Muskie Update

MAC Player of the Year - Paige Miller

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Paige Miller walks to the final green during the MAC Golf Tournament.
Paige won the MAC tournament on the first sudden-death playoff hole shooting an 87.

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Ragan Carey, Sarah Solt, Paige Miller, Hailey Trueg, Kate Gabriel, and Molly Lothspeich

The Muskies Girl's Golf team took 2nd Place Team at the MAC meet. Paige Miller won the tournament and Haley Trueg placed 6th. Congratulations!

Later this week, the Muskie Girl's Golf team improved their record to 27-4 by beating Davenport Assumption by 21 strokes.


Paige Miller - 50

Sarah Solt - 50

Ragan Carey - 50

Molly Lothspeich - 54

Kate Gabriel - 55

Haley Trueg - 56

MAC Coach of the Year - Tom Randleman

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Congratulations to Tom Randleman for being selected the
2016 MAC Coach of the Year for Girls Golf!

MHS Students Achieve Eagle Scout Award

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Joe Bartling, Nick Rice, and Eric Klein, members of Boy Scout Troop 167, have all earned the highest advancement award the Boy Scouts of America offers to scouts, the Eagle Scout Award. Approximately 3% of scouts attain the rank of Eagle Scout. A ceremony honoring the three MHS students was held on April 24, 2016.

Herbert Hoover Award Scholarships

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Erin Opel and Kyle Hoffman, juniors at Muscatine High, were named two of 15 Herbert Hoover Uncommon Students for 2016. The Hoover Uncommon Student Award program began in 1998 to recognize outstanding Iowa teens. The program is unique in the fact that grades, essays, test scores, and financial need are not considered in the selection process. Juniors submit a project proposal and two letters of recommendation. Erin's project is entitled, Middle School Matters and Kyles's project is entitled Catapults for Kids and Classrooms. Congratulations Erin and Kyle!

AG Students Visit Monsanto R&D Hdqtrs

Muscatine Agricultural and East Campus students went to Monsanto Company’s research and development headquarters in Chesterfield, Missouri on May 10th. 50 students extracted DNA from strawberries, toured the grow chambers, visited the machine shop, chipped seeds to identify characteristics for further research and attended a career panel form. Many students stepped into Brazil or Argentina in the grow chambers as the grow chambers are able to replicate the growing conditions in any area of the world. Another stop was the St. Louis Zoo where the students visited sea lions, penguins, and rhinoceros to name several. The students enjoyed seeing the opportunities available with a large biotech company.

Muscatine FFA News

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Tiffany Tomlin, Alyssa Scholz, Summer Neece, and Taylor Crane

Congratulations to the Muscatine FFA Horse Judging team. The horse judging competition was held in Iowa Falls at the Ellsworth Equine Center. The high school team was 2nd in Reasons/Questions, 1st in Halter and is the Reserve State Champion team!
Tiffany Tomlin won Reasons and is the Individual State Champion!

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The Middle Scholl team of Kaylee Goddard, Mackensie Lipp,

Anessa Brooks-Martinez, Chloe Synder placed 3rd overall!

Major landers scholarship competition

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Teddy Van Winkle and Mrs. Meyer

MHS trombonist, Teddy Van Winkle, took 1st place in the Major Landers scholarship competition today. He beat 5 finalists who had been selected from all over the state of Iowa. Tonight at 6 PM, he and Mrs. Meyer will play before the State Convention Banquet for band directors from across the state of Iowa.

MHS Bands Graduating Seniors

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Front row, from left: Abbie Zoller, Mia Dean, Heidi Stolley, Chloie Kwirant, Caleb Hammond

Second row: Larkin Chapman, Krystal Hidlebaugh, Chandler Gann, Gabby Hartman,

drum major Kristi Heinberg, Riley Eichelberger

Back row: Ethan Abernathy, Sully Sulzberger, Jon VanEst, Nick Rice, Matt Nichols,

Teddy VanWinkle, Nate Thiesse, Marci Clark, Noah Lussman

Not pictured: Andy Townsend

MHS Concert Bands

The MHS concert bands held their spring concert and senior recognition evening on Tuesday, May 10, and performed to a full house.

7th Annual Giles Joslyn Memorial Stringfest

Saturday, May 14th, 7pm

2705 Cedar Street

Muscatine, IA

The 7th Annual Giles Joslyn Memorial Stringfest will be held in the MHS Auditorium and features local performers, teachers, and students who are performing to raise funds for the MCSD orchestra program. Proceeds go towards repairing instruments, replacing strings, and lessons for students in need. Giles Joslyn started Stringfest in 2009 to raise money for the orchestra program and it has continued in his memory by the work of MCSD orchestra students. Admission is $5 and the doors open at 6:30pm. Please come out, enjoy the music, and support the orchestra program!
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Chemistry - Thermochemistry Unit

Students in Ms. Hardy's, Ms. Walker's, Ms. Dicken's and Ms. Mohapp's Chemistry classes are studying Thermochemistry and making hot air balloons. Some of the hot air balloons were tested today while others will take flight next week!

Design Time

Ms. Hawkinson's Introduction to Engineering and Design (IED) class presented their final design projects. The students took the designs from concept to prototypes.

Some examples were a desk organizer shaped like a pirate ship, a mini-ping pong table,

a car organizer, and another desk organizer.

take me out to the ballgame!

Ms. Well's, Ms. Kelsey's and Ms. Robison's class took a field trip to the
Quad City River Bandits Baseball game!

Muskie Girls Tennis

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On Monday, May 9 and Tuesday, May 10, 2016, the Muskie Girls Tennis Team hosted the MAC Conference Tennis Tournament. Due to inclement weather, the tournament was played indoors at the Quad City Tennis Club in Moline, IL both days. The Muskies finished 5th out of 10 teams.

Varsity Singles results:

Sarah Zobel played at the #3 singles and placed 4th.

Ellie Cahill played at the #4 singles and placed 4th.

Emma Maynard played at the #6 singles placed 2nd.

Varsity Doubles results:

Ellie Cahill/Emma Maynard played at the #2 doubles and placed 3rd.

Melissa Burzlaff/Sarah Spellman played at the #3 doubles and placed 4th.

Good job ladies!!!

Upcoming events for the Muskie Girls Tennis Team:

Class 2A Team Tennis will be held on Saturday, May 14,


at Cedar Rapids Washington. Start time will be 9:00 AM.

Regional Tennis Singles & Doubles will be held on Thursday, May 19,


at 9:00 AM at Davenport Central's new courts at the Brady Stadium Complex, just north of the football stadium.

Muskie Football Camp

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End-of-Year Dance

Saturday, May 14th, 9-11pm

2705 Cedar Street

Muscatine, IA

The last dance of the school year will take place on Saturday night, May 14, 9-11 PM in the MHS Gym. Tickets are $5 at the door. Dress in red, white, and blue!

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