While your calendars are marked for the Spring Valley 100 on June 5th, and the celebrated “grandaddy” of all gravel race courses, please add a mark in your activity calendar for after the race. All are invited and encouraged to pull up your zero gravity chairs and relax in Spring Creek Park, just 4 blocks from the race finish, and listen to live music (free), refuel from onsite food vendors($), and watch an outdoor classic “Sandlot” (free). Lupulin Brewing Company out of Big Lake, MN will be pouring brews($) in the park too (sponsored by the SV VFW), with all proceeds benefitting Never Surrender, Inc – Black Woods Blizzard Tour, the worlds largest snowmobile fundraising event to help defeat ALS, Lou Gehrig’s disease. Please consider joining fellow riders at the Music-in-the-Park afterglow event. We are looking forward to meeting you at the registration, start, finish… or by the beer tent. Cheers!
Name: Zoe Westphal
Parents: Jon and Debby Westphal
School Activities: I am the Kingsland Highschool National Honor Society secretary, Senior Class treasurer and a Student Council member.
Activities/Work Outside of School: Outside of school, I work at J-N-J Concessions, volunteer at my church, babysit part-time, and am helping my parents start-up our bakery business.
Favorite Class and why? My favorite class of the school year is Popular Culture that I took through Riverland as a PSEO student. It is my favorite class because it covered many different topics about world cultures and habits. Many of the topics covered related to everyday life and opened my eyes to see the world from a different perspective. I can relate to more people around the globe than I thought before. Before this class, I had not realized that pop culture was such a big part of everyday life.
Why is a Solid Education Important? A solid education is essential because it allows students to find their place in society. Learning what Interests them is a crucial step towards their future. Without the proper education, they may not be able to find a job that fits their interests or personality. A solid education allows students to become productive members of society. They can make contributions to a community when they have a vital education. Education will enable students to get a higher paying job; it also shows how important hard work is. Education is essential for growth and development.
Immediate Plans After High School Graduation: After graduating, I plan on going to college in the business field. Receiving a business degree will help me in the future when I take over my parents’ bakery. I will need to learn how to run a business and make sure it stays successful.
Long-term Plans/Goals: My long-term goal is to work at the bakery until my parents are ready to retire, and then I will become the full owner of the bakery. I want to continue on the Debby Westphal legacy.
Note: The Spring Valley Kiwanis Club annually recognizes the top academic performers at Kingsland High School. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the plans to honor the students in person are still unknown. Typically, they attend a meeting of Kiwanis with their parents for recognition.