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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

Q & A with Levi Dugger

The Marching Dutch performs their show “Pinball Wizard” in Ankeny at the Mid-Iowa Band Championship and the IHSMA State Contest in Pella on October 14. Junior Levi Dugger is a drum major for the Pella marching band. Reporter Tessa Vander Molen interviewed Dugger about his role as drum major and the Marching Dutch’s show. Q.

The Marching Dutch: Pinball Wizard

The Marching Dutch season is underway at Pella High School with their show Pinball Wizard. The band started preparing for the show during their official band camp which started on August 7. Students who are in the Marching Dutch continue preparation by showing up to the school at 7:30 a.m. for morning rehearsal. The band

Marching Dutch Drum Major Interview

The Marching Dutch performed their show “Pinball Wizard” at the homecoming game halftime. Saturday night they also hosted the Marching Dutch Invitational.Junior Levi Dugger is a drum major for the Pella marching band. Reporter Tessa Vander Molen interviewed Dugger about his role as drum major and the Marching Dutch’s show. Q: As a drum major,

Carnaby Club Performed Their 50th Show

On April 28 and 30, the Pella High drama department, band department, and orchestra put on the Carnaby Club in the East gym. It originally began as a collaboration effort between the vocal and band departments. However, in recent years, it has become a collaboration between the orchestra, band, and drama departments. Students who are

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