Muskie Update

mock trial

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The MHS mock trial team completed the season with two wins at the Burlington Regional on March 15. The team is waiting to receive an at-large bid to the state tournament on March 28 in Des Moines. The team tries a case in court and is judged by district and magistrate judges. In preparation, the team scrimmaged several teams from across the state and practiced daily.

Mock trial is designed to introduce students to our legal system by providing a challenging, academic competition. The program offers students an opportunity for personal growth and achievement, emphasizing the importance of research, presentation, and teamwork.

In addition to teaching students about contemporary public issues and the legal system, the program encourages teachers and students to develop learning partnerships with professionals from the community.

Lawyers from communities throughout Iowa contribute their time as coaches and judges at the tournaments.

Judges from Iowa's District Courts also participate. These linkages between the schools and the legal profession show students that the community is committed to their educational success.

Members of the Mock Trial team include: Saul Ocampo, Mollie Juehring, Destiny Zarpli, Samantha Taverna, Regan France, Callie Staker, Brina Kraft, Ximena Bernhardt, Chris Kenefick, Alexandra Sichterman, Jessica Ahluwalia, Seery Awbrey, Leo Galoso, Logan Gray,
Jiselle Fernandez, Will Kelly, Liz Utley,
Bailey Carter, and Laito Zarkpah. Mike Fladlien is the Mock Trial coach.

Quad Cities Career Fair

Students from Ms. Moyer's English class visited a Career Fair at the iWireless Center in Moline, Illinois. It was sponsored by the Quad-Cities Corporate Partners and the
Quad-Cities Disability Employment Network. The students spoke with different businesses, attended a Job Search Workshop and an interviewing presentation.

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Science Time!

Mr. Johnson's Anatomy & Physiology lab dissected sheep lungs as we wrapped up the respiratory system. Students then labeled the major organs and significant sites within the system.

13th Annual Muskie SWING Dance

The 13th Annual Muskie Bands Swing Dance was held last Saturday night, March
12. It was another fun event with approximately 200 people in attendance.
Jazz and swing music were performed by the CMS and WMS jazz bands as well as
the MHS jazz band and jazz ensemble. Special guests River City 6 performed
between sets and the last half of the evening. River City 6 also allowed the
Muscatine jazz students to join them on stage for a few songs.

Drama Students visit circa 21

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Recently a group of 21 Drama students enjoyed a day of professional workshops, great food and an incredible performance of Phantom of The Opera at Circa'21 Playhouse in Rock Island!


Ms. Kelsey and Ms. Well's classes participated in a morning of games that emphasized physical activity. Mrs. Edkin's 2nd period PE class helped out along with MHS administration. After the obstacle course, the students went back to class and prepared mint oreo shakes for their treasure hunt. Clues were handed out to staff in advance and students had to ask/read their request in order to get the clue. Then they had to read and follow the directions in order to complete the treasure hunt. What a great fun was had and a super way to learn!

Model U.N. Off to Ireland

Eight Model UN members and two MHS staff members headed to Chicago Int'l Airport for their flight on Thursday. They will arrive in Dublin, Ireland at 5 AM on March 17 for
St. Patrick's Day and the beginning of an adventure they will never forget. They will also be attending a Model UN Conference.
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Pictured are: , Jaden Ortiz,Mrs. Wilford, Jensen Watson, Jiselle Fernandez, Jenci Muniz-Mendoza, Alexa Santaniello, Katie Becker, Justin Dwyer, Amberlin Corder, and Ms. Hansen.

Well Run Establishment

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Coach Josh Falk and asst. coaches meet with their team to discuss workouts and team strategy. The varsity team has competed in two meets this spring. Offseason workouts have paid off for placing early in the season. The Muskie girls finished fourth in the Augustana Indoor Meet and showed well at the Iowa State High School Meet earlier this week.
Larkin has signed with Iowa State to run for them next year.

TRACK Athletes

Brina Kraft, Moriah Morter, Regan France, and Larkin Chapman finished first at the Augustana Indoor meet in the 4x800 Relay in 10 minutes, 9.90 seconds. Brina placed third in the 1,600-meter run in 5:16.44, with Larkin finishing fifth in 5:40.57.
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Field Athletes

Callie Kellett, Danielle Wegter, and Brittni Lloyd competed in field events at the Augustana Indoor Track Meet. They all set good benchmarks for the beginning of the season.

Off and Running


The boy's varsity team, who is led by Coach Foxen, has competed at the Quad City Indoor Meet and the Iowa State High School Track meet. Off-season workouts have helped them place higher earlier in the season. The 4x200 Meter Relay team of Alfonso Soko, Isaiah Smith, David Summer, and Travis Bogart placed 5th (1:38.27). The 4x400 Relay team of David Summers, Garrett Dolan, Isaiah Smith, and Travis Bogart placed 7th (3:50.46). The 4x800 Relay team of Garrett Dolan, Alex Bautista, Kyle Hoffman, and Tyler Olson placed 4th (8:39.38). The boys track team is off to a good start this season!

Top Honors

Sophomore Joe Wieskamp was recently named to the first-team Class 4A all-state by the Iowa Newspaper Association. Joe is a two-time all-state selection after earning third-team honors last season. He is the first Muscatine top-team selection since 2003, the 12th athlete named first-team all-state in program history and the third Muskie to earn multiple all-state honors.

This season Joe averaged 21.6 points per game for the Muskies (15-8), hitting 171 of 322 shots and 26 of 82 3-pointers while shooting at a 72-percent average from the free-throw line. He was top four in Class 4A in individual scoring, blocks (60) and total rebounds with 10.0 boards per game. Congratulations Joe!

Sophomore Mitch Paca was recently named to the Muscatine Journal's All-Area Wrestling team. Mitch wrestled at 120 lbs and has compiled a record of 26-20.
Congratulations Mitch!

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Enjoy your time off!

Spring Break is March 21-March 25. Classes resume March 28.