Messenger scholarship winners announced

Six graduating high school seniors have received scholarships from The Messenger to attend Iowa Central Community College.

”The Messenger and its employees are proud of our ongoing relationship with Iowa Central Community College,” said Terry Christensen, the publisher of the newspaper. ”The annual scholarship program is such a wonderful opportunity to reward students in our region.”

Here’s an introduction to the scholarship winners.

Courtney Colshan

Colshan, of Manson, will graduate from Manson Northwest Webster High School. She is the daughter of John and Michelle Colshan.

In high school, she was a member of the drill team, marching band, color guard, pep band, concert band, and National Honor Society. She was the drill team captain and a member of the All Iowa Honor Dance Team.

Outside of school, she helped build a community playground. She also helped to remodel the town’s grocery store.

She attended religious education and confirmation classes at St. Thomas Catholic Church. She also helped to teach kindergarten students there for two years.

Sean Flattery

The son of Dan and Roxie Flattery will graduate from St. Edmond Catholic School.

In high school, he has been on the basketball, football and track teams. He has also participated in student council, French Club, Play Like a Champion, choir, show choir and musicals. He co-hosts the school’s podcast called GaelsCast.

He has been an altar server and cantor at Sunday mass.

He has worked for Central Iowa Distributing Inc., of Fort Dodge, refinishing gym floors.

Elizabeth Gailey

Gailey, who will graduate from St. Edmond Catholic School, is the daughter of Tracy Trotter and Timothy Gailey.

She plans to study nursing and is already working as a certified nursing assistant at the Marian Home and Village,

At St. Edmond, she has been active in cross country, basketball, tennis, National Honor Society, musicals, speech, Play Like a Champion, cheerleading and volunteering to help with Fun Night. Outside of school, she has helped to serve meals at the Beacon of Hope and volunteered at a COVID vaccination clinic.

Chyann Hicks

Hicks, of Gowrie, will graduate from Southeast Valley High School. She is the daughter of Christy Jaeschke and Chad and Jen Hicks.

In high school, she was involved in National Honor Society, speech, musical, Tri-M, FCCLA, choir, chamber choir, golf, softball, volleyball, basketball, and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Away from school she is a member of FFA and the Gowrie Groundbreakers 4-H Club.

She is the Webster County Pork Queen.

Maggie Strickland

Strickland, who will graduate from St. Edmond Catholic School, is the daughter of John and Tracy Hogen and the late Tom Strickland.

In high school, she has been involved in concert band, jazz band, Gael band, Gaelic concert choir, chamber choir, show choir and cheerleading. She is also a member of the National Honor Society, youth ministry, Art Club and Students in Arts Connect Team leadership group. She was an All-State Singer.

Camron Winninger

Winninger, of Fort Dodge, will graduate from Fort Dodge Senior High School. He is the son of Mark Winninger and Tricia Winninger.

As a student, he completed the Ultimate MPG class in which members of the class built a go-kart from scratch. That go-kart was driven to Polk County, where it was raced against machines built by other schools. Winninger hopes to pursue a career in the automotive industry, and is already taking a braking system class at Iowa Central Community College.

Outside of school, he works at Fareway. His duties there include sacking groceries, taking groceries to customers’ vehicles, stocking shelves and baling big loads of cardboard for recycling.


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