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Northwest’s new faces

Northwest’s new faces

Ankit Kadakia, Madison Graves, and Zac Johnson

August 23, 2013

Who are the new staff members, and what's their story? Check back each weekday for three new profiles of the rookie Husky leaders. Who: Lauren Simpson (BVNW alumnus) What: Accounting, Web Design and Computer Applications Hobbies & Interests: Computers, camping, sports, friends and family What ...

Meet Chris Legleiter, new administrator

Meet Chris Legleiter, new administrator

Madison Graves, Writer

August 19, 2013

This year, BVNW welcomes many new staff members to the team. One of these staff members is Chris Legleiter. Legleiter will be taking over as the administrator for the graduating class of 2017, as well as the assistant principal for activities. According to Legleiter, he had seen the school within the district while ...

Dancing the days away

Dancing the days away

Olivia Baird and Brooklynn Langham

August 13, 2013

Senior Carley Fine was selected by choreographer Mandy Pruett to assist her in instructing dance classes across the country this summer. With seven trips around the country and varying ages of students, Fine said the experience taught her a lot about instructing and being a leader, and brought her a l...

Mazzler to Dazzler

Mazzler to Dazzler

Sidney Hallak, Jordan Reinhardt, Liz Kuhlmann

August 12, 2013

After the Dazzler dance team tryouts in April, Kevin Murakami became the first boy to be on the school dance team  at any Blue Valley school. Murakami is now headed into his senior year, and hopes to make it the best yet while he dances with the other girls instead of managing. (function(i,s,o,g,r,a,m){i['GoogleAnalyticsO...

Ken Thomas Receives the Liberty Award

Zach Zelinski

May 1, 2013

After dedicating his time and energy teaching the students of BVNW, government teacher Ken Thomas received the Liberty Award for his contributions to the promotion of civic education. “It is an amazing feeling to receive this award, and know that I am respected by my peer group here at ...

Using His Own Momentum

Using His Own Momentum

Ankit Kadakia, Writer

April 8, 2013

As the end of the school day approaches, students rush out of their classrooms and make their way home, where they attend to their homework and relax for the remainder of the day. Instead of watching T.V. or playing video games, junior Tyler Johnson opens up a textbook outlining quantum mechanics and...

Celebrating Twenty Years Of Success

Holly Noon, Copy Editor

April 5, 2013

Twenty years since its opening, BVNW has grown in more ways than one. From its academic and athletic successes, BVNW has retained its high standard by creating a cohesive student, teacher and administrative environment. Former principal Russell Kokoruda said his original vision for the school was to...

Acting His Way To The Top

Acting His Way To The Top

Zach Zelinski, Writer

April 5, 2013

From performing on the BVNW stage to performing on Broadway, junior Kevin Murakami has taken his dance, singing and acting skills to the next level. Recently, Murakami was called back for a Broadway audition for the musical “Newsies”. “I am so excited and this is my life dream,” Murakami said...

Social Media: The 411

Social Media: The 411

Ankit Kadakia, Writer

April 4, 2013

As our society grows, more people are use using social media to connect with one another. In a world that revolves around technology, students need to realize the impact they can make with their actions online, said technology integrations specialist Craig Odle, who helps teachers incorporate technology...

Going Hollywood

Going Hollywood

Brooklynn Langham, writer

February 20, 2013

After years of hard work, constant practice, local gigs and constant faith, senior Connor Leander was accepted into a summer program called the Grammy Music Revolution Project, and will be attending the biggest night in music, the Grammy Awards Sunday February 10th in Los Angeles. “I was in a program ov...

A Graphic Kick

Kaitlin Head

January 22, 2013

With every steady stroke of the pencil and every movement of her hand a sketch begins to bloom. A blanket of black ink is laid upon the once finely drawn sketch transforming it to a finalized image that was once just an idea. Opening Adobe Illustrator, Junior Jessica Prim begins to break down the barriers...

A Picture With A Thousand Words

A Picture With A Thousand Words

Sidney Hallak, Writer

January 9, 2013

At BVNW murals cover the walls of the hallways, but Communication Arts teacher Kyle Farrington has brought artwork into his classroom. With lines of text crossed out to make pictures a mural is made up of pages torn from the novel “1984.” The back wall of the classroom showcases an array of sophomore...

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