On November 7th and 8th, the Harris- Lake Park High School and community put on the musical
Footloose. The musical was directed by Kathy Greve and Kim Ingwersen. Mrs. Greve chose to do Footloose
because we had the voices and talent for this musical, and it would be fun to work with adults in
Mrs. Greve was amazed with how everyone pulled it off in the end. She said, “Watching it
behind the scenes, there is always something that I would’ve liked to fix, but everyone was great to
work with and did an awesome job.”
What was your favorite part of Footloose?
Mrs. Greve- I enjoyed the opportunity to work with everyone and bring adults into the mix. The adults
added a level of enjoyment.
Brittney A.- I liked the BBQ scene because I like the song, dance, and the people in that scene.
Sadie B.- I like the song “Let’s Hear it for the Boy” because of the partner dance.
Jen G.- I like “Momma Says” because the boys do a really good job.
Kaelyn B.- I enjoyed watching the principal make up lines.
Morgan E.- My favorite part was getting to sing with the senior girls one last time.
Christina G.- “Giddy on Up” is a fun song because the dance and costumes are cool.
Zayda E.- I liked spending time with the cast and having fun doing it.
Everyone enjoyed watching and participating in the musical. They are all looking forward to next
The Harris- Lake Park FFA has been busy since the beginning of the school year.
Safety Day was a success and now things are in full swing with fruit sales and National
Convention coming up!
This year the H-LP FFA has 32 members all ranging from seventh grade to twelfth
grade. Massina Mandelkow is our only seventh grade member. The eighth grade
members are Jack Rasche, Aaron Erne, Brody Untiedt, Tristan Urwin, and Dalton
Nicks. The ninth grade members are Nathan Davis, Zach Heikens, Koltyn Bradley,
and Caleb Kracht. The tenth graders are Blaine Stone, Emma Watje, Jen Goodell,
James Harmon, Greg Vellema, Ted Doeden, Cale Hellinga, Shandy Gembler, Tatum
Green, and Dria Urwin. The eleventh graders are River Kelly, Darin Hesebeck,
Zach Hellinga, Alex Untiedt, Aaron Dean, Tanner Snow, Kiersten Carpenter, and
Elly Watje. The twelfth graders are Javier Tapia, Luke Harmon, Kole Ruml, and Ryan
The FFA elected officers at the end of last school year. River Kelly was elected
chapter president. Elly Watje was elected chapter vice president. Zach Hellinga was
elected chapter secretary, and Tanner Snow was elected chapter treasurer. James
Harmon is chapter reporter while Jen Goodell is chapter sentinel. The FFA advisor is
Safety Day at the elementary on October 3 was a success! Stations included
Weather Safety, First Aid, PTO Safety, Belt Safety, Tool Safety, how to be safe around
large animals, and Mower Safety. The FFA also designed Safety Day shirts that were
given out to all the students.
The FFA chapter participated in judging contest. Livestock judging was Saturday,
September 13, at the Clay County Fair. Zach Hellinga, Tanner Snow, Emma Watje
and Ted Doeden made up the judging team. Soil judging was September 29th in
Sioux City, Iowa. The judging team was Aaron Dean, Alex Untiedt, Tanner Snow, and
“I enjoyed meeting new people at the judging contest,” Nathan Davis said when
asked about his favorite part.
The FFA members sold fruit from September 26th to October 13th. Some of the
FFA members are busy working to reach all the requirements to go to National
Convention in Louisville, Kentucky. The convention is October 29th through November
Harris- Lake Park FFA is hoping to have a great year. They will be busy with various
events throughout the whole year.
By: Emma Watje
The Clay County Fair was September 6-14. Some very talented students from Harris- Lake Park showed animals, and the third grade class went to learn about the animals and other things at the fair.
On Tuesday, September 9, the third grade class went to the fair. They learned a lot while they were at the fair. They learned about sounds, rocks, wind energy, crops, nature and wildlife, and animals. They saw a lot of the animals and enjoyed touching and seeing them up close. One of the class’s favorite parts of the field trip was the Agriculture Magic Show.
A few of Harris-Lake Park’s talented students took livestock to the fair. Cale Hellinga took his 1300 pound steer and got first in his class of ten. Easton Brevik showed a young charolais heifer which got first in her class and the third in her division. Mady Brevik showed her yearling charolais heifer and a bull calf that won Reserve Champion in his division. Morgan Bradley showed a young charolais heifer named Lizzy. Nathan Davis showed a young charolais heifer named Lola and got fourth in class. Bryce Schott showed rabbits and got second in his class of four and won District Intermediate Showmanship. Elly Watje showed a bred charolais heifer and got second in class. Emma Watje showed a Crossbred heifer and a purebred charolais heifer. The crossbred heifer won Grand Champion Composite heifer and her purebred received third in class. Mylee Watje showed for the firsttime this year at the fair. She showed a young bull calf and received third in class. Isaac Ihnen took pigs to the fair this year. He ended the show with Grand Champion Overall Breeding Gilt and Grand Champion Overall Barrow. He also won Showmanship.
The fair held a lot of events in the grandstands. The Hunter Hayes concert was one of them. Some of the Harris- Lake Park students attended this concert and enjoyed it. “Seeing Hunter up close was my favorite part,” Jen Goodell said. Other students didn’t have a favorite part but really enjoyed seeing his concert.
The fair was very successful this year. It was a great week for everyone!!
By: Emma Watje