Skip to main content
Skip to search form
Recently, 73 West High students were enshrined in the West High School AP Social Studies Wall of Fame. The students achieved this honor by scoring a three or higher on an AP Government, AP US History, or AP Human Geography exam during the 2015-2016 school year. Eleven students, Max Abbott, Rebecca Casad, Connie Chu, Jacob Corman, Keenan Dolan, Pam Friede, Bailey Garnica, Kersten Kahley, Cassidy Kowley, Molly Kretschmer, and Jacen Petersen (pictured clockwise starting upper left) achieved the highest distinction by scoring a five. Since its inception in 2014, 165 West High students have been inducted into the Wall of Fame.
Central High senior, Joseph Shie, has been accepted to the Academic All-State Team for swimming. He also qualified for the Academic All-American Team, the final selections for which will be announced in June. Joseph has shown remarkable commitment to his swimming, team, and academics throughout his educational career at Central. Congratulations, Joseph!
The North High girls basketball team was honored during halftime of the boys’ basketball game as MAC Champions for the second year in a row, this season sharing a piece of the crown with Pleasant Valley High.
West High’s Combustible Lemons and Mortal Combots competed on February 11th at the FTC Eastern Super-Qualifier at Pleasant Valley High, making finals and qualifying for State. The Combots were nominated for the Rockwell Collins Innovate Award, and the Lemons were finalists for the Control Award and won the coveted Inspire Award.
Earlier this year, Buchanan Elementary first-graders visited a farm to see where some food products start. More recently, they enjoyed trips that allowed them to connect how food starts at the farm and goes to a store or restaurant for consumers to purchase. At the local Hy-Vee store, they saw what goes on behind the scenes, touring each department to learn about its role in the store and community. They also got an interactive tour of the Happy Joe’s on West 50th Street in Davenport, learning the different employee roles and how each role helps the restaurant run smoothly, including learning about the different machines and tools used. Many students’ favorite part of the trip was making and eating their own pizzas.
Sponsored by the HAVLife Foundation, Svet, hip-hop/electro violinist who is internationally recognized from his appearance on America’s Got Talent, performed at Sudlow and Wood Intermediate (pictured) on Wednesday, February 15th. Svet was born in Eastern Europe. His early compositions on the piano and violin won him a scholarship to the prestigious Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. Go here to learn more about him and his music. The HAVlife Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to preventing lost potential in youth ages ten through 15, through supporting participation in athletics, music, and the arts. Go here to see the event’s coverage on Our Quad Cities.
Congratulations to the Central High girls bowling team with members, Caley Crausby, Grace Herington, Amber Brewer, Taelor Campbell, Donna Diggs, and Maddi Smith, who won in the district tournament on Tuesday, February 14th, sending them to the state competition. Caley Crausby also had the highest individual score, with scores of 223 and 214 for a remarkable 437 series. At State on February 22nd, the team placed sixth; as individuals, Maddi Smith placed second overall, and Donna Diggs finished in eighth place.
The North High boys bowling team with members, CJ Fischer, Ty McCumsey, Brant Carter, CJ Bakoylis, Nate Hausman, and Austin Budde bowled a total of 3,181 points, making them District Champs and qualifying them for State. In addition, CJ Bakoylis was an individual state qualifier with 463 points. At the state competition on February 22nd, the team as well as CJ Bakoylis, individually, each placed third overall.