Four students win scholarships from The Messenger

Brennan, Hiveley, Long and Lyon heading for Iowa Central

Samantha Brennan

Four local students have been awarded scholarships by The Messenger to attend Iowa Central Community College.

They are Samantha Brennan, of Fort Dodge; Sally Hiveley, of Fort Dodge; Taegen Long, of Lehigh; and Hallie Lyon, of Duncombe.

”The Messenger appreciates our long standing relationship with Iowa Central,” said Terry Christensen, the publisher of the newspaper. ”It is our pleasure to honor these students with a scholarship.”

Each scholarship will pay the entire tuition cost for the student’s first year at Iowa Central and half of the tuition cost for the second year.

Samantha Brennan

Sally Hiveley

Brennan is the daughter of Terry and Shanna Brennan. She is a graduate of Fort Dodge Senior High School who plans to pursue a degree in early childhood education.

In high school, she was on the volleyball and bowling teams, and was a member of the 2020 Dodger Girls Bowling state qualifying team. She participated in chorus and volunteered with Special Olympics. She served as a Student Ambassador during her senior year.

Outside of school, she is a member of the Fort Dodge Area UBSC for youth bowling leagues.

She is a carrier for The Messenger and works part-time at Ridgewood Lanes.

Sally Hiveley

Taegan Long

Hiveley is the daughter of Tom and Beth Hiveley. She is a graduate of Fort Dodge Senior High School who plans to pursue a degree in communications or education.

In high school, she was a member of the National Honor Society, Little Dodger staff, Dodger Senate, Link Crew and 707. She has volunteered with Relay for Life and the Special Olympics. Hiveley worked at Dodger Academy, the school district’s after-school program for elementary-aged children.

She works at Brown Shoe Fit Co.

Taegan Long

Long is the daughter of Melissa Kahl-Long and Brian Long. She is a graduate of Southeast Valley High School. She plans to pursue a degree in accounting.

Hailie Lyon

In high school she participated in National Honor Society, FCA, FFA, Math and Science Club, studio dance, cross country, dance team, FCCLA, 4-H, golf, basketball and volleyball. She has volunteered to coach soccer teams and has taught Bible school. She has also served on the Webster County 4-H Council.

She works as a teller at Security Savings Bank in Gowrie.

Hailie Lyon

Lyon is the daughter of Jeff and Miranda Lyon. She is a graduate of Fort Dodge Senior High School who wants to pursue a degree in elementary education.

In school, she was a member of Ambasadors and Link Crew. Away from school, she has volunteered at her church in the nursery and with kindergarten through fifth graders. She has also volunteered with Open Door Mission and Giving Tree.

She works at Walmart.


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