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The Student News Site of North Polk High School

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The Student News Site of North Polk High School

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Getting Involved

North Polk’s Activities
Clipart made by the Rochester City School District.
Clipart made by the Rochester City School District.

Activity director for North Polk High School Matt Eichorn explained that the importance of getting involved with extracurricular activities nurtured the relationships between students and created a positive impact in not only a school setting, but could also translate into work settings and more. Furthermore, he expressed that a wide range of activities could cater to the range of personalities that presented themselves at North Polk.

Eichorn encourages students to try out sports, clubs, fine arts and other opportunities that present themselves to them as “you never know what you could end up being interested in.” He also encourages students involved in activities to “recruit” other students that may be interested in some areas. 

“Activites are the culture of the school, I think that it helps create the identity and build positive relationships throughout the [school] buildings,” concluded Eichorn. 

If a student wanted to present an idea for a new club Eichorn said that he’s open to new ideas and that the club would have to have a sponsor, a teacher that would lend their room for the club, and a meeting time. 

Below are lists of sports, clubs, fine arts and other in school activities students can participate in along with person to contact:


Cheer [email protected] 

Football [email protected] 

Volleyball [email protected] 

Cross Country [email protected] 

Girls Track [email protected] 

Boys Track [email protected] 

Boys’ tennis [email protected] 

Girls’ tennis  [email protected] 

Boys’ Wrestling [email protected] 

Swimming [email protected] (Partnering with Ankeny)

Girls’ Wrestling [email protected] (Partnering with Ankeny)

Dance Team [email protected] 

Girls Basketball [email protected] 

Boys Basketball [email protected] 

Softball [email protected] 

Baseball [email protected] 

Boys Golf  [email protected] 

Girls Golf [email protected] 

Girls Soccer [email protected] 

Boys Soccer [email protected] 


Speech [email protected]  

Mock Trial [email protected] 

Boy Scouts [email protected] 

Best Buddies [email protected] 

Computer Contest [email protected] 

Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) [email protected] 

Future Farmers of America (FFA) [email protected] 

Fishing Club [email protected]  

Gender Sexuality Alliance (GSA) [email protected] and [email protected] 

Key Club [email protected] and [email protected] 

National Art Honor Society [email protected] 

National Honor Society [email protected] 

National Spanish Honors Society [email protected] 

Student Council [email protected] 

Students for Environmental Protection and Conservation (SEPC) [email protected] 

Fine Arts 

Concert Choir [email protected] 

Show Choir  [email protected] 

Jazz Choir [email protected] 

Concert Band [email protected] 

Jazz Band [email protected] 

Colorguard/ Winterguard [email protected] and [email protected] 

Student and School Support  

Comet Communications (Prerequisites required) [email protected] 

Counselor Sidekick [email protected] , [email protected] , [email protected] 

Comment Connections Mentor Program [email protected] 

Student Tutor [email protected] , [email protected] , [email protected]

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Zoe Marquez, Newspaper Editor
Junior, Zoe Marquez is the newspaper editor for “The Orbit.” She explained, “I decided to join the newspaper because it seemed really interesting as well as it builds connections.” She plans to gain writing and editing experience by being an editor throughout the rest of her high school career.  Marquez is busy at school with both DMACC and AP classes. Outside of school she has many hobbies to fill her time. “Growing up not knowing English, reading and writing give you a sense of achievement.” Marquez also enjoys watching Netflix and making time for friends and family.  While Marquez has no definitive plans for the future she knows that this class will give her many necessary skills for any career. “It’s going to help me professionally, as well as help me grow better communication skills,” explained Marquez. 

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