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FFA Competes at State

The students of the Pella Chapter of FFA competed at state on April 11 and 12. Individuals and the chapter received recognition and awards. Senior Ben Thomas and Senior Chandler Jahner received the Iowa Degree award at the state award ceremony. Students receive this award for keeping track of FFA’s financial records through their high

Spanish Bowl

The Spanish Bowl was held on April 11. Students from schools in the region participated in the Spanish Bowl by playing a wide variety of games in teams. The games ranged from making a skit to participating in a Spanish quiz. Teams of students consisted of six students all from the same school. PHS had

Student Body Campaign

As the voting days come closer, it’s important to understand who you’re voting for. Here at the Pelladium, I’ve taken the liberty to interview your candidates and find out exactly what they stand for. Bailee and Ava Bronwyn and Cecily Makayla and Ethan Isaac and Elizabeth

AP Government Visits Capital

On Tuesday, March 28, the AP Government classes took a trip to the state capitol to participate in citizen lobbying. Every student was to prepare materials over an issue they were compelled to speak out on. They then had to contact a Congressman with whom they would meet to discuss their issue and push for

Cameron Blom Interview

Jazz one will be competing at the state jazz competition on Tuesday, April 5. The competition will be held in Ames. Jazz one has prepared extensively, having morning practices (which take over an hour) 3 days a week. They will be performing multiple types of jazz, including slow blues. The Pella High School Jazz band

Ana’s Fundraiser

Senior Ana Cobzac, a foreign exchange student from Moldova, has created a fundraiser to help raise money for Blank Children’s Hospital in Des Moines by selling ribbons. She has a committee consisting of seniors Amber Morgan, Sarah Downs, and Sophie Streichert along with sophomore Olivia Vanderleest and junior Ally Pronina. This committee helped her make

Mr. Body Interview

Q: Can you describe your role as Mr. Body? A: The theme of the Acapella show choir this year is “What Happened to Mr. Body?”, so it’s like the board game “Clue.” In the old instruction booklet, it says that the dead person’s name is “Mr. Body,” so we decided that the show would be

Grubb’s Life Skills Class Spread Valentine Love

Lorri Grubb, the head of the special needs department at Pella High, had her life skills students take part in a Valentine’s Day fundraiser. On January 11, she sent out an email to the student body telling them about “Valentine Roses for your sweetheart.” Students could come into Grubb’s room and order roses for their

Track Season 2017

Track season is quickly approaching; both the boys’ and the girls’ track teams started practices on February 13. Last year, the boys placed first at the 3A boys state track meet, and the girls placed second as runners up of the girls 3A state track meet. After that successful season, expectations are high for this

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