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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 activities, as was Serena. She participated in Symphonic Band, Marching Band and color guard. She was also active in Women’s Chorale, A Cappella Choir, Vox Femina Choir and high school musicals.

Serena plans to attend Iowa Central Community College with a major in early childhood education.

Samantha Brennan

Samantha Brennan is the recipient of the Phil Dorweiler Family Scholarship. Her mother, Shanna Kearney Brennan, and her father, Terry Brennan, were both 1997 graduates of Fort Dodge Senior High.

Samantha was active in volleyball, bowling, chorus, Link Crew and blood drives while in high school. She was also a Special Olympics volunteer and a member of the Fort Dodge Area United States Bowling Congress. Her plans include attending Iowa Central Community College, with a major in early childhood education.

Noelle Slotten

Noelle Slotten is the recipient of the Fort Dodge Alumni Association Scholarship. Her dad, Christopher Slotten, was a 1991 graduate of Fort Dodge Senior High. Noelle is a member of the National Honor Society and volunteers in various community activities.

It is fitting that she has work experience at East Lawn Animal Hospital, as she plans to attend Iowa Central with a major in animal science.

Jace Yoder

Jace Yoder is the recipient of the Fort Dodge Alumni Association Scholarship. His dad, Buck Yoder, graduated from Fort Dodge Senior High in 1990.

Jace has participated in the Dodger football program while in high school and is determined to continue his education in college. He will be attending Iowa Central for two years and then finishing his degree at a university. He will be studying computer science and hopes to become a software engineer.

Jared Yoder

Jared Yoder is the recipient of the Fort Dodge Alumni Association Scholarship. His dad, Buck Yoder, was a 1990 graduate of FDSH.

While in high school, Jared participated in cross country and was a blood donor three times. Jared plans to focus his efforts toward a career in accounting to become an accountant.

He plans to attend Iowa Central for two years, then continue at a university.

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