Knights in the News
By: Crestview Local Schools
By Payton Knittle
Students in Algebra I and Geometry tested Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. The seniors will take their state Government test today and tomorrow as sophomores will take Biology tests. They will need to pass this test to graduate. Sophomore Paul Knittle, who takes Biology and Algebra, said, “We have been working on stuff for these tests all year long so I feel good about my test.”
Crestview hosted the Van Wert County invitational track and field meet Tuesday. The three schools that participated were Crestview, Lincolnview, and Van Wert. The field events started at 4:30 pm with girls’ and boys’ pole vault. The running event started at 5 p.m. with 4×800 meter relay. Junior Brayden Sellers said, “We have worked hard for this just so we can win and have some bragging rights. It is also fun to compete with people we know.”
The Crestview FFA held their monthly meeting this past Monday. This was the first meeting with the new representatives in charge since the FFA banquet. They discussed finances from this year’s sales and their budget. Another discussion was about the chapter sponsors to renew them, add some, or get rid of some. Junior FFA member Trevor Gibson said, “I felt the meeting went very well. Everything was smooth and no interruptions happened.”
By Payton Knittle
Saturday April 22 is Crestview prom that will be hosted at Willow Bend in Van Wert. The dance will start around 8 p.m. and will last until 11 p.m. Then students have the option to attend after-prom too. The after prom will be at Olympic Lanes bowling alley in Van Wert from 11 p.m. until 2 a.m. Senior Dylan Grandstaff said, “I enjoy prom and you better believe I’m the first one to after-prom.”
Wednesday the juniors got the chance to take the ACT. They showed up to school like a normal school day. Then they took their test in the study hall room and once the test was done they were allowed to leave school. The past few weeks they have been preparing for this test. Junior Nick Springer said before the test, “I’m gonna try hard on this test.”
There are only 27 days left of school but it’s only almost half way through the fourth nine weeks. The students will be getting the interim report to see how their grades. Then once they see they are struggling they have a few more weeks to make up some work or study harder for the next test. Sophomore Griffin Painter said, “I have a good feeling about my interim report.”
By Payton Knittle
The varsity boys’ track team placed second at their track meet, with LCC and Kalida, while the girls placed third on Saturday. The varsity boys’ baseball team came away with two wins Saturday afternoon against Kalida. The JV boys’ baseball team also came up with two wins against Kalida. The varsity girls’ softball had a quad match last Saturday where they fell short to Parkway and Versailles. Senior baseball player Derek Biro said, “Saturday we played really well and I can’t wait to see how the rest of the season goes.”
The school year is coming to an end soon but there is still lots of testing that’s going on. Middle school had state testing last week, and the juniors will be able to take a free ACT April 18. Then the high school students will continue with end of course exams at the end of the month. Senior Braden VanCleave said, “I feel very confident and well prepared for the end of year government test.”
Crestview will be adding a couple new classes for next school year. Amonth the new classes are two new science classes: Zoology and Robotics & Engineering. In the ag department, there will be a class to learn about livestock judging. The Art department will have a photography class and instead of two woodshop they will have three woodshops. Art teacher Nicole Kirkpatrick said, “Yes I am. I’m more excited about teaching three woodshop classes and photography.”
CONVOY — The Crestview fifth grade band, along with the fourth and fifth grade music classes held their spring concert on April 11. The groups performed a number of musical selections that reminded the audience of some of the music that spans over five decades.
Leading roles in the performance included: Cali Gregory, Dru Gray, Evan Sowers, Trey Skelton, Kellin Putman, Nolan Walls, Kursten Nickols, Maddux Cunningham, Nathaniel Friemoth, Cadence Cook, Emily Dealey, Emily Karcher, Zoey Miller, Garrett Yinger, Lily Burch, Mahaylie Hampton, Myia Etzler, Hunter Jones, Hudson Myers, Levi Ludwig, Lillia Bladen, Hailey Dickson and Brady Petrie.
Anyone wishing to purchase a DVD of the performance can do so for $5. Checks made payable to Crestview Schools or cash will be accepted; orders may be directed to Lindsey Newlove at Crestview Elementary.
By Chase Clark
Crestview’s spring sports are kicking off their seasons as the end of the school year gets closer. Baseball and softball began the season with scrimmages and the track team has already had its first meet. Senior softball player Kristen Etzler said, “It is exciting and scary at the same time because I’m excited for this year’s season, but I also know that after softball is over that is it for high school for me and the rest of the seniors.”
With Crestview’s prom getting closer, the excitement is growing. Senior Maci Baker said, “I am very excited and can’t wait to have fun with all my friends before we graduate.” The theme for this year’s prom is “A Knight on the Nile”. The dance will start at 8 p.m. and end at 11 p.m. After Prom will follow the dance, from 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. After Prom will be held at Olympic Lanes
The Crestview baseball team lost a nail-biter to Parkway on Tuesday in extra innings. Crestview used a total of four pitchers with Tanner Crowle starting it off and Jacob Painter, Spencer Rolsten, and Caden Hurless finishing up the game. After an eight inning battle with the Panthers the final score was 4-3 in Parkway’s favor. The Knights are now 1-1 on the season and look to better their record throughout this week. Senior Derek Biro said, “We played well but had a bunch of minor mistakes that cost us the game.”
By Chase Clark
The Crestview FFA held its 81st annual banquet on Tuesday, March 28. Chapter advisor Ericka Priest said, “It has been a little difficult with it being my first year but the seniors helped me a lot with the planning and practices.” The banquet featured food from Gibson’s Backyard BBQ. After the food Crestview’s great year in the FFA was reviewed, including their FBM team who placed first in the state of Ohio and had nine out of ten members in the top ten in the state. To finish out the banquet, new officers were installed.
The Crestview music program put on their famous dinner theater on Friday and Saturday night. The program was a huge success and featured performances from the middle school swing choir, high school chorus, jazz band, and Knight Vision. Senior Kenzi Case said, “It was really fun but also sad with this being my last time.” Case was one of the many soloists in the performance as she performed a solo dance.
Crestview’s spring sports are kicking off their seasons as the end of the school year gets closer. Baseball and softball have begun their seasons with scrimmages and the track team has already had their first meet. Senior baseball player Spencer Rolsten said, “It is exciting and scary at the same time because I’m excited for this year’s season, but I also know that after baseball is over that is it for high school for me and the rest of the seniors.”
By Chase Clark
The Crestview Knight Vision and marching band’s successful season concluded with a trip to Walt Disney World in Florida. Knight Vision had a very good competition season this year acquiring five trophies. Senior Joel Germann said, “It has been a fantastic year and with it being my senior year, I wouldn’t want to make these last few memories with anyone else.” Germann is one of the thirteen seniors in this year’s Knight Vision.
Mrs. Camenisch’s Spanish classes took a field trip on Monday to Defiance High School. They attended a concert and ate at a Spanish restaurant in the area. Nick Springer said, “The concert was a lot of fun and a good time with my classmates.”
The last nine weeks has started and the Crestview seniors are getting excited. Many of them know what they are going to do with their future. Senior Braden Van Cleave said, “After high school I plan to attend Texas Wesleyan University to play football.” However, there are seniors who still have no idea what they want to do and it is finally hitting them that they need to get in gear to plan their future.
By Danny Pawlick
For the second time, the Crestview National Honors Society will be holding a Kids Against Hunger (KAH) week to fund the event next month. There will be various activities for students to participate in to raise money for meals to send to children in Haiti. Activities include a bake sale, a “theme week” where students can dress up for $1 each day of the week, and “teen mania” this Friday night for students to play games and have fun while raising money for a charitable cause. “Our goal is to raise $5500 this year,” said senior NHS member Brooke Ripley.
Baseball season is coming around the corner. The Knights have started practices three weeks ago, and they have been practicing every day except for Sunday. Freshman Drew Mosier said he hopes that “the team is more improved since last year.” He also hopes that they are better as a team this year.
Last Saturday, the concert band performed for contest at Van Wert High School and received an overall rating of a II. Between three judges in one category, they received two II ratings and a I rating, and a rating of II from the sight reading judge. The concert band was only one point away from receiving an overall I rating, which is a superior rating, and earns a trip to state competition. “We were so close,” said junior Becca Daugherty, “but there’s always next year.”
By Danny Pawlick
Last Friday night was the last basketball game for the regular season. The Knights faced Bluffton on senior night and came away with a 49 to 36 win. On Saturday, the girls lost their tournament game against Upper Scioto Valley. Senior Ashley Dealey said that “being a part of the team” is what she will miss the most about basketball. Dealey also said that she is both excited and not excited to be graduating soon because she will miss her friends, but she will also be able to branch out and meet new people.
Next Saturday, concert band will be going to contest at Van Wert High School. To help prepare, Mr. Laukhuf, a retired band director, visited the Crestview band to provide feedback and help them improve before going to contest.
On Monday, the Spanish III class went on a field trip to a Spanish market in Fort Wayne. Becca Daugherty, a junior, said, “I want to see foods that I’ve never seen before.” The class is excited to see Spanish foods and expand their knowledge on Spanish culture.