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Education Briefs

Algona H.S. marching band earns I rating at State Marching Band Festival

The Algona High School Scarlet Regiment Marching Band performed at the IHSMA State Marching Band Festival and was awarded a Division I rating for its performance in Fort Dodge on Oct. 7. This was the 39th time the band has had its performance awarded a Division I since it began attending the ...

4-H find out afternoon is Thursday

POCAHONTAS — All youth in fourth through 12th grade are invited to join Pocahontas County 4-H. There will be a 4-H find out afternoon from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursday at the ISU Extension and Outreach Pocahontas County Office in Pocahontas. Those who are unable to attend this come-and-go event ...

Robotics program offered in Pocahontas

POCAHONTAS — ISU Extension and Outreach Pocahontas County invites all third- and fourth-grade students that have not had the opportunity to participate in any of the Lego Mindstorm Robotics activities to join this short-term after school program. Sue Jarvis, 4-H volunteer, will hold six ...

Algona H.S. Scarlet Regiment places second

Algona High School Marching Band, Scarlet Regiment, placed second (out of six bands) in Class 3A at North Central Marching Band Invitational at Fort Dodge on Sept. 23. The band was evaluated by six adjudicators and earned a total score of 71.8 on a 100-point scale. The Scarlet Regiment ...

Named to Buena Vista Dean’s List

STORM LAKE — The following students have been named to the Dean’s List at Buena Vista University for terms five and six: Emily Laufersweiler of Fort Dodge, Leah McGuire of Fort Dodge, Stephanie Miller of Humboldt, Amber Rossow of Fort Dodge, Miranda Segebart of Gowrie, Jessica Sells of ...

Manson native earns master’s degree

GLENDALE, Arizona — Tiffany McCabe, M.M.S., of Manson, has completed the master of medical science in physician assistant studies degree at the College of Health Sciences of Midwestern University. McCabe is the daughter of Manson residents James and Teri McCabe. After graduating from ...

St. Ed teacher receives STEM award

Dawn Asay, a fifth-grade teacher at St. Edmond Catholic School, received the STEM Scale Up award from the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council for the 2017-18 school year. The council is comprised of leaders in higher education, business, PK-12 educators, and government officials at ...

Briar Cliff University releases Dean’s List

SIOUX CITY — Briar Cliff University has announced that 279 students have been named to the Dean’s List for the second semester of the 2016-17 academic year, including 72 students who have achieved a perfect grade-point average of 4.0. Full-time students who have a semester grade-point ...

Three FD students graduate from Simpson College

INDIANOLA — Area students who recently graduated from Simpson College were: Adrean Johnson-Wigley, of Fort Dodge, graduated from Simpson College with a bachelor of arts in sports administration, Johnson-Wigley is the son of LaDonya Chaney, Maurice Wigley and Sharod Smith, of Fort Dodge; ...

FD Rachel’s Challenge team to create kindness rocks

The Fort Dodge Community School District Rachel’s Challenge team invites members of the community to join in creating kindness rocks to be hidden around the community. “The kindness rocks will spread inspiration and smiles in our community,” said Kim Bodholdt, member of the FDCSD ...

Brungardt named to Grand View President’s list

DES MOINES — Recognition for outstanding academic achievement has been given to Grand View University student Jacquelyn Brungardt for the 2017 spring semester. Brungardt is a senior nursing major at Grand View. Brungardt, the daughter of Bill and Ann Brungardt, is a 2014 graduate of St. ...

FD schools registration deadline is July 27

Registration for the 2017-2018 school year is currently taking place at Fort Dodge Community Schools. Registration deadline is July 27. The first day of school is Sept. 5. Packets including the student registration form, transportation, health, 1:1 computer initiative, food service and fee ...

Area students graduate from UNI

CEDAR FALLS — The University of Northern Iowa recently released its spring 2017 semester Dean’s List. Area students named to the Dean’s List are as follows: Badger: Megan Axne; Dayton: Brittany Johnson; Fort Dodge: Katherine Astor, Amy Barkley, Emily Bradley, Wesley Castro, Sarah ...

Area students graduate from DMACC

More than 1,300 students graduated after the spring semester from Des Moines Area Community College’s (DMACC’s) Ankeny, Boone, Carroll, Newton, Urban and West campuses. Recognized from our area include: Jacob Clapper, sales, Fort Dodge; Denise Duple, phlebotomy, Fort Dodge; Dawn Johnson, ...

Named to DMACC spring Dean’s List

DES MOINES — Des Moines Area Community College President Rob Denson 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 ...

Meriwether dinner cancelled this week

Due to low participation commitments, the dinner rescheduled for Saturday at 6 p.m. has been cancelled. Summer has arrived and students and their parents are involved in other activities and summer plans. “Young Scholar” certificates and recognitions will be given to their respective ...

Students named to BVU Dean’s List

STORM LAKE — Area students were recently named to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2017 semester at Buena Vista University. Students named to the Dean’s List must have a minimum grade-point average of 3.5 for the two terms, based on a 4.0 grade-point system, and must have taken at least 12 ...

Luther announces 2017 graduates

DECORAH — Local and area students that graduated from Luther College are as follows: Fort Dodge: Emily Garst, theatre, cum laude; Nathan Moore, art. Belmond: Garrett Griffioen, philosophy and management, cum laude. Lake City: Kirby Olson, computer science.

Area students earn diplomas from WITCC

SIOUX CITY — Western Iowa Tech Community College conferred degrees, diplomas and certificates at its spring commencement ceremony May 18 at the Tyson Events Center. Following is a list of WITCC graduates and their hometown. An asterisk (*) denotes students graduating with honors. ...

Named to Luther College dean’s list

DECORAH — Emily Garst, a Luther College senior, and Brian Murman, a junior, of Fort Dodge, have been named to the 2017 spring semester Dean’s List. Luther College’s spring 2017 Dean’s List includes 743 students; 56 first-years, 146 sophomores, 210 juniors and 331 seniors. To be named ...