Dancing into a new chapter


Shelby Moquin, Editor

The time has come for many of the class of 2021 seniors to make their college decisions and commitments. While others are contemplating private schools or public universities and some are still applying for scholarships, Clear Creek Amana High School’s Angelina Weaver recently committed to Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 

“As of right now, I’m undecided, [but] leaning towards architecture. I really enjoyed the atmosphere at Mount Mercy,” said Weaver. “I’ve gone to a couple of the dance events there and have really enjoyed it, very positive and welcoming atmosphere. They welcomed me with open arms.” 

Weaver plans to continue studying academics while also pursuing her passion for dance on the Mount Mercy Dance Team through a scholarship she received. 

“I’m looking forward to starting a new chapter. As scary as it is, you have to start somewhere,” commented Weaver. “I’m looking forward to making new friends at Mount Mercy. I’m especially excited to start dancing there! Although it’s going to be way different, I’m ready for this new chapter in my life!” 

Weaver has been in the CCA school district for as long as she can remember. She has an older sister that graduated from the CCA High School as well as two younger sisters that are currently attending class at the middle school. Angelina is also a participant on the CCAHS Dance Team. 

“[Some] times I enjoyed the most were eating and talking at the lunch table with my friends, going to state basketball for the first time, placing at state dance, making friends, and just laughing and making memories with everyone.” 

Weaver describes her connection to the Clear Creek Amana school district as strong, having developed a strong attachment with the teachers and the staff there. “I’m sad to leave some of my best friends and teachers. But all those memories will last a lifetime, and we will meet again someday.” 

Outside of school, Weaver is a competitive dancer at Debut Dance in North Liberty and has been for eight years and also assists in teaching classes. She also likes to hang out with friends, spend time with family, and often cooks and bakes. 

“I am proud of all the hard work and determination which has helped me gain my leadership skills with school and dance,” she explained. “That has led me to many academic and dance scholarships and opportunities along the way.”