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Education Briefs

Hayes graduates from Northwestern

ORANGE CITY — Cornelia Hayes, of Fort Dodge, was among 225 graduates to receive bachelor’s degrees at Northwestern College during commencement ceremonies July 18. Twenty-four students received Bachelor of Science in Nursing degrees, while the rest of the graduating seniors were granted ...

Area students graduate from Wartburg

WAVERLY — Wartburg College awarded diplomas to 276 students during a virtual Spring Commencement on May 24. Those receiving diplomas include: Brock Miller, of Fort Dodge, who graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in computer science. He is the son of Jason and Susan Miller. Erica Rittgers, of ...

Hayes, Meier make Dean’s List at Northwestern

Cornelia Hayes and Karisa Meier, students at Northwestern College in Orange City, have earned a spot on the Academic Dean’s List for the spring 2020 semester. The Dean’s List is comprised of students who have achieved a semester grade-point average of 3.50 or above while carrying a ...

DMACC announces spring graduates

ANKENY — More than 800 students graduated following the spring semester from Des Moines Area Community College’s Ankeny, Boone, Carroll, Newton, Urban/Des Moines and West Des Moines campuses. Fort Dodge graduates are Joseph Correa, liberal arts; Emily Pecka, liberal arts; and Brian ...

DMACC posts spring semester dean’s list

ANKENY — Des Moines Area Community College recently released the names of students eligible for the spring semester Dean’s List. To be eligible, a student must have completed a minimum of six credits and earned a 3.5 to 3.99 grade point average for that semester. Area students are: ...

Border awarded P.E.O. STAR scholarship

The P.E.O. STAR scholarship for the 2020-2021 academic year has been awarded to Morgan Border, a recent graduate of St. Edmond High School. Border is the daughter of Mark and Sheila Border and was recommended for the scholarship by P.E.O. Chapter IM of Fort Dodge. She has been accepted and ...

Students named to Central dean’s list

PELLA — Central College, Pella, has released its spring 2020 dean’s list. The honor is awarded to full-time students who achieve a 3.5 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale while taking 12 or more graded credit hours for the semester. Area students on the list are Tate O’Tool, of Fort Dodge, and ...

Dawson wins horticulture scholarship

Caryn Dawson, of Palmer, is a 2020-2021 National Garden Club Scholarship Award winner. The $4,000 scholarship is one of 43 national awards available for junior, senior or grad students. Dawson is a senior at Iowa State University majoring in global resource systems and horticulture with ...

Samuelson is Grand Lodge scholar

Lucas Samuelson from Southeast Valley High School has been selected as a scholarship recipient by the Grand Lodge of Iowa, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, from a group of 466 applicants. The award of $1,850 is in recognition of Samuelson’s academic performance, community activities, ...

Moore named to Northwest Iowa honor list

Adam Moore, of Fort Dodge, an industrial instrumentation and control major, has been named to the Northwest Iowa Community College honor list for the spring semester. Students on the honor list are full-time and have achieved an average grade point of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale. Northwest ...

CDA Court 216 names Education Contest winners

Catholic Daughters Court 216 recently announced the winners of its 2020 Education Contest. Nora Kate O’Connor had first place in Computer Art Div. I. Kobe Bacon had first place in Poetry Div. I. Lilah Reed had first place in Art Div. I. Abby Huss had first place in Essay Div. 1. Kara ...

Noon Rotary scholarships announced

The Fort Dodge Noon Rotary Club has named the scholarship recipients for the 2019-2020 school year. Rotary is awarding eight scholarships of $1,000 each toward tuition at Iowa Central Community College during the student’s freshman year. Awarding of the scholarships is based on ability to ...

FDMS to present ‘The Wizard of Oz’

“The Wizard of Oz,” the Fort Dodge Middle School seventh- and eighth-grade musical, will be performed at 7 p.m. on March 12 and 13 in the Fort Dodge Middle School auditorium. Nearly 85 students are involved in the production. In this adventure, Dorothy is carried by a tornado from her ...

Iowa Lakes student awarded scholarship

ESTHERVILLE — Hunter Riedesel was awarded a $1,000 scholarship for Iowa Lakes Community College at the Agribusiness Career Day hosted by the Agribusiness Association of Iowa Foundation on Feb. 12. Out of more than 250 Iowa community college agriculture or agribusiness students attending ...

Two area students win ag scholarships

Two community college students from the area who are studying agriculture or agribusiness have received $1,000 scholarships through a program conducted by the Agribusiness Association of Iowa. Iowa Central Community College student Leslie Murphy, of Sac City, received a scholarship sponsored ...

FDCSD athletic physicals set for March 5

Athletic physicals for current 7-12 grade students will be held from 5:15–6:15 p.m. March 5 at the Fort Dodge Senior High gym. The cost is $15. All 7-12 grade Dodger student-athletes are encouraged to attend. A sports physical needs to be current and on file in the nurse’s office prior ...

Named to Chancellor’s List at St. Luke’s

Several area residents were recently named to the Chancellor’s List at St. Luke’s College — Unity Point Health in Sioux City for the 2019 semester. They are Dawn Grall, Fort Dodge; Megan Fitzgerald, Fort Dodge; Jadie Lara, Fort Dodge; Ashley Mundie, Fort Dodge; Nicole Scully, Burnside; ...

Dodgers successful at Special Olympics

Thirty-nine Dodger athletes competed in the Special Olympics Area Basketball event at Butler Elementary on Feb. 14. Twenty-six of the athletes earned first place and will move on to the state competition March 13-14 in Iowa City. Students finishing in first place included Lilly Walters, ...

St. Edmond to host Kindergarten Connection

St. Edmond Catholic School, 2220 Fourth Ave. N., will hold Kindergarten Connection, Connection the Pieces: Faith — Academics — Community — Values from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the school. In case of inclement weather and school is cancelled, Kindergarten Connection will be held from ...

CCS kindergarten round-up is Feb. 20

Community Christian School kindergarten round-up is 6 to 7 p.m Feb. 20 at the school, 2406 9 1/2 Ave. S. All interested families are invited to participate to learn more about Community Christian School and to sign up their child for 2020-2021 kindergarten school year. Come learn about ...