The Black & White

Annual blood drive breaks goal

Annual blood drive breaks goal

Hailey Sherman, Staff Writer

November 1, 2016

Reno Davis '17 donated blood for the first time. He wanted to try it out and knew that is was for a good cause. "There was a minor complication that causes my arm to swell and feel sore afterwards, but overall I donated some blood that could potentially help someone," Davis said. The blood drive was h...

Students compete at Knowledge Bowl finals

Students compete at Knowledge Bowl finals

Angela Cai, Staff Writer

October 31, 2016

While most students were at school Oct. 27, Marianne Aldrich '19, Angela Cai '19, Kennedy Ortmeier '19, Aditi Jithendra '18, Jimmy Le '18, Nicole Hobson '17, Justin Hu '17, Alexis Pottebaum '17 and Nathan Zoss '17 were at the Ankeny DMACC campus competing in the Knowledge Bowl finals. Knowledge Bowl is...

All State results announced

All State results announced

Brooke Willis, Staff Writer

October 28, 2016

Twenty-seven students have made All State this year, 10 from band and 17 from choir. Students described the process as long, stressful and time consuming. "I practiced for about an hour to an hour and a half each night to learn the etudes sold." Cameron Mitchell '17 said. He was given second chair...

Students qualify for State Special Olympics

Students qualify for State Special Olympics

Hailey Sherman, Staff Writer

October 25, 2016

After being rewarded blue ribbons, students Miranda Kerr and Mason Marek qualified for state bowling in the Special Olympics after they competed at Plaza Lanes Oct. 20. Other participants from around the state fought for their spot, including students Becky Scoles, Mpwanga Ntambwe, Erin Gardner and...

Fire alarm blares before school

Fire alarm blares before school

Bryce Schulte, Online Editor-in-Chief

October 25, 2016

Students and staff were pushed outside after a fire alarm went off Oct. 25 at 7:23 a.m. Associate principal Jerry Stratton said the alarm was caused by dust in a sprinkler. After 17 minutes of standing outside, waiting for the fire department to clear the building, students and staff were able to return i...

Therapist hopes to aid mental health

Therapist hopes to aid mental health

Abby Nichol and Katelyn Kempkes

September 23, 2016

Underneath the stairwell nearest the tennis court doors Amy Ziegenhorn works in her new office. Up until this year, the high school did not have a in school therapist available for in school sessions. “As school counselors, we have a lot of different responsibilities," Erica Stablum, one of the counselor...