The Student News Site of West Delaware High School


The Student News Site of West Delaware High School


The Student News Site of West Delaware High School


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As a member of the panel, senior welding apprentice R.J. Helmrichs answers a question at the Work-based Learning Tour held at Henderson Products on Monday, Sept. 11.
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Keevan Hauschild, Staff • September 18, 2023
Memphis Voelker (9) grins as he walks up Lost Beach on Lake Delhi.
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Lexi Harbach, Staff • March 21, 2022

    West Delaware’s Second Place Welder

    Helen Temeyer
    Blake Recker (12) competed in Kirkwood’s annual welding competition, placing second overall.

    Senior Blake Recker placed second in Kirkwood’s annual welding competition on Friday, April 19. 

    Recker was challenged to weld a vertical up and down hill with metal pieces that were provided for him.

    “The hardest part was only having a certain amount of time to get it done,” Recker said.

    Over time, Recker has learned what works well when welding.

    “It was a lot of trial and error getting to where I am now,” Recker said.

    In the end, Recker saw the hard work pay off by receiving his second place title among the 30 other welders who competed.

    Since 2010, West Delaware has been successful in placing every year.

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    Audrey Jolley
    Audrey Jolley, Staff
    Hi all! My name is Audrey Jolley and I am a senior at West Delaware. I am extremely involved here at school being a part of cross country, student council, musical, the Vocal All-State process, speech, All-State Speech, play, NHS, and show choir. In my spare time, I love to hang out with my friends and family. I have jobs at Fareway, Lori French Travel/La Beach Bum Tanning, and I lifeguard during the summer. After school, I plan to go into secondary education for high school English teaching.

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