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March 24, 2019


National FFA Week

The Pella High School FFA Chapter observed National FFA Week this year on February 18 to February 22. FFA week was full of varying activities open to all FFA members. These activities help promote FFA to others, as well as sharing the impact FFA has on each of its members. One of the ways they

Meet the New Principal

Q and A with Adam Beckel Next year Adam Beckel will be taking over Eric Nelson’s position as principal for Pella High School. He and his family are hoping to move here by the end of June. He will take over as principal June 1st of 2019.   Q. What made you want to be

What Should MLK Day be About?

Martin Luther King Jr. defied the odds during his time. He had a dream for all the African Americans around the world for there to be a time when there was no racism. He was the chief spokesperson for nonviolent activism during the Civil Rights Movement. King was assassinated in 1968, and the campaign for

Michelle Chaplin Resigns from Pella Community High School

On January 15th the Board of Education accepted Michelle Chaplin’s resignation, ending her time at Pella High. To show their concern for the choir program, students and parents took it upon themselves to attend the school board meeting that addressed Chaplin’s decision to leave the school after the school year. One student concerned with this

Pella Speech Team to host 2019 district large group competition

On January 19,  Pella Community’s Speech Club will be hosting the district large group competition of 2019 at Pella Community High School. Speech three-time All-Stater, junior Hanna Kendall, is extremely excited to perform in a familiar place this year. “I think that it will really nice for all the performers! I mean, we won’t have

Meet the 2018-2019 Tulip Court

Olivia Vander Leest: Queen Olivia Vander Leest is the daughter of Kris and Wayne Vander Leest. She has an older brother Landon(19) and a younger sister Demrie(15). Olivia plans to attend either the University of Iowa or the University of Northern Iowa to study secondary art education. “I wanted to have the opportunity to represent

GoFundMe Funds Fraud

If you saw someone drop a $20 bill in front of you, would you tell them? Many people would say, “no.” That is economic greed. When someone sees a lot of dollar signs in their bank account, they automatically feel happy. Money can’t buy you happiness, but this couple thought it would. Mark D’Amico, Kate

Paloma Soria takes students to Quiz Bowl

Since its inception four years ago, Spanish teacher Paloma Soria has been bringing Spanish language students to the Spanish Quiz Bowl. However, since this is Soria’s last year teaching at Pella High, this year’s Spanish bowl was her last. The Spanish Quiz Bowl happens every year at Central College. “It is a state competition about

Did the Class of 2019 vote this midterm election?

As the class of 2019 reach the legal age to vote, their political opinions start to make a difference. A poll was sent out asking if they are eligible and if they made their vote count for the 2018 midterm election. Here are the results.173 seniors were sent the Google Form, 45 replied.  

Journalists Brian Ross speaks at annual Iowa High School Press Association

In our current political environment, it has become difficult to distinguish the difference between ‘fake news’ and respectable journalism. Many politicians, such as President Trump, have presented media producers and journalists as enemies of the people whose main goal is to spread lies and deceit. However, according to American journalist Brian Ross, this simply isn’t

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