The Student News Site of North Polk High School

The Orbit

The Student News Site of North Polk High School

The Orbit

The Student News Site of North Polk High School

The Orbit

Alexis Dorsett

Alexis Dorsett, Newspaper Editor

Alexis Dorsett, senior, is a Newspaper Editor for North Polk. In her free time she enjoys hanging out with friends or relaxing at home. Dorsett decided to be a Newspaper Editor at the end of her sophomore year when she was walking around the school to learn about all the classes that she could take after the sophomore year. 

I decided to be a Newspaper Editor because I enjoy writing, but not the essays people typically write in a normal English class. I enjoy telling stories and learning about what is happening in the community around me,” notes Dorsett. 

Dorsett really likes and enjoys being a Newspaper Editor because of the relationships with her fellow article editors. 

“Since there were only three people last year and two this year, I have been able to become comfortable with my fellow Newspaper Editor, Olivia Moody, and know that she will help me with my articles to make them the best they can be,” said Dorsett. 

At school, she is involved in different extracurricular activities, the North Polk Student Council, The Football and Basketball Cheerleading Team, The Dance Team, and the Girls' Track Team. After graduation, Dorsett plans to attend Grandview University to major in Biology with the Pre-Medicine pathway. After that, Dorsett would like to go to Des Moines University to complete Medical School. 

All content by Alexis Dorsett
Sydney Mast, Same Weers, and Jordan Rassmusen rehearsing their scene in the play.

The Alibis

May 6, 2022
Olivia Moody and Alexis Dorsett working on their weekly articles.

Behind The Scenes

April 26, 2022
The senior team lining up against the staff member team before they compete in front of the whole high school.

Ready, Set, Go

April 7, 2022
Olivia Moody with her crown and sash after being inducted as the new Central Iowa Bee Queen.

2022 Bee Queen

March 29, 2022
Senior, Cale Engebretson, after winning a wrestling match at home.

North Polk Take Down

January 19, 2022
The official Chicago Med poster.

One Emergency at a Time

December 22, 2021
The winning team consisted of Sal Capaldo, Jevin Sullivan, Talula Monk, Victoria Nerem, Alana Doonan.

Over The Net

December 14, 2021
What Comes Next

What Comes Next

December 7, 2021
The North Polk Principal Council Flyer for the 2021 school year Toy Drive.

Helping Those in Need

December 7, 2021
The official Disney Cars 3 movie.

Racing with Popularity

November 23, 2021
2021 Honor Squad Cheerleaders performing at the UNI Dome On Nov. 18.

On New Turf

November 23, 2021

Giving Back

November 16, 2021
The cross country team’s bus on their way to the state cross country meet this year.

Will and His Will Power

November 16, 2021
The North Polk Dance Team and the children who participated in the the clinic.

We Wanna Rock

November 11, 2021
North Polk State Trap Meet team from 2019.

If The Trap Fits

October 12, 2021
The 2021 - 2022 North Polk Band and Colorguard at Pella on Sept. 25 after placing first.

0.1 Champs

October 4, 2021
The North Polk Staff Team representing their preferred team.

New Staff in Town

September 28, 2021
The 2021-2022 North Polk Staff team.

New Staff in Town

September 22, 2021
Senior, Alexis Dorsett ,and teacher, Drew Hemesath, both experience long lasting COVID-19 symptoms.

The Aftershock Of COVID

September 15, 2021
The North Polk Band performing their routine at half time of the football game.

Follow The Tunes

September 15, 2021
Next In Line

Next In Line

September 9, 2021

A Year In Review

May 28, 2021
Before prom, people gathered to take pictures in front of the capitol in Des Moines, Iowa. 
Picture provided by Alex Drent.

The Masquerade

May 27, 2021
The entire girl’s tennis team gathered together to take a picture for the 2021 season.

Across The Court

May 5, 2021
North Polk High School students and staff wore black on March 26 to show their support for Ross Muhlbauer.

Beat The Beast

May 4, 2021
The Drake Relays press box on April 22.

Drake Relays

April 28, 2021
Brice Sandahl and Grant Christensen with their first place trophy from winning the Junior Stock Challenge.

On To Nationals!

April 21, 2021
Alexis Dorsett signed in on google meet to attend AP Chemistry class for the lab she had on March 3.

Struck With COVID-19

March 10, 2021
Everyone after the game applauding Sullivan holding the ball that gave him his needed points.

1,000 Points!

March 5, 2021
Chance Bockenstedt, Dylan Meiners, and Cole Sanger after qualifying for state at districts.

Boys to State!

February 22, 2021
The varsity girls track team from the 2020 season that got cancelled due to COVID-19 at their one and only track meet at the University of Northern Iowa’s indoor track.

Delayed Track Season

February 17, 2021
Dylan Meiners holding his winning bracket on the podium next to his competitors on Feb. 7, 2021.

100 Wins!

February 17, 2021
Driver’s Education students practicing parking in the North Polk High School parking lot for their first drive on Feb. 3 after school.

Winter Driving

February 3, 2021


January 14, 2021
Boys Basketball team warming up with free throws on November 17 spaced out from each other to maintain COVID-19 safety rules.

The Impact of COVID-19

November 24, 2020
Daniel Aikas at the playoffs football game on Oct. 16.

Daniel Aikas

November 12, 2020

New Mask Mandate

October 26, 2020
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