Everyone loves the marching band and all the athletic teams. The state girls swim team has won four/five state titles in the past five years, state cheer has won three years in a row, tennis always wins, science olympiad is on a ten year streak, and the marching band is the best in the land. Ames High has the highest percentage of students that make up the all state honors band, holds the overall lead in state athletic titles, and the athletic and clubs and organizations churn out professional athletes, musicians, and the very best in every area that clubs exist. The garden club provides tomatoes for the lunch room, the green butterfly club recycles all the paper every year and makes the new hall passes for the next year out of them, sheph raises thousands of dollars to build schools in Uganda, and so on. Every foreign language program offers an international trip, as well as the schools band, orchestra, and chorus trips. Also for AP Euro there is a euro trip, and you can apply for a yearly summer trip to Uganda.