• ISU Honor Band is on Feb. 4 and 5 in Ames.
  • State show choir is on Monday, Jan. 31.
  • State jazz band is on Saturday!
  • Winter formal is on Feb. 26!
  • State speech is February 5, 2022!
  • There is a wrestling tournament on Saturday.
  • There is a wrestling meet on Thursday!
  • There is boys and girls basketball on Friday at St. Albert.
  • There is a girls basketball game on Tuesday against Shenandoah.
  • The Prom Closet in Coon Rapids has free prom dresses! See Bulletin!
  • Order your yearbook!
Eleanor McCalla

Eleanor McCalla, AHS Needle Editor

It is a well-known fact that talent collaborated with hard work will get a person to their highest goals and Eleanor McCalla is an example of this phenomenon. Journalism has been a part of McCalla’s life since her freshman year and now she plays a great role in AHS Needle. Seniors’ stories are
her preference in story writing “because you have one source of information that will help you bring the story to the ideal.” However, she is skillful in writing all kinds of stories. For example, a recent one about the Pledge was considered for Best of SNO. 

McCalla’s versatility in hobbies shows as well as in storytelling. She enjoys her activities in choir, play, musical and tennis. 

In her free time, McCalla likes to take naps in her favorite place of calm - her bed. Sometimes she prefers to work on her stories there while listening to her Spotify playlist. Also, McCalla loves to hang out with her close friends, sister, and dog Nika. She is an introvert, but when she is surrounded by “her people,” she can be more active and extroverted.

Story by Diana Balva

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