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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

Award Winning Improv Team Returns

If you’ve been to any speech event or improv event, you’ve heard of the improv team comprised of Ethan Vance, Isaac Zeimetz, Grace Larson, and Julie Start. This award-winning improv team is both famous and infamous throughout Pella High. What exactly is improv? “Improvisation is a like a play with many different characters; however, there

Gifted and Talented Projects

The Gifted and Talented Program is a service offered to students who are not challenged by the standard curriculum. It’s intention is to provide new opportunities to students. During the student’s sophomore, junior, and senior year, he or she can decide between either doing an independent study project or attending leadership seminars. These independent study

Wrestling’s New Vision

The wrestling team has a “New Vision” for the program this year. With a new coach, new wrestling room, and a new approach to the program, players and coaches are confident in the abilities of the wrestlers in Pella. “We’re basically a new team this year. A lot of us don’t know each other that

FFA National Convention

On October 25, over 67,000 FFA members arrived in Indianapolis, Indiana for the 90th FFA National Convention. The National Convention is where students from all 50 states come together and compete and learn more about agriculture. Ten recipients from Pella High School represented the Pella chapter. They went to many workshops to learn more about

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