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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The Battle of Homerooms

Liz Sleper
Jake Voss’ homeroom poses for a picture after winning Connect Four tournament.

To build school culture, counselors organized a Connect Four Tournament during the middle of March. 

On April 17, all of the homerooms met in Seedorff gym and watched the final four while enjoying popcorn. The homerooms of Abigail Goldsmith, Jake Voss, Dale Sperfslage, and Jonathan Green qualified for the final four.

Abigail Goldsmith’s homeroom faced off with Jake Voss’ homeroom in the first game of the final four. Goldsmith’s homeroom came up short, losing within the first seven moves of Connect Four. 

Goldsmith said, “It was really disappointing. I thought we would go all the way, and I’m proud of all the teamwork we put into Connect Four.”

Sperfslage’s homeroom beat Green’s homeroom in the final four, and in the championship, Voss’ homeroom beat Sperfslage’s homeroom.

Voss’ homeroom used several strategies to win. They tried to get the first move in each game, tried to not allow the opponent to get three in a row, and tried to stay one step ahead. 

“We were lucky to get the first move in the finals,” Voss said.

Counselor Mackenzie Atwater said, “My favorite thing about Connect Four is I get to see a variety of students that I don’t necessarily see and see them laughing and having fun together.”



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Seth Goebel
Seth Goebel, Staff
Hello my name is Seth Goebel, and I am a senior at West Delaware. I am involved in baseball. I like listening to music, playing catch outside. I am also a farmer in Masonville. I have cows and I have four dogs. In the summer I like to go swimming and also hang with my family and friends.
Liz Sleper
Liz Sleper, Staff
Hey! I’m Liz Sleper, a senior here at West Delaware. I’m super involved in extracurriculars; I participate in musical, all-state choir, all-state speech, student council, NHS, play, and journalism, and I run the spirit squad Twitter page. In my spare time (I don’t have much), you can find me lifting, skiing in the winter, watching my siblings’ sports games, watching scary movies, or playing guitar (badly). In the summer, I lifeguard and teach swim lessons at the Kramer Aquatic Center! I plan on attending the University of Iowa to major in Journalism and Mass Communications, hopefully also on a pre-law track. I’m incredibly excited to be a part of the yearbook team this year, and I’m looking forward to new experiences and opportunities!

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