On February 8th, the high school speech kids traveled to Spencer for state speech and gave the judges six great performances. “We have a great group of kids who did an amazing job,” speech coach Travis Sprague mentioned.
What about those scores the speech kids earned? Improv group, consisting of three seniors, Sarah Kruger, Chandler Brons, and Miranda Brueggeman, received a split score for their performance of “fixing something and you really don’t know how.” They received two ones and a two.
Chandler Brons, Sarah Kruger, and Bailey Heikens, all seniors, performed an ensemble acting (The Fourth Locker) and received a split of two ones and a two. Mr. Sprague states that it was was very fun watching these three girls evolve over the past few years and they have really grown in their abilities.
Radio Broadcasting (KMNT) included Zayda Elbuytari, sophomore; Luke Harmon, junior; Hunter Akers, sophomore; Cale Hellinga, freshman; and Dahlton Burdorf, sophomore, and also received a split of a one and two twos.
Radio Broadcasting (KDST) consisted of Katie Goodell, Noreen Morrow, Jennie McClain, all seniors, and Skylar Cudmore, Brady Van Iperen, and Morgan Eggers, all juniors, and received straight ones! Overall, the three judges like what this group put together. Congratulations on making it to All-State speech!
The ALICE group of River Kelly, Kiersten Carpenter, Jacie Rueter, Michela Olson, Lisa Saenthavy, Christina Galvin, Elly Watje, Zayda Elbuytari (all sophomores) received, yet another, split of one one and two twos.
Miranda Brueggeman, Macy Gunderson, Noreen Morrow, Grace Winters, all three seniors, Morgan Eggers, junior, and Elly Watje, sophomore, performed “On the Edge” for Reader’s Theatre and received straight two’s.
We congratulate the speech kids on a great season and look forward to seeing them next year!
Written by: Bre Norem
The months of January and February are busy months for the music department at Harris-Lake Park. The vocal jazz and jazz band focus on many different clinics and competitions over the winter months. The vocal jazz has attended the Iowa Lakes Community College Vocal Jazz Clinic. The jazz band has attended the Iowa High School Music Association Festival that was at the Sami Center in Spirit Lake.
The Harris-Lake Park jazz band has a pretty large amount of numbers this year. The saxophone section includes Mary Kate Horeichs, Ashley Erne, Grace Winters, Noreen Morrow, Megan Garms, and Lisa Saenthavy. The trombone section includes Nichole Rowe, Katherin Ihnen, Greg Vellema, Bailey Heikens, and Kaelyn Byers. The bass clarinets are Alex Luitjens and Miranda Brueggeman. The trumpets are Mikaela Heikens, Macy Gunderson, and Luke Harmon. The one flute player is Sarah Kruger. The percussionists are Jacie Rueter, James Harmon, and Christina Galvin while the bass player is Morgan Eggers.
The band director Emily Gladfelter has chosen three songs for the jazz band to work on. The pieces are "Attitude Adjustment,” "Chillin' Time" with a solo from Macy Gunderson, and "Tiger of San Pedro" with a solo from Mikaela Heikens.
The Harris-Lake Park vocal jazz consists of sopranos: Morgan Eggers, Macy Gunderson, Bailey Heikens, Sarah Kruger, and Alex Luitjens. The altos in the vocal jazz ensemble are Kaelyn Byers, Megan Garms, Katie Goodell, Mikaela Heikens, and Noreen Morrow. The tenors that make up the ensemble are James Harmon, David Schurtenberger, and Javier Tapia. The baritones of the group are Dahlton Burdorf, Luke Harmon, and River Kelly. So far the vocal jazz has only attended the ILCC Vocal Jazz Clinic. At the clinic the vocal jazz sings three songs that they have practiced in front of a clinician. The three songs the vocal jazz has dedicated their time to are "Operator,” a Manhattan Transfer classic; "Some Nights" by FUN; and a ballad called "Falling Slowly" from the musical "Once.” After the three songs are sung, the clinician critiques the songs and gives the ensemble advice for future competitions.
Coming up, the vocal jazz ensemble will be attending the IHSMA Festival in Spirit Lake and The First Annual Sheldon Vocal Jazz Festival where they will compete for placing. Harris-Lake Park Vocal Director Kathy Greve says, "I'm looking forward to our performances next week; the vocal jazz has worked hard and come a long way in the past couple of weeks and we're excited to see what the judges have to say."
Keep supporting the Harris Lake Park Music Department!
Written by: Chandler Brons
This week we honor the twelve seniors who were out for fall sports: Cole Bosma, Dalton Snow, Miranda Brueggeman, Macy Gunderson, Grace Winters, Noreen Morrow, Sarah Kruger, Bailey Heikens, Megan Garms, Breanna Norem, Jennie McClain and Chandler Brons.
For Chandler, this is her third season in football cheerleading. Her favorite memories for this season were riding in the suburban and honor squad. Her favorite memories from all seasons were the bus rides and cheering the Wolves on to a win!
Cole hasn’t played football since sixth grade, but he was reunited with it his senior year. His favorite memory from this season is beating Kingsley- Pierson in the final home game.
Miranda has been out for volleyball 4 years. Her favorite memory of this season was being at sub state and seeing the crowd and how much support each one of them had. Her favorite memory from all seasons was overall just being able to play alongside her best friends.
Sarah has also been out all 4 years. Her favorite memory of this season was getting to lead yoga classes in the mornings before tournament games. Her favorite memory from all the seasons happens to be when the parents dressed up in crazy outfits for the domination of CCE in the 1st round!
Macy has been out all 4 years as well. Her favorite memory of the season was making a run in the post season and making school history. Her overall favorite memory is always getting to play with her best friends and making the best out of their time together.
Bailey has been out all the 4 years. Her favorite memory from this season is getting to play positions in practice she didn’t get to play in during games! Her favorite memory overall is just being able to play with her best friends.
Breanna has been a football cheerleader all 4 years. Out of this season, her favorite memory was Honor Squad. Her favorite memory from all the seasons was the cheering on her team!
Megan has been out all 4 years of volleyball. Her favorite memory from this season is playing Humboldt in the Estherville tournament and acing them on the last point and winning the whole thing! Her favorite memory out of all was finally making it to the regional finals.
Jennie has been out all 4 years and was also 2 years in youth cheerleading. Her favorite memory of the season is going to Honor Squad and trying out for all state. Out of all the seasons, her favorite memory is almost getting kicked out of Arby’s her freshman year with the cheerleaders.
Dalton has been out all 4 years. His favorite memory of the season is getting a fumble at theyard line to prevent the other team from scoring. From all the seasons, his favorite memory is football practice!
Grace has been out all 4 years as well. Her favorite memory from this year is playing the last game of the season with the community support! From all the seasons her favorite is getting to play with all of her best friends.
Noreen has been out all the 4 years. Her favorite memory of this season is seeing all the fans before the games and being a part of the amazing experience. From all the seasons her favorite of all is getting to be with her classmates for the last 4 years.
All the seniors had fun at the sport they loved, and they will all definitely be missed here at H-LP!
Written by: Kaylee Feldick
The H-LP fifth graders are studying statistics in math. They have learned how to find the mean, mode, and outliers. They found the diameter of five bubble gum bubbles they had blown to form their data set. They then used the data set to find the mean, mode, and outliers and will continue to use it as they learn about the range, median, and graphing their results. Mrs. Jones was definitely the best bubble blower! (Click on the gallery pictures to see all five pictures.)