Almost 200 students, family members, district staff, volunteers, and community members contributed their time, energy, and talents to this new video for the West Des Moines Community Schools (WDMCS). See a full list of credits below.
Featuring an original song composed and performed by Valley High School musicians, the video focuses on the most important people in our district: the students. Read more about how our students were a creative force behind the video at www.wdmcs.org.
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Produced by Ryan Paul Buck Productions
with additional footage provided by Wil Abeling
Composed by Olympia Manning
Lyrics by Ryan Buck and Olympia Manning
Guitar: Liam Carroll
Bass Guitar: Matt Christensen
Drums: Jakhari Durham
Vocals: Derek Lutt, Nicole Miller, and Caroline Stump
Violin: Olympia Manning
Keyboard: Curtis Craven, Nicole Miller, and Caroline Stump
Choir: Abisai Garcia, Quinn Kelly, Maya Knudsen, Azure Peterson, Maren Stegh, Justin Toth, Crystal Westberg
Oscar Ivan Aldana Barrera, Jesus Berber, Ben Berry, Cohen Bialas, Thomas Bonus, Mariana Castro Dominguez, Chloe Christensen, Medardo Constanza, Carson Copple, Farrah Ganske, Sawyer Haskin, Eddie Hybels, Drake Larson, Joseph Maxwell, Alayna Meeks, Layne Slater, Juan Soto-Silva, Susanne Schemmel, Rachel Werner, Blaise Wittern, Zoe Young, Jordan Creek Kids Care Club, Valley Girls Basketball Team
District Staff and Community Members
Chris Amundson, Pam Ballard, Pete Bissinger, Lucas Brandt, Anna Brown, Carmen Clark, Melissa Clayton, Kim Davis, Ryan Deignan, Kim Dunbar, Haley Gibbons, Stacy Hansen, David Maxwell, Janell Mikels, Adam Nidey, Laura Pals, Phil Peters, Amanda Pichler, Laura Roberts, Joe Sigrist, Gregory Simmons, Alisha Stewart, Barb Tigges, Josh Waymire, Joe Wiltgen, Aaron Witt, Helena Young
Special thanks to all the students who participated in the opening shot of the video.
Catherine Christian, Jared Fisher, Olivia Hope, Nic Lovan, Carter Oakley, Theresia Reineke, Jacie Stewart, Justine Williamson
Anabel Aguilar, John Anderson, Cael Anderson, Macy Anfinson, Whisper Arbs, Christina Arbs, Brindy Arredondo, Zachria Atal, Madison Ater, Connor Bach, Jeremy Bailey, Angelika Baker, Quinton Ballou, Jaryn Barkley, Janse Barkley, Daija Bash, Karthikeyan Bashiyam, Judith Beaty, Jessica Biede, Darren Brown , Trigger Cook, Lily Custer, Lily Dahlen, Neishha Desai, Amara Dorr, Alyssa Dougherty, Dayna Dunnwald, Drew Dunnwald, Nick Edgar, Haven Eichinger, Amara Feitelson, Hannah Fry, Ryan Funck, Jasmine Gandhi, Conall Gardner, Jessica Gimba, Kathia Gonzalez, Helen Gould, Kassidy Grissom, Yaidely Guzman, Farah Hagan, Thomas Hathaway, Isabella Heiden, Riley Heil, Holly Heil, Marleigh Heil, Lillian Herteen, Tyndal Hervey, Eleanor Horak, Brianna Huisman, Melanie Isenhoff, Marina Ivanovski, Lorena Jacks, Catalina Jacks, Theo Jackson, Braylon Jenkins, Will Johnson, Kamiyah Kazeze, Damari Kazeze, Harshini Keshavamurthy, Rachel Kirby, Alexa Knight, Gavin Knudsen, Lucas Koerselman, Jacob Koerselman, Olivia Lamphere, Drake Larson, Kellan Lawson, Isabella Le, Aurora Lee, Aleena Lee, Bella Mancero, Davis Maurath, Alison McDonnell, Jordan McKechnie, Andrew McKinney, Claire Meyers, Mattea Miller, Sydney Mixon, Samuel Muru, Nithya Myneni, Lillian Nelson, Jack Nelson, Elise Nikkel, Luke Nikkel, Kadyn Olberding, Gregory Pendegraft, Saxton Press, Madilynn Publow, Jaden Qualls, Branin Quinones, Austin Reding, Jadyn Reis, Noah Samples, Langston Samples, Priscilla Saucedo, Michael Sbrocco, Isabel Serio, Tishara Slater, Talyn Slater, Kailee St. John, Cecelia Stegh, Nathan Tenney, Isabel Thomas, Jack Trevillyan, India Tuai, Lillian Tuai, Delaney Turner, Ethan Tuttle, Jacob Underwood, Norah VandeBerg, Andrew VandeBerg, Alex Walters, Brennen Westberg, Ceira White (Current), Kelsey Whitfield, Dava Wiegel, Mary Yelick, Paula Vivian Youbor