now 41 years old. This means 41 houses in and around Cedar Rapids have left a lasting impact on hundreds of students through the Cedar Rapids Community Schools Buildings Trades class, offered to students attending Jefferson, Kennedy, Metro and Washington. The class meets off campus everyday for two periods all year, a big commitment, but one the participants find very rewarding. The students build an entire single story house from start to finish and at the end of the year the house is sold. “There’s a great sense of pride you get when you take on a project this big,” said Kyle Cleveland, a member of the class. The house is being built as part of the city’s flood recovery program. The house sits in the 500 year flood plain meaning the buyer will not have to get flood insurance and with help from the city’s roots program the house will be sold for $150,000, an 08 News
estimated $25,000 below what the house is valued as an attempt to revamp the neighborhood after the ’08 flood. Building Trades introduces students into the wide variety of fields within construction: carpentry, electrical, plumbing, heating and cooling . “It feels like I have the afternoon off everyday because I come here and I don’t realize how much I’m learning,” Cleveland said. “It has taught me a lot of things that come in handy when doing things around my own house,” said Instructor David Smith, stressing that students taking the course not only learn about construction but are taught the principles of cooperation and hard work and use them in a practical environment. Building Trades can be great learning experience outside the classroom offering on the job experience that can give students a leg up when looking for a job.
Teachers say goodbye Bridget Williams, Staff Writer
Photos by Hannah Jonasson
Q. When did you start teaching? A. 1977, 36 years, always in special ed. Q. Did you always want to be a teacher? A. “I always wanted to teach, it’s the only thing I know, now that I’m looking for work again, for the first time in my adult life, it will still be associated with children.” Q. How many schools have you taught at? A. Three, Kennedy, Taft, and Washington. Q. How did you end up teaching at Wash? A. We were in that segregated facility, it was called Noelridge, over on the same property as Harding,
and some parents got together and said enough is enough. We want our kids educated with their non-handicapped peers. So Washington had the room. It wasn’t anything about Washington, but I was thrilled because I was a Wash grad. It was a parent move toward integration. Q. Did you have any other big opportunities before teaching? A. No, certainly not before teaching, I started teaching when I was 21.
Amy Wilkie, Staff Writer Q. When did you start teaching? A. In 1976, in 1978 through 1990 I was a Physical Education teacher for at risk students. In 1991 I was a head basketball coach at Jefferson High School. Q. Did you always want to be a teacher? A. Not always, I had goals to be a professional athlete in either basketball or baseball. Q. Do you have any favorite memories? A. I have a lot, but one that stands out is when I taught P.E. I took two students to the Special Olympics in Des Moines. Q. What do you have planned for retirement?
A. To be the best grandfather to my three grandchildren. I have one that lives in Cedar Rapids and two that live in Philadelphia. I also want to substitute teach in Cedar Rapids and in Philadelphia. Q. Did you ever get offered any big opportunities before you entered the teaching field? A. Immediately after college, I played basketball at the University of Iowa. I was drafted by the Boston Celtics. That was the most rewarding athletic experience.
Hannah Jonasson, Photo Editor Q. When did you start teaching? A. 1975, at Wash in 2002. Q. Did you always want to be a teacher? A. Yes, my mom was a teacher at Kennedy when I was little. Q. What do you have planned for retirement? A. Read “Great Expectations” over and over again. [laughs] Travel, cooking classes, and reading for pleasure.
Q. What have you loved about Wash? A. I love the students, they make me laugh and think, they keep me young. Q. Did you ever get offered any big opportunities before you entered the teaching field? A. No, I was pretty focused on teaching. I knew I wanted to teach at Wash. It was something I knew I wanted to do.
MJ Kamin, Editor
Meet: ELL Students at Wash Andrew Watkins, Staff Writer Here at Washington High School, diversity is one of the many things students take pride in. To ensure that our foreign students have equal opportunities, Wash has classes in place within itâ€™s English Language Learner Program. ELL has been a part of Wash since it began in 1979, and was the only high school to have it until Jefferson opened a program this school year. Currently ELL is located at nine schools in the Cedar Rapids School District, . There are 435 students enrolled in ELL from over 30 countries and
Photos by Hannah Jonasson and Andrew Watkins
40 language backgrounds. According to ELL teacher Jay Arduser, Wash has 54 students from 16 countries and language backgrounds. Through a content based approach, students learn English while reading, writing, listening, and speaking in other subjects such as science. One main focus of ELL is to prepare students for normal English courses. Although many ELL students are from around the world and often stay behind the scenes at Wash, many enjoy the same things as typical teenagers.
Origin: Vietnam Grade: 12 Time in CR: 1 year Favorite class: ELL Free time: Works, hangs out Interests: Music and Arabic
Origin: Mexico Grade: 11 Time in CR: 4 years Favorite class: Lunch Free time: Hangs out
Origin: DR Congo Grade: 10 Time in CR: 2 years Favorite class: All classes Free time: Plays video games Interests: Sports
Origin: Honduras Grade: 11 Time in CR: 9 months Favorite class: Math Free time: Texts and sleeps Interests: Rap and Hip Hop
Stylin’ Sarah Michelle Zumhof, Staff Writer
“Vintage, simple… and lots of accessories!” Is how Sarah Witt, ’14, described her distinct sense of style. Not being one to follow typical high school trends, she has felt clothing is a way to express herself since about “7th or 8th grade... I didn’t want to be like everyone else,” said Witt. Chances are if you go to Washington High School, you’ve noticed Witt’s eclectic sense of style at some point, but would you have guessed that there’s an equally amazing story behind it? “These are hand made from sheep wool,” said Witt, pointing to a few articles of clothing. (#1) “My grandma ordered the three specially made for her. She gives me these huge tubs of clothes. Sometimes the things are just like ‘ehh’ but other times it’s really nice stuff.” As for her personal favorite, she said, “My great grandma’s extra sparkley shirt. (#2) I think she probably wore it to parties… It’s kind of like a flapper dress, but a shirt. My mom doesn’t like me wearing it because it’s so old and might get damaged, but I do.” Next she pulled a black dress out of her closet. (#3) “I got this at the Copper Alligator in Czech Village. It’s really old. You can tell because of the sizing... It’s like a size 14 and tight on me. When I bought it, the shop owner estimated it was from the 30s or 40s.” She said she frequently finds accessories at garage sales and thrift stores, and recommends looking around shops in downtown Cedar Rapids. In terms of being bold with style, Witt advised others not to hesitate, “People always say ‘Only you could pull that off!’,
when really I think anyone could pull it off, you just need the confidence to wear it. Wear whatever you like,” said Witt. Witt cited her style icon as Kierra Knightly, the current face of Chanel perfume, and said her favorite clothing stores are Topshop and The Copper Alligator thrift store in Cedar Rapid’s Czech Village. For inspiration, she said, “I used to look at Polyvore.com a lot... Also Refinery29.com has looks that are fresh off the runway. I love the W Magazine and look at that a lot.” As for one last piece style advice to others, Witt said that it is most important to “Be yourself; be sure the outfit is your personality. Don’t go with the flow.”
A Peek in her closet..
Photos by Michelle Zumhof
MJ Kamin, Editor
students + WORKERS For some high school students, balancing their time goes beyond school activities and homework. It means balancing school activities, homework, AND a job. The Surveyor interviewed a group of Wash students who have jobs, from cashiers to lifeguards to waitresses. While the type of job and demands of each varied among the group, most agreed that the most difficult part about having a job in high school is finding time to do homework and other activities. “I prioritize a lot! Sometimes I even take school work with me to work,” said Paige Gantner, ’15, explaining how she manages doing her homework during the week. The reasons for getting a job also vary on an individual basis, but most agree that the money and independence accompanied with working is a big part. “I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do as a career. I had taken computer science and I wanted to try engineering, so I applied for an internship. Eventually that led to a job,” said Nick Allen, ’13. “Weekends are really helpful to catch up on school work,” said Amira Nash, ’13. “I was 15 when I started working and I really wanted to feel independent and earn my own money aside from my parents,” said Shea O’Malley, ’13. “The best part? Gettin’ paid!” said Gloria Campbell, ’13. On the next page, see what each said about the best and worst parts of working.
Francesca Hidalgo, Editor-in-Chief
Madeline Berg Business Manager Cobble Hill is a new and located in downtown other and appeared almost to gravitate from table to Cedar Rapids, owned by a couple who were inspired another with enthusiasm. The lovely atmosphere is to open a restaurant after living in Brooklyn, New defiitely unique to Cobble Hill. York. Their philosophy is simple and yet one I When my food finally came, I was at first simply wish more restaurants emulated; “We offer you our overwhelmed with how beautiful the presentation was. vision for what a restaurant should be: valuing local The house bread came stacked in pieces with a cup products, a deep dedication to craft and technique in overflowing with green and black marinated olives the kitchen, food with a story, and the purest form of and a small dish of homemade herb butter; the bread hospitality.” literally melted in my mouth. I was especially excited I pushed open the door and pulled back a curtain to try the goat cheese gnudi with roasted carrots. The put in place to avoid a cold draft from entering the gnudi, which is fairly similar to gnocchi, was rolled room. In the corner next to the front door were people in large balls mixed with yellow and orange roasted sitting on couches, drinks in hand, waiting for a carrots and tossed in a soft, light sauce. Needless to table. Directly above them was a chalkboard listing say, there was nothing left on my plate when I had where all their food originated from, keeping to their finished. philosophy of locally grown fare. Tables and tables of After paying for my bill, on my way to the people enjoying their food could be seen. The kitchen door, I turned and took one last quick look at the is completely open to the diners, giving confidence in restaurant. With smiles and laughter from everyone what was being served as they could easily watch their in the room and delicious smells wafting from the food being prepared. kitchen, I believe that Cedar Rapids is unbelievably With all the tables taken, I decided to take a seat lucky to have a place for such a unique and exquisite at the bar. The waiter quickly brought over a menu dining experience. and a glass of water. Looking over the menu I began to question whether this restaurant would appeal to many teenagers. Although the food all sounded wonderful, prices for entrees ranged from $18- $28 which is typically considered a little pricy for the average high schooler’s budget. With their entrees all including seafood or meat (I am a vegetarian) I opted for two appetizers, the marinated olives and house bread and the goat cheese gnudi with roasted carrots. While waiting for my food, I began to feel like I was no longer in downtown Crapids but instead in a chic restaurant in New York City. Every table was occupied and waitresses were wandering around holding platters of farro with roasted beats, sunflower and pumpkin seeds – the kitchen sample of the night. The diners all seemed to know each Photo by Madeline Berg
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Michelle Zumhof Staff Writer On Friday, March 29th, Washington’s very own Amnesty club is holding it’s 5th annual, highly-anticipated Jamnesty concert. Amnesty International is a human rights organization that focuses on the humane treatment of people worldwide, and the proceeds from the concert go towards the organization. Tori Wheeler, Vice President and 3-year member of the club says “It’s going to be really hard to cut musical groups this year; we’ve had even more interest than ever.” This concert is made up of about 15 different bands or individual performers, who will be bringing their musical talent to the stage to bring awareness to important human rights issues. This year, the enthusiasm for the event is evident through the overwhelming amount of sign-ups to try out; as Tori says “It’s amazing to see how much both Amnesty and Jamnesty have grown since my first year at Wash.” Don’t miss this rare chance to experience the incredible music talent of Wash, and prevent human rights violations around the world at the same time. Tickets are sold the night of the concert for $5 and T-Shirts will be sold for $12, or else you can purchase both for a deal of $15. The event begins at 7:00 pm and will end around 9:30 pm.
Photos by Tori Wheeler
“I’ll take your sticky situation and make it purrrrrrfect” Q: My parents are always pushing me to be the best that I can be, which in their eyes is a straight A student. But my grades have been slacking lately, and haven’t been meeting their expectations. I feel like they are pushing me to far, to a place I can’t reach. What should I do? A: There is nothing wrong with parents that want what’s best for you. High school is confusing and most of the time us teenagers can’t make up our minds and tend to make some bad decisions. Unfortunately, that’s why parents can seem so controlling during these tender years. When it comes to pushing you to do well in school, I believe parents have every right. When it comes to constantly monitoring your assignments for you and micro-managing your life? That’s where I draw the line. While you’re slowly figuring things out, you need to be allowed the chance to actually grow up on your own. If your parents are always making your decisions for you and are on your case, you’re never going to learn how to survive on your own and or mature. Here’s my advice, politely tell your parents that you want them to relax a little this trimester and allow yourself this time to get the grades they expect out of you on your own. This way everyone wins and they avoid pushing you too far to the point of no return.
Q: I have always been skinny (maybe a little too skinny) but lately I have started putting on some weight and it has got me worried, cause I don’t really know where it is coming from, or what the h*ll is going on.
A: During these adolescent years of our lives I honestly think our body gets bored some days and says “hey, I think I’ll change completely and do weird things.” Honestly, one day (normally around junior year), you’ll wake up and have gained 15 pounds and will suddenly have a little more somethin’ somethin’ in certain areas. While some people kiss the ground beneath them when this occurs, some teenagers loathe this natural occurrence. If you were already “a little too skinny” before, this weight gain is probably healthy for you. Something that I’ve learned through my strange bodily transition is that you can’t focus on weight. Your body is going to do whatever it pleases and concentrating on your daily number will only bring you down. Focus on how you feel and how you want to look. It’s all about being fit and healthy, not fat or skinny. Check out page 18 for some great advice!
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Women’s Tennis After finishing last season as the State Runner-Up, the Washington Women’s Tennis Team looks to make a run back to the State tournament. After losing half of their team to graduation and former coach, Dan Reyner, to retirement, the Women’s Tennis Team returns Kristin King, ’13, Rina Moore, ’14, and Lilly Hartman, ’15. “Hopefully we’ll have some other people that will step up too.” said Hartman. Hartman also said the team’s main goal is to make it back to Team State again. Personally, she is looking forward to getting back on the court and playing with her teammates. The women’s tennis team also introduces their new coach, Liz Bertrand. April 9th- @ Xavier April 11th- @ Prairie
April 16th- @ Linn-Mar April 20th- Iowa City High, Iowa City West
April 23rd- @ Waterloo West April 25th- Bettendorf
After losing many members of their team to graduation, the Washington Women’s Soccer Team looks to rebuild with the current returning varsity letterwinners from last year. “We lost a lot of good seniors and we’re looking to find ourselves.” said Olivia Altemeier, ’14. Altemeier said she is looking to improve her offensive skills, meanwhile trying to get back with her teammates. “[We also want] to win a game.” said Altemeier. The Women’s Soccer Team returns Altemeier, Elli Abel, ’13, McKenna Angellotti, ’14, Annee Cooper, ’14, CJ Cooper, ’13, MJ Kamin, ’14, Sarah Keppler, ’13, Katie Kigin, ’15, Lydia Kratovil, ‘15, Jayden Krogman, ’14, Sophie Malcolm, ’13 and Alana Zalesky, ’14. April 8th- Dubuque Wahlert April 11th- Prairie
April 16th- Kennedy April 18th- @ Dubuque Sr.
April 19th- North Scott April 23rd- Dubuque Hempstead
Women’s Track “I’m unsure, but extremely optimistic that we will be decent,” said Washington Women’s Track Coach, Frank Scherrman, when asked about the outlook of his team. This will be considered a rebuilding year for the Washington Women’s Track Team, but the return of long distance runner, Shannon Gorman, ’14, and sprinters, Megan Muller, ’14, Elena Burke, ‘14, and Kadejah Sanders, ’14, gives the team reason to be optimistic. The team’s main goal includes being the best team in the Metro area and finishing high in the divisional meet. “I want to run faster than I did last year and make it to state as a team.” said Gorman. April 9th- @ Kingston April 29th- @ Iowa City High School
April 24th-27th- Drake Relays May 16th-18th- State
“Winning isn’t everything--but wanting to -Coach Vince Lombardi Jr. win is.” Eric Loffelholtz, Staff Writer and Peter Holmes, Editor
Men’s tennis has started off with indoor practices at Westfield Tennis Club and ready to hit the courts against their first opponent. “This years team is much deeper than last years” said one of the teams teams biggest additions freshman Jackson Hoyt. The team should have a few state individual qualifiers in both singles and doubles and the team looks like they should be able to make a good showing at districts. “If we win the meets we’re supposed to and finish meets strong we’ll be a good team.” said Senior Mitch Blades who is looking to return to state and take revenge on Linn-Mar opponents “Without physically or verbally assaulting them.”
April 9th- @ Xavier April 11th- @ Prairie
April 16th- @ Linn-Mar April 20th- Iowa City High, Iowa City West
April 23rd- @ Waterloo West April 25th- Bettendorf
Even before the snow had been cleared off the Kingston turf the warrior soccer players were hard at work. The men’s team is trying to improve on a 12-8 season and with returning All-American Austin Bergstrom, ’13, and AllConferencers Jake Bjornson, ’14, and Kimu Kasha, ’13, they certainly have the tools. “We’re going to make it rain goals, assists and wins.” said Evan Fisher “We always go out to win and that won’t change this year. Go team go.” The team starts their season agaist City High on April 2. April 8th- @ Dubuque Wahlert April 11th- @ Prairie
April 16th- Kennedy April 18th- Dubuque Senior
April 23rd- @ Dubuque Hempstead April 25th- Linn-Mar
A third team state championship in four years would be icing on the cake for our senior runners. “We have the ability to be special, but it’s still too early to tell,” said sprinter Jason Oney ’13. According to Oney the team has already competed at an indoor meet in Cedar Falls and felt confident about their early season performance. The 4 x100 and 4 x 200 relay teams look strong enough to take state, along with certain individuals such as Nick Corbett ’13, Mitch Bredeson ’13, Joe Berry ’13, and Trevor Luebe ’13. April 24th-27th- Drake
May 16th-18th- State
April 29th- Kingston
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A Warrior For The Ages Sami Scheetz, Staff Writer
Millions of Americans participate in sports, yet only a few athletes truly tran-
scend the line of greatness. Washington student Austin Bergstrom, ’13, exemplifies what it means to excel as a Warrior, with outstanding achievements in the classroom as well as in athletic endeavors. Bergstrom’s most prominent success comes from his talent and dedication on the soccer field. Bergstrom said, “I started playing soccer at age 6, but it wasn’t until I was around 13 that I truly realized my potential with soccer.” Bergstrom’s club soccer achievements include back-to-back state championships with the Eastern Iowa United Club based in Iowa City. Even more notably, he was selected to the Olympic Development Program in which he was a part of the National Championship Team in 2011. Bergstrom’s benefit to Washington’s soccer team is immeasurable. He received 1st team All-Metro, 1st team All-Conference, 1st team AllState, and he was recognized as the Mississippi Valley Athlete of the Year in 2012. The highlight of Bergstrom’s career came this past winter when it was announced that he will be a member of the 2013 All-American High School soccer team, which is comprised of the top 30 players in the United States. “When I found out, I was both honored and surprised,” Bergstrom said. As expected, Austin has received numerous scholarship opportunities in soccer, from the likes of Drake University and Ohio State University. He is awaiting admission results from Harvard University where he would be following in the footsteps of his father. Bergstrom also plays other sports. He is a four-year varsity member of the men’s golf team. Bergstrom rotated between the top three spots of the varsity team for the majority of his time at Washington. He was also a starting guard for the men’s basketball team this year that nearly clinched a spot in the state tournament. All in all, Austin has been a source of pride to the Warrior community. He will go down as one of the best all around student athletes in Warrior history.
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