Bluejays News · Winter Sports- Senior Athletes


On January 17th we honored two seniors who were apart of our wrestling program, Jacob and Jenna Hayworth.  Jacob has been involved in FCA, football, wrestling, soccer, art senior seminar, NHS and NCYL.  Jacob has earned numerous academic awards for football, wrestling and soccer.  After graduation Jacob plans on pursuing engineering at Wartburg College.  Some words of wisdom from Jacob, “Trust the process, give the effort, and play for the team.  That’s when you get great results.”

Jenna has been a cheerleader for football, wrestling and basketball.  She has also been involved in individual speech, large group speech, fall play, softball, volleyball, as well as DECA officer, NHS secretary and serves on student council.  After high school Jenna plans to study dental hygiene at DMACC.  Jenna would like to thank her parents for always encouraging her to pursue her goals, Patti Davis for all the opportunities and life lessons over the past four years and the cheerleaders for all the laughs and great memories.

On February 8th we honored our girls basketball seniors Kate Tidman and Regan Osborn.  During high school Regan has been involved in basketball, softball, NHS, art, art senior seminar, concert choir, select choir and large group speech.  In basketball Regan has lettered as both a player and a manager, she has also lettered in softball, art and academics.  After graduation Regan plans on attending Bradley University to study user experience design.  Words of wisdom from Regan, “Don’t have any regrets.  If something makes you happy do it!”

In high school Kate has been involved in volleyball, basketball, soccer, FCA and student council.  Kate has earned many honors including, first team all-state volleyball, first team all conference volleyball, second team all conference soccer, as well as being on the honor roll.  After graduation Kate plans on going to college and will play volleyball.  Kate said, “I would like to thank my family, especially my parents and grandma, as well as all of my high school and club coaches.”

Senior bowling members were honored prior to the Varsity Boys Basketball game on February 14th.  Senior bowlers include- Cameden Coon, Alana Letzkus Krumel, Hannah Middelanis, Elizabeth Stanley, Elise Thrap, Eamon Smith, Chadon Cavan and Sean Shipler.

Camden Coon – Activities involved with are football, bowling, golf, choir, and select choir.  He has been on honor roll, National Honor Society, National Council on Youth Leadership, 3-year academic letter recipient, 3-year football letter recipient, 3-year bowling letter recipient.  After graduation, he plans to attend DMACC.  “Thank you to Coach J and coach V for always building me up when I wasn’t performing at my best and supporting me when I was performing well. They taught me patience and how to keep my cool. Thank you to my grandparents for always showing support at home meets and a special thank you to my mom, Hollie Coon, for attending every meet she could so that I didn’t ever have to ride the bus home. GO JAYS!”

Alana Letzkus Krumel – Alana is from Chile.  She has participated in bowling during high school and was student of the month for December.  After graduation, she plans to go to college.  “I would like to thank my parents back in Chile for giving me this opportunity of being here and also to my host family that has been so nice and has supported me in everything I do.

Hannah Middelanis – Hannah is from Germany.  She has participated in marching band during high school.  She will finish high school in Germany then go to university and travel as much as she can.

Elizabeth Stanley –  She has participated in bowling all 4 years of high school.  She has been a USBC state board member, greater Des Moines bowling assoc. youth director and manager of GDM youth leadership bowling program, youth director of Iowa State youth bowling association, USBC national convention delegate in Las Vegas later this year.  She has also competed in 11 consecutive Iowa state bowling tournaments and competed in 10 Des Moines city tournaments. *1st place at districts*

Elise Thrap – Activities involved in are marching band, fall play, bowling, golf, speech, NHS, and backstage crew.  After graduation she plans to pursue paleontology at either Iowa State or South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.  “I’d like to thank my parents, teachers, siblings, and friends for supporting and encouraging me. Take advantage of all the opportunities available to you.  Get involved and set high goals for yourself.” *3rd place at districts*

Eamon Smith –  Activities involved in are soccer, bowling, and league of legends club.  After graduation, he plans to attend DMACC and travel.

Chandon Cavan –  Activities involved in are bowling, football and soccer.  He has received an honorable mention for soccer.  After graduation, he plans to go to college and play soccer.  “I would like to thank my mom, dad, and grandparents.”

Sean Shipler –  He participated in 3 years of soccer and 2 years of bowling while in high school.  After graduation, he plans to attend DMACC for veterinary science.  “Thank you to the coaches and my dad for pushing me to be better.  I wish the coaches and players the best of luck in the future.”

Senior Boys Basketball Players were honored prior to their contest with Gilbert on Thursday February 14th.  Seniors include Jordan Collins, Connyr Duden, Jalen Kruse and Mason Storey.

Jordan Collins – Activities involved in are football, basketball, golf, baseball, student council, FCA, and mentoring.  He has received 2 time all-district honorable mention,1st team All-District, 3 time academic all-district, 3 time academic all-conference in football and 2nd Team All-Conference in baseball. Varsity letter winner in football, basketball, and baseball.  After graduation he plans to attend college to play football or baseball. “I want to thank my parents for all of their time and effort to getting me to sporting events and my grandparents for driving countless miles to watch me play. Thank you to my coaches for pushing me to be the person I am today. Huge shout out to Sarah for being the best athletic trainer in the world. Thank you Bluejay Nation for all the support throughout the years. Go Jays!”

Connyr Duden – While in school, he was involved in Basketball and golf.  He was also on the AB honor role.  After graduation, he plans to attend DMACC, then transfer to Iowa State to get a degree in criminal justice.  “Mom, Dad, Grandma and grandpas for always giving their time to come to any events I may have.”

Jalen Kruse –   Activities involved in are Basketball, golf, Baseball, FCA, Art Senior Seminar, and Student Council.  After graduation he plans to attend Iowa State and study computer engineering. “I would like to thank my parents and family for always supporting me.”

Mason Storey –  He was involved in basketball, golf, football, and FCA.  He was a letter winner in basketball, golf, and football.  After graduation, he plans to go to college to play basketball and study psychology or business. “I would like to thank my family, teammates, and coaches for everything they’ve done for me throughout the years and always pushing me to get better. I encourage everyone to work hard in everything they do and to never settle for less. Go Jays!”