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The student news site of Pleasant Valley High School

Spartan Shield

The student news site of Pleasant Valley High School

Spartan Shield

Tyler Nels

Tyler Nels, Overflow Editor

Tyler Nels is a senior at Pleasant Valley and is the Overflow Editor for the Spartan Shield. Tyler looks forward to studying biology in college, going into oncology, and eventually curing people of their cancer. He enjoys various sciences classes like Anatomy and Physiology, AP Physics 2, and Microbiology/Organic Chemistry. A Captain and Varsity member of the Cross Country team, running has become more of a lifestyle instead of just a sport. You can find him anywhere in the Quad Cities taking on a long run! Collector of running shoes and service hours, Tyler enjoys giving back time to his local community. Over the summer he organized a collection drive at The Belmont Mile that repurposed over 110 pairs of running shoes and raised $100+ for the Track Guy Organization. In addition to volunteering, Tyler enjoys playing golf, pickleball, spikeball, and other outdoor activities with his friends. Tyler is ecstatic to write for the Spartan Shield this school year!



All content by Tyler Nels
Tyler Nels strides towards the finish line at the second annual Belmont Mile

[Photo] The Belmont Mile: Running for unity

Spencer Johnson, Sports Editor, Student Life Editor
May 6, 2024

[Video] Shield Shows You: How to Play Pit

Tyler Nels, Overflow Editor
December 21, 2023
A selection of some of the most iconic movies from Hollywood.

The most iconic lines of Hollywood

Tyler Nels, Overflow Editor
December 14, 2023
Pleasant Valley band plays “Pirates of the Caribbean” during 5th hour performance

Senior band performance downgraded

Tyler Nels, Overflow Editor
October 24, 2023
 Max Sorgenfrey kicks it into high gear at the end of a cross country race.

Athlete of the week: Max Sorgenfrey

Tyler Nels, Overflow Manager
October 17, 2023
Spooktober is upon us! Here are some of the scariest places in our neck of the woods.

Haunted House Roundup

Tyler Nels, Overflow Editor
October 16, 2023
Austin Bullock executing a kickoff. Photocredit to Austin Bullock.

Athlete of the Week: Austin Bullock

Tyler Nels, Overflow Editor
October 3, 2023
9/11 Memorial in full display on a March morning

Maintaining the significance of 9/11

Tyler Nels, Overflow Editor
September 19, 2023
Tyler and KC Nels alongside with family in downtown Bettendorf for Homecoming pictures near the river.

[Photo] Top 5 Places to take Homecoming 📸

Cassi Paustian, Infographic Manager
September 20, 2023
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