Spartan Shield

Sam McGrath
Sam McGrath is currently a high school senior at Pleasant Valley High School and plans to major in business at Iowa State University. In his free time, Sam volunteers at St. John Vianney, enjoys playing in the Pleasant Valley Band, and spends time with his family including two chihuahuas. Sam’s interest in the band has resulted in him being selected for the Iowa All-State band three years in a row. When he is not spending time with friends creating computer programs, he works at Target. On some weekends, he can be seen playing pickup football with some of his friends as he is a huge fan of college sports. As the upcoming business manager for the Spartan Shield, Sam looks forward to a bright future.


Sam McGrath, Business Manager

Nov 24, 2020
How does the partial mask mandate function? (Story/Media)
Nov 17, 2020
The obvious, partisan, hypocritical coverage on gatherings (Story)
Nov 11, 2020
Minor League Baseball (Story/Media)
Nov 03, 2020
Moving forward with Pleasant Valley’s football playoffs (Story)
Oct 27, 2020
A wavering stance by the Democratic nominee has left voters with questions (Story)
Oct 26, 2020
The impact of COVID on Bettendorf’s budget (Story/Media)
Oct 22, 2020
Voices of the Valley Episode #1, Preserving Controversial History (Story)
Oct 22, 2020
Culture Over Coffee Episode #4, Post-Lockdown Challenges Arise in the NFL (Story)
Oct 20, 2020
Local firefighter budget goes to COVID (Story/Media)
Oct 13, 2020
Focusing on the local elections (Story/Media)
Oct 06, 2020
Nobody won, the American people lost (Story)
Oct 06, 2020
Band trip cancelled despite efforts to postpone (Media)
Sep 29, 2020
Exploiting the health and safety precautions of All-State auditions (Story)
Sep 21, 2020
Differences under the Friday night lights (Story)
Sep 14, 2020
Securing yourself: Ways to ensure maximum password security on the internet (Story/Media)
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