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Graduation Speakers Send Off Pella Students of 2018

This year, the student body has selected middle school English teacher Joan Nikkel to be the commencement speaker at graduation on May 25. Nikkel has worked for the Pella Community school district for twenty-three years. During her year with the class of 2018, she made many fantastic memories. “The best memory of the Class of

Staff Goodbye to Veteran Seniors of Pelladium

With graduation coming up, the Pelladium staff is saying goodbye to two longtime staff members, Harley Atchison and Ally Pronina. Both of these girls have worked hard throughout their time on staff to make the Pelladium what it is today. As a journalism team, we are very excited to see where the future will take

Exclusive Interview with Catharine Found

Courtney Paxton had an exclusive interview with Catharine Found, the sister of Caroline Found whose story is told in the movie Miracle Season. This movie is about a seventeen year old girl, Caroline, who died in a deadly moped accident in the beginning of her volleyball season. Caroline’s teammates have to work through their grief

Decious Shares Her Gift

Dancing around the kitchen, and singing at the top of her lungs as a young girl, Taylor Decious found a passion that she would follow throughout her middle school and high school career and possibly into the future. Decious grew up around music. She had always known her parents as singers, and her grandmother would

New Branches on the Grafting Tree

Soon-to-be Pella High freshman, Jonathan Burrows sat in the car on his way to Pella, his soon-to-be-home. A million questions were buzzing through his head, specifically about all the new opportunities to come. Burrows would soon learn that his grafting tree was about to add a new branch.   “I think with every move, it’s

Bowling Q/A with Matthew Dejong

Q.Have you enjoyed your season so far? A. I’ve enjoyed the season and the success of bowling this year. I loved working with the team and coaches this year as well. Q.When did you first become interested in bowling? A. I first became interested in bowling after I got diagnosed with Marfan Syndrome which meant

Pelladium Chooses Feminism

It is not uncommon for the term feminism to be misinterpreted as being a movement only for women. Feminism means rights for all which includes: women, men, people of color, and the LGBTQ+ community. Being a feminist doesn’t mean you have to be a woman. Equal rights includes everyone’s rights. Everyone can be a feminist,

Meet Coach Yossi

Q: Why did you decide to become a basketball coach at Pella High? A:  Basketball has always been a passion of mine. I enjoy working with athletes to improve their skills and teach them life lessons along the way. Q:  What are some of your responsibilities as a coach? A:  Some of my responsibilities include

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