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Getting to Know the Class of 2017: Colin Juelsgaard

Getting to Know the Class of 2017: Colin Juelsgaard

Dawson Carey
February 20
Filed under Senior Spotlight, Senior Spotlight, Showcase

Colin Juelsgaard plays multiple sports; he plays soccer and is in archery. Juelsgaard looks up to his coach, Justin Williams, who is the head coach of both soccer and archery. The senior says that he looks up to Williams, because he is easy to be around, and is a good coach, as he pushes his players... Read more »

Getting to Know the Class of 2017: Bailey Schildberg

Getting to Know the Class of 2017: Bailey Schildberg

Belicia Smith
February 14
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Bailey Schildberg has been influenced greatly by journalism teacher Allison Berryhill. She has taught Schildberg how to be independent, and how to learn from your mistakes. Schildberg said, “She wants you to be the best possible version of you.” Schildberg looks forward to life after graduation, and wants to ... Read more »

Getting to Know the Class of 2017: Brennen Smith

Getting to Know the Class of 2017: Brennen Smith

Alison Bodine
February 14
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Senior Brennen Smith participated in track, basketball, golf and cross country throughout his high school career; junior year golf was his favorite. Smith’s favorite activity was going to basketball games. Smith says his favorite school memory is when he and Boots (senior Dawson Walter) almost ran over ... Read more »

Getting to Know the Class of 2017: Nathan Gray

Getting to Know the Class of 2017: Nathan Gray

Chase McLaren
February 13
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Nathan Grey moved to Atlantic as a sophomore from Storm Lake, IA. He has also lived in New Hampton. As a kid, choir played a big role in his life. He said that the most influential person in his life thus far has been his Storm Lake choir director, Lindsey Rommel. “she taught me how I could become a ... Read more »

Getting to Know the Class of 2017: McKenna DenBeste

Getting to Know the Class of 2017: McKenna DenBeste

Paige Carrier
February 10
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Mckenna DenBeste decided to do many things while she was in school, such as dance, choir, basketball and soccer. Den Beste was born to Stacey Hornung and Ed DenBeste with brothers Tate and Roth DenBeste. She was born in Mesa, Arizona and lived in Gold Canyon, Arizona. Before moving to  Villisca, Io... Read more »

Getting to Know the Class of 2017: Kasandra Brooks

Getting to Know the Class of 2017: Kasandra Brooks

Halsey Bailey
February 10
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Kassandra Brooks always has a smile on her face. It seems as if her smile never fades, even when life throws her lemons. In seventh grade, Brooks was diagnosed with scoliosis. “Scoliosis is a condition involving an abnormal sideways curvature of the spine.” She had a dream of becoming a professio... Read more »

Getting to Know the Class of 2017: Camden McFadden

Getting to Know the Class of 2017: Camden McFadden

Halsey Bailey
February 10
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Camden McFadden was a busy student who held 2 part-time jobs. He worked at Atlantic Fridley Theatres, and for the electronic department at AHS. While McFadden enjoyed working at the theater, it was only temporary. What was most definitely not temporary, was his knack for computer technology. McFadde... Read more »

Getting to Know the Class of 2017: Danyelle Hass-Hunter

Getting to Know the Class of 2017: Danyelle Hass-Hunter

Jordan Zarbano
February 10
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Over the course of the summer of 2016, Danyelle Hass-Hunter was invited to the Astellas Women Conference for women who have shown leadership through activities with the company. They went through different leadership activities and learned how to put them into play in their schools and communities. ... Read more »

Getting to Know the Class of 2017: Catherine Leonard

Getting to Know the Class of 2017: Catherine Leonard

Hannah Alff
February 10
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“I've been around a basketball for as long as I can remember,” Catherine Leonard said. Leonard has been in many athletics throughout her life including basketball, volleyball and softball. Basketball has always been her favorite. “I love the competitive side, the team aspect is fun too,” Leon... Read more »

Getting to Know the Class of 2017: Page Behrens

Getting to Know the Class of 2017: Page Behrens

Katie York
February 7
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Page Behrens loved her family vacation to San Antonio, Texas last spring. When Behrens was in Texas, she went to the beach and has a taste of the Ocean. “I went on an Aircraft carrier, and also went on the riverwalk in downtown San Antonio.” While Behrens was in high school, she has participated in band (... Read more »

Getting to Know the Class of 2017: Tyler Mullins

Getting to Know the Class of 2017: Tyler Mullins

Sierra Parker
February 7
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Tyler Mullins participated in football in his early years of Schuler Elementary and middle school. In high school, he began to have an interest in art and continued with drawing. Mullins went to school in Atlantic his freshman year, and went to Greene County High School in Jefferson his sophomore and ... Read more »

Getting to Know the Class of 2017: Garrett Grooms

Getting to Know the Class of 2017: Garrett Grooms

Noah Rutherford
February 6
Filed under Senior Spotlight, Showcase

Throughout all of Garrett Grooms’ high school experience, he has participated in multiple sports and activities like basketball, track and field, band, choir and football management. Out of all those activities, track and field is his favorite. Grooms has done track and field throughout all of hig... Read more »

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