Honors Presentations 2020

Honors Presentations 2020

Join Valley High School’s Honors students as they explore unique topics of their choosing through their 2020 Honors presentations! Students present to a staff panel each year, with the presentations open to the public. As in-person presentations cannot take place in 2020, we wanted to recognize our Honors students and give them a place to publicly share their new knowledge with our district community.

JayChevuru Campus 1920Jay Chevuru

EMBARC Resource Group

Jay implemented a math and reading resource group for students through EMBARC (Ethnic Minorities of Burma Advocacy and Resource Center).

LaurenGilbert Campus 1920Lauren Gilbert

Women in Iowa and the Underground Railroad Exhibit

Lauren created a West Des Moines Historical Society exhibit on women’s history in Iowa, focused on the Underground Railroad.

AnimeshJoshi Campus 1920

Animesh Joshi

Valley History Bowl and Middle School Club

Animesh started and ran a Valley History Bowl group and a related club for middle school students.

MinHyukLee Campus 1920Min Hyuk Lee

Mentoring and Curriculum Development at Korean School in Ames

Min Hyuk developed new curriculum and strategies and acted as a mentor at the Ames Korean School.

ConnorLiu Campus 1920Connor Liu

Advanced Math Resource Group at Jordan Creek Elementary

Connor facilitated an advanced math resource group for fifth- and sixth-graders at Jordan Creek Elementary.

SarahMontgomery Campus 1920Sarah Montgomery

Genesis Youth Foundation Mentoring

Sarah acted as a soccer coach and mentor for the Genesis Youth Foundation.

IsabellaNadel Campus 1920

Isabella Nadel

Elementary Science Clubs

Isabella founded STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)-based clubs at two WDMCS elementary schools.

MaryThomas Campsu 1920

Mary Thomas

Girls Sing Club

Mary empowered third- and fourth-grade girls at Crestview School of Inquiry and gave them a creative outlet through a singing club.

To protect student privacy, a presentation video was not included. 




KathrynWittrock Campsu 1920Kathryn Wittrock

Recycling Instruments for Needy Kids Non-Profit (RINKS)

Kathryn founded a non-profit organization that connected students who needed instruments with instruments that needed new homes.