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SCHOOL and SPORTS I Official Publication for the Norwalk Conununity School District I Norwalk Warriors Page Eight Lady Warriors Basketball The Lady Warriors opened the 2014 campaign with a home game Friday, Nov. 21, taking on 11th ranked Indianola. The Indians live up to that rating defeating the host Warriors 66-36. Indianola jumped out to a 8-0 lead when Shelby Nelson hit one of her two three-point- ers to close the gap. Miranda Hughes added a couple of field goals. Norwalk was able to keep it close in the first quarter, trailing by seven at the end of one. The Indians took control in the second quarter outscoring Norwalk 22-11. Shae Campbell and Nelson both hit from outside the arc. Jaycie Owens added a field goal and Hughes added a couple from the charity stripe. The pace was a little slower in the third as Indianola increased its lead by six, outscoring the Warriors 11-5. The Warriors had several chances at the beginning of the second half as they forced three consecutive Indian turnovers, but failed to convert at the free-throw line. Indianola closed out the final quarter outpacing the Warriors 13-7. Hughes added the only field goal for the quarter with the balance of the points coming from the free-throw line. Hughes, making her varsity debut, led the Warriors with 11 points. Owens finished with seven. Campbell, playing in her varsity game, also finished with six points as did Nelson. Tori VanVelzen ended the game with five points. Riley Origer chipped in one. Norwalk Falls Short on the Road The Lady Warriors traveled to Adel to play the Ti- gers and lost 55-51. The teams were fairly even in the first when the Tigers gained some breathing room in the final minute. Miranda Hughes got the ball rolling for Norwalk with a pair of free throws and a field goal. Shae Campbell flit a three-pointer to pull within two. Tori VanVelzen added a basket on a missed shot for a 14-9 Tiger lead. Norwalk's offensive punch was more effective in the second quarter. Hughes began the scor- ing with a three. VanVelzen added five consecutive points to tie the score at 17. Hughes scored six unan- swered points and the Warriors were up 23-17. Campbell and VanVelzen added field goals and the Tigers took a 31-27 lead into the half. Both teams played even in the third. Hughes hit another three-pointer and Campbell hit a pair from beyond the arc. VanVelzen added a bas- ket to cut the lead to three. The lead exchanged hands several times in the last quarter. The Tigers were lead- ing by three when VanVelzen had a traditional three point play to tie it up. She again tied the score with 51 seconds left. ADM took the lead 53-51 with 10 seconds left. Norwalk had a chance to tie, but missed on the op- portunity. The Tigers went to the line when Adel's Molly Jacobson was fouled on the rebound and went to the line with 1.2 seconds left to secure the win. Hughes led all scorers with a career high 21 points. VanVelzen fin- ished with 16 and Campbell ended the game also with a career high 14 points. The Warriors travel to Ballard after the Thanksgiving break. Start the day off fight[ matters 515-223-1150 EO. Box 160 Norwalk, Iowa www, kwlol.com I N/Warren Town and County News LAKEWOOD ELEMENTARY By Jill Anderson Many times, I look to see what the articles on what employers need out of education for successful employment. I know that elementary schools are a foundational piece to a successful secondary ex- perience for our students. Recently, a Forbes article caught my eye. In the article, it referred to a study that intrigues me as a building principal. The National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE), a Bethlehem, PA non-profit group that links college career placement offices with employers, ran a survey from mid- August through early Oc- tober where it asked hiring managers what skills they plan to prioritize when they recruit from the class of 2015 at colleges and graduate schools. Though the survey sample is small--NACE collected responses from just 260 employers-- the wisdom is sound. New and recent grads should pay atten- tion. (Most of the respon- dents were large compa- nies like Chevron, IBM and Seagate Technology.) College majors and graduate degrees also mat- ter. The three degrees most in demand for the class of 2015 are business, engi- neering and computer and information sciences, But cutting across all majors and degrees, employers want new hires who can work well on teams and who are decisive problem- solvers. Here are the 10 skills employers say they seek, in order of importance. 1. Ability to work in a team structure. 2. Ability to make deci- sions and solve problems. 3. Ability to communi- cate verbally with people inside and outside an or- ganization 4. Ability to plan, orga- nize and prioritize work 5. Ability to obtain and process information 6. Ability to analyze quantitative data 7. Technical knowledge related to the job Thursday, December 4, 2014 I! NHS Activities Director I By AI Lammers 8. Proficiency with computer software pro- Wrestling grams The Warrior Wrestling team opened their season 9. Ability to create and/ ' December 4 at home against Dallas Center-Grimes in or edit written reports an early conference matchup. 10. Ability to sell and ADDITIONAL ATHLETIC/ACTIVITY NEWS influence others Congratulations to the following for being selected Even in elementar)6 we to the Little Hawkeye All-Conference Volleyball Teams. work hard on working to- 1st Team: Senior Lauren Bagby and Sophomore Gabby gether using collaborative Ridgeway; 2nd Team: Senior Jaycie Owens and Junior processing and being able Tori VanVelzen; Honorable Mention: Senior Emily to solve problems on their Delker and Sophomore Ryley Harris own. We have also in- Congratulations to the following Warrior football creased our writing tasks players for their All-District selections. Seniors: Luke for the students and tried i Greenslade, Thomas Dougherty, Cory Farnum and to increase the rigor of in- struction. I'm confident that we are working hard to produce a quality citi- zen for the future. PTO Fun Night Thanks to Tammy Randall and the PTO Board for creating a fantas- tic experience for kids at Fun Night. It was fun for kids and raised a lot of money for the playground. Thanks to the over 200 vol- unteers that helped with the event and the generous donations that the com- munity made for the event! Brock Schwechel; Juniors: Sonny Onken and Hunter England; Sophomore: Brady. Brandsfield; Honorable Mention selections included: Cole Rice, Jared Webb, Mason Hughes and Ryan Kennedy. clip and save Norwalk Schools Phone Directory Central OfficeAdministration High School (Grades 10-12) High School Activities Eastview 8/9 School Middle 6/7 School Lakewood Elementary (Grades 3-5) Oviatt Elementary (Grades PreK-2) Transportation Office (Bus Barn) Food Service/Nutrition Office Building & Grounds Office 981-0676 981-4201 981-4204 981-9655 981-0435 981-1850 981-1005 981-0016 981-9876 981-0917 SCHOOL AND SPORTS PAGES SPONSORED BY: *WENDY BORST MASSAGE, LMT 240-1075 *COMMUNITY BANK 285-4900 *FOUR SEASONS AUTO WASH 981-4454 *NORWALK FAMILY DENTISTRY 256-9000 *HASKIN CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC 981-0556 *EDWARD JONES INVESTMENTS Kevin Pearson - 285-1838 *NORWALK LIONS CLUB 981-0432 *OPTOMETRIC ASSOCIATES 981-0224 *SCOTT'S FOODS 981-0606 *NEWTON STANDRIDGE STANDRIDGE GROUP 229-5310 *N/WARREN TOWN & COUNTY NEWS 981-0406