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Education

FDHS Alumni Association awards scholarships

The Fort Dodge High School Alumni Association has awarded five scholarships to 2020 graduates. Serena Leith Serena Leith is the recipient of the Cecil and Ernie Zuerrer Family Scholarship. Her father, James Leith, was a 1991 graduate of Fort Dodge Senior High and was involved in band ...

Little Crusaders Daycare receives grant

Little Crusaders Daycare, located at Community Christian School, opened its doors in January 2019. The daycare has received a grant of $9,798 from Linking Families and Community to expand the space and have a separate 3’s and 4’s childcare room. The grant included monies to pay for ...

What Seniors Are Saying — In step with Reagan Black

Editor’s note: This Q&A features high-performing seniors from Fort Dodge Senior High and St. Edmond High School throughout the school year. 1. What programs and activities do you participate in? I am a part of Dodger Senate, band, choir, jazz band, Performer’s Club, tennis, ...

Students in the Arts awards ICCC scholarships

The Students in the Arts Foundation has awarded six $500 scholarships in partnership with Iowa Central Community College for the 2020-2021 school year. St. Edmond Catholic High School Jonah Hind received a theatre scholarship. “Johah has an incredible future in the performing arts,” ...

Area students named to Iowa Central Dean’s List

Iowa Central Community College has announced its Dean’s List for the spring 2020 semester. Listed below are area students who made the list, by town: Algona: Gregory Flower, Elizah Salvatore, Wade Toombs; Badger: Allyson Paeper, Ayrton Peterson; Belmond: Leopoldo Caballero and Andrew Soma; ...

What Seniors Are Saying: Ariana Schultz

1. What programs and activities do you participate in? I am involved in Dodger Senate, Big Dodger, Little Dodger, Silver Cord, Ambassadors and AmeriCorps. 2. What academic accomplishment are you most proud of? I would say that I am most proud of AmeriCorps. This year was the first year we ...

What Seniors Are Saying

1 What programs and activities do you participate in? I am involved in National Honor Society and Silver Cord. 2 What academic accomplishment are you most proud of? I am most proud of keeping my GPA above 3.5 all three years so far. 3What’s your best piece of advice for younger ...

What Seniors Are Saying

1. What programs and activities do you participate in? I am in choir, dance team, spring musical, Link Crew/Ambassadors, Health Occupation Students of America, and National Honor Society. 2. What academic accomplishment are you most proud of? I am most proud of being accepted into National ...

What Seniors Are Saying

1. What programs and activities do you participate in? I have participated in musical, show choir, National Honor Society, student council, golf, cheer and cross country. 2. What academic accomplishment are you most proud of? I am most proud of my GPA. 3. What’s your best piece of ...

31 FDSH students qualify for state speech

Fort Dodge Senior High students prepared 36 entries for the Iowa High School Speech Association District Individual Speech Contest held Feb. 29. Thirty-one Fort Dodge Senior High performers received Division I ratings and will move on to the State Individual Speech Contest on March 14. ...

FD Community Schools name March students, employee of the month

The Fort Dodge Community School District has announced its students and employee of the month for March. This program recognizes one elementary, one middle school and one high school student, as well as one staff member monthly for exceeding expectations. Evie Piton is the Elementary Student ...

Students perform at district piano auditions

Thirty-eight area piano students, involving seven piano teachers, participated in the Iowa Music Teachers Association district pre-college piano auditions on Feb. 1, held at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Fort Dodge. Students are grouped into levels according to age. In each level, a ...

Candyland Carnival planned at Community Christian

Candyland Carnival is a new public event hosted by Community Christian School, 2406 9 1/2 Ave. S. Candyland Carnival is a family focused, carnival-style extravaganza, utilizing virtually every room in the school building. It will be held March 7, from 4-7 p.m. Games, prizes, photo ...

Named to Students in the Arts

The following kindergarten through 12th-grade students have been chosen by their instructor during the winter term for excelling in the performing and visual arts programs and recognized by the Students in the Arts Foundation. Elementary Art and Music St. Edmond School ART: Addison ...

FDSH large group speech team successful at state

On Feb. 8, members of the Fort Dodge Senior High speech team attended the Iowa High School Speech Association State Large Group Speech Contest. They performed the 12 acts that qualified for state through the district competition last month. Eight of the acts received Division I ratings with one ...

What Seniors Are Saying

1. What programs and activities do you participate in? Golf, volleyball, choir, National Honor Society, and Respect for Life. 2. What academic accomplishment are you most proud of? Being chosen for National Honor Society. 3.What’s your best piece of advice for younger ...

FDCS Foundation believes every student is a leader

With help from the Fort Dodge Community Schools Foundation, the Fort Dodge Community School District will bring Leader in Me to its schools beginning this fall. “We could not refuse the opportunity to help ‘unleash the potential in children,’” said Jennifer Pederson, FDCS Foundation ...

League of Cities offers scholarship

The Northwest Iowa League of Cities is introducing its High School Senior Scholarship Program. The program is open to any high school senior residing in a community that is a member of the Northwest Iowa League of Cities who is pursuing post-secondary education or training in a field that ...

What Seniors Are Saying

1. What programs and activities do you participate in? Baseball, football, National Honor Society, Little Dodger. 2. What academic accomplishment are you most proud of? National Honor Society. 3. What’s your best piece of advice for younger students? Focus on the details as they ...