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


Working the farm machinery rotation, senior Jack Smith teaches the students about the dangers of being around tractors.
Smarter Future Farmers
Andrea Kann, Staff • May 28, 2024
Wearing blue, over 100 students pose for a photo to show support.
Blue For Hunter Goodman
Lili Shappell, Staff • May 23, 2024
No backpacks will be allowed in classrooms beginning with the 2024-25 school year.
The Banning of Backpacks
Seth Goebel, Staff • May 21, 2024
Seth Jackson (11), Clark Morris (11), Levi Wilson-Bries (11), Christian Timmerman (11), and Nick Mensen (12) participate in state track.
Jumping for State Track
Lili Shappell, Staff • May 21, 2024
The cast of WDHA Radio performs their final scene.
WDHA Radio Takes Center Stage
Liz Sleper, Staff • April 5, 2024
Zach Wenger looks ahead during the state cross country meet, finishing the race with a 20:33.
Boredom Fuels Success
Liz Sleper, Staff • November 13, 2023
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.
Work Based Learning Tour
Keevan Hauschild, Staff • September 18, 2023
Memphis Voelker (9) grins as he walks up Lost Beach on Lake Delhi.
Shredding Through Summer
Lexi Harbach, Staff • March 21, 2022

2024 IHSPA Spring News Contest

Helen Temeyer
Seniors Elio Grieson, Evan Kartman, and Keevan Hauschild work together to draw a sun. They were given one marker with three strings attached as a way to work on collaboration.

The West Delaware Journalism Staff was recently recognized for 11 awards in the 2023 – 2024 IHSPA Spring News Contest. Work published from March 2023 to March 2024 was eligible for this contest. 

Four students earned first place awards, with one earning two. Senior Evan Kartman earned first-place for his personality profile “Jill of All Trades,” Keevan Hauschild for his sports story “The Hawks are Rolling,” and junior Anna Sickels for her feature titled “Something New.” 

Senior Liz Sleper brought home two first-place awards, with her staff editorial “The Ghost of Our School Spirit” and her feature photo.

Three students earned second-place awards. Senior Audrey Jolley earned second-place for her in-depth news story titled “A Sickness Like No Other.” Sleper earned second-place for her personality profile called “Boredom Fuels Success.” Hauschild earned second-place for his photo story “The Hawks are Rolling.”

Hauschild and Sickels both earned a third-place award as well. Sickels earned third-place for her infographic in the article titled “Energy in a Can,” and Hauschild earned third-place with his personality profile titled “Swift Inspires Speech Script.” 

Additionally, the staff earned one honorable mention. Audrey Jolley received one award in the staff editorial category for her story called “The National Anthem: To Sing or Not to Sing.”

To close out the year, the Inklings staff was among  the Class A Top Five for the Top 15 IHSPA All-Iowa News Team Finalists for 2024.

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Keevan Hauschild
Hello everyone! I’m Keevan Hauschild and I am a senior here at West Delaware. This is my third year of journalism. Outside of yearbook, I am currently involved in baseball, NHS, Speech, Play, Student Council, and a part of the West Delaware Students for Desired Change group. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my friends, lifting, listening to music, attending sporting events, playing golf, and taking pictures. I’ve been running a photography page, khausproductions on Instagram and K-Haus Photography on Facebook. Both of these pages have grown an insane amount throughout the last two years. After this year, I’m heading to the University of Iowa where I am majoring in Journalism/Mass Communications, Sports Media, and Marketing with my end goal of working at ESPN one day. 

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