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This year, the Drake Relays added a new qualifying feature called the “Blue Standard.” Any athlete who hits that mark (jump/throw/time) is automatically qualified rather than having to make the top-24 in their event(s), a tougher standard to meet. As of submission of this article, Central High’s Lea Grady is one of only six girls in the entire state to meet the Blue Standard in the more than one event, qualifying her for the Drake Relays in both the shot put and discus throw. Go here to see other Drake Relays qualifiers as of April 17th.
Congratulations to the entire Army JROTC Blue Devil Battalion, including the leadership team of Sam Reynolds, Rebecca VanVooren, Louis Nelson, Ethan Sandoval, Aleah Kossan, MacKenna Danielson, Joseph Beard, Shelby Ford, Brandon Coppinger, Bret Liagre, and Cody Stephenson, for achieving the highest accreditation rating possible, Honor Unit with Distinction. Only the top ten percent of JROTC programs receive this accreditation. They are also a Gold Star program, an accreditation level given to the very top programs in the nation. Several Army JROTC cadets were also recognized with individual awards presented at the formal Awards Dinner and Ball:
Outstanding Superior Cadets
Rock Island Arsenal Association of The U.S.
Creative Arts Academy (CAA) and Central High (CHS) students were among the 200 students who participated in the 2018 Iowa Architecture Foundation Contest. Selected drawings and photos will be exhibited at the Iowa Center For Architecture throughout April, and the following students won awards:
Logan DeVore (CAA/CHS), Statewide Winner, “Snapshot Iowa” Photography Contest
Brooklyn Hall (CAA), Statewide Winner 4th-6th grade, Architecture by Children Drawing Contest
Kaylee Trice Kay (CAA), Statewide Winner 4th-6th grade, Architecture by Children Drawing Contest
Ava Perez (CAA), Southeast Regional Honorable Mention, Architecture by Children Drawing Contest
(Pictured clockwise from upper left, work by Logan DeVore, Brooklyn Hall, Ava Perez, and Kaylee Trice Kay.)
Central High’s freshmen/sophomore Scholastic Bowl team placed second in the Iowa Quiz Bowl Championships. Sophomores, Rafe Sullivan and Zeke Wynsma, and freshmen, LaDella Gallagher and Asher Leveridge, won every match they played except for the one in the championship match against Ankeny. Congratulations to these hardworking and talented scholars!
Davenport High School students attended the Quad Cities Youth Leadership Conference at Deere & Co. World Headquarters on April 7th to listen to inspiring speakers and attend breakout sessions to work on individual leadership skills as well as tackle the issue of poverty in our community. Pictured left to right are students from West High who attended: Lamariana Phillips, Tessa Hicks, Zackery Keel, and Cody Neeper Burris.
North High’s production of Les Miserables performed three fantastic shows to record crowds over the April 6th to 8th weekend. The production is currently being adjudicated for the Iowa High School Musical Theatre Awards. It featured 52 student actors, three Harrison Elementary students as guest actors, 18 student pit musicians, and 12 student techies.
Approximately 2% of over 342,000 students involved in aquatics at the high school level are recognized as Academic All Americans. This year, Central High swimmers, Andrew Shie, Marty Leyhe, Alex Richter, and John Nikolopoulos (pictured left to right), are on the Academic All-American team. Andrew Shie also has been honored with making the Iowa 2018 Senior Scholastic team; this honor goes to senior swimmers that have a 3.75-grade point average or higher and a specific amount of points scored at the State swim meet. Congratulations!
The McKinley Elementary team of MacKenzie Schaefer, Aerielle Johnson, and Dylan Moeller (pictured left to right) are this year’s Davenport Battle of the Books Champions. With a total score of 688 points, they were awarded trophies for their great work and advanced to Regionals.