Waukee High School Wins Third Consecutive Bank Iowa Challenge Cup

For the third consecutive year, Waukee High School (WHS) has won the Bank Iowa Challenge Cup with a total of 1,580 points compared to the runner-up, Pleasant Valley with a total of 1,510 points.

The Challenge Cup is an award designed to recognize Iowa High Schools for academic excellence within the classroom and outstanding achievement during state competitions in both athletics and fine arts.

WHS was awarded a Crystal Challenge Cup, which will be displayed in the school and an additional $2,000 stipend. This money will go towards enhancing academic learning components within the entire school system.

WHS has placed in the top five since 2007 when Iowa Bank and the Iowa High School Sport Network initiated the Challenge Cup in 2007.

Along with winning the Iowa Bank Challenge Cup, WHS placed third in The Des Moines Register’s all-sports standing for the 2016-17 school year.

Challenge Cup

Seniors Elma Vojic, Logan Akason and Cameron Briggs present the Bank Iowa Challenge Cup to Waukee High School principal Cary Justmann.

The scoring is based on a point system with state-title teams earning 10 points, runners-up receiving eight and so on. WHS came in with a total of 71.5 points compared the runner-up Iowa City West with a total of 79 points and West Des Moines Valley High School with a total of 89 points.

Congratulations to the WHS athletes and fine arts for their hard work in the 2016-17 school year.