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Ferin Bergen, sr., leaping from a table in

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April 20, 2018
Cael Jones, jr., as Robbie Hart.

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April 20, 2018
Erin Grams, sr., helping Josh Young, so., get ready.

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April 20, 2018
Ferin Bergen, sr., Erin Grams, sr., and Braxten Jones, jr.

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April 20, 2018
Cael Jones, jr., climbing out of the dumpster in

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May 2, 2018
Sophomore sound board operator Maddi Strait.

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April 23, 2018
Seniors Kennedy Wilson and Ferin Bergen.

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April 23, 2018
Seniors James Tolly and Ferin Bergen.

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April 23, 2018
Noah Loehr, so., as Glen Gulia

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April 23, 2018
Reagan Linder, jr., busting a move during the whole school dance-off.

Spring Pep Assembly

April 8, 2018
On our first hike, we immediately showed our true Iowan colors. After we ate lunch at the Fairmont Chateau, we started a hike to the Fairview lookout. It was 2 km one way up the mountain, and we wore basic boots and my dad was in tennis shoes.  We passed several groups, all wearing snow shoes or boots with ice cleats. I got to the top first and hung out, ready to snap this picture of my mom's expression after seeing a mountain range from a high elevation for the first time.

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March 28, 2018
My parents were thrilled to have a  wood burning fire place in our little cabin on Emerald Lake. It only took us about an hour to find the matches to start it.

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March 28, 2018
I woke up super early for the sunrise on Emerald Lake because I didn't want to miss anything. Turns out, the sunrise happens a lot later than it does over a cornfield. The sun didn't come up until about 8:00-8:30 a.m. I did get a few pretty pictures of the stars and the amazing blue sky, though.

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March 28, 2018
We rented an SUV and explored everywhere we could. I was constantly scanning the tops and sides of the mountains looking for mountain goat, but the closest thing to we saw to a goat were these bighorn sheep. We were driving on a tight, mountain-side road, when we saw a bighorn sheep for the first time. It was barreling down the road, followed by a semi and a line of cars.

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March 28, 2018
The day I took this picture, we spent the entire afternoon looking for moose, and had even been in this same location hours before looking for moose. We were coming back from our

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March 28, 2018
We spent most of our last day in Canada snowmobiling west of Banff. Afterwards, we drove back to Calgary and explored the town. We tried to go to the Heritage Park, which is the original part of Calgary that was built in the 1800s. By time we arrived, the park was unfortunately closed. We drove around looking for a high up place to try and see the historical park. We ended up on top of a hospital staff parking ramp. That is where I took this picture of skyline of Calgary.

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March 28, 2018
This picture was taken on our way back down the Icefields Parkway the next day. By this time, we had invested in our own pairs of ice cleats. We hiked up to this lookout over Peyto Lake, which is supposedly an amazing green color in the summer. At this lookout, you gain about 800 feet in elevation after around a 15 minute hike.

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March 28, 2018
We planned an entire day to drive the Icefields Parkway up to Jasper, because it is a highway known to be extremely sketchy. It is not plowed down to the concrete and is only maintained from 8 to 3 every day. We left at about 10 a.m. to have a good start to our drive only to realize we were going the wrong direction 2 hours later. We ended up getting unto the Icefields Parkway around 3, the time people are supposed to get off of it. We got incredibly lucky that the weather was nice the week we were there as well as the week before we got there. Since they had not had snow in a few days, the roads were completely clear. We talked to some locals and they told us that the Icefields Parkway is never clear that time of the year. For this picture, my dad pulled over and let me walk down to the lake. With the camera in my hand, I stepped down with my right foot and I sunk mid-thigh deep into the snow. I had to crawl out, holding the camera in the air.

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March 28, 2018
Dusk and dawn are the best time to look at the mountains, in my opinion. You see the sun shining on the sides facing the sun, and the shadows on the opposite side. With the addition of the snow, it created some incredible views with lots of color.

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March 28, 2018
One of the things on my Banff bucket-list was to ride the gondola to the top of Sulphur Mountain. This picture is part of the walkway that takes visitors from the main building to the small cabin on the summit. The small cabin (not pictured) used to be a weather station in the mid 1900s. It is called the Sulphur Mountain Cosmic Ray Station and is a

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March 28, 2018
This is the main lodge on Emerald Lake. The employees of Emerald Lake actually live in apartments about a 2 minute drive from the main lodge. When you come to stay here, you park in a lot next to the employees apartments, and the drive you in a shuttle to the main lodging on an island on the lake. The day we were leaving, they were setting up a wedding for that afternoon. We talked to other guests that had stayed there all week. They told us that Emerald Lake Lodge hosted three weddings during that week alone.

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March 28, 2018
After a 15 minute ride up the gondola to the top of Sulphur mountain, there is a building that includes two restaurants, a museum, and a gift shop. We ate in the Northern Lights Cafe and I had ham, roasted potatoes, and cooked vegetables. That was one of my favorite meals, besides my coconut tomato soup and five cheese bread at Lake Louise. I did not have a single bad meal in Canada.

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March 28, 2018
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