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Imr SCHOOL and SPORTS I Official Publication for the Norwalk Community School District Norwalk Warriors Page Eight N/Warren Town and County News Thursday, November 21, 2013 Regional Swim Meet and Team Banquet High school girls swimming season has ended with outstanding performances at the Regionals Swim Meet. Five Norwalk students participated on the Lincoln High School team. Marnie Hoefler dropped 10 seconds in the 200 yard freestyle to a 2:25 and dropped six seconds in the 500 yard freestyle event, both personal best times. Jordan Hanson swam a 1:12 in the 100 yard backstroke and a 1:19 in the 100 yard. butterf134 both personal best times. Sara Bennett received her personal best time in the 100 yard freestyle with a time of 59.84 and a 6th place finish in the 200 yard freestyle relay. Sierra Johnson dropped over four seconds in the 100 yard breast- stroke to 1:13.80 and became 3rd all-time fastest breaststroke swimmer at Lincoln High School. Alex Bennett took 9th in the 100 yard freestyle with a 58.79 and 11th in the 50 yard freestyle with a 26.48, both events were a one-second drop from her prior best times. Alex and Sara Bennett both swam on the 400 yard freestyle relay and earned 6th place at the Regionals Meet as well as the 4th fastest spot in the Lh3coln records book with their time of 3:53.03 Rock onto State The Norwalk High School Dance Team will host the Annual "Rock on to State" Dance Show Saturday, Nov. 23, at 6 p.m. in the Norwalk High School Gym. The purpose of this show is to prepare high school dance teams for their upcoming state competition Thursday and Frida3 Dec. 5 and .6, at Wells Fargo Arena and Hy-Vee Hall. Norwalk, Dowfing, Southeast Polk DM Lincoln, Mount Ayr, West Des Moines Valle) Colfax-Mingo, Boyer Valley, Indianola, DM East color guard, Winterset, Pleasantville, Bondurant-Farrar, SE Warren, Nevada, Prairie City Monroe, Waukee, Johnston, ADM, Baxter, Carlisle, Colo-Nesco, Knoxville, Martensdale-St. Marys and Grinnell. These teams will perform and will be evaluated by three panels of judges. The dance categories to be showcased will include pom, jazz, novelty, Hip Hop, kick show production, coed, color guard and all male. Concessions available include walking tacos, nachos, popcorn, baked goods, fruit, pop and water. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students and under four years are admitted free. Come out and enjoy this talent filled evening. Along with the show the Norwalk Dance Team will be holding a silent auction. State Individual Dance Competition :ilCc At the Swim Team Banquet, Norwalk swimmers were recognized and awarded. Sierra Johnson, 11th grade, received her varsity letter. Sara Bennett, 9th grade, received her varsity letter and the Rookie of the Year Award. Marnie Hoefler, 9th grade, received a varsity letter. Jordan Hanson, 9th grade, received a varsity letter. Six members of the Norwalk High School Dance Team competed in the State In- dividual Dance Competition on November 2 in Newton. All members performed very well in an always tough Class V category. Pictured, left to right, are Teddi Wood, Clarissa Lewis, Sydney Welch, Julia Sheber, Jordyn Marvelli and Meredith King. Photo submitted. Alex Bennett, 12th grade, has completed her final sea- son of high-school swimming and was recognized for her achievements at the team banquet. Bennett re- ceived a plaque for Four-Year Varsity Letter Winner Award, Conference All-Academic Recognition Award, Team Captain Award and the 2013 Most Valuable Swimmer Award. Photos submitted. High School Choral Conference Festival Dr. Andrew Last was the guest director for the annual Conference Vocal Festival hosted by Grinnell High School, Tuesday, Nov. 19. Dr. Last is an AssiStant Professor of Music at Luther College where he conducts the Collegiate Chorale and the first-year men's ensemble Norsemen and teaches private voice and conducting. Prior to his appointment at Luther College, he served on the voice faculty of Concordia University (NE). Dr. Last holds a DMA in choral conducting from the Uni- versity of Nebraska-Lin- coln where he was named a Hixon-Lied Fellow. He received his Master of Music from Northern Ari- zona University and his Bachelor of Arts in music education and voice from Luther College. Dr. Last is a member of the music honor society Pi Kappa Dr. Andrew Last Lambda and the academic honor society of Phi Kap- pa Phi. His high school teaching experience in- cludes positions at both Xavier High School in Ce- dar Rapids, as well as Tip- ton High School in Iowa. A frequent clinician and guest conductor around the United States, Dr. Last is a member of the Ameri- can Choral Directors Asso- ciation. The festival choir con- sisted of over 400 students from the following confer- ence schools: Dallas-Cen- ter Grimes High School, Natalie McDonald, direc- tor; Knoxville High School, Jacqueline John- son, director; Newton High School, Norm Grimm, director; Norwalk High School, Kim Ward, director; Oskaloosa, Chris Weinreich, director; Pella High School, Michelle Chaplin, director; Pella Christian High School, Tim Van Voorst, director and Grinnell, Roger Hend- erson, director. The festival choir per- formed Franz Schubert's Mass in G with chamber orchestra. Vocal soloists for the mass were Lisa Henderson and Bryce We- ber, private voice instruc- tors at Grinnell College, as well as Roger Henderson, Grinnell High School di- rector. String players in the chamber orchestra were professional players and highly- skilled college stu- dents from Des Moines, Oskaloosa, Pella and Grin- nell. The accompanying en- semble was made possible in part by funds from the Grinnell High School Fine Arts Alliance. Another fea- tured number in the con- cert was The Ground by contemporary Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo. The Ground is based on a cho- rale from the last move- ment of Gjeilo's Sunrise Mass (2008) for choir and string orchestra. The piano accompanist was Marlys Grimm, who is affiliated with Grinnell College as well as Central College: Each individual school presented a selection of their own choosing during the final concert. Deadline for ads, legals and stories is Noon Friday!