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SCHOOL and SPORTS Official Publication for the Norwalk Community School District Norwalk Warriors Page Eight N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, April 15, 2010 Norwalk Music Boosters Minutes Following are the Norwalk Music Boosters 2009-2010 Minutes for their April meeting held Tuesday, April 6, 2010 in the high school band room at 7p.m. Teacher Reports: High School: Choir students are preparing for trip to Colorado, April 21-26, Cabaret night is Thursday, April 29 in the Warrior Caf6, Show Choir banquet at FCC church, Friday, April 16, Jazz I in State Jazz Band Cham- pionships Tuesday, April 13, DSM Convention Center and HS/MS instrumental Jazz Night, Friday, April 30. Middle School: Seventh and eighth grade students preparing musical "Beauty & the Beast", performance is Friday, May 14, Loft Nielsen reported on a fabric do- nation from Bergen drapery. Will be used for costumes, etc. Twelve sixth graders going to sixth grade Honor Choir Festival in Winterset, Tuesday, April 20. Jeff Heltman took the eighth grade band to perform at Ruby Van Meter school in Des Moines Monda3 April 5. He reported that many kids were touched by the experi- ence, Seventh and eighth grade concert band contest at Dallas Center Grimes, Friday, April 17, MS/HS instru- mental Jazz Night, Frida April 30. Elementary: Due to construction, Carroll Hardy says the end-of-year band concert including Lakewood teach- ers may not happen, but will try to fit it in. Fifth grade band concert, Tuesda36 May 11. Ann Swenson gave re- sults of splitting the March 9 second grade concert. Four classes performed at 6:15 and five classes at 7:30. Very successful and everyone had a place to sit. First grade concert, Thursday, May 6. Kindergarten concert, Wednesda June 2. Teacher Wish Lists: K-12 vocal and instrumental departments will evenly split Boosters allocations for this year. Teachers will meet to decide how to spend the money. Fundraising Programs: Dave Campbell reported sales of show choir DVDs went well with Boosters ask- ing for a donation rather than a set price for the DVD's. Deb Luzier and Tami Frazier reported that the audito- rium committee to raise money for future expenditures, "Notable Donors", received approval from the Norwalk School Board to sell wall tiles and nameplates on seats in the auditorium. Booster members will educate the public about the year-long program at each of the re- maining concerts this spring. Fliers and donation let- ters have been crafted. Karena Newhall will be the book- keeper, a business manager is still needed. Melody Bockholt is the Chair of program advertising and will also work with the Notable Donors committee. Patron contributions continue to come in. Fundraisers will be needed over the next few years for new marching band uniforms. Scholarship Committee: Two $500 scholarships will be awarded to two NHS 2010 seniors. Approval was given to award two $500 scholarships to two NHS 2011 seniors next year. Boosters will provide $30 grant to any NHS student who qualifies for summer band or vocal lessons. Josie Innis reported her committee is waiting for music scholarship applications to review from Indianola. They in-turn review ours. A rubric was put in place to make the process easier. Website Update: Ken Henke is researching how to use Pay Pal through our website for the public to pur- chase auditorium tiles and seat nameplates. Auditorium Update: Groundbreaking is April 14, 4 p.m. starting with the new stadium on the west side of the high school, then moving to the east side for the auditorium. Dave Campbell reported the bid environ- is requiring bank records from the last several years. Expenditure approval was given for bank fees for re- trieving the paperwork. There was discussion on hold- ing Booster meetings in a different location next year. Meeting places in schools and off-site were considered• No decision made. Treasurer's Report: Available on request• Next Meeting: Tuesday, May 4, 7 p.m. High School Band room. All are welcome. Respectfully submitted, /s/Jodi Henke, 2009/2010 Secretary Norwalk Wrestlers Compete at Brute Adidas Nationals Wrestling Tournament Pictured, left to right, Brandon Johnson, Zach Spurt and Alex Landgrebe holding All-American Cody Lehman at Brute Adidas Nationals Wrestling tournament. Photo place at 192 earned All- American honors. Fourth grader Cody Lehman earned All-American hon- ors with a sixth place fin- ish at 60. Norwalk wrestling was one of the largest groups at the tournament and all the boys competed at their highest level on the wres- fling mat. NHS Students Examine Insanity Defense in Criminal Trials The Norwalk High School Mock Trial Team dealt with a case that touched an issue current in the state of Iowa and nationwide•..the insanity defense• Beginning in January, this year's team immersed themselves into an imaginary case involving a young person who had become mesmerized by a rather vio- lent electronic game, to the point of not being able to distinguish fantasy from reality. This mesmerization led to a series of events, culminating in the death of another person. The young person was charged with first de- gree murder.• .and used the insanity plea as a defense. The mock trial program is sponsored annually by the Iowa Bar Association throughout the state of Iowa. The Iowa Mock Trial Tournament is designed to teach stu- dents about basic trial processes and the judicial reso- lution of disputes. The program is designed to increase student proficiency in basic skills such as listening, read- ing, speaking and reasoning• This year's team consisted of seniors Kirsten Houk, submitted. Brute Adidas Nationals were held April 2-4 in Kan- sas City. Over 1,500 kids from 32 states converged on Kansas City Municipal Auditorium for the three- day wrestling tournament. First through 12 th grad- ers competed for All- American honors at their respected grade and weight class. Norwalk wrestling was highly rep- resented with 19 boys competing against some of the best wrestlers in the country. Competing for Norwalk were freshman Evan Reynolds and Zach Spurr; sophomores Nick Huffman, Brandon Johnson, Hunter Reid, Austin Diedrichs, Chris Perez, Matt Gustin, Alex Landgrebe, Zach Cowie; juniors Brandon Britt, Chris Pancoast, Kenyon Stevens, Sean Hickey, Jake Lutcavich, Bobby Holmberg, Zach Elliott, Kyle Kraus and fourth grader Cody Lehman. Freshman Spurr fin- Grace Clark, Matt Andrews, Gloria Cerna, Molly 1shed fourth place at 148 n 1 r • . Richardson, Taylor Tomlinson and Damon Si de a . ! and earned All American ment was very favorable• The budget was $8.5 million; - Underclassmen included Elise Backstrom, Lauren [ the project will come in $400,000 under. Story Construc- honors. Sophomores Bunce, Olivia Bratt and Lily Clark. The team is" coached [ "  tion won the bid. Johnson eighth place at bv high school social studies teachers AI Hart and Zach I Misc: Treasurer Annette Campbell reported the IRS 155 and Landgrebe fifth Lipovac,-  with assistance from attorney Russ Hixson. [ NHS Choir for Trip There are 68 singers from the Norwalk High School Choir who are busy polishing their repertoire as their Colorado trip quickly approaches. The students will be traveling to Denver and Colorado Springs Wednesda3¢ April 21, and returning Monday, April 26. The singers along with their directors Gerard Krupke, Kim Ward and 11 parents will be experienc- ing the following: tour the US Olympic Training Cen- ter; tour the Denver Mint and the Molly Brown House and Museum; Pike's Peak and the Manitou Cliff Dwellings; Garden of the Gods; Six Flags Elitch Gardens. In the evenings the singers will enjoy a Mystery Din- ner Theater in which they will become part of the crime and also a Melo- drama and Vaudeville show. Their choral perfor- mance will include a Cho- ral Clinic with Dr. Gary DeKler from the Air Force Academy; performance in the Air Force Academy Chapel; a concert for a Senior's Center in Colo- rado Springs. To thank the commu- nity and their parents for their support the choir will present a concert in Eastview Cafeteria Mon- day, April 19, beginning at 8 p.m. The program will include both sacred, secu- lar and patriotic selections. As a requested dona- tion the singers ask that each person attending bring a box or can item for donation to the Norwalk Food Pantry. Deadline for ads, legals and stories is Noon Friday!