All the hard work paid off today for the Spanish IV students in Mrs. Temple's class. They presented their charity of choice to a panel of six judges to see which would get chosen to receive the $50 donation! Thanks to Denison State Bank and an anonymous donor, $50 will be sent to the winning charity, $30 to the runner up, and $20 to the two, third-place charities. The Spanish I students can also choose to donate corporate dollars as well as their own money after hearing the presentations.
Kenzie Handley and Amanda Sutton chose Water Mission as their charity. Tope Serna and Daniela Fabila chose Rainforest Alliance. Bem Hubbard and Kobe Mills chose Save the Children and Ben Neuner and Pak Hale chose Water for People.
The judges selected Water Mission as their #1 charity presentation with Water for People coming in as a close second. The remaining two charities, Save the Children and Rainforest Alliance, will each receive $20.
Thanks to the panel of judges for taking time away from work responsibilities to come judge these presentations! The judges were Liz Long, Ann Kelly, Dustin Brinkman, Susan Pfrang, Eric Finck and Rex Frazier.
Mary Broxterman has signed a letter of intent to play volleyball at Cloud County next year. Mary led the Panther volleyball team in kills this year with 378 and an attacking percentage of 42%. She was second on the team in blocks behind Maddie Saia. She had 163 digs as well.
"I wish her a great season next year," commented Coach Armstrong. "She's a great worker and very positive. She is very coachable."
Good luck to Mary next year!
Royal Valley High School annual Powerlifting Meet is Saturday, January 12 @ 9:00 am in the RVHS Gym. Volunteers are needed to help at the tables. If you can help, please contact Coach Lott at 986-6251 or email@example.com.
King and Queen of Courts will be crowned on Friday, December 14 during halftime of the boys varsity game. The Panthers host the Red Hawks from Hiawatha on that night. King and Queen candidates are Garrett Pruyser, Kobe Mills, Knowee Potts, Kenzie Hegemann, Mary Broxterman and Kiikto Thomas.
Royal Valley High School musicians presented their winter concert Wednesday night. The drumline began the evening with "A Mad Russian's Christmas" by O'Neill, Kinkel & Tchaikorsky. The concert band followed with "Bobsled Run" by Lloyd Conley, "Dance of the Slippery Slide Trombones" by David Shaffer and "Christmas Can-Can" by Larry Neeck. The "Dance of the Slippery Slide Trombones" was a take off from the "Dance of the Sugarplum Fairies."
The Soundsations entered the gym by candlelight as they sang "Personent Hodie-Piae Cantiones," arranged by John Rutter, in Latin. They followed that with "White Winter Hymnal" arranged by Allison Clements who is a senior at RVHS. Their last song "All I Want for Christmas Is You," by Mariah Carey, featured Caroline Hanson.
The concert choir sang "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year" by Eddie Pola & George Wyle, "When Christmas Comes to Town" from Polar Express by Glen Ballard & Alan Silvestri and "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" by Dr. Seuss & Albert Hague featuring a solo by Ivan Torkelson. No Grinch song is complete without an appearance by the mean, green monster himself! Levi Parrett played the Grinch and harassed the crowd during his song!
The Soundsations joined the concert choir for "Issay, Issay!" which is a traditional Ethiopian Christmas song arranged by Philip Kern.
The grand finale brought all musicians back to the front. The band played four Christmas songs while the concert choir and Soundsations led the crowd in a sing-a-long. The four songs were "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town," "Silver Bells," "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer" ad "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas."
All members of the Royal Valley community are invited to a pep rally on Wednesday, December 12 for the RVHS King and Queen of Courts! The pep rally will be in the RVHS Gym starting at 6:30 pm. There will be a slide show featuring pictures of the candidates, along with a game or contest they will play. The dance team, cheerleaders, band and drumline will all perform. Basketball coaches and players will be introduced and the coaches will talk about the teams.
Come support the Panthers and get ready for the King & Queen of Courts crowning on Friday, December 14 at the basketball games vs Hiawatha.