2022 Star Class

Page 1

Globe Gazette

Sunday, May 1, 2022 |

Celebrating North Iowa’s best and brightest Sunday, May 1, 2022




| Sunday, May 1, 2022

Globe Gazette



This year marks the 27th year that Star Class will recognize almost 200 students as North Iowa’s best and brightest. Students are recognized for their excellence not only in academics, but also in athletics, art, and music. Each year, administrators and athletic directors from the high schools in the Globe Gazette coverage area select their top seniors that best represent the Star Class categories. The students chosen to represent these categories embody outstanding capabilities in mathematics, social sciences, arts, science, music, language, technical education, male athlete, and female athlete. The Globe Gazette honored these students in a ceremony at the North Iowa Community Auditorium on the NIACC campus. The event was held on Saturday, April 30, 2022, at 3 p.m. We are proud to honor these talented individuals. These students demonstrated the capability to excel despite the challenging years they faced during their high school careers. These students show much potential for the future, and will no


A group of students recognized in the category of science stand with their certificates at the Star Class ceremony last year.

doubt play a crucial role in our future society. We’d also like to take this time to recognize our Partners in Education Money to Learn Schol-

orship Winners – Andrew Snyder from Forest City high school and Talia Stangel from Osage high school. These two winners will be awarded

$500 towards their education at North Iowa Area Community College. Star Class is made possible by the Globe Gazette and NIACC.

Congratulations on your achievements I

You should be would like to extend my conproud of your acgratulations to you for being complishments, recognized as a member of but you should be the Star Class of 2022. even more proud This award represents your of the fact that hard work and commitment to you were nomiexcellence throughout your high STEVEN nated by a teacher, school career. SCHULZ administrator, or NIACC is proud to be an onathletic director going sponsor of the Star Class to represent your program which recognizes the “best of the best” among North high school as a Star Class honoree. Iowa’s high school seniors.

You have not only been recognized for individual achievement, but as a distinguished young person worthy of representing your school and community in the form of this public recognition. I encourage you to take this opportunity to reflect on your school experience and thank the teacher, coach, or administrator who made a difference in your life and contributed to

your success in school. Also, please don’t forget to thank your parents and the family members who supported and encouraged you throughout your high school career. You are being recognized for your individual accomplishments, but it would be an oversight to not recognize the role others have played in your success. I wish you continued success

as you move forward into the next stage of your life. We at North Iowa Area Community College would welcome the opportunity to serve as the next step in your educational journey. We offer many scholarship opportunities for outstanding students such as yourself. Once again, congratulations, please don’t hesitate to reach out if we can be of assistance.


Globe Gazette

Sunday, May 1, 2022 |

Dale Ludwig named featured speaker for Star Class 2022

Challenging years prepared students for future success

Dale Ludwig has been in the education game for 34 years. For the last 26 years, he’s played a fundamental role at Clear Lake Schools. Not only is Ludwig the high school assistant principal, but he’s also the middle school/high school activities director. Ludwig grew up in Rockwell City and earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Northern Iowa. He then obtained a master’s degree in school counseling from Morningside College and a master’s degree in educational leadership from Iowa State University. Before landing his position with the Clear Lake school district, Ludwig taught and coached at Rockwell-Swaledale, Schleswig, and HLV (Victor) Schools. Ludwig’s extensive career includes being a k-12 counselor, teaching high school physical education and middle school English. He also coached varsity girls



volleyball for 16 years and varsity boys basketball for a few years. For the past 19 years, Dale has served as Clear Lake School’s Activities Direc-

tor. He was also named the Northeast Iowa Activities Director of the year in 2019. He served as the President of the Iowa Athletic Directors Association this year,

and has been on the State Athletic Director Executive Board for the past 5 years. Ludwig plans to retire at the end of the 2022 school year.

t this time of the year things are happening so fast. You have been preparing for and looking forward to this time since what seems like your whole life. Your senior year! Now that you are at the end of that special year, take it all in, enjoy every minute, rejoice in the accomJANET JOHNSON plishments you have achieved and learn from those times you stumbled and had to start over. Cherish the friendships you have made, thank those who have helped you along the way; those special teachers, mentors, coaches and just good people who have inspired you to be the best you. Please don’t forget your parents; they have been there more than you will ever know. You have so many things

to be proud of. You have endured COVID-19, learned how to adjust and pivot in a new world. We started the pandemic with the statement, “when things get back to normal.” That will not happen, but you have helped create a new normal. It is easy to focus on all of the bad things that COVID brought, and there have been many, but I challenge you to focus on the good things that come when our community comes together to solve a problem. These are the characteristics that I hope you will take with you as you start the next chapter of your life. How to pivot and adjust to meet a problem and not let it stop you. You are the future leaders, and I know the experiences that you have navigated through will help you to navigate what lays ahead. Congratulation for being recognized as the “Best of the Best” in North Iowa as a Star Class 2022 recipient.


To o our Partners in Education Money to Lear Learn

Scholarship Winners

Andrew Snyder Forest City High School

Talia Stangel Osage High School


We’re proud to announce that Talia Stangel and Andrew Snyder will each receive a $500 scholarship to continue their educational pursuits at North Iowa Area Community College. The scholarships are handled by the Globe Gazette on behalf of Partners in Education. Awards are based on a required essay themed, “Why I think it’s important to further my education.” These two students wrote impactful essays, and we’re sure that they’ll excel in the next stage of their journey.



| Sunday, May 1, 2022

Globe Gazette


Gretchen Garrett— Math

Jennaya Everist— Music

Keaton Colby—Math

Maris Clutter—Social Science

Logan McDonough— Music

Brooklyn Reich— Language

Parents: Kris Garrett and Marty Garrett Activities: Soccer, Choir, Student Senate, National Honors Society, Silver Cord, Church Worship Team, previous YIELD member (Youth Investing Energy in Leadership Development), Counselor at a Bible camp, Target Employee After graduation: University of Northern Iowa

Parents: Jody Clutter and Jamie Balek, & Justin Clutter Activities: Member of the National Honors Society, holding the role of secretary. Varsity Letter winner in volleyball, girls’ golf, and softball. Also varsity letter winner for management of the boys’ basketball team. Outside of school works as a childcare provider and referee for Mason City Parks and Recreation. After graduation: Going to attend the University of Iowa to pursue a pre-medicine degree in Biomedical Sciences.

Parents: Rachel and Joel Everist Activities: Choir, Student Senate (I am the President of Student Senate), Speech, Best Buddies, National Honor Society, and Stebens Children’s Theatre. After graduation: I am going to Wartburg College to major in Music Therapy.

Parents: Chad and Tracy McDonough Activities: I participate in golf, swimming, and soccer. I am in the symphonic band and jazz band in which I play the trumpet. I am a Life Scout and I participated in the YIELD program with the Mason City Chamber of Commerce. After graduation: North Iowa Area Community College studying their STEM program.

Parents: Tim Colby, Tami Colby, Stephanie Colby, and Ryan Evans Activities: I am a wrestling manager and a member of National Honors Society After graduation: Iowa State University to study aerospace engineering or civil engineering.

Parents: Hillary and DeForrest Snow Activities: In high school I have participated in Cheerleading, Mohawk Danzers, Choir, Silver Cord, and National Honor Society. Outside of school I work at TJ Maxx and Good Shepherd as a CNA. After graduation: I plan to attend North Iowa Area Community College to study nursing.

Nathalie Angel— Language

Emma Rickers— Science

Zack Mulholland— Science

Parents: Tim Mulholland and Tonya Gray Activities: Golf, Basketball, Tennis, work at Fareway, volunteer sound system at church After graduation: University of Iowa

Parents: Nathan Angel, Jill Simpson Activities: Bowling, Academic Decathlon, Choir, Orchestra After graduation: I want to major in Creative Writing at the University of Iowa.

Sarah Bodtke— Technical

Grant Bohls— Social Science

Ean Miller—Technical

Parents: Jodi & Gerry Rickers Activities: Volleyball, Basketball, Track & Field, Softball, Band After graduation: NIACC studying either Nursing or PTA

Parents: Suzanne Volkmer, Steve Volkmer Activities: Pottery, Painting, Drawing, Wood shop, Mechanical Drawing, Stained Glass Making After graduation: Studying at Niacc to do generals, then transfer to a four year college. Planning on becoming a Art or Industrial tech Teacher.

Parents: Sid and Jeni Bohls Activities: Acting at Stebens Children’s Theater, MCHS Choir Program, MCHS Student Senate, Speech/ Drama, National Honors Society, and Working at Cafe Mir After graduation: Going to an undecided college to study Biology

Parents: Mark and Holly Miller Activities: Boy Scouts, Trap Shooting and Golf After graduation: NIACC, Diesel Technology next fall and just completed Welding through NIACC


Globe Gazette


Katelyn Harrison— Arts

Jada Williams— Female Athlete

Jace Rhodes—Male Athlete

Parents: Jareese and Jamie Williams Activities: Volleyball, basketball, and track (all sports four years) After graduation: Play basketball at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee with an undecided major



Isabel SanchezGannett—Arts

Parents: Kristin GannettSanchez and Hector SanchezLazcano Activities: Art classes, choir, and academic decathlon After graduation: Art classes, choir, and academic decathlon

Sunday, May 1, 2022 |

Parents: Shelley Hagenow Activities: Speech, drama, choir, student senate After graduation: Neurobiology (BS) and Psychology (BA) at University of Iowa

Parents: Dusty and Molly Rhodes Activities: Wrestling and National Honors Society After graduation: College: University of Iowa Work: Chris’ Kettle Corn

Jonathan Andersen— Arts

Parents: Barry Andersen and Carol Andersen Activities: I am in track and esports after school. I am in National Honor Society and Campus Leader Team. I am in an art class at both Newman and NIACC. After graduation: I plan to go to college at Saint John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota. I plan to study physics and art.

Timothy Castle— Male Athlete

Natasha Cornell— Language

Parents: Tyler Cornell and Sara Sychowski Activities: Golf, Softball Manager, Campus Leadership Team, Yearbook, National Honor Society After graduation: Iowa State University and I am currently interested in becoming a psychiatrist.

Hui Chen—Social Science

Matthew Henrich— Music

Emma Weiner— Female Athlete

Anna Floden—Math

Parents: Chang Chen and Jin Qin Activities: My activites are founder of the service club, member of the Quizbowl team, National Honors Society, and Basketball manager for 3 years. After graduation: I am studying that University of Tennesse-Knoxville and studying Psychology.

Parents: Ed and Laura Henrich Activities: Band, Baseball, Cross country, National Honor Society, Campus Leadership, 3 year All-State Band After graduation: Next year I will be attending St Marys in Winona Minnesota. I will be majoring in biology as well as continuing my band and baseball careers.

Peter Knipper— Science

Parents: John and Deb Knipper Activities: Band Parents: Mike and Jenny (Percussion), Esports, Quiz Castle Bowl, Eagle Scout, National Activities: Football, Honor Society, Church Choir basketball, golf, baseball After graduation: I am going After graduation: Studying Computer Science and to NIACC to play golf and Engineering study secondary education

Parents: Brent and Keely Weiner Activities: Basketball, softball, golf, cross country, Y.I.E.L.D., Y.A.T., 4- H After graduation: I plan on playing golf at NIACC

Parents: Tom and Linda Floden Activities: My activities have included quizbowl, playing the flute and piano, reading, and spending time outdoors. I help tutor and I am apart of the National Honor Society. After graduation: I plan on going to Luther College to study music education. I hope to teach high school level band.



| Sunday, May 1, 2022


Seth Pistek— Technical

Globe Gazette


Matthew Moore— Music

Parents: Chris and Kathy Moore Parents: Julieanne Zahner Activities: During his time and Paul Pistek at CLHS, Matt participated Activities: I take part in in: Concert Choir, Chamber Quizbowl, Track, Esports, Singers, Jazz Choir, and Jazz Choir, and National was inducted into the Iowa Honor Society at Newman. All State Chorus. He also Outside of Newman, I participated in Cross Country, participate in Stebens Varsity Soccer, Individual and Children’s Theatre and 4-H. group speech, Theatre and After graduation: After graduation I will be attending National Honor Society. After graduation: NIACC or Iowa State University to University of Northern Iowa study engineering.


Ethan Zickefoose— Science

Parents: Katie and Ben Zickefoose Activities: I was an active member of the Clear Lake Cross Country team, and am currently an active member of the Clear Lake Golf team. After graduation: I will be studying Mechanical Engineering at Iowa State next fall, and plan to work a part time job as well as a work study during my time at Iowa State.

Jagger Schmitt—Male Maycee Wilkie— Social Science Athlete

Niece of Cindy Wilkie Activities: Throughout high school I have been involved in Model UN, FFA, Speech, Theater, Choir, Jazz Choir, Band, Yearbook, Student Council, Lions Reach Out, Cross Country, and Tennis. Maycee has also been very involved in her church volunteering on the production team, kids ministries, missions ministries, praise team, and hospitality. After graduation: I will be attending Iowa State University to study Public Relations and Ag & Society.

Evelyn Hickman— Arts

Jaden Ainley—Female Jennah Meyer— Athlete Female Athlete


Grace Meyer—Math

Parents: Kevin and Janet Meyer Activities: Softball, volleyball, basketball, track, tennis, ffa, fca, band, national honor society, student council, and lions reach out After graduation: Iowa State University to study PrePhysical Therapy

Haley Jackson— Technical

Parents: Tim and Amanda Jackson Activities: Track, cross country, tennis, wrestling, National Honor Society, FFA, mentoring, 4-H After graduation: Studying at NIACC for building trades.

Aimee Groeneweg— Language

Parents: Sheila & Kirk Groeneweg Activities: Tennis, Cross Country, National Honor Society, FFA After graduation: I plan to attend Minnesota State University, Mankato and study Exercise Science. After that, I want to attend grad school for Occupational Therapy.

Jakob Williams— Language

Parents: Jake and Stacey Schmitt Activities: Football (4), Track, (4), Basketball (4), Baseball (1), Chorus, (1), St. Patrick’s Catholic Church member, Youth football and basketball coach After graduation: Upper Iowa University to play football. My major is currently undecided.

Parents: Shannon Hickman and Tonya Bergman Activities: Speech Club, Fall musicals and plays, All-State Speech Club, All-State Choir, Chamber singers, Art show contestant After graduation: Undecided

Parents: Brooke and Jeremey Ainley Activities: Basketball (4), Volleyball (4), Golf (4), Softball (2), National Honor Society (2), Choir (2), and ZYouth After graduation: Attend DMACC to play basketball and study business.

Parents: James and Amy Williams Activities: I have been an active participant in my schools performing art programs (Band, choir, show choir, honor choir, thespians, and speech) as well I represented my school through sports (Cross country and track). Outside of school I was a member of the local boy scouts and helped through community service. After graduation: I plan on going to Central college to major in English and/or Biology

Parents: Scott and Mindy Meyer Activities: Volleyball, Basketball, Track, Golf, Softball, Show Choir, FFA, NHS, Thespians, and dance After graduation: Wartburg College to major in Special Education


Globe Gazette


Dalton Clark—Social Science & Technical

Sunday, May 1, 2022 |



Cohen Sifert—Music & Arts

Lauren Crawford— Science

Cecelia Hill—Music

Parents: Andrew & Michelle Hill Parents: Richard & Lynnette Parents: John and Melissa Parents: Matt and Brandy Activities: Student Council: Clark Sifert Crawford Activities: NHS, band, jazz Activities: Concert Band, Activities: FFA, NHS, Student Co-President, National band, choir, show choir, Pep Band, Jazz Band, Concert Council, Yearbook, Thespians, Honors Society: President, Class Officer: Co-President, thespians, cross country, Choir, Show Choir, Robotics, Competitive Dance, Cross Band & Jazz Band: Lead robotics, and speech Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Country, Wrestling Cheer Trumpet, Honor Band & After graduation: Going Track, Thespians, Speech, After graduation: I am Choir, Choir, School musical, to college at Iowa State and National Honor Society going to the University of Jazz & Chamber Choir: After graduation: I Iowa to major in Pharmacy University for Computer Section captain, Solo & Science with no set work plan will be attending Iowa Ensemble Band and Choir, at the moment State University to study Track, Cross Country, Architectural Design Trap Shooting, All-state Choir Auditions (Accepted 2020 and 2021), 4-H: Club President, State 4-H Council, Church Youth Group, Sunday School Teacher, Figure Skating & Junior Coach After graduation: After high school I plan to attend Iowa State University to study Kinesiology and pursue a career in Physical Therapy

Shea Sopher—Math

Clayton Pletsch— Male Athlete

Parents: Steve and Melanie Sopher Activities: Cross Country, Track, Band, Choir, Thespians, National Honor Society, Student Council After graduation: Iowa State University to major in Biology

Parents: Dustin and Trina Pletsch Activities: Varsity football, varsity basketball, varsity track, weightlifting After graduation: Waldorf studying Health Promotion & Exercise Science

Kaylea Fessler—Math Ava Pruin—Science

Parents: Brian and Amy Fessler Activities: Softball (5 years), Basketball (4 years), Track (2 years), Golf (2 years), Volleyball (3 years), Choir (4 years), Musical (4 years), and Student Council. After graduation: I will be attending Missouri Western State University to study law and play softball.

Parents: Matt and Maggie Pruin Activities: Student Council, National Honor Society, Yearbook, Class President, Volleyball Manager, Wrestling Manager, Band, Jazz Band, Drum Major After graduation: Hawkeye Community College to major in medical laboratory technician

Bryce McDonough— Male Athlete

Parents: Nicole and Jay McDonough Activities: Student Council, Wrestling, Cross Country, and Track After graduation: I’m studying Business at Luther College and plan on being a Agricultural Business Marketer.

Congratulations Graduates! Mark Dix

805 W Congress St. Nora Springs, IA 50458 (641) 749-2505 www.noraspringsins.com

Amanda Black



| Sunday, May 1, 2022


Alivea Harms— Female Athlete

Parents: Megan and Kevin Duenow & Jazelle and Jeremiah Johnson Activities: Volleyball (4 years), Basketball (4 years), Track (4 years), Trapshooting (3 years), and National Honor Society (3 years) After graduation: I will be attending Iowa Central Community College to continue playing basketball and work towards majoring in Sports Psychology. Then I will transfer to an undecided university to finish my major and double minor in Philosophy and Spanish. After college I plan on using my education to be a Mental Performance Coach for a college or professional athletic team.

Globe Gazette


Danika Heiny—Arts

Parents: Dan Heiny & Sheri Heiny Activities: At school I enjoy my large & small group singing for choir. After school and at home I enjoy hanging out with friends, cooking sometimes, and drawing or painting once in a while. After graduation: NIACC for AA Degree & not sure exactly with where I want to work after high school but I want to get my tattooing license.

Jordan Ryner— Language

Parents: Jayson and Sarah Ryner Activities: Two years AllState Choir; Three years National Honor Society; 4 Years Cross Country—2022 All State Academic Cross Country—2022 2nd Team All Conference Cross Country; Four Years Track; Four Years Band and Jazz Band; Four Years Concert Choir After graduation: Iowa State University—Materials Science and Engineering Honors Program

Drew Kelley— Technical

Brinn Lahr—Math

Andrew Ramon— Social Science

Jared Johnson— Social Science

Parents: Bree and Brian Lahr Parents: Kendra and Ryan Activities: I am currently Kelley involved in golf, Student Activities: I enjoy any Council as the Treasurer, outdoor activities. These National Honor Society, I include boating, fishing, 4 am a mentor for Project wheeling, and skiing. I also Rise, and I am the Student participate in baseball, Photographer for the Charles basketball, and golf. After graduation: Attending City Community School NIACC for one year and then District. After graduation: I will transferring to NorthWest be attending Iowa State Iowa Community College. 2023 I will start the Lineman University to study graphic design in the fall of 2022. program.

Parents: Ralph Ramon and Buffy Ramon Activities: Four years of football and basketball and three years of track After graduation: I plan to attend the University of Northern Iowa for a bachelor’s degree in Finance. Pursuing a job in finance with others.

Parents: Krystal and Steve Johnson Activities: I have been involved in Cross Country for the last 6 years, Track for the last 6 years, and Choir for the last 8 years. I was a student coach for Solar Powered Cross Country, which is a youth cross country program in Charles City. After graduation: I will be going to Iowa State University to study computer

Emma Schmiedel— Language

Jackson Cook— Science

Parents: James Schmiedel, Darcie and Colby Elliott Activities: I was involved in choir, orchestra, drama, speech, jazz choir, string ensemble, Allstate and CNA courses After graduation: I plan on attending Mankato State to study biology to pursue a career in forensic science.

Parents: Brian and Natalie Cook Activities: Jazz Band, Cross Country, Bowling After graduation: Attending NIACC for Biology

Lydia Staudt— Female Athlete

Ian Collins— Male Athlete

Parents: Chuck and Angie Staudt Activities: Cross Country, Basketball, Track & Field, Softball, FFA, Project Rise, Pals Mentoring Program After graduation: Iowa State University to study Ag Business

Parents: Kim Sott Activities: Track, Football, Project Rise After graduation: Undecided


Globe Gazette




Madison Jo Johnson— Jakob Sindlinger—Arts Dan Hovinga—Music Parents: Janna Eyanson and Parents: Jeff and Colleen Technical Parents: Letasha Baxter (Mom) Tracy Baxter (Stepdad) Greg Johnson (Dad) Activities: In high school I have been involved in DECA, The Comet Shop, dance and tennis. DECA and The Comet Shop are business base classes that are fairly new. I have been in dance through the Dance Arts Centre for 14 years and participated in tennis since sophomore year. After graduation: I will be attending Hawkeye Community College and the University of Northern Iowa to earn my Bachelors and/or Masters degree in Psychology. I am wanting to either become a counselor or wanting to do business psychology as my career.

Sunday, May 1, 2022 |

Matthew Sindlinger Activities: I am involved in cross country, track and field, and wrestling for sports. In school I have been involved in studio art for my third year making pottery. After graduation: I plan to attend niacc as an art and business major.

Hovinga Activities: Musical, Cross Country, Speech, Play, Track. After graduation: Iowa State University for Chemical Engineering.

Alexandra Marmaras—Math

Parents: Gus and Betsy Marmaras Activities: I participate in band and both football and wrestling cheer After graduation: I plan to attend the University of Iowa on the pre-med track

Shemaiah Lara—Music Abigail Segerstrom— Parents: Raquel Estaris, Shae Dillavou— Arts Santos Lara Female Athlete Parents: Lowell and Kerri Activities: Band, Choir, Jazz Band, Jazz Choir, Speech, Drama, Yearbook, Equity Team, SIAC (School Improvement Advisory Committee) After graduation: University of Iowa, studying music therapy

Segerstrom Activities: I am involved in theatre, show choir, marching band, cheerleading and speech. After graduation: I plan to pursue a degree in music education at Northwestern College in Orange City.

Parents: Zach and Tami Dillavou Activities: Throughout high-school I participated in; volleyball, basketball, track & field, choir, FCA, and interact After graduation: University of Missouri Saint Louis to study Psychology

Anna Wirtjes— Social Science

Parents: Greg & Kristi Wirtjes Activities: FFA, Cross Country, Band, Student Council, Interact After graduation: Bethel University for elementary education with a minor in psych

Joey Hovinga— Technical & Male Athlete

Parents: Jeff and Colleen Hovinga Activities: Cross Country, Track, Swimming, Band, Choir After graduation: I will be attending Central College for biology.

Molly Miller— Language

Parents: Tad and Jaci Miller Activities: Throughout high school I participated in cross country, marching band, musical, speech, ensemble choir, theater, show choir, concert choir and band. After graduation: After high school I am attending the University of Northern Iowa and planning on majoring in interior design.

Chiara Thompson— Science

Parents: Kelly and Brenda Thompson Activities: Bowling and FFA After graduation: South Dakota State University, Major: Animal Science






| Sunday, May 1, 2022


Marleyna Woody— Music

Evan Sloan—Math & Male Athlete

Chloe Frank— Female Athlete

Parents: Cass Jamieson Activities: Vocal, band, jazz band, color guard, volleyball After graduation: Indian Hills Community College to study music and psychology

Parents: Matthew and Diane Frank Activities: Chorus, Impulse Jazz Choir, 4-H, FFA, Quiz Bowl Team, Contest Speech, Drama, Volleyball, County Council, Girl’s Basketball, Girl’s Soccer, Teen Council, Yearbook Staff, National Honor Society, Academic Achievement, Family Career and Community Leaders of America, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Cardinal Advisory Council After graduation: Attend William Jewell College to major in Business and minor in Spanish while playing on the women’s basketball team

Globe Gazette


Parents: Anthony and Mona Harle Activities: Cheerleading, Cross Country, FCCLA, National Honor Society, Softball, Teen Council, Choir, Band, FCA, FFA, and Volleyball.

Kenadie Lau—Social Science

Kaci Sanders—Music

Parents: Dave and Leslie Sloan and Tom and Cathy McMahon Activities: Football, Basketball, Soccer, Student Council, National Honor Society, Teen Council After graduation: Attending Iowa State University to major in Mechanical Engineering

Payton Harle— Science

Marley Etter—Arts

Hanna Knoll— Language

Lukas Fry—Technical

Sydney Buseman— Arts

Parents: Maranda and Dustin Etter Activities: Art After graduation: NIACC and UNI

Parents: Jason Sanders and Shawna Chaney Parents: Dan and Heather Activities: concert band, Lau large group speech, Activities: Student Council, Teen Council, National Honor individual speech, football cheer, wrestling cheer, dance Society, FCCLA, Yearbook, Cross Country, Cheerleading, team, tennis, baseball stats, TRIO, Geneva Betterment, Track, Choir, Jazz Choir, Geneva Market Speech, and Drama After graduation: Attending After graduation: I plan to attend NIACC to study Iowa State University with health science. I currently a major in Genetics and a minor in Spanish to become a babysit two little girls as an occupation. genetic counselor.

Parents: Mark and Allyson Fry Parents: David and Susan Activities: During and after Knoll Activities: Some sports that school, I weld at Stellar as part of an internship I am invloved in are cross through the school. When I country and soccer. When am not working, I am doing I am not exercising, I enjoy playing my flute, walking my homework and scholarships. dog, and reading books. I also Grades are very important am involved in several school for the line of work I plan on going in to. activities like Teen Council, After graduation: I will NHS, TAG, and band. be studying at Iowa State After graduation: I will be University for Aerospace attending Minnesota State Engineering. I plan to design University, Mankato where I and test spacecraft. hope to obtain a bachelor’s degree in Biology with an emphasis on Zoology. After college, I would like to work as a wildlife rehabilitator, wildlife biologist, or zoologist.

Parents: Jerry & Wendy Buseman Activities: Cross Country, Football Cheerleading, Wrestling Cheerleading, Dance Team, Track, Large Group Speech, Individual Speech, Band, Fall Plays, Spring Plays, Community Theater, President of Church Youth Group, Baseball Stats After graduation: Elementary Education at a 4-year College

Marshall Moats— Math

Parents: James and Elaine Moats Activities: Track and Field, member of Trinity Lutheran Church and LYF, Mock Trial After graduation: Planning to attend Iowa State and double major in engineering and mathematics

Logan Pfeffer— Male Athlete

Parents: Kim and Paul Pfeffer Activities: The activities I have been a part of would be football, basketball, track, and baseball. I have played those 4 sports throughout my 4 years of high school. I also have been apart of choir for 4 years. After graduation: After graduation I plan on attending the University of Northern Iowa. I will major in secondary education. I also will continue my enlistment with the Iowa Army National Guard.


Globe Gazette

Sunday, May 1, 2022 |



Addyson Showalter— Alondra Morteo Female Athlete Valenzuela—Science Parents: Joe and Kelli Showalter Activities: Volleyball, Softball, Track, Dance Team, Dancing with Roxie, 4-H, FFA, United Methodist Church Group, Drama, Speech, Key Club, Prom Central, TRIO After graduation: I am attending Morningside University to study Nursing and play volleyball!

Parents: Zoila Valenzuela and Oscar Parra Activities: Student Council, Key Club, Bulldog Cafe, SADD, Al Exito, SPEECH, Band, Catholic Youth Group, Soccer, Football Manager. After graduation: Attending UNI in the fall planning to major in elementary education.

Isabella Noelck— Language

Parents: Isreal and Kristin Noelck Activities: Student Council, FFA, Volleyball, Golf, Middle School Kindness Campaign, St Peter’s UCC Youth Group After graduation: Iowa State University to major in Ag Business with a minor in Accounting

Zane Johnson— Social Science

Parents: Kathy and Brian Plendl, son of Reggie Activities: Speech, Band (810th grade), College Courses After School: Games, Card Games, Exercise After graduation: College: 2 year program at NIACC, transfer to ISU Work: City of Hampton

Luz Aguilar-Mateo— Technical

Parents: Rene Mateo, Rosalinda Mazariegos Activities: I am in Student Council, Honor Society, Publications, Key Club, TRIO, and Speech. After graduation: I will be attending the University of Iowa to major in Marketing and Management.


David Hugo—Music

Parents: Lori and Jeff Hugo Activities: I am involved in basketball, track, and band After graduation: Attend NIACC and go into the HVAC program

Sarah Heggestad— Math

Parents: Mark and Ann Heggestad Activities: Concert band, marching band, winter guard, FFA, student council, track and field, football cheer, basketball cheer, pep band, jazz band, 4H, studio dance, AXIS, and volunteer at my church. After graduation: I plan on going to South Dakota State University to major in Ag Business, while also double minoring in accounting and commodity trading.

Kadin Abele—Science Erica Jordon— Parents: Paul Abele and Language

Rhonda Abele Activities: I participate in football, basketball, and track. After graduation: I am planning to attend Waldorf University in Forest City, IA and I will be majoring in exercise science. I currently work part time at All-States Ag Parts in Lake Mills, IA.

Parents: Heather Yeoman, Rachel Olson, David Jordon Activities: I was involved in volleyball for all four years of high school. I am involved in track for the first time in high school. I also am involved in marching, concert, and street band. I also am involved in student council. After graduation: University of Northern Iowa, studying Gerontology. I also work as a coach for a club volleyball team, barista at a coffeehouse, and a caretaker for medicaid.

Wyatt Helming— Social Science

Parents: Devin and Sarah Helming Activities: I am involved in basketball, football, track, and baseball After graduation: I will be going to Northwestern College to play basketball and study engineering.

Dylan Herr— Technical

Parents: Tony and Melissa Herr Activities: Work and Welding, and farming After graduation: River land in albert lea for welding and idustrial maintenance program, and get at job in the fabrication side of welding



| Sunday, May 1, 2022


Bennett Berger— Male Athlete

Parents: Sheila and Bob Berger Activities: Football, Basketball, Golf After graduation: DMACC Business AA, Golf

Globe Gazette


Leah Moen—Female Athlete

Jenilly Albino Vázquez—Arts

Mason Ford—Music

Chet Buss— Male Athlete

Meg Thompson— Female Athlete

Carly Adelmund— Language

Parents: Bob and Carrie Moen Activities: Volleyball, Basketball, Softball, 4-H After graduation: NIACC undecided (healthcare field). Work at Lake Mills Family Aquatic Center as a lifeguard

Parents: Heidi Vázquez Cruz and Juan Albino Torres Activities: After class I usually go to track practice, work, or do National Guard things with my recruiter After graduation: I plan on studying at Waldorf University and double major in psychology and criminal justice. I will still work at the national guard and hopefully in the future be in law enforcement

Parents: Jill Ford & the late Cory Ford Activities: Spending time with friends and family, Cycling, Running, Playing Bass guitar After graduation: I will be attending Waldorf University to study communications with the path of digital media and minoring in music. I do not work at this time

Henry Pittenger— Science

Parents: Matt and Emily Pittenger Activities: Football, Baseball, Fishing, Hunting, Exercising, Hanging out with friends After graduation: University of Northern Iowa, biology major (pre-dentistry)

Mitchell Staudt— Math

Parents: Fred & Laura Staudt Activities: National Honor Society, FFA, Library Teen Board and Golf After graduation: NIACC


Dawson Clark—Arts

Parents: Kirk & MaTina Clark Activities: band, jazz band, choir, select choir, FFA, speech, drama, musicals, NHS, student council, Model UN, Mock Trial, Know Your Constitution, cross country, basketball, track, baseball, Boy Scouts, 4-H, County Council, VBS After graduation: I will be attending NIACC then transferring to Wartburg College to major in history education.

Parents: Shane and Lori Buss Activities: I like to workout, hunt, fish, and hangout with my friends. After graduation: I will attend The University of Northern Iowa for wrestling with an undecided major.

Parents: Todd and Corrine Thompson Activities: Football Cheer, Basketball, Golf, Softball, Student Council, and National Honor Society. After graduation: I will be attending DMACC to play golf and major in business or education.

Parents: Marty and Sara Adelmund Activities: I am involved in basketball, softball, religious education, and NHS. After graduation: Attending Hawkeye Community College for Dental Hygiene.

Elaine Vinson—Social Hunter Wiegmann— Science Technical Parents: Courtney Vinson Activities: Speech, Theater, National Honor Society, Choir, Select choir, Student council After graduation: I’m going to Luther College and majoring in theater.

Parents: Cory and Sara Wiegmann Activities: FFA, Golf After graduation: NIACC undecided


Globe Gazette


Jacie West—Music, Arts & Technical

Parents: Charlie and Julie West Activities: Student Council President, Yearbook Editor, Chapel Leader, Basketball Captain, 3 Years of Theater, Automotive Mechanic After graduation: NIACC Studding to be a Automotive Technician

Elijah Bram—Male Athlete

Sunday, May 1, 2022 |



Logan Knudson— Technical

Luke Jensen—Math

Parents: Darrin and Julie Jensen Parents: Eric and Trisha Activities: Baseball, Knudson Football, National Honor Activities: Bowling, Golf, Society Football After graduation: I plan After graduation: I plan to attend UNI and major in on attending North Iowa Community College to study Accounting. I plan to work at the family farm and possibly Diesel Technology. I hope to work at John Deere to fix and getting a job on campus while earning my degree. maintain equipment.

Leah Kramersmeier— Britney Mitthun— Female Athlete Language

Parents: Brian and Jenny Kramersmeier Activities: Throughout high Parents: Louie & Christy school I have been involved Bram Activities: Basketball team, in volleyball, basketball, 4 years- Captain senior year; track, softball, FFA, Fall Play, Spring Musical, Student yearbook staff; theater- 4 Council, Yearbook, and I years After graduation: Searching volunteered my time with Northern Lights Volleyball, for full-time employment, activities provided by the and possibly taking North Iowa Betterment and vocational classes at NIACC. I am also a member of the Grant Gleaners 4-H Club. After graduation: I plan to attend Iowa Central Community College to play volleyball and attend their radiology tech program.

Parents: Kim Asmus & Jackie Mitthun Activities: National Honor Society, Vice President of Student Council, Work fulltime as a CNA outside of school. After graduation: I plan to attend North Iowa Area Community College and study in the Associates Degree of Nursing Program. I plan to work through travel agencies as a traveling nurse in hospitals and nursing homes.

Laura Wubben— Science

Nathan Doden—Arts

Logan Sabin—Male Athlete

Emma Duve— Social Science

Parents: Jodi Wubben & the late Les Wubben Activities: Bowling, Golf, Fall Play, Spring Musical, and Speech After graduation: I plan to attend the University of Northern Iowa and Study Elementary Education.

Parents: Kelly and Tanya Sabin Activities: Baseball, Football, Basketball, and Track After graduation: I plan to attend Minnesota West Community College for the power lineman program.

Parents: Zach and Oliva Doden Activities: Usually get my homework done, so I can relax for the next class After graduation: I plan on attending Northwest community College to study power line technology.

Parents: Matt and Melissa Duve Activities: Volleyball, Basketball, Track, Student Council, Fall Play, Spring Musical After graduation: I plan to attend college and work in the medical field.

Bailee Garst—Music

Parents: Jill & Wade Mueller, Mark Garst Activities: National Honor Society, Band (Drum Major for Marching Band and Guest Conductor at Breakfast Concert),Choir (Soprano Section Leader), Large Group Speech, Individual Speech, Fall Play, Football Cheer (Co-Captain), Student Council, Quiz bowl, Spring Musical, Yearbook, and Voluntary Service within the Community. After graduation: Following High School, I will be attending Des Moines Area Community College to major in Paralegal Studies. Upon graduation from college, I plan to enter the workforce, and hopefully go back to school later in life to obtain my Juris Doctor degree and open a law firm.



| Sunday, May 1, 2022

Globe Gazette


Emma Davidson— Language & Music

Parents: Ronald and Michelle Davidson Activities: I participate in band, choir, drama and speech. I am a member of math club, student council, and National Honor Society. I play volleyball, basketball, and golf. I am a member of 4-H and 4-H County Council. I serve on the IGHSAU Student Athlete Advisory Committee. After graduation: Iowa State University to major in Agronomy & Seed Science.

Carly Hengesteg— Math & Female Athlete

Parents: Randy and Kim Hengesteg Activities: National Honor Society, Volleyball, Basketball, Track, and Softball After graduation: I plan to attend NIACC and then transfer to Allen College to study Sonography.

Wyatt Willand— Social Science

Mason Thofson— Technical

Andrew Breitsprecher—Arts

Mathew Johnson— Music

Maegan Krebsbach— Science

Garrison Gerdts— Language

Joseph Potter— Social Science

Parents: Todd and Shannon Moore Activities: Cross Country, Wrestling, Track, Baseball, Student Council, National Honor Society, and Math Club After graduation: Iowa State University

Parents: Jill and Wayde Willand Activities: Sled Hockey, Wheelchair Track, Band, Math Club, National Honor Society, 4H and County Council After graduation: The University of Arizona

Parents: Tim and Melissa Thofson Activities: Football, Wrestling, Track, Golf, and National Honor Society After graduation: I plan to attend NIACC for two years then transfer to UNI to get a bachelor degree in Accounting.

Parents: Jamie and Jennifer Breitsprecher Activities: I have been involved in Choir, Math Club, Student Council, Group Speech, Solo Speech, Drama, Yearbook, and Nation Honor Society. After graduation: I plan to attend the University of Northern Iowa for theatre, and possibly business.


Josiah Kliment—Male Mary Ann Fox—Math Parents: Karl Fox & Kari Athlete Parents: Susan and Darrin Kliment Activities: Football, Wrestling, Track After graduation: NIACC for an entrepreneurship program

Hayden Moore— Science

McClure Activities: FFA, DECA, NHS, Softball, Golf After graduation: Iowa State University to major in Ag Engineering and minor in Ag Systems Technology.

Parents: Anthony and Felicia Johnson Activities: band, choir, student council, cross country, trap, national honor society After graduation: Iowa State University for criminal justice

Parents: Jason and Jenny Krebsbach/Aimee and Kenny Low Activities: Wrestling Managing, Track and Field, Softball, DECA, Study Buddies, NHS After graduation: I plan to major in Nursing at the University of Iowa. I intend to become a Nurse Practitioner.

Parents: Doug and Coral Gerdts Activities: I am involved in Track, FFA, and National Honor Society. After graduation: I plan to pursue an engineering degree at Iowa State University.

Parents: Arnold and Laura Potter Activities: Football, Track, hunting, fishing, wakeboarding After graduation: Iowa State majoring in Entrepreneurship


Globe Gazette


Nathan Havel— Male Athlete

Parents: Troy and Kori Havel Activities: Football, Basketball, and FFA After graduation: I plan on going to work right after school for Ramker Concrete.

Sunday, May 1, 2022 |



Meredith Street— Female Athlete

Parents: Aaron and Anne Street Activities: I am/have been involved in volleyball, track, basketball, National Honors Society, Student Council, Study Buddies, track camp instructor, DECA, Club Iowa Juniors volleyball, Club Iowa Juniors beach volleyball, and Accelerate Track Club. After graduation: I am going to the University of Northern Iowa to major in pre-med biology and continue my volleyball career. In the future, I hope to get a job in the medical field as a doctor.

Lauren Swenson— Technical

Parents: Steve and Jean Swenson Activities: I play the french horn in band, tech crew for the musicals, DECA, and tennis After graduation: I am planning on going to the University of Northern Iowa to study business analytics

Emma Blaha—Arts

Zachary Gronwoldt— Math

Parents: Danny and Sandra Gronwoldt Activities: I am involved in Football, Basketball, Trapshooting, FFA, Boy Scouts, Choir, National Honor Society, my Church group, and I am a full time college student. After graduation: My plan is to continue my education at Northeast Iowa Community College in Calmar to finish my last year in the Computer Science and Security program.

Parents: Jennifer Thompson, Joshua Blaha Catherine Weaver— Activities: Choir and Art Arts After graduation: NIACC Parents: Erica Roethler and attend for business Jeff Weaver Activities: Choir and FFA After graduation: Northwestern Oklahoma State University, Gen Eds

Carter Zweibohmer— Theo Klaes— Science Language

Parents: Tim and Allison Zweibohmer Activities: Trapshooting After graduation: Northeast Iowa Community College, Calmar. Study: Computer Technology, Programming, and Networking. I run my own mowing business in my hometown.

Parents: Jeff and Shari Klaes Activities: Football, Basketball, Track, Baseball, Trap Shooting, FFA, National Honor Society, and Big Brother/Big Sister. After graduation: Iowa State University to study Agricultural Business

O’Malley Fair— Female Athlete

Mitchel Marr— Male Athlete

Parents: Steffen and Darcy Fair Activities: Basketball, softball, cross country, track, volleyball, band, and student council After graduation: Undecided

Congratulations Star Class of 2022!

Parents: Mike and Sherry Marr Activities: wrestling, football, track, baseball, FFA, Big Brother program, After graduation: Upper Iowa to wrestle and study Agricultural Business



| Sunday, May 1, 2022


Saige Sullivan— Social Science

Parents: Scott and Sandy Sullivan Activities: Track, volleyball, speech, cheerleading, student council, big program After graduation: I plan on attending NIACC for art education

Globe Gazette


Logan Holmen— Technical

Parents: John and Connie Holmen Activities: Football, Track, Big Brother Program After graduation: NIACC community college, studying HVAC, working around my area, doing HVAC

Amber Adams—Music Nicholas Staudt— Parents: Kathy and John Technical Adams Activities: Band, Choir, Speech, Model UN, Wrestling Cheer After graduation: NIACC to transfer to a 4 year college for Psychiatry or High School English Teacher.

Parents: Bill and Carmen Staudt Activities: National Honor Society, Boys Basketball, Golf, Archery, Yearbook, CTE Advisory Board, Band, CYO After graduation: I plan to attend NIACC in the ADN Nursing Program to pursue a degree in Nursing.

Emma Muller— Science

Parents: Liz and Brian Muller Activities: Volleyball, Basketball, Track, Dance team, National Honor Society, and Student Council After graduation: NIACC for nursing

ROCKFORD Abigayle Wedeking— Language

Anna Wells—Arts

Parents: Teresa and Steven Wells Activities: Model UN for 3 years speech for 2 did basketball and volleyball my freshman and sophomore year After graduation: Going to college at NIACC for two years to get done with my gen eds

Chloe Rooney— Female Athlete

Drew Hansen—Math

Parents: Dawn and Blake Hansen Parents: Matt Rooney and Activities: Baseball, Heidi and Ron Marzen football, National High Activities: Volleyball, Basketball, Track, Golf, Softball, Society, Student Council Vice President National Honor Society, After graduation: University Student Body President of Iowa to major in Business After graduation: The Analytics University of Iowa to major in Marketing

Brooks Hoffman— Social Science

Parents: Rob and Makaela Hoffman Activities: football, wrestling, golf, track, band, choir, Boy Scouts, student council, LYO, National Honor Society After graduation: University of Iowa with an undecided major

Parents: Will and Natalie Wedeking Activities: Basketball Cheer, NHS, Student Council, Volleyball, Softball, Track, and Choir After graduation: Attend the University of Northern Iowa to major in Accounting and minor in entrepreneurship. Work for part time sales at Buckle.

Kolton Lyman— Male Athlete

Parents: Erin and Russ Lyman Activities: Baseball, Gootball, Golf, Basketball, Class officer, National Honor society After graduation: Kirkwood, Playing baseball and majoring in accounting


Globe Gazette

Sunday, May 1, 2022 |



Jex Schutjer—Music

Parents: Lance and Meg Schutjer Activities: I participated in band, football, basketball, track, and drama during my senior year. After graduation: Coe College

Carina Blake— Technical

Lorne Isler—Science & Male Athlete

Jaci Woods—Math

Parents: Roger and Nancy Parents: Christy Blake Parents: Josh and Gwen Isler Woods Activities: My activites Activities: I’ve been involved Activities: I’ve been involved in volleyball, track, Big Red, include trap shooting, FFA, with Football, Wrestling, FCCLA, Student Council, dance Winterguard, wrestling Track, National Honors manager Society, Big Red, FCCLA, and winterguard, and National Honor Society. After graduation: Attending Student Council After graduation: University After graduation: After NIACC for Ag Business graduation I will be attending of Iowa to study Biology Winona State University to major in Medical Laboratory Science.

Haley Peterson— Language

Parents: Aaron and DeAnne Peterson Activities: In high school I participate in volleyball, basketball, track, FFA, Big Red, FCCLA, Student Council, and National Honor Society. After graduation: I plan to attend either DMACC or Iowa Lakes for an undecided major.

Kennedy Schwiesow— Social Science & Female Athlete

Parents: Devin and Keely Schwiesow Activities: In high school I participate in volleyball, basketball, winterguard, track, softball, Big RED, FCCLA, student council, class officer, National Honor Society, and yearbook. After graduation: I will be attending NIACC in the fall to play volleyball and major in elementary education.


Kate Brumm—Arts

Parents: Richard and Jenni Brumm Activities: Cheerleading (wrestling, basketball, football, competition), Drama, Art, Speech After graduation: Attend NIACC and UNI for a major in psychology, work as prison psychologist or child therapist

Kalli Trewin—Math

Parents: John and Emily Trewin Activities: Volleyball, softball, golf, dance team, NHS, basketball, student council, band and FFA. After graduation: Kirkwood College majoring in radiology.

Mya Braun- Music

Parents: Danielle and Matt Haag and Jeff and Erica Braun Activities: I participated in volleyball, track, dance team, cheer, band, choir, musical theater, student government, and national honors society. After graduation: I am going to Niacc for an undecided major.

Brett Witte—Science

Parents: Roger and Brandie Witte Activities: While in High School I have participated in Football, Golf, National Honor Society, Band, and FFA earning my Iowa Degree. After graduation: I will be attending NIACC to enter the Agricultural Education Transfer program.

Tanishka Daver— Social Science

Parents: Sohrab and Rashmi Daver Activities: Throughout high school, I have been involved in speech, drama, Amnesty International, the National Honor Society, and the Principal’s Advisory Council After graduation: I will be attending the University of Iowa to major in nursing!

Delaney Christianson— Language

Parents: Brigid and Tim Christianson Activities: Cross country, track, softball, dance team, golf, band, choir, National Honor Society, student government, mentoring program, principal’s advisory committee, Amnesty International, and theater. After graduation: I plan to study Clinical Psychology at the University of Iowa



| Sunday, May 1, 2022


Taylor Kothenbeutel—Arts

Parents: Jessica and Kyle Kothenbeutel Activities: I am involved in archery, eSports, golf, drama, speech, band, NHS, and Amnesty After graduation: Attend Gustavus Adolphus College and major in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Globe Gazette


Alexandra Suntken— Technical

Maddie Hubka— Female Athlete

Reed Stonebraker— Male Athlete

Quinn Harle—Music

Leah Aitchison—Math

Maxwell Whipple— Science & Social Science

Paker Means— Technical

Mathew Francis— Male Athlete

Kennedy Kelly— Female Athlete

Sydney Myers—Arts

Parents: Darin and Erin Suntken Activities: I’ve been active in volleyball, softball, track, esports, archery and National Honor Society. After graduation: University of Iowa majoring in Engineering

Parents: Dale and Bonnie Hubka Activities: Softball, volleyball, basketball, track, and national honors society After graduation: Kirkwood, studying dental hygiene

Parents: Mike and Sharlene Deardeuff Activities: Football, Basketball, and Track After graduation: NIACC

Parents: Jon Harle and Candice Wester Activities: Mixed Chorus (4), A Capella Choir (4), Volleyball (4), Track (3), Softball (5), Football Cheerleading (3), Wrestling Cheerleading (2) After graduation: Undecided

Parents: Bryan and Pam Aitchison Activities: Basketball, Volleyball, Student Council, National Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Pep Club After graduation: The University of Iowa to major in Biochemisty


Parker Hiscocks— Language

Parents: Ryan and Brandi Hiscocks Activities: Volleyball, Band, Student Council, 4-H, Youth Group, NHS, Pep Club, Football Statistician, Class Officer, FCA After graduation: I plan on attending NIACC to study accounting, and then I plan on attending a fouryear university to earn my bachelor’s in accounting.

Parents: Dodi Whipple and Rick Whipple Activities: Golf, Eagle Buddies, Student Education Services, Basketball, and soccer After graduation: I plan to attend the University of Northern Iowa and major in biology/nursing.

Parents: Nicholle Erdahl and Zach Means Activities: I like to spend my time outside of school fishing and hanging out with friends. After graduation: I plan to attend DMACC for Agriculture

Parents: Paul and Gina Francis Activities: Football, Wrestling, Track, Baseball, Student Council, Class Officer, Fellowship Christian Athletes, and National Honor Society After graduation: I will be going into the U.S. Air Force to be a SERE Specialist.

Parents: Steven and DeAnna Kelly Activities: I am involved in volleyball, basketball, track, eagle buddies, National Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, speech, and pep club. After graduation: I plan to attend Grand View University to major in kinesiology and play basketball.

Parents: Carrie Brooks and Anthony Myers Activities: Throughout high school I have participated in National Honor Society, Student Council, Volleyball, Softball, Wrestling stats, Band, FCA, FFA, Theater, and Speech (Both Large Group and Individual) After graduation: I will be attending Iowa State University to major in aerospace engineering, and I also plan to work towards getting my pilot’s license.



SUNDAY, MAY 1, 2022 |

Advice for soon-to-be college freshmen LEE SHULMAN BIERER

Tribune News Service

The countdown to your first day as a college freshman has begun. There are advice articles galore with lists of what to pack and what not to pack. It’s almost as overwhelming as the college admissions process.

Here are a few important mantras that I like to share.

1. You are going to college in the United States and there will be a Target, CVS or Walgreens close by. There is no need to stock up on items that you can purchase locally. I have heard stories of students insisting on packing a year’s worth of shampoo and laundry detergent. 2. You will be living in a frighteningly small space, and you may be sharing it with one, two or three other students. There simply isn’t enough room for you to bring all of your clothes, all your personal mementos and everything that reminds you of home. 3. The U.S. Postal Service does a great job. If you forgot something, you can either have it sent or it can wait until you come home at Thanksgiving. 4. Nobody wants to lug everything up to your room and then realize there’s no space and then have to lug it back to the car and then back to your home. Pack lightly and intelligently. 5. Physical space and outlet capacity is at a premium. Any important item that doesn’t require being plugged in and doesn’t take up a lot space becomes more valuable. Based on conversations with students who have recently completed their freshman year, here’s what they said was unnecessary.

Don’t bring:

 Keurig: It sounds like a great idea: coffee in your room any time you want. But students preferred to make their coffee-time social and join

friends at Starbucks. A Keurig also takes up space and a valuable outlet.  Television: Most students were happy watching their favorite shows on their laptops. A subscription to Netflix or Hulu could be a great gift.  Printers and ink: Check with your school: Many colleges now provide complimentary printing. It’s a great perk.  Wall calendars/wall planners: Face it: You’re just not going to use them. There are plenty of organizational apps that are easily accessed on your phone and allow for continual modifications.  Candles/hotplates: Most colleges have strict rules against candle and hotplate usage.  Microwave or refrigerator: Unless you’ve already checked out what is allowed by the specific residence hall. Once you are aware of what is allowable, it’s a great idea for one roommate to purchase the microwave and another to purchase the refrigerator. Lee Shulman Bierer is an independent college adviser based in Charlotte, N.C. Visit her website College Admissions Strategies.



| Sunday, May 1, 2022

Globe Gazette