Governor Kim Reynolds paid a visit to the Tulip City this morning, holding a press conference and Q&A session at 11am this morning at the Career Academy of Pella. Reynolds discussed the new welding apprenticeship program in the Pella Community School District, an opportunity developed by administrators and staff from Pella, in conjunction with DMACC, Vermeer, and the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council.
Dozens of local high school students from the Pella, Knoxville, Pella Christian, Twin Cedars and PCM teams from 20 area communities took part in the state Scholastic Clay Target Program state trapshooting championship event at the ISTA home grounds just north of Cedar Falls over the weekend. Pella Christian finished 6th in the intermediate entry division, and Mason Walters finished in 6th place in the intermediate boys advanced division for Pella Christian. Knoxville was 17th out of 52 teams in the intermediate entry division as well. Erica Bracken of Pella, Jasmine Holbrook of Knoxville, and Emily Sytsma of Pella Christian finished in the top 21 of the girls advanced ranks. Emily Uitermarkt of Pella Christian and Paige Wood with PCM placed 5th and 6th in the Girls Junior Varsity event, with Josie Brooks and Mackenzie Blackford of the Knoxville Shooting Club placing 20th and 21st.