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Education Briefs

Group attends Boys State

High school students from Fort Dodge Senior High and St. Edmond High School participated in the 78th Annual American Legion Hawkeye Boys State at Camp Dodge in Johnston from June 11-16. They were selected based on their recommendations from school officials and members of the American Legion ...

Students named to BVU Dean’s List for Spring 2017

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 ...

Students named to Dean’s List at Luther College

DECORAH — Emily Garst, Luther College senior, and Brian Murman, 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 ...

WITCC Spring session honors students

SIOUX CITY — Western Iowa Tech Community College (WITCC) recently announced the President’s List, full-time students who achieved a 4.0 grade point average during the 2017 spring semester, and the Scholar’s List, full-time students who achieved a 3.5-3.99 grade point average during the ...

WITCC Spring commencement exercises

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

Basin Electric awards scholarships

Lilian Swanson, of Galt, will receive a $1,000 Basin Electric Power Cooperative member dependent scholarship. Corn Belt Power Cooperative and Basin Electric awarded the scholarship to Swanson, whose parents, Stuart and Lori Swanson, of Galt, are members of Prairie Energy Cooperative. Swanson ...

FD Noon Rotary names scholars

The 2017 Fort Dodge Noon Rotary Iowa Central Scholarship winners were recently announced and attended the club meeting held at Willow Ridge Golf Course and Restaurant to introduce themselves. Scholarships awarded in 2017 totalled $6,750. Winners were Cole Allison and Jerrica Fitzgerald, ...

Babysitting Clinic set in Pocahontas Co.

POCAHONTAS — ISU Extension and Outreach will be holding a Babysitting Clinic for fifth- and sixth-graders from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Pocahontas County Extension and Outreach Office in Pocahontas. Participants will learn the basics of CPR, home safety, money management and how to ...

Jacob Jensen honored at BVU

STORM LAKE — Jacob Jensen, a business major from Badger, was recently honored at Buena Vista University’s annual Student Recognition Dinner. Jensen was elected to the Student Senate by the student body to represent the student voice on campus committees, consider concerns of the ...

Family Video, Marco’s Pizza give rewards

GLENVIEW, IL — Throughout the month of June, students from kindergarten through college can receive a free movie or game rental at Family Video for each final “A” grade or (equivalent mark) they achieve in a core subject on their year-end report card. The company expects to give away ...

AHS Jazz Band musician named to ‘All-State’

ALGONA — Kellen Schmidt was accepted to the 2017 Class 3A Iowa All-State Jazz Band. He was selected as one of only five trombonists for the band statewide. This is Schmidt’s first year participating in the All-State Jazz Band. Students who auditioned for the All-State Jazz Band ...

FD Noon Rotary announces scholarships

The FD Noon Rotary Scholarship Awards were given this year to the following 2017 graduates: St. Edmond Catholic School: Cole Allison and Jerrica Fitzgerald. Fort Dodge Community School District: Aleah Sherman, Brennan DeCoursey, Tiffiany Teske and Ashley Kelly.

Moeding makes St. Luke’s Chancellor’s List

SIOUX CITY — Lauren Moeding, a student at St. Luke’s College — UnityPoint Health in Sioux City, was named to the Chancellor’s List, for the 2017 spring semester. Moeding is pursuing her associate of science degree in radiology. She is a graduate of St. Edmond High School and the ...

Marjorie Hubel Estate awards scholarships

The Marjorie Hubel Estate recently awarded 18 $1,000 scholarships to students who will be attending college in the fall. Applicants must have a relative that is, or was, a member of Webster County Chapter 29 of the Disabled American Veterans. Receiving scholarships were Hunter McCarville, ...

Bishop Garrigan releases large group contest results

ALGONA — Bishop Garrigan High School Concert Band and A Cappella Choir participated in the Iowa High School Music Association Large Group Contest held at Algona High School on May 5. Both ensembles received a Division I rating from a panel of three adjudicators in each performance center. ...

St. Edmond M.S. teams compete in quiz bowl

St. Edmond middle school students competed at Middle School Quiz Bowl in Algona May 6. This was their last quiz bowl of the season. All three teams did well, but one team placed first overall. The winning team was Brock Stanek, Maggie Lennon, Hallie Ehn and Ben Anderson. Scott Weimers, ...

St. Paul Lutheran releases third quarter honor roll

St. Paul Lutheran School has released its third quarter honor roll for the 2016-2017 school year. Maintaining a perfect 4.0 grade-point average were: Ashlyn Headlee, Miranda Finnegan, Alexis Read, Kate Tyre. Maintaining a GPA between 3.5 and 3.999 were: Shelby Smith, Omarion Zimmermann, ...

Langbein receives Excellence in Agriculture scholarship

AMES — Landus Cooperative recently announced Brandon Langbein, son of Gary and Melissa Langbein of Sac City, is a recipient of the Excellence in Agriculture scholarship. The Excellence in Agriculture scholarship is for $1,000 toward post-secondary education in an ag-related field. Langbein ...

Karl KIng scholarship winners named

The scholarship winners of the Karl King Municipal Band were announced during a recent concert. Hunter Johnson (trumpet), of Manson, received a $500 scholarship. He plans to attend Iowa Central Community College. Jarrett Delp (tuba), of Scranton, received at $500 scholarship. He plans to ...

Bhatt, Portz receive top honors at Iowa

IOWA CITY — Two students from Fort Dodge have received one of the University of Iowa’s highest honors awarded to its business majors. Ravi Bhatt and Shelby Portz were named to the Tippie College of Business’ 21 Under 21 list, an honor that recognizes 21 of the college’s outstanding ...