The West Wind

A Doughnut Closeup

A Doughnut Closeup

Brooke Kesky, Staff Writer

December 11, 2017


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Many remember doughnuts as a childhood treat that gives you the warm feeling of home. In our home, Shallotte, The Filling Station is providing these memories to customers of all ages. Alysa and Grady Watkins, owners of The Filling Station, transformed a popular 1940s Mobil Pegasus gas station into a ...

Women In Education

Women In Education

Deiona Stanley, Staff Writer

December 8, 2017


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"...you always want to learn from every opportunity that you have."

PBIS October Junior of the Month

PBIS October Junior of the Month

Austin High, Staff Writer

December 7, 2017


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“Dream child,” seems to be the most accurate way teachers can describe this student. Fellow scholar Savannah Branch, is the October student of the month representing the junior class. “The kind of kid you hope your own kids grow up to be like,” is how Mr. Pardee described Savannah, whom he...

PBIS Freshman Student of the Month for October

PBIS Freshman Student of the Month for October

Karen Bonifacio, Staff Writer

December 5, 2017


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October’s 9th Grade nominee is Cassidy Earp. Earp was nominated by Mrs. Pittman, the dance teacher at WBHS. “Cassidy was nominated because she works really hard, and she always does her best, and she tries to help others if they need it,” said Mrs. Pittman. Many students, like Earp, are n...

Putting the Paschal in PBIS

Putting the Paschal in PBIS

Deiona Stanley, Staff Writer

December 4, 2017


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There has been a lot of buzz flying around about one of the newest additions to the West Brunswick staff, our assistant principal, Jonathan Paschal. Many students have wondered who he is, where he is from and what he does. Paschal is one of our school administrators and covers many areas involving stu...

The Basketball Brothers

The Basketball Brothers

Austin High and Gianni Donatelli

October 26, 2017


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You may have heard of the NBA’s Harrison brothers but did you know that West has its very own basketball brothers? Ty Johnson taught history and coached women’s basketball at West during the 2015-16 school year.  During the 2016-17 school year he moved to Hickory NC to take a head college baske...

Mrs. Benton: The Full Circle

Mrs. Benton: The Full Circle

Deiona Stanley and Karen Bonifacio

October 18, 2017


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“Don’t ever forget where you come from: don’t forget your roots and always give back to your home, whatever it is your: community, your home, your school. You know, don’t forget where you come from, and always give back to that.”

PBIS September Staff of the Month

Breanna Trudeau and Rebekah Martin

October 17, 2017


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The two staff nominations for September are Mrs. Jennifer Johnson and Mrs. Chellie McDowell. Mrs. Jennifer Johnson is a Math I teacher that absolutely adores her job and her students “I’m flattered by what everyone has said about me and honored to be chosen.” she said. Mrs. Johnson has ment...

PBIS September Freshman Student of the Month

PBIS September Freshman Student of the Month

Alyssa Robinson, Staff Writer

October 16, 2017


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Do you show leadership? Are you responsible? If so, you have a chance at being West Brunswick’s student of the month! Each month, our staff nominates a student that they feel is contributing positively to class or is overall a great role model. The names of all students nominated get put into a hat an...

PBIS September Junior Student of the Month

PBIS September Junior Student of the Month

Austin High, Staff Writer

October 16, 2017


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R-E-S-P-E-C-T. Aretha Franklin knew the value of it and so does the September PBIS 11th grader of the month, Donte Erb. When interviewed, all of his teachers said that he was a very respectful young man who always gets his work done. “I get my work done and get good grades” said Erb when aske...

PBIS September Sophomore Student of the Month

PBIS September Sophomore Student of the Month

Gianni Donatelli, Staff Writer

October 16, 2017


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Kelsey Fullwood is a kind, hard-working sophomore, nominated by Mrs. Fowler for September’s Sophomore Student of the Month. When asked why she thought she was nominated, Kelsey replied, “I feel I was chosen because I always respect my teachers and I always try to give a helping hand to my fell...

PBIS September Senior Student of the Month

PBIS September Senior Student of the Month

Deiona Stanley, Staff Writer

October 16, 2017


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West Brunswick kicks off this school year with many amazing students. However, when it came to the nomination for the senior class’ first PBIS student of the month, Jalisa Grissett was the nominee to beat. Grissett was nominated by Mrs. Pittman, her dance teacher, because she “works really hard at what she...

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