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AHS students earn positions in Honor Band

Dec 17, 2014 • Ames Tribune
Thirteen Ames High School band students earned positions in the 2014-15 South Central Iowa Bandmasters Association Honor Band following auditions held at Des Moines Roosevelt High School on Dec. 4. The students selected will rehearse at Ankeny ... More

Teacher at Des Moines' Merrill wins best-in-state honor

Dec 5, 2014 • DesMoinesRegister.com
As the diverse student body returned to class, Spizzirri chatted with some former students, now enrolled at Roosevelt High School, who came to see her honored. Abdi Omar, 17, said he was made better by Spizzirri during his years at Merrill Middle School. More

'Pain and frustration': Des Moines reacts to Ferguson grand jury

Nov 25, 2014 • DesMoinesRegister.com
Said Roosevelt High School teacher Maggie Walker: "I think there were a lot of great people who stood up and said some things about how we need to accept other and love others and that violent ways aren't necessarily always our options, but we need to ... More

The rise, the fall and the future for John Meeks

Dec 9, 2014 • Iowa State Daily
Imagine never losing. Never having a single slipup. Not once facing the agony of defeat. Such is the life of John Meeks — or at least it was. Iowa high school wrestling aficionados still remember Meeks. The Des Moines native starred at Roosevelt High ... More

Roosevelt High School builds new robotics team

Nov 7, 2014 • DesMoinesRegister.com
They're hungry to go back as competitors. “You'd be surprised how big the crowds are,” he said. “A team from (West Des Moines) Valley won a couple of years ago. The world championships represent the highest concentration of MIT grads anywhere” outside ... More

Roosevelt High School Teams Up with Feeder Schools to Fight Hunger

Nov 14, 2014 • whotv.com
DES MOINES, Iowa – It's the time of year for canned-food drives and charitable spirits, and students at Roosevelt High School in Des Moines are hoping to see a larger donation from their annual hunger drive this year, with the help of some younger ... More

Betty Jean Berg

Nov 19, 2014 • Mason City Globe Gazette
She grew up in Des Moines and graduated from Roosevelt High School, class of 1946. Upon graduation, Betty enrolled at Iowa State University and met William E. Berg who swept her off her feet on a blind date. They became a couple and later were united ... More

Dolores Herrmann - Davis-Playle-Hudson-Rimer Funeral Home

Nov 28, 2014 • KTVO
While Ed studied at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dolores worked at the telephone company and managed the young couple's threadbare finances. They moved to Crawfordsville, Iowa in 1953 where Ed was the doctor, Dolores raised their two ... More

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