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AHS Winter Guard Takes State!

AHS winter guard
Ankeny High School winter guard takes state.
ANKENY, Iowa (December 5, 2016) - The Ankeny High School winter guard took home the state title in Class III Color Guard during the 40th annual Iowa State Drill Team Association Competition (ISDTA) at the Iowa Events Center.  The AHS team competed against ten other schools in their class. This is the guard’s second consecutive first place finish at the state competition.

 “I thought the performance was wonderful,” said Darrin Mell, choreographer and coach.  “Their solid presentation was the culmination of an incredible year for the Ankeny color guard and we couldn't have asked for anything more!”


The guard also earned a Distinguished Academic Achievement Award for earning a GPA of over 3.5 for the 2015-2016 school year.


Members of the winter guard include: Abi Coglizer, Alex Sigel, Aly McGuire, Anna Escherich, Catherine Toth, Cheyanne Scholl, Ciara Brown, Claire McGohan, Grace Hanley, Hannah Keller, Jack Noonan, Kayli Abarr, Lexi Higar, Lizzy Humpal, Rachel Heitz, Sara Kottra, and Savanna Scholl. 


Coaches for the AHS winter guard are Darrin Mell and Jennifer Williams.

Check out a special performance of the winter guard during the girls’ basketball halftime on Friday, December 16.
In addition, Ankeny Centennial High School received second in Class III Color Guard and also received the Distinguished Academic Achievement award.