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    Spartan Shield’s Photo of the Day

    January 4th

    Senior Armaan Bhagwat plays a trombone solo at the fall jazz concert. Photo credit to Katie Haas.

    December 31st

    Seniors Max Muszalski, Caden Rubel, David Gorsline and Coy Kipper (left to right) rest up before heading into the second half vs. Assumption. Photo credit to Spartan Shield staff.

    December 30th

    Senior Max Sorgenfrey, junior Cameron Gotto and junior Jack Perry (left to right) start out strong at the Iowa Boys Cross Country State Meet. (Cole Halupnik)

    December 28th

    Senior Katelyn Morris plays the clarinet alongside PV’s Jazz 1 at their opening concert. Photo credit to Katie Haas.

    December 27th

    PV student section’s front line eagerly waits on an important call in the Varsity Boys’ Basketball game vs Assumption. Photo credit to Spartan Shield staff.

    December 24th

    Senior Connor Schutte, senior CC Vondracek and sophomore Roman Saddler kick off the Leading Tones’ jazz season at the Voxman Concert Hall. Photo credit to Anthony Vondracek.

    December 21st

    Senior Coy Kipper (2) takes a shot and scores 3 points for the Spartans in their game vs Assumption. Photo credit to Spartan Shield staff.

    December 18th

    Senior Caden Rubel (4) takes a shot from behind the arc vs Davenport West. Photo credit to Spartan Shield staff.

    December 14th

    Senior Max Muszalski (40) rises for a layup at PV Varsity Boys basketball game vs Davenport West. Photo credit to Spartan Shield staff.

    December 13th

    Isabella Moore and Aubree Lutz soar high at PV Varsity Boys basketball game vs Bettendorf. Photo credit to Gabi Ragins. (Gabi Ragins)

    December 8th

    Wind Ensemble plays ‘Mount Everest’ in Cider & Pretzel concert. (Armaan Bhagwat)

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    Ashwin Parab, News Editor
    Ashwin Parab is a senior at Pleasant Valley High School and the News Editor for the Spartan Shield. Ashwin is passionate about engineering and aspires to be a mechanical engineer someday. At PVHS, Ashwin participates in Ethics Bowl, plays trombone, and plays tennis. Due to his interest in engineering, Ashwin is highly involved in robotics and loves learning about the design process. In his free time, he loves volunteering for Habitat for Humanity. You can always find Ashwin watching movies, playing football/basketball, or driving around town. He also loves listening to lyrical rap, hip hop, and more. Ashwin is ready and thrilled to write for the Spartan Shield!
    Cole Halupnik, Copy Editor
    Cole Halupnik is a Senior at PV and is the Copy Editor for the Spartan Shield. Cole is an aspiring engineer and hopes to study to be an aerospace engineer in college. He enjoys taking classes like Engineering Problems, AP Physics 2, and Robotics due to his love of engineering. You might see Cole running around town with the Cross Country team, and he also participates in the Trap Shooting Club. He is also an Eagle Scout who loves the outdoors, and he enjoys skiing, hunting with his friends, and biking local trails. Cole continues his love of biking by working at Healthy Habits bike shop. He also can't wait to work with the journalism team on the Spartan Shield this year!

    Armaan Bhagwat, Photo Manager
    Armaan Bhagwat is a senior at Pleasant Valley high school and is the Spartan Shield’s Photo Manager. He’s interested in biomedical sciences and anatomy, and he wants to major in biomedical engineering/sciences with an aspiration of becoming an ophthalmologist. At PV, Armaan is a captain of the varsity tennis team, leader of the Future Physicians of America club, and a member of the Wind Symphony band. Outside of school, Armaan finds enjoyment in playing tennis, golfing with friends, and playing piano. Armaan’s favorite movie is The Dark Knight, and his favorite musical artist is Drake. He is excited to work for the Spartan Shield this year!  
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      Megan MerrellFeb 12, 2024 at 2:01 pm

      I love seing these pics from school events especially the ones from jazz band and jazz choir. Thanks for sharing!

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