Congratulations to Prairie junior Morgan Flynn, who was successful in her recent campaign to gain a seat on the State Officer Board for Business Professionals of America (BPA) in Des Moines. Prairie’s delegation of 61 members attended State Conference February 19 – 21 with Advisors, Kim Hynek, Mary Gudenkauf and Matt Sima.
Flynn was among a slate of nine candidates who completed the application process, presented a candidate speech before 500 attendees, caucused and lobbied for a seat. Flynn was elected as State Recorder among a board of five. At Prairie, Flynn participates in a number of activities. She is President of Best Buddies, an active Key Club member, involved in National Honor Society, attends Iowa BIG, plays on the golf team and is a district intern in our communication’s department. Throughout her campaign, Flynn highlighted her desire to further expand the partnership between BPA and Special Olympics.
Since 2015, Prairie’s BPA Chapter has built a force throughout the State by placing five officers on the state board in just four years. In 2015, Grace Gudenkauf, Class of ’16 was Prairie’s first-ever State President followed by Taylor Fisher, Class of ’17, elected as Vice President in 2016, and two seniors currently serving their terms; Jaxon Sirowy, as State President and Sean Hamilton, as Vice President of Marketing. Flynn will begin her tenure this summer.
Congratulations to our Prairie High School Business Professionals of America (PBA) students who qualified for Nationals. Prairie’s delegation of 61 members attended the State Conference February 19 – 21 in Des Moines with Advisors, Kim Hynek, Mary Gudenkauf and Matt Sima.
Prairie had 31 students who qualified for Nationals in Dallas, TX. Please congratulate the following students if you see them:
Andrew Russell Bailey Green Bailey Swartzendruber Blair Bell Brittney Nguyen Brylee Yirkovsky Cal Wagner Colin Conrad Emma Rubsam Eric Wisnouskey Hannah Eckley Hannah Sellner Jaxon Sirowy Kris Murray Lauren Schmitz Lydia Cook Madi Meyer Matthew Altenhofen Matthew Walter Olivia Nurre Quinn Langfitt Ryanne Trpkosh Sam Lockhart Sean Hamilton Stijn Van Den Boorn Sydney Suthers Taylor Russell Taylor Soppe Yden Da Zach Barden Zak Zahner
Congratulations to the Prairie Girls Bowling team who won the Class 3A state bowling title with a win over Muscatine, 3103-3004. Senior Mikayla Hite finished second in the individual race with a score of 473, junior Ashley Sundstrom finished fifth at 430 and senior Emily Hartgrave tied for eighth at 412.
Congratulations to the Prairie wrestlers who let the Metro with six medalists. Prairie placed all but one of its qualifiers on the awards stand. Congratulations to the following medalists:
Senior Trenten Wennermark placed third at 138 (claiming his second straight medal). Derek Horak (182) and 195-pounder Ashton Stoner-DeGroot placed sixth. Austin Kegley (106), Conrad Braswell (120) and Mike Jasa (170) placed eighth for the Hawks.
Special Thanks to Russ De Hoedt for providing the photos!
Did you know that breakfast is offered daily to all students at Prairie. Breakfast is served in the cafeteria Monday thru Friday when school is in session. Breakfast is $1.50 for students, $0.30 for reduced students, and $1.75 for adults and guests.
A breakfast meal includes a main entree, a fruit choice, a 4 oz. juice cup choice, and an 8 oz milk choice.
We offer items such as breakfast pizza, french toast sticks and pancakes with syrup, scrambled eggs, toast, cinnamon rolls, breakfast sandwiches, yogurt, assorted cereals, milk, and fruit choices such as strawberries, bananas, and apples. Please Join Us!
CREST: 8:30 – 8:55 AM
HEIGHTS: 8:30 – 8:50 AM
HILL: 8:30 – 8:55 AM
RIDGE: 8:35 – 8:55 AM
VIEW: 8:35 – 9:00 AM
CREEK: 7:30 – 8:00 AM
POINT: 7:25-7:45 AM
HIGH SCHOOL: 8:15 – 8:50 AM
What year did you graduate Prairie High School?
I graduated in 1979
What is your current position?
I am the Director of Student Life
Where is your place of employment? Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado Springs, Colorado
What are your job responsibilities? I work with all student organizations, clubs and athletics at three different campuses. I also work with Student Government and have traveled all over the country with them to different conferences. We also put on all events for college at all campuses.
Describe your career and educational path since graduating from Prairie High School. I received my Bachelor of Arts at the University of Northern Iowa. From there, I moved to Colorado. I worked at different jobs and ended up in the Health Club business. One day I came to the college to talk to them about a job and my name was on the man’s desk. I figured it was a sign for me to work here. That was 24 years ago. After working here a few years, I moved into the Director position and pursued and received my Master’s at the University of Colorado.
What advice would you give to today’s high school graduates?
I would tell high school graduates to know exactly what they want to do before spending the money on college. There is no real reason that a student has to go to college right after high school. There are so many fields that may only require a certificate or there may be a company that offers on the job training. Working at a college, I see students change their degree plan over and over which costs them so much money. My other piece of advice would be, look at the average amount of money that a particular job pays to see if it is worth the cost of paying back that student loan. Students take out loans and go into jobs that will never pay enough money to pay back their student loans.
Congratulations to our Boys’ and Girl’s bowling teams with their win in the State Qualifier hosted by CR Kennedy on 2/13 at Cedar Rapids Bowling Center. The state tournament will be held on Wednesday, February 21 at the Cadillac Lanes, 650 LaPorte, Road, Waterloo, IA. The tournament will begin at 10:00 am with the Parade of Bowlers and the National Anthem. Actual competition will begin at approximately 10:20 am. Doors will open for spectators at 9:00 am.
Admission for the tournament is $10 per person. Spectator entrances will be at the east sides of the building. Fans have the ability to purchase tickets in advance and online with GoFan Digital Huddle Tickets. Fans may purchase up to eight tickets on their mobile device (there is a $1.50 handling fee).
Prairie hosted the district wrestling tournament on Saturday, February 10. The top two wrestlers at each weight earned the right to wrestle in the IHSAA State Wrestling Tournament (Feb. 15-17). The Hawks were led by district champs Trenten Wennermark (138 lbs.) and Derek Horak (182 lbs.). Both seniors had dominate performances and will enter the state tournament seeking to build upon that momentum.
In addition, five P-Hawks earned runner-up finishes to punch their ticket to the state tournament; Austin Kegley (106 lbs.), Nicholas Hatcher (113 lbs.), Conrad Braswell (120 lbs.), Mike Jasa (170 lbs.), and Ashton Stoner-DeGroot (195 lbs.). The team finished runner-up in the team standings. All seven qualifiers will continue their journey toward state tournament glory beginning on Thursday.
Follow the Hawks with live updates on Twitter (@PHawksWrestling) or Facebook (Prairie Hawks Wrestling).
The College Community School District discovered an error in the 2018/2019 calendar. Historically, the College Community School District aligns spring break with Kirkwood Community College. It was discovered after publication that the spring break shown on our calendar was mistakenly set one week prior to Kirkwood’s spring break.
The District has corrected this error and the correct spring break dates, March 18, 2019 through March 22, 2019, have been added to the district calendar. CLICK HERE for next year’s revised calendar.
We apologize for an inconvenience this may have caused.