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  • Dance Team tryouts will be held May 17 at 6:00 p.m. in the cafeteria.

  • The counseling office has arranged for the Iowa College Access Network to present to Johnston juniors and parents in the high school auditorium May 21 at 7:00 p.m.

  • Student council will be hosting a dog walk on May 20 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Beaver Creek Elementary school

  • Student council barbecue will held May 12 at Price Chopper from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

  • Sophomore and junior girls wishing to play volleyball must attend the meeting held May 11 at 7:15 a.m. in room 611.

First Showzam held at new high school considered to be a success

Sierrah Mangra-Dutcher
Innovation ends their performance at Showzam. Showzam is an annual show choir competition, hosted by Johnston.

Emily Chambers, Staff Writer

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Johnston show choir hosted “Showzam!” at the new high school Jan. 19-20. Showzam! is an annual innovational in which nearly 30 choirs from various schools converge and compete at Johnston high school.

Showzam! has been a major event for the choir department for years. Johnston’s Synergy performed at 11:00 a.m. on the second day of Showzam!. Johnston’s Innovation performed at 5:00 p.m. on the second day of Showzam! Urbandale’s Studio won grand champs, making them the winners of Showzam!. Ankeny Centennial’s Spectrum won first runner up. “Despite the stress of the new location and large crowds, it was an amazing experience.” Sarah Marckmann, the emcee of the competition for four years, said. “[I was] overwhelmed with love from the kids, to the directors, to the fans,”

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