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Returning to the Pack

Returning to the Pack

Maddie Oliver, Writer

October 24, 2019

Diagnosed with autism at the age of four, BVNW alumnus Matthew Maher said that he felt different in his own skin, mentioning he struggled with relating to people. After beginning the Connections class his senior year and now working as a para, Maher said that the judgement- free course and classroom made ...

2018 graduate Ben Holloway self-publishes book of poetry

2018 graduate Ben Holloway self-publishes book of poetry

Maddie Oliver, Writer

March 2, 2019

2018 graduate Ben Holloway said he suffered with depression and anxiety on and off since his sophomore year of high school due to his academic struggles. Holloway said he believes this started due to him not applying study habits and productivity to his academic lifestyle. In his senior year, Hollowa...

Return to the spotlight

Return to the spotlight

Bella Rinne, Writer

February 17, 2019

After graduating in 1996, musician Josh Berwanger has performed across the world with three different bands. He attributes his passion for music to his exposure of playing the guitar at Blue Valley Northwest. Berwanger’s love for music started at a young age and developed during his time at Northw...

Worldwide weightlifter

Worldwide weightlifter

Maddie Oliver, Writer

January 31, 2019

Only weightlifting for five years, Kelly Lynch broke 13 national weightlifting records and was considered the 23rd best weightlifter in the country at the age of 15, according to her parents Kevin and Theresa. Lynch received a gold medal from Arnold Schwarzenegger at one of her competitions in C...

From Ames to the Alamo: How Clayton Custer reunited with his best friend and brought Loyola Chicago to the Final Four

From Ames to the Alamo: How Clayton Custer reunited with his best friend and brought Loyola Chicago to the Final Four

Gabe Swartz, Editor-in-chief

March 30, 2018

It wasn’t an unusual sight to find Clayton Custer in the gym during the early hours of the morning, or the latest hours of the night. Everybody has their own Clayton Custer story, there are plenty of them. For head coach Ed Fritz, it was that time where Custer and Loyola teammate Ben Richardson, ...

Three BVNW grads featured in South Region Elite Eight

Three BVNW grads featured in South Region Elite Eight

Gabe Swartz, Editor-in-chief

March 24, 2018

When the South Regional final between No. 9 Kansas State and No. 11 Loyola Chicago tips off Saturday night in Atlanta, there will be three BVNW graduates on the court. Loyola Chicago’s Clayton Custer and Ben Richardson will go up against Kansas State which includes senior walk-on Mason Schoen. Custe...

2014 graduates win conference awards at Loyola Chicago

2014 graduates win conference awards at Loyola Chicago

Gabe Swartz, Editor-in-chief

February 28, 2018

2014 Blue Valley Northwest graduate Clayton Custer was named the 2018 Missouri Valley Conference Larry Bird Player of the Year Tuesday. Custer, a redshirt junior at Loyola University Chicago, has led the Ramblers to a 25-5 record overall this year, going 15-3 in conference play. “It’s a super coo...

2012 BVNW graduate Garrett Fugate signs with CFL team

2012 BVNW graduate Garrett Fugate signs with CFL team

Walker Johnson, Writer

January 26, 2018

After a year off from football, 2012 BVNW graduate Garrett Fugate has signed a two-year contract with the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League. The former Husky quarterback inked a two-year deal with the Alouettes Jan. 24. Although suiting up his sophomore year at BVNW, Fugate did not b...

Sporting KC signs 2014 graduate Zach Wright

Sporting KC signs 2014 graduate Zach Wright

Ben Brown, Sports Editor

January 24, 2018

Another former Husky will transition into playing for a local professional soccer team, Sporting Kansas City. Last week, Sporting KC signed 2014 BVNW graduate Zach Wright to the team as a homegrown player. Wright signed a one-year deal with the team, with options for 2019, 2020 and 2021. Prior to his...

Walk-on Wildcat

Walk-on Wildcat

Walker Johnson, Writer

December 13, 2017

Dalton Schoen lines up as a wide receiver during the second quarter of Kansas State University football’s season-opening game against Central Arkansas. At the snap of the ball, Schoen streaks down the field, gets behind the defenders and watches the long pass into his hands. He outruns the last opposing...

Former math teacher Megan Geenens fills new interventionist position

Former math teacher Megan Geenens fills new interventionist position

Dan Edmonds, Writer

October 3, 2017

After working at BVNW as a math and AVID teacher for several years, Megan Geenens accepted a position as the school interventionist for the 2017-2018 school year. Geenens said the district worked on a solution to help students who are struggling academically in areas a traditional counselor may n...

Alumni write and direct new TBS show “Wrecked”

Alumni write and direct new TBS show “Wrecked”

Ryan Jones and Brandon Fagen

June 13, 2016

On June 14 at 9 p.m. central time, the TV show “Wrecked”, by brothers Jordan and Justin Shipley, will air on the TBS network. Jordan and Justin, aside from being writers and directors of the show, are also graduates of Blue Valley Northwest. Jordan and Justin credit their time at Blue Valley North...

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