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Page Six N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, May 16, 2019 Norwalk High School Bands Perform Very Well at State Contest By KenHuen Congratulations to both Norwalk High School concert bands for outstanding performances at State Large Group contest Saturday, May 4th, in Urbandale! The 9-10 band performed Loudoun Praises, by Brian Balmages and In My Perfect Place, by Leslie Gilreath. Judged on the same criteria as every concert band at contest, the 9-10 Concert Band received a high Division II rating, and had an exceptional performance. The 11-12 band performed Abrams Pursuit, by David Holsinger and Alleluia! Laudamus Te, by Alfred Reed. The band received high division I ratings from all three judges and earned the band's 33rd consecutive division I rating at the Iowa High School Music Association State Large Group Contest for Norwalk! This is an exceptional honor and achievement for Norwalk. Mr. Huen is retiring at the end of this year and is thrilled to have been a part of so many students' lives and accomplishments! Our Norwalk Band staff is: Elaine Menke, Carrie Krupke, Jeff Heltman, Nick Menke and Ken Huen. Pictured here is the Norwalk High School 11-12 Concert Band. Norwalk Girls Track Results By Kerri Levi The Norwalk Girls Track Team competed in back to back meets during the week of April 29th. On Wednesday, May 1st, the Warriors traveled to Newton for the Little Hawkeye Conference Meet. Although there were no champions during the evening, the team fiercely competed and finished fourth against some of the best track and field teams in the state. One highlight of the night was the 4x800 team of Torin Lackmann, Annie Balk, Emily Kehoe, and Annika Wallace shattering the seven-year-old school record by nine seconds. The team's official record-breaking time was 9:56.44. On Thursday, May 2nd, the Warriors competed in a triangular with Dallas Center-Grimes and Oskaloosa. The team had many first place finishes for the night, but ended finishing second to Oskaloosa by three points. The girls track team looks to be competitive in next week's state qualifying meet which takes place at Dallas Center-Grimes. Top 3 Finishes: Little Hawkeye Conference Co-Ed Meet: 2nd, High Jump: Summer Onken 5-01.00; 2nd, 4x200: Maya Hjelden, Marin Randall, Gianna Bellizzi, Raegan Levi 1:49.96; 2nd, 4x800: Torin Lackmann, Annie Balk, Emily Kehoe, Annika Wallace 9.56.44; 3rd, Sprint Medley: Maya Hjelden, Gianna Bellizzi, Raegan Levi, Abbie Davitt 1:55.74; 3rd, 100m Hurdles: Abby Bunch 16.65; 3rd, 4x100: Maya Hjelden, Giannai Bellizzi, Summer Onken, Raegan Levi 51.86; 3rd, Shuttle Hurdle: Davitt, Camryn Gilchrist, Maya Hjelden, Abby Bunch 10.71; and 3rd, Long Jump: Marin Randall 16-02.00. Top 3 Finishes: Norwalk Girls Invitational: 1st, Long Jump: Maddi Quinn 14-10.00; 1st, Sprint Medley: Abbie Davitt, McKenzie Hunter, Ella Apana Stipe, Haley Downe 2:03.56; 1st, 4x800: Kennedy Wendl, Eva Hoch, Kylie Winkler, Natalie Martin 11:06.64; 1st, Distance Medley: Annika Schulz, McKenzie Hunter, Annika Wallace, Emily Kehoe 4:41.66; 1st, 4x200: Gianna Bellizzi, Marin Randall, Raegan Levi, Abbie Davitt 1:49.29; 1st, 1500m: Annika Schulz 5:31.43; 1st, 4x100: Maya Hjelden, Gianna Bellizzi, Summer Onken, Raegan Levi 51.52; 2rid, 400m: Abby Bowles 1:11.48; 2nd, 100m: Maya Hjelden 13.45; 2rnd, 4x400: Ella Apana Stipe, Torin Lackmann, Haley Downe, Kennedy Wendl 4:3 3.45; 3rd, High Jump: Abby Allmon 4-02.00; 3rd, Discus: Ellie Sizemore 90-02.50; 3rd, 100m Hurdles: Camryn Gilchrist 19.69; and 3rd, 200m: Marin Randall 28.11. SALE OF PORTABLE BUILDING Norwalk Community School District 28' X 68' Portable Building oConstructed in 1999 Fully self-contained HVAC w/ two bathrooms and kitchenette ADA ramp available *New roof 2008 Deadline for ads, legals and stories is Noon Friday! March Minutes Norwalk Athletic Booster Club On March 27, 2019, NABC President Kent Wulf called the March meeting to order at 7:01pm. Nine were in attendance including: Kent Wulf, Kara Greenlee, Chris Greenlee, Zach Lipovac, Nancy LaVelle, Jen Kreider, Andy Kreider, A1 Lammers and Aanna Hoch. Secretary's Report: Aanna Hoch reviewed the minutes from the January/February 2019 meeting. Upon a motion duly made by Nancy LaVelle, seconded by A1Lammers and unanimously carried, the minutes from the January/February 2019 meeting were approved. Treasurer's Report: Sara Reece, NABC Treasurer, was not present. The NABC fmancial reports from March 2019 will be reviewed at the April meeting. Concession Report: Mary Knickerbocker was not present. She provided an email update. Concession stand is ready for the Track and Soccer seasons. The first event will be on Thursday, March 28, 2019. Coach's Wish List: HS Bowling - $143.00 for End of Year Awards: Upon a motion duly made by Aanna Hoch, seconded by Kara Greenlee and unanimously carried, the HS Bowling team expense was approved. HS Boys Golf- $552.50 for Golf Shirts: Upon a motion duly made by Kara Greenl. ee, seconded by Nancy LaVelle and unanimously carried, the HS Boys Golf team expense was approved. HS Boys Golf- $1078.80 for Golf Balls: Upon a motion duly made by Nancy LaVeHe, seconded by Kara Greenlee and unanimously carried, the HS Boys Golf team expense was approved. HS Boys Golf- $1024.00 for Golf Bags: Upon a motion duly made byJen Kreider, seconded by Kara Greenlee and unanimously carried, the HS Boys Golf team expense was approved. HS Boys Soccer - $282.00 for Coach Apparel: Upon a motion duly made by Aanna Hoch, seconded by Kara Green]ee and unanimously carried, the HS Boys Soccer team expense was approved. Membership Report: Jen Kreider was present to report that the current membership was up from this time last year. 2018-19 membership thru end of March is $47,334.61. With the increased ask from our growing MS programs and HS programs, the need to increase membership and membership involvement is vital, stated Hoch. The NABC board agreed. Now is the time to review new membership opportunities and creative growth solutions. It is important for the vitality of the club and Norwalk athletics. Technology: Andy Kreider reported that the new and updated NABC Website is five. He has created a marling fist for the NABC board, AD's and coordinators. He would like to begin to identify successors for some of the board roles like technology director so the forwarding of IT information and knowledge can begin. The Norwalk Shop: No report from the Norwalk Shop/Chad Smith this month. President Kent Wulf will reach out to Chad and evaluate the partnership. Setting up a stand for track and soccer and maybe some other items. Additionally, Wulf will review the contract. Athletic Directors Report: Zach Lipovac, Middle School AD, reported that the spring season just started on Monday, March 25th. There are 85 girls, and 76 boys participating in Track. Lipovac reports that he is emphasizing the importance of middle school parent involvement in the booster club. Softball/Baseball sign-ups reflect high numbers again: 40 girls and 85 boys (7/8). A1 Lammers, High School AD, recapped the boys' basketball post-season success. He reported that participation for spring athletics are high. Boys Golf has a very good outlook with a talented team. Lammers expects that spring will just add on to the success Norwalk has already seen this year. Tennis participation has grown; approx. 50 girl and 40-45 boy athletes. Norwalk, may host State Co-Ed meet this spring. The Booster Club provided the Boys Basketball Championship Game Day Lunch. This expense will be allocated to the activities pass fund. Public Relations: A1Lammers, speaking as a parent, expressed his sincere thanks for the recognition notes sent on behalf of the booster club to athletes. Nancy LaVeUe reported that she just received the list of all the winter athletes that have received special recognition and will follow up with notes of congratulation to all of those athletes. Special Events: Nothing to report. Looking toward the future, the board wants to begin thinking about the seasonal kickoffs for the 2019-2020 seasons. The NABC hopes to draw more membership involvement by creating special event teams including a team for the NABC golf outing. Jen Kreider will review the membership forms where members identified if they'd like to be a part of special events. Old Business: The NABC will be reaching out to the PECC Organization to see how to best support them. New Business: The NABC needs to review the Norwalk Athletic Booster bylaws and review the board roles/job descriptions. If applicable, the board will amend those job descriptions and communicate the updated bylaws to members and potential members. How can the NABC participate or support the RAGBRAI stop through town? NABC will reach out to Lucinda Sperry to seek out opportunities to volunteer or fundraise. With no further items to discuss, Kent Wulf entertained a motion for adjournment. On a motion duly made by A1 Lammers and seconded by Nancy LaVelle, the NABC Meeting adjourned at 7:59pm. The next meeting is Wednesday, April 24th at 7:00pm in the Norwalk High School Library. Respectfully Submitted, Aanna Hoch, NABC Board Secretary A~P This building will be sold in current condition "as is" with no warranties expressed or implied. The building is located at 713 School Avenue, Norwalk, IA. To inspect the building and bidding instructions please contact Richard Sleeth, Building & Grounds Director at 515-981-0917 or by email at rsleeth@norwalk.kl2.ia.us. Notice of Nondiscriminatory Policy as to Students Main Street School, Inc. admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs. Photo Printing, Inc. 210 S. 1st Street Carlisle, Iowa 50047 515-989-3251 How Do I Find Out What's Going On at Norwalk Schools? Norwalk Athletic/Activ'ities Website: www.norwalkwarriors.org Norwalk Music Boosters: www.norwalkmusicboosters.com Norwalk Athletic & Activity Schedules: www.littlehawkeyeconference.com Deadline for all legals, news stories, and advertising is noon on Fridays.