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News for September, 2017

Thomas Jefferson Wrestling Coach Advances To Final 15

Thomas Jefferson wrestling coach August Manz advances into the final public voting round of the U.S. Cellular’s “Most Valuable Coach” contest.

After being selected by a panel of judges, August Manz was recognized as one of the “Top 50 Coaches” across the nation and moved into the first public voting round. In order to be selected as a “Top 50 Coach” judges evaluated the essays based on the nominee’s community impact, school impact, leadership impact, and representation of sponsor’s licensed markets.

The first public voting which took place from September 19 to October 9 determined the “Final 15 Coaches.” As part of being recognized as a “Final 15 Coach” Thomas Jefferson High School will receive a $5,000 donation from U.S. Cellular and an assembly will be held to honor the work Coach Manz does for his school and community.

Public voting to help determine the Grand Prize winner from among that “Final 15 Coaches” has already begun, but you can vote once per day until 11:59 p.m. CT on November 14 at TheMostValuableCoach.com.

U.S. Cellular launched the Most Valuable Coach contest to recognize current high school head and assistant coaches who have made a profound impact on their school and community, and who exemplify great leadership qualities.  

Thomas Jefferson wrestling coach August Manz advances into the final public voting round of the U.S. Cellular’s “Most Valuable Coach” contest. After being selected by a panel of judges, August Manz was recognized as one of the “Top 50 Coaches” across the nation and moved into the first public voting round. In order to be […]

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District Promotes Points of Pride

The Council Bluffs Community School District is proud to share a summary of the Points of Pride from our schools and district-level departments.  We value the opportunity to share good news with our school community and encourage everyone to celebrate with us. Read the Points of Pride as they appeared in The Daily Nonpareil.

The Council Bluffs Community School District is proud to share a summary of the Points of Pride from our schools and district-level departments.  We value the opportunity to share good news with our school community and encourage everyone to celebrate with us. Read the Points of Pride as they appeared in The Daily Nonpareil.

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Baker Receives National Attention

Thomas Jefferson Junior Cameron Baker scored five rushing touchdowns against Sioux City West last Friday. Perhaps the most intriguing moment of the game came in the second quarter when Baker broke seven tackles and scampered 80 yards to the end zone, receiving national attention from media outlets around the country.

His mother, Holy Baker, shared the video of her sons unbelievable run on Twitter. Outlets such as USA Today, Bleacher Report, MaxPreps, CBS Sports, NBC Sports, and SportsCenter have shared the highlight via social media. The video on Bleacher Report’s Facebook page has more than 403,000 views and 14,000 impressions as of Wednesday morning.

Thomas Jefferson defeated Sioux City West by a final score of 56-21. In the game, Baker tallied 336 yards on the ground which also included a 96 yard touchdown run in the second half. Thomas Jefferson as a team rushed for a total of 610 yards which included 400 yards in the first half.

Baker currently leads Iowa Class 4A with 862 rushing yards and is tied for second with nine touchdowns.

Thomas Jefferson (3-1) will be back on the field this Friday to take on Des Moines North (0-4) at Gale Wickersham Stadium. Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m.

Thomas Jefferson Junior Cameron Baker scored five rushing touchdowns against Sioux City West last Friday. Perhaps the most intriguing moment of the game came in the second quarter when Baker broke seven tackles and scampered 80 yards to the end zone, receiving national attention from media outlets around the country. His mother, Holy Baker, shared […]

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Higgins Family Honored With Fight for Iowa Award

Ryan and Kara Higgins recently received the Fight for Iowa award at the Iowa-Wyoming football game on September 2, for their willingness to help others across the globe. Upon adopting two children from Rwanda the Higgins family was struck by the amount of orphans living in poor conditions.

Ryan, a teacher at Abraham Lincoln High School, and his family helped develop a sponsorship program, which has provided support for hundreds of children in Rwanda.

The Fight for Iowa award is awarded to individuals who best embody the values, determination, and integrity that Iowa stands for. Whether it is an individual who has made a significant impact in their community or contributed to a significant accomplishment, the University of Iowa is looking for people who consistently fight to represent themselves, their families, and their state.

To learn more about the Fight for Iowa Award, click here.

To view the video of the Higgins family, click here.

Ryan and Kara Higgins recently received the Fight for Iowa award at the Iowa-Wyoming football game on September 2, for their willingness to help others across the globe. Upon adopting two children from Rwanda the Higgins family was struck by the amount of orphans living in poor conditions. Ryan, a teacher at Abraham Lincoln High […]

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Reliving Friday’s Matchup

Thomas Jefferson defeated Abraham Lincoln on Friday, September 8 by a final score of 33-8. Relive some of the greatest moments of the 113th meeting between the crosstown rivals, by viewing our online gallery here.

Thomas Jefferson defeated Abraham Lincoln on Friday, September 8 by a final score of 33-8. Relive some of the greatest moments of the 113th meeting between the crosstown rivals, by viewing our online gallery here.

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