FDSH students honored during math and science recognition

The annual Fort Dodge Senior High Math and Science Recognition was held March 27.

Thirty-seven students were recognized for their efforts in mathematics and 101 were honored for earning eight or more credits in science during their high school career.

Some of the notable awards given out included:

Iowa Academy of Outstanding Science Student Award was given to James Curtis. The recipient of this award is determined based on credits, GPA (overall as well as science) and ACT score. Forty-one FDSH students met the minimum requirement for this award.

Outstanding Math Student Award was given to Brennan DeCoursey. The recipient of this award is determined based on credits, GPA (overall as well as math), and ACT score.

Lab Rat Award was given to James Curtis. This award is presented to the student who earned the most science credits during his/her high school career.

Students were also recognized for competition/contest results and additional awards and scholarships were handed out. In addition, Nicole Grosland, PhD and FDSH graduate who pursued a career in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) field, was the guest speaker. She is a biomedical engineering professor at the University of Iowa.

“With the statewide focus on STEM careers, it is important to recognize and encourage students in these disciplines,” said Hope Brown, Senior High science instructor. “Our Science/Math Recognition Night is one way that Fort Dodge Senior High recognizes our students for their achievements and going above and beyond the graduation requirements in these areas.”