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SCHOOL and SPORTS Official Publication for the Norwalk Community School District Norwalk Warriors Thursday, May 9, 2019 N/Warren Town and County News Page Seven Norwalk Girls Track Team Norwalk 8th Grade Girls Celebrate 529 Day Submitted Kerri Levi the EntirenMonth of May The Norwalk Girls Track Team competed in two meets during the week of April and continued to improve and become stronger as a team. The Warriors placed second behind Carlisle at the Winterset Huskette Invitational. The team almost swept the relays with first place finishes in the sprint medley, 4x800, 4x200, 4x100, and 4x400. Abbie Davitt was the only individual champion in the 400m hurdles by cruising to 1:10.55 finish. The Warriors then traveled to Carlisle where the rain hampered conditions to start the meet, but by the completion of the field events, blue skies and sunshine prevailed. The team finished third overall with first place finishes in the sprint medley (Maya Hjelden, Gianna Bellizzi, Raegan Levi, and Abbie Davitt) and 4x800 (Annika Wallace, Emily Kehoe, Annie Balk, and Torin Lackmann). I The 4x100 team of Maya Hjelden, Marin Randall, Abby Bunch, and Raegan Levi competed in the Drake Relays. The team ran their fastest time of the season of 52.40 and placed 60th overall. Congratulations to these Warriors! Top 3 Finishes: Winterset Huskette Invitational: 1st, Sprint Medley: Maya Hjelden, Abby Bunch, Raegan Levi, Abbie Davittl:58.11; lst, 4x800: Torin Lackmann, Emily Kehoe, Emma Chase,Annie Balk 10:12.79; lst, 4x200: Maya Hjelden, Marin Randall, Raegan Levi, Gianna Bellizzi 1:53.50; 1st, 400m Hurdles: Abbie Davitt 1:10.55; 1st, 4x100: Maya Hjelden, Abby Bunch, Marin Randall, Ella Apana-Stipe 54.59; 1st, 4x400: Annika Schulz, Haley Downe, Kennedy Wendl, Annika Wallace 4:25.66; 2nd, Shuttle Hurdle: Abbie Davitt, Camryn Gilchrist, Maya Hjelden, Abby Bunch ‘ 1:12.76; 2nd, Distance Medley: Annika Schulz, McKenzie Hunter, Annika Wallace, Kennedy Wendl 4:44.24; 2nd, Long Jump: Marin Randall 16-0000; 3rd, 100m: Raegan Levi 13.68; 3rd, 100m Hurdles: Abby Bunch 17.77; and 3rd, 200m: Gianna Bellizzi 29.50; Top 3 Finishes: Carlisle HS Girls Track Classic: 1st, Sprint Medley: Maya Hjelden, Gianna Bellizzi, Raegan Levi, Abbie Davitt 1:54.82; 1st, 4x800: Annika Wallace, Emily Kehoe, Annie Balk, Torin Lackmann 10:07.81; 2nd, Long Jump: Marin Randall 16-10.50; 2nd, Distance Medley: Annika Schulz, McKenzie Hunter, Haley Downe, Kennedy Wendl 4:41.24; 2nd, 1500m: Torin Lackmann 5:04.21; 2nd, 4x100: Maya Hjelden, Marin Randall, Ab y Bunch, Raegan Levi 52.54; and 3rd, 800m: Addi n Smith 2:33.44. NorWalk Athletic Booster Club Golf Outing — Save the Date The 12th Annual Norwalk Athletic Booster Club Golf Outing is scheduled for Saturday, August 24th, at Warrior Run golf course. There will be two tee times again this year (7i00am & 1:00pm). Be looking for more information and a registration form soon. Go Warriors! School staff members: do you have pictures and information about all the great activities going on in your classrooms and elsewhere'at school? Send them our way at news@norwalkneWspaper.com. We will also happily accept photos and information from parents, students, and community members. Run at Drake Relays The middle school girls’ team of Katie Thielen, Claire Farrell, Jina Fraser, and Chloe Martin, ran in the 4x100 race at the Drake Relays. The girls placed 9th out of 47 teams at 54.92 seconds, which is .02 seconds from the Norwalk middle school girls’ record! Congratulations! Applicants Sought for High School Mentorship Program Iowa Public Television is offering a television production mentorship program for summer 2019 to broaden opportunities for minority and/or female high school students. The unpaid mentorship program will give two students the opportunity to observe and gain hands— on experience in all aspects of media journalism including videography, lighting/set design, video editing, graphic design, web production, and storytelling. Each student will shadow and assist IPTV personnel during the process of creating broadcast and online content. Iowa Public Television’s High School Mentorship Program begins June 7; 2019 and runs through August 6, 2019. Students will have the opportunity to work with IPTV staff during the production of any number of the following television programs: Market to Market, Iowa Girls High School Sports, Iowa Ingredient, Iowa Outdoors, and KIDS Clubhouse Adventures. Interested applicants should complete an Iowa Public Television Application for Employment and Applicant Survey (found at Iptv.org), provide a letter of support from a school adviser or community leader, and write a one- page summary about themselves that outlines their interest in video production and their qualifications to be part of Iowa Public Tele- Vision’s statewide tele- vision network team. Requirements include: -Applicants must be at least 16 years of age. -Applicants must have completed their sopho— more, junior, or senior year of high school. -Applicants must provide a Certificate of Age issued by a school official or Iowa Work- force Development Cen- ter. Materials should be submitted by May 15, 2019 to Karen Schaeffer, Iowa Public Television, PO Box 6450, Johnston, Iowa 50131 or karen. schaeffer@iptv.org. Applicants will be notified after May 27, 2019. State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald is asking Iowans to celebrate 529 College Savings Day all month long, by exploring the benefits of using a 529 plan, such as College Savings Iowa, to save for their, loved ones’ future higher education expenses. As a way to raise awareness about 529 plans, anyone who visits Iowa529Contest.com, watches our infor- mational video, and registers, has a chance to win a $529 College Savings Iowa account. Please visit Iowa529Contest.com before May Blst. May 29th (5-29) is celebrated nationally as 529 College Savings Day in order to help bring attention to the fact that saving for college is one of the most significant things families can do for the children in their lives. “Families who begin putting away money early can make their college savings add up to a significant amount. I encourage all Iowa families to consider opening a College Savings Iowa account for a special child in their life,” Fitzgerald added. “Saving with a College Savings Iowa account can help your kids and grandkids reach their educational and professional goals.” College Savings Iowa helps families save for their children’s futures while giving Iowa taxpayers the chance to earn tax benefits. College Savings Iowa offers families a tax advantaged way to save money for their children’s higher'education. It only takes $25 to open an account, and anyone —— parents, grandparents, friends and relatives — can invest in College Savings Iowa on behalf of a child. Iowa taxpayers have the additional benefit of being able to deduct contributions up to $3,387 per beneficiary account from their 2019 Iowa income taxes.* Investors can withdraw their investment federally tax-free to pay for qualified higher education expenses including tuition, books, computers, supplies and certain room and board costs attany eligible ‘college, university, community college or accredited technical training school in the United States or abroad.** To learn more about College Savings'Iowa, please Visit CollegeSavingsIowa.com or call 1-888-672-9116. For more information about future giveaways and events, connect with College Savings Iowa on Facebook and Twitter (@Iowa529Plan). ‘ *Adj usted annually for inflation. If withdrawals are not qualified, the deductions must be added back to Iowa taxable income. The availability of tax or other benefits may be contingent on meeting other requirements. . **Earnings on non-qualified withdrawals may be subject to federal income tax and a 10% federal penalty tax, as well as state income taxes. The availability of tax or other benefits may be contingent on meeting «other requirements. SCHOOL AND SPORTS PAGES SPONSORED BY: tBORST COUNSELING SERVICES 240-9474 *EDWARD JONES Benjamin Pearson 981-1800 *FOUR SEASONS AUTO WASH 981-4454 *HASKIN CHIROPRACTIC CLINIC sun—055$ *N/WARREN TOWN & COUNTY NEWS 981-0406 *NORWALK FAMILY DENTISTRY 256-9000 *NORWALK LIONS CLUB 981-0432 *OPTOME‘TRIC ASSOCIATES 981-0224 *PHOTO PRINTING, INC 989-3251 ’ *TRUBANK 285-4900