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Showcase article correction

The Pelladium wishes to correct a mistake in our February 27 Issue. Concert and select choir will not be a part of the showcase as reported in the Pelladium. PHS’s two show choirs, AcaPella and Bravo, will perform in the showcase with Jazz 1, Jazz 2, percussion ensembles, and band, orchestra, and choir solos and

PHS FFA members competing at State

Pella High FFA members will travel to Iowa State University in Ames to attend the 90th Annual State FFA Convention on April 23 and 24. The convention includes the following competitions: public speaking, running FFA meetings, reciting the paragraph long FFA creed from memory, Ag broadcasting, and many more. FFA members who are not competing

Pella Students take on All-State Jazz Band

Congratulations to sophomore Annaleigh Babcock, freshman Isaac Piersma, and senior Adam Start for making All-State Jazz Band! Reporter Jaedyn Witzenburg interviews Babcock and Piersma about their experience auditioning for all-state jazz band. Annaleigh Babcock: Q: What process did you have to go through to get nominated for all-state jazz band? A: We sent in pre-recorded

Foods 2 Students Help Cater for Dutch Masters

      Dutch Masters is a time to showcase show choirs from class 1A-3A schools.  Kathy Van Norden’s Foods 2 class has helped cater for Dutch Masters for the past two years and will continue to this year. Van Norden’s Foods 2 class consists of 18 seniors.       “It takes a lot

Pella Speech Groups Selected for Allstate Competition

On February 3, the Pella High Speech team traveled to Lin Mar High School in Marion Iowa to compete at Large Group State Speech. The team received 7 straight Division I ratings, 3 overall Division I ratings, and 5 Division II ratings. Out of the 15 entries, 5 groups moved on, making 33 All-Staters. The

PHS Prepares for First Annual Showcase

Pella High’s choir, orchestra, Jazz 1, and Jazz 2 will host its first annual showcase. In the past, the choir department performed at Cabaret and the two jazz bands at Carnaby club. Now, the two are being combined. Principal Eric Nelson originally came up with the idea. ““It came about that being able to showcase

Knights of Columbus Raises Money for PHS Special Education Department

Pella High School’s special education department recently received 7,962 dollars from the Knights of Columbus. For special education departments in Pella, the Knights have been raising money for nineteen years. The check for $7,962 was presented to Lorri Grubb, Head of the Special Education Department, at the basketball game on December 8. “It was amazing to

Personality Profile – Joe Beukelman, Robotics Club

Robotics club is one of the oft-overlooked programs at the high school, and I found myself wanting to learn more about it, so I interviewed one of the members, Joe Beukelman, to see what I could find out. What’s your name, and what club are you a part of? I’m Joe Beukelman and I’m part

Iowa Thespian Festival

The Iowa Thespian Festival was held November 11 to November 12 at the University of Northern Iowa. The Pella High School Speech and Drama department sent 20 students along with speech couch Suzi Jones and alumni chaperones Tate Petty and Paige Miller. The group experienced four main stage performances: Peter and the Starcatcher, Piece of

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