Isaac Steffans qualified for the state wrestling tournament at 220 lbs by placing as a runner up at the District Tournament on Saturday, February 9 2019. Issac's state tournament run starts on Thursday, February 14. Class 1A begins at 1:30 p.m.
The Postville High School holds an annual Senior Award Night. Awards are given to seniors for achievements in various departments or groups. These awards are listed below along with past recipients of the awards.
|Award:KWWL Best of Class||2017-18:Nick Jacobs||2016-17:Nash Reicks||2015-16:Jenna Schutte||2014-15:Benjamin Lenth||2013-14:Joshua Jacobs|
|Award:Iowa State Bar Association - Good Citizenship Award||2017-18:Owen Jacobson||2016-17:Nash Reicks||2015-16:||2014-15:Benjamin Lenth||2013-14:Joshua Jacobs|
|Award:Bernie Saggau Award||2017-18:Nick Jacobs||2016-17:Nash Reicks||2015-16:Mason Smith||2014-15:Benjamin Lenth||2013-14:Joshua Jacobs|
|Award:Athlete of the Year - Female||2017-18:||2016-17:||2015-16:||2014-15:Anjela Bubiy||2013-14:Katelyn Wedo|
|Award:Athlete of the Year - Male||2017-18:Uvaldo Camarillo & Owen Jacobson||2016-17:MacKenzie Hughes||2015-16:Aaron Swartzendruber||2014-15:Evan Jacobson||2013-14:Riley Brockway|
|Award:Sportsmanship - Female||2017-18:Lakken Cox||2016-17:Tania Toj||2015-16:Jenna Schutte||2014-15:Maya Burke||2013-14:Mariah Mostaert|
|Award:Sportsmanship - Male||2017-18:Jacob Steffans||2016-17:Ronaldo Gonzalez & Nash Reicks||2015-16:Mason Smith||2014-15:Gregory Steva||2013-14:Ludvin Sarazua|
|Award:Art||2017-18:Idalia Cordero||2016-17:Aureliano Martinez, Alanna Lawerence, Eric Lopez, Tania Toj, Josefina Solis||2015-16:Yoselin Perez, Olivia Root, Kaitlyn Heying, Janett Hernandez, Melvin Munoz||2014-15:Hector Galvan, Lleyson Chavez, Joseline Martin, Cleiver Toj, Hailey Bodensteiner||2013-14:Kely Toj & Stacy Walch|
|Award:Agriculture Award||2017-18:Travis Fish||2016-17:Cole Spain||2015-16:Kolin Schnuelle||2014-15:||2013-14:|
|Award:Business & Technology||2017-18:Travis Fish, Idalia Cordero, Rebecca Weller||2016-17:Nash Reicks||2015-16:Aaron Swartzendruber & Levi Hansmeier||2014-15:Tanner Jacobsen & Elizabeth Galvan||2013-14:Jose Lopez|
|Award:English||2017-18:Nick Jacobs||2016-17:Eric Lopez||2015-16:Olivia Root & Jenna Schutte||2014-15:||2013-14:|
|Award:Family Consumer Science||2017-18:Tierney Bodley||2016-17:Ahmed Abdullahi||2015-16:Yoselin Perez||2014-15:||2013-14:|
|Award:Industrial Technology||2017-18:Jacob Steffans, Dj Marshall, Dylan Bakke||2016-17:Elfego Marroquin & Aureliano Martinez||2015-16:Josue Marroquin||2014-15:Hector Galvan & Robert Nelson||2013-14:Juan Esteban Vega & Manuel Garcia|
|Award:Science||2017-18:Lakken Cox, Dj Marshall||2016-17:MacKenzie Hughes & Tania Toj||2015-16:||2014-15:||2013-14:Katelyn Wedo|
|Award:Physical Education||2017-18:Carlos Figueroa||2016-17:Dakota Hamilton & Tania Toj||2015-16:Gavin Ruckdaschel||2014-15:Bridgette Lubka & Evan Jacobson||2013-14:Gerardo Moncada & Courtney Berger|
|Award:DAR Award - American History||2017-18:Alissa Wenthe||2016-17:Ronaldo Gonzalez||2015-16:Grant Imoehl||2014-15:Sarah Schnuelle||2013-14:Katelyn Wedo|
|Award:Social Studies||2017-18:Cristian Vega||2016-17:Jaleasah Hendry||2015-16:Melvin Munoz & Yusuf Haji||2014-15:Sarah Schnuelle||2013-14:Tanner Walker|
|Award:Mathematics||2017-18:Nick Jacobs||2016-17:Nash Reicks||2015-16:Josh Dahl & Melvin Munoz||2014-15:Benjamin Lenth & Amber Schutte||2013-14:Mariah Mostaert & Gerardo Moncada & Jose Lopez & Joshua Jacobs|
|Award:Spanish||2017-18:Alissa Wenthe||2016-17:Eulices Galicia, Eric Lopez, Dakota Hamilton, Sheyla Chavez, Tania Toj||2015-16:Josh Dahl||2014-15:||2013-14:|
|Award:Vocal Music||2017-18:||2016-17:Alivia Berger & Sierra Gonzalez||2015-16:Andrea Vicente||2014-15:||2013-14:|
|Award:Speech||2017-18:||2016-17:Sierra Gonzalez & Kaitlen Leiran||2015-16:Melvin Munoz||2014-15:Sarah Schnuelle & Elizabeth Galvan & Jaqeline De La Rosa||2013-14:Hannah Dougherty & Katherine Knaggs & Mariah Mostaert & Ludvin Sarazua|
|Award:Drama||2017-18:Nick Jacobs, Jacob Steffans, Owen Jacobson||2016-17:Nash Reicks, Cole Spain, & MacKenzie Hughes||2015-16:Jenna Schutte||2014-15:Benjamin Lenth||2013-14:Jessica Ott & Riley Brockway & Joshua Jacobs & Hannah Dougherty|
|Award:Volunteer Cords||2017-18:Tierney Bodley, Lakken Cox, Brooke Holthaus, Nick Jacobs, Owen Jacobson, Dj Marshall, Victoria Nelson, Jacob Steffans, Alexis Valentine,|
|2016-17:Rene Acosta, Ronaldo Gonzalez, Sierra Gonzalez, Dakota Hamilton, MacKenzie Hughes, Kaitlen Leiran, Nash Reicks, & Tania Toj||2015-16:Grant Imoehl, Jenna Schutte, Hannah Lage, Mason Smith, & Kolin Schnuelle||2014-15:Anjela Bubiy, Elizabeth Galvan, Evan Jacobson, Tess Jarmes, Ty Johnson, Daniel Koenig, Benjamin Lenth, Bridgette Lubka, Logan Radloff, Drew Reicks, Sarah Schnuelle, Amber Schutte, Linzie Sebastian, & Gregory Steva||2013-14:Muhio Adow, Artem Agadzhanov, Riley Brockway, Hannah Dougherty, Zachary Eberling, Alanda Fishback, Joshua Jacobs, Tristan Keene, Maria DeJesus Lopez, Mariah Mostaert, Jose Lopez, Garret Ohloff, Jessica Ott, Chance Schager, & Mitchell Guese|
|Award:American Legion Boy's State Award||2017-18:||2016-17:||2015-16:Nash Reicks||2014-15:||2013-14:Ben Lenth|
|Award:American Legion Auxiliary Girl's State Award||2017-18:||2016-17:||2015-16:Sierra Gonzalez||2014-15:||2013-14:Bridgette Lubka|
Recently, the 8th graders in Mrs. Lenth's Technology classes conducted a boat challenge. Mrs. Salinas, our Tech Integrationist, help create the challenge for the students since some of them had prior experience with 3D printing. Their goal was to give students the opportunity to design a product using Tinkercad and the 3D printers. For this challenge, the boats had to meet certain dimensions and see which boat could hold the most cargo (pennies). An optional challenge was stability to see how many paper clips could be hung on the side of the boat before capsizing. During the challenge, students enjoyed seeing their boats "float" and the friendly competition among classmates. Winners from each 8th-grade section enjoyed a prize of Gatorade & candy, plus bragging rights!
Seniors Nick Jacobs and Travis Fish, with Freshman Pierce Harbaugh, after their rock solid trumpet trio performance at the 2018 Iowa High School Music Association Solo and Small Ensemble Festival, held at West Central High School, in Maynard. Superior work, on very challenging music!
Junior Leah Bean, receiving judge's comment at the 2018 Iowa High School Music Association Solo and Small Ensemble Festival, held at West Central High School, in Maynard. Leah's hard work really paid off, as she earned a perfect score on the trumpet solo 'Spica', by Vandercook.
Seven students from Postville earned eight awards at the NEIA Art Show on April 11.
- 2nd Place in Mixed Media Category: Drew Plagman
- 3rd Place in Graphic Design Category: Matt Russell
- Honorable Mentions:
- Aleesa Lavrenko in Painting Category
- Sapphire Miller in Mixed Media Category
- Drew Plagman in Colored Drawing Category
- Kadar Mohamed in Graphic Design Category
- Hannah Gormly in Sculpture Category
- Yaritzy Hernandez in Ceramics Category
Students worked hard to prepare for this Art Show and did a GREAT job representing Postville!
CONGRATS TO ALL PLAYERS AND COACHES
The Postville Girls Basketball team received the the Distinguished Academic Award from the Iowa High School Athletic Association. Boys Basketball and Wrestling Cheerleading received the Excellence Award.
The Iowa High School Athletic Association has a recognition program for academic achievement by athletic teams and cheerleading squads. They recognize those teams/squads which collectively have excelled in the classroom.
There are two awards: (1) Excellence in Academic Achievement. This award is given to the teams/squads who achieve a combined grade point average of 3.00-3.24. (2) Distinguished Academic Achievement. This award is given to the teams/squads who achieve a combined grade point average of 3.25-4.00.
Awarded schools will receive a certificate for each team/squad recognized. Each team/squad member will also receive a certificate of recognition.
Many JH students from Postville attended the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) event held at the Keystone AEA in Elkader, Thursday, March 16th. The STEAM agenda used the code word: STEAM it up. It was a series of makerspace STEAM Challenges for the 7th and 8th graders.
Some of the activities they participated in were
- Creating CoSpaces
- Using a 3D VR headset
- Create, build, and problem solve while building a robot using a straw
- Create code using the NEW Micro:Bits
It was a great event for these hardworking students.
Mr. Steege's psychology class recently studied social media and technology. They developed the questions and completed the research. View the slideshow to see their findings. They are continuing to dig into the positives and negatives of technology on students.