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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

Ebeling Awarded with Iowa Superintendent of the Year

Pella Community’s superintendent, Greg Ebeling, was named the Iowa Superintendent of the Year by the School Administrators of Iowa. Each year, each state names a state superintendent of the year. Ebeling was nominated by his peers as the Iowa Superintendent of the Year for 2018. In late summer/early fall, he went through an application and

How SMART Lunch is Helping Students

It seems ridiculous to say that giving students less time for education and more time to socialize at school will give them a better education. However, studies show that this is exactly what will happen. As you become older, you get fewer and fewer breaks throughout the school day. Schools across the United States are

James and the Giant Peach Begins Production

Auditions for Pella High School’s production of James and the Giant Peach were held August 24 and 25. Over sixty students tried out for the musical with only 24 receiving parts. The auditions consisted of a small singing portion, a choreographed group dance, and a few select scenes from the musical. Callbacks were then held

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

Senior Bellara Huang plans trip to Russia

Senior Bellara Huang has been learning Russian during her time in high school. She took classes at Bryn Mawr college during the summers after her freshman and sophomore years. The summer of her junior year, Huang took advanced Russian at Columbia University. “I became interested in Russian through music. Growing up, I have always enjoyed

Junior Thomas Gualey and Classmates Take Trip to Cargill

On March 29, Robin Hammann and three students took a trip to Eddyville to tour Cargill. The students were sophomore Noah Linde and juniors Shawn McCracken and Thomas Gauley. This was a select opportunity for students who had an interest in applying for an internship this upcoming summer. The tour, led by an engineer at


The Pella FFA Chapter hosted sub-districts at Vermeer Company yesterday on the 20th of February. This convention was usually held at Pleasantville High School until Monty Collins, the head of FFA at Pleasantville, and others decided that it would be better to host it at Vermeer Corporation since they believed it was a better venue

Women’s March on Washington

What begun as a small Facebook post right after the elections, bloomed into a unifying protest that tackled issues like reproductive rights, civil rights, and immigration. Saturday, January 21, the day after Donald Trump’s inauguration, the Women’s March on Washington marked a day in history that empowered women, not only in the United States but

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