The Messenger has named its four Iowa Central Community College scholarship winners for the 2010-2011 academic year. The newspaper pays full tuition for the first year of study and the college pays half-tuition scholarships for the second year.
Recipients were evaluated in academic achievement, leadership and community involvement.
Following is a sampling of their honors and achievements.
Hannah Pelz is a senior attending Manson Northwest Webster High School. She has been involved in golf, fall play, musical, speech, drama club, French club, choir and is the editor of the school newspaper. She is a member of the National Council on Youth Leadership, is on the honor roll and has lettered in golf and music. She has volunteered with the Manson Wan Tan Ye, and is a Sunday school and Bible school teacher and member of the youth group at her church. She plans to major in journalism and mass communication.
Teresa McLoughlin is a senior at St. Edmond High School. She has been involved in volleyball, tennis, basketball, choir, show choir, musical, Spanish Club and Respect for Life. She is on the silver honor roll and is a member of the National Honor Society and National Council on Youth Leadership. Her community and church involvement includes being a member of the Fort Dodge Falcons 4-H Club, Youth K.I.C.K.S. youth group, and an altar server and song leader for the Holy Trinity Parish. She plans to major in photography.
Matthew Mitchell is a senior at the Southeast Webster-Grand Iowa Central Charter High School. He is involved in football, basketball, track, yearbook staff and mock trial. He is on the honor roll and is a member of the National Honor Society. His community and church involvement includes being member of the Washington Winners 4-H Club, the Webster County 4-H youth Council, and server and volunteer for St. Joseph and Christ the King Catholic churches. He plans to complete a technical program with an emphasis on agriculture.
Nathan Ross is a senior attending Fort Dodge Senior High School. He has been involved in choir, band, school senate, soccer, tennis, speech, school newspaper, Spanish Club and Dodger Lettermen. He is the senior class vice president. His community and church involvement includes being a youth worship leader at First Evangelical Free Church, vacation Bible school volunteer, Kids Against Hunger and Hope Ministries volunteer and counselor at Hidden Acres Christian Center. He plans to major in electronic media with a minor in journalism.