On the day where high school athletes around the country where being honored for taking the next step in their athletic careers, 27 student-athletes at Waukee High School were given the same such honor.


In the early hours just before school took to session all 27 were honored in a small ceremony that highlighted the fantastic class that has been. The 27 different athletes include Lexi Ashmore (soccer at Iowa Western CC), Brooke Boardman (golf at the University of Kansas), Anna Brown (basketball for Loyola of Chicago), Haley Bush (Drake University), Ian Buske (cross country/track at North Central College), Ethan Cohen (swimming for Assumption College), Tanner Ellis (football Iowa Western CC), Kate Felt (softball for Culver Stockton), Molly Jacobson (softball for DMACC), Dylan Jones (basketball for Upper Iowa University), Trevor Jones (soccer for Carlton College), Cole Kaufman (baseball for DMACC), Colton Lennon (Elmhurst College), Halie Marean (bowling for Grandview University), Max McLaughlin (soccer for Gustavus Adophus), Nick Miller (wrestling for Grand View University), Kat Moody (track & field for the University of Iowa), Griffin Parker (golf for the University of Northern Iowa), Bennet Pedersen (golf/basketball for Wartburg College), Molly Platte (softball for Simpson College), Paityn Rau (basketball for Northwest Missouri State), Cole Romdall (football for Simpson College), Wesley Sanders (soccer for Gustavus Adophus), Delaney Taylor (softball for Drake University), Antwan Watson (football for Iowa Western CC), Allie Williams (soccer for Minnesota State), and Anthony Zach (wrestling for the University of Northern Illinois).


The group of 27 has been integral to a lot of success for Waukee athletics. All 27 have combined to acquire 111 varsity letters and combine to cover 15 out of the 24 total sporting events offered at Waukee High School. They have accounted for 33 different conference championships and nine state championships.


Of the many individuals, senior Anna Brown who recently earned the distinction of being a McDonald’s All-American nominee. Brown also finds herself in reach of the career three point mark, a mark she also set already as the most three pointers in a single game. Haley Bush, who will perform at Drake University next year, will walk away from Waukee High School second all time in kills. Anthony Zach, a future Northern Illinois wrestler, will walk away from the Warrior wrestling program as one of just nine Waukee wrestlers all time to reach 100 career wins.