Articles Archive for May 2011
BY ERIN LENZ
As the students on the Halk Talk staff say goodbye to the school year of 2010-2011 we can’t help but think back to all of the great memories that this year had to hold. Some of the staff says goodbye to high school, some say goodbye to being an underclassmen and our lone freshman says goodbye to well…being a freshman. As the year wraps up, this is what we remember most.
Parker- “Sledding with my friends over the many snow days.”
Erin- “Mr. James playing the song Manic Monday during …
Corey O’Neil can be seen almost anywhere around school, from sporting events, pep rallies, S.H.O.S and almost never without her other half; her camera.
But as much as you see O’Neil, it can be hard to believe she isn’t involved in all these place nor is she apart of her high school journalism department, she does it for fun. She is a member of Student Ambassadors and is involved with theater,
“I am more involved outside of school, I am a volunteer at the F street rec center. I love the kids …
Varsity baseball team took third place at state. They went into the semi-finals with one loss the first game in the double elimination tournament, and had to fight their way back. In the semi-finals they met defending champion Papillion-La Vista South and lost 7-4. The Silver Hawks finished with a 27-7 record.
In the championship game Papillion- La Vista South beat Millard West 3-0 to earn them their second consecutive Class A championship.
One call in particular during the Southwest game generated some controversy. It occurred while junior Dylan Exstrom was running …
The boys and girls track and field team had a great finish to their year. They had 24 girls and 12 boys that qualified for state held at Omaha Burke High School.
“Both teams were top ten. Boys were seventh, girls tied for ninth. So not bad for this season. It’s been kind of a rebuilding year so I was kind of happy with the end results,” Coach Ryan Mahoney said.
Finishing at the top was Van (Christian) Sanderfer who repeated as the state champion in pole vault. Other top finishers were …
Shubert crosses finish line during one of his cross country meets
Freshman, only child, student council member and Varsity cross-country and track runner, Reid Shubert seems to do it all.
Event though it’s sometimes lonely being an only child Shubert says its nice.
“You don’t have to worry about anyone but your parents,” Shubert said.
Shubert was one of the two underclassmen student council members this past semester. Recently he has turned in his student council essay and hopes he is accepted once again …
By Alissa Shanahan
Flight Night was among one of the many events throughout the school year that students had to look forward to. Whether they decided to perform for their peers or to enjoy watching the talents of others, the night provided fun for everyone.
Flight Night performances were May 20-21 in the school auditorium and the event was sponsored by Student Council.
MC’s included juniors Andrew Murphy, Ryan Geisert, Carter Hill and senior Austin Blankenau. The four provided entertainment between skits and kept the crowd laughing the entire time. Performances …
By Ellie Clinch
This spring, seven senior athletes were honored from Southwest. A girl and boy from each spring sport received the Sertoma Award. The Sertoma Award is given to the person who has contributed the most time and energy and has epitomized the values of Sertoma.
The girl recipients included Ally Walker from girl’s soccer, Abby Flory from track and field, and Ellie Clinch from tennis. The girls’ luncheon was held on May 17 at The Nebraska Club on the top floor of US Bank.
Senior Ty Headley, received the award for …
By Luda Konovalchuk
The Senior Recognition Ceremony was a celebration for students, parents and the school. Students got a chance to show off what they’ve accomplished in their years at Southwest.
The ceremony took place in the school’s auditorium May 18 where it was started off by Southwest’s Chamber Choir. Following the singing, several special guests handed out scholarships to select groups of students.
After scholarships, each student’s accomplishments were read off, followed by their plans for their future. As they walked across the stage, Principal Rob Slauson was there waiting to shake …
By Mikaela Balfany
Girls tennis took third place at state May 19 and 20 in Omaha NE at Koch Tennis Center. The finals of the tournament had to be moved to Hanscom Park due to inclement weather.
Playing No. 1 Singles for Lincoln Southwest was junior Anna Bogdanov. She finished as the runner up in the state. Playing No. 1 doubles were seniors Ellie Clinch and Katie Everitt. They lost in the quarter-finals match. Playing No. 2 Singles was junior Saki Aota. She finished third in the state. No. 2 Doubles partners …
By Katelyn Crew
It’s that time of year again and the first day of yearbook distributions was Thursday, May 19. If you have not picked up your yearbook, you can do so from Peg Aldridge in the bookkeeper’s window. They are available for pickup before school, during lunch and after school.
If you did not purchase a yearbook, there are a limited number of extra yearbooks that can be purchased for $65.