The Moxie Mountie

Bowler advances to collegiate level

Senior Kelsey Thomas being supported by her parents, high school coaches, and college coach at her signing.

Ryleigh Wright, Web Editor-in-Chief

April 15, 2016

Senior Kelsey Thomas signed with Spring Arbor University for bowling on Saturday, April 9. She will be receiving a partial scholarship.  Her average score was 180 and during her best game she scored 246 points. Thomas also qualified for states her senior year as an individual and placed 44 out of 60. "I...

Letters from the editors for spring break

Genna Barner, Asst. Editor-in-Chief

March 31, 2016

Dear Moxie Mountie Readers, We, as a staff, wish to remind you of the importance of remaining safe during Spring Break. When making choices, remember you represent your family, friends, and school. You are advised to make the right decisions and to not put yourself under any influence. When traveling...

Softball starts with home game

Softball starts with home game

Lindsey Huff, Journalist

March 31, 2016

The 2015 season ended in a loss to Eaton Rapids in the Pre-District game at Western High School for the Northwest Varsity Softball team. They finished 11-3 in the conference, one game short of first place, and 21-14 overall. The team lost three seniors, including Sydney Vernier who earned a partial...

Spanish Club embraces time about culture

Grade eight Aria Ward telling about her time spent  in Spain.

Lauren Hale, Opinion Editor

March 30, 2016

For more than 20 years, Spanish Club has been held for all those interested in the Spanish language. Currently it is held once or twice a month, usually on Tuesdays in room 211. Spanish teacher Mrs. Rebecca Moulton has been the advisor for several years. She sets up different activities for all in...

Rubik’s Cube food sculpture results

The finished Cube sculpture.

Ryleigh Wright, Web Editor-in-Chief

March 29, 2016

The Jackson Community Food Pantry held a sculpture contest to raise awareness and funds on Saturday, Mar. 20. Schools around the county participated. Northwest created a Rubik's Cube. With their sculpture, they were required to have a slogan. Northwest decided “The Mountie Nation is helping to solve...

Robotics team 2611 advances to regionals

Senior Aaron Heath is spying to the drive team to direct the robot.

Gabe Riley, Entertainment Editor

March 28, 2016

The F.I.R.S.T. Robotics 2016 season is in full swing. Team number 2611, The Jacktown Vectors, has been rolling through this season. Stronghold is a game where robotics can navigate several obstacles which are chosen by the opposite team or the crowd. Once past certain obstacles the robot can pick...

Advance broadcasting wins gold award in competition

Advance broadcasting wins gold award in competition

Maddie Swope, Web Journalist

March 28, 2016

Mountie Nation Station, run by Northwest High School’s Advanced Broadcasting class, received news Monday, Mar. 14 that they were one of the recipients of an award from Education Sports Entertainment. The National ESE Program Competition’s Gold award was given to Mountie Nation Station for its...

Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative educates students

Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative educates students

Sydney Rhines, Editor-in-Chief

March 24, 2016

Thursday, March 24, the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative (TPPI) assembly was held in the cafetorium. Beginning with a short presentation with facts and statistics pulled from Jackson County and Northwest, the hour and a half assembly started with a bang. It was then continued with a 30 minute...

Mind over body

Mind over body

Maddie Perrin, Video Editor

March 23, 2016

Athletes train their bodies all the time. They consume protein shakes, chicken breasts, spinach; anything to bulk up and keep their bodies able to perform at the highest level. But very few athletes, especially those in high school, take the time to train their minds. The thoughts one produces in...

Athletic Boosters hosts annual fundraiser dinner

Maddie Swope, Web Journalist

March 23, 2016

Northwest Athletic Booster’s annual Cash Bash and Dinner Dance will take place on Saturday, April 30, 2016 from, 6 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. It will be held at the Gene Davis Banquet and Convention Center. Tickets include dinner and dancing for two and a one in 400 chance to win $7,500. This is Northwest...

New coaches for new season

Junior Cade Dedoes slides to catch the ball.

Lee Belding, Chief Financial Officer

March 22, 2016

The new baseball season has brought fresh faces to the field. This year’s Varsity coach is Cory Parrott and JV coach is Derek Anspaugh. Former Varsity coach Brian Klinger stepped down after 25 years of coaching, deciding it was time to pass the team on to someone else. Klinger is confident in the...

Student Government plans for future

The 2015-2016 Student Government members.

Katie Arntz, Asst. Editor-in-Chief

March 21, 2016

The Northwest High Student Government have gained over half of their members just from the 2015-2016 school year alone. In total, there are 40 students involved with Student Government. Officers discuss upcoming events, plan events, discuss ideas, and vote on anything that needs to be voted on. Students...

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