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Marching Band Changes to Non-Competitive Season

Marching Band Changes to Non-Competitive Season

Charity Williams

August 29, 2016


Filed under Activities, Fine Arts, School News

Changes have come to the Trojan Guard for the upcoming 2016-2017 season. A major decision was made and now things for the band are different. “I liked it better before but I understand why we made the change,” said junior Rebekah Hallman. Band director Jarrod O’Donnell and the band students have deci...

Dance Atlantic Competes in Des Moines

Dance Atlantic Competes in Des Moines

Kerra Christensen

May 5, 2016


Filed under Activities, Fine Arts, Showcase

On April 16 Dance Atlantic competed in Des Moines. Spotlight dance competition was held at the Hy-Vee Hall. Instructor Ricci McLaren had several of her students compete. The studio has had a strong competition season so far. Junior Kerra Christensen performed her solo "Maneater." She received her fir...

Show Choir Heats up Emmetsburg

Show Choir Heats up Emmetsburg

Mariah Cook

March 9, 2016


Filed under Activities, Fine Arts, School News, Showcase

AHS show choirs were fired up on Saturday when they performed their show “Don’t mess with fire!” at their final competition of the season. The Premiere and Diversity show choirs went to Emmetsburg, almost three hours northeast of Atlantic, for the March 6 competition with five other 3A schools ...

15 Students to Compete at District Speech Contest

15 Students to Compete at District Speech Contest

Charity Williams

February 27, 2016


Filed under Activities, Fine Arts, Showcase, Speech and Theater

On Saturday, Feb. 27, the AHS speech team travels to Logan-Magnolia High School to participate in the District Individual Speech competition. The students performing are Alex Williams, Josh McLean, Aaron Rothfusz, Abby Evans, Emily Yager, Lydia Joseph, Corgan Petersen, Max Elwood, Will Weppler, Andre...

AHS Speech Team Sends 4 to State

Charity Williams

January 26, 2016


Filed under Activities, Fine Arts, Speech and Theater

On Saturday, Atlantic hosted the District Large Group Speech Contest for the first time in about 10 years. Atlantic was one of the four sites the speech contest took place. The other three are Ballard, Shenandoah and West Des Moines. At least 20 schools travelled to each site. Twenty-three schools came...

Swing Inn

Swing Inn

Charity Williams

January 12, 2016


Filed under Fine Arts, Showcase

On Jan. 14, the Jazz band and Show choir will be premiering their shows for the first time before they go to competitions. Band Director Jarrod O’Donnell and 17 members of the jazz band will perform first at 7:30 p.m. The songs they will play are; “Bison Blues,” “Ballad for Benny,” “I Le...

Speech Team Competes at Johnston

Speech Team Competes at Johnston

Alexandra Pastrana

December 17, 2015


Filed under Activities, Fine Arts, School News, Showcase, Speech and Theater

Three Atlantic Speech Team members attended the Dragon Invitational at Johnston High School on Dec. 4-5, and all three advanced to finals. The Trojans went against Dowling Catholic, Des Moines East, Des Moines Roosevelt, Des Moines Lincoln, Des Moines North, and Cedar Rapids Kennedy. Students Rebe...

Madrigal Dinner Dec. 11-12

Madrigal Dinner Dec. 11-12

Charity Williams

December 4, 2015


Filed under Activities, Fine Arts, School News, Showcase

“This is the countryside. My name is St. George. I am a Knight.” It’s that time of year when people come to the AHS cafeteria to have an amazing dinner and watch the choir sing and perform a play. The Madrigal Dinner will be held on Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. and  on Dec. 14 at 5 p.m. The price to come ...

Hallman Breaks to Finals at Bettendorf Speech Tourney

Hallman Breaks to Finals at Bettendorf Speech Tourney

Alexandra Pastrana

November 30, 2015


Filed under Activities, Fine Arts, Showcase

The Atlantic speech and debate team celebrated its first break to final rounds of the 2015-16 season at the Bulldog Invitational at Bettendorf High School on Nov. 13-14. Sophomore Rebekah Hallman advanced to the final round in her Program Oral Interpretation, which requires participants to select...

Trivia Night Raises Nearly $1000 for Choir-Band Trip

Trivia Night Raises Nearly $1000 for Choir-Band Trip

Charity Williams

November 29, 2015


Filed under Fine Arts, School News, Showcase

The commons was filled with competitive enthusiasm last Saturday, Nov. 14, as 11 teams competed to see who knew the most trivia. People from the community came to the AHS cafeteria to take part in the music department’s third annual Trivia Night. First place went to the E=MC Hammers, who won...

The Price of Beautiful Dancing

The Price of Beautiful Dancing

Alexis Brockman

November 19, 2015


Filed under Activities, Fine Arts, School News, Showcase

Dancing isn’t cheap. In fact, the new dresses purchased for the Premiere Show Choir this fall cost $200 apiece, which was $6000 for 30 dresses. According to choir director Jennifer Gaesser, new dresses are bought every four years. The dresses were ordered around the beginning of the school year and got...

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