The Messenger has named its five Iowa Central Community College scholarship winners for the 2012-2013 academic year. The newspaper pays full tuition for the first year of study and the college pays half-tuition scholarships for the second year.
Recipients were evaluated in academic achievement, leadership and community involvement. Following is a sampling of their honors and achievements.
Danielle Peterson, daughter of Charlene and Jeff Peterson, is a senior attending Prairie Valley High School. She has been involved in softball, volleyball, track, cheerleading, instrumental and vocal music and student council. She was on the school's academic honor roll for four years and achieved softball conference all academic honors all four years of high school. She plans to major in health care.
Ashley Bethke, daughter of Dawn and Tom Bethke, is a senior attending Fort Dodge Senior High School. She has been involved in basketball and 4-H. She was on the school's honor roll and received a presidential academic award. She plans to major in criminal justice.
Elizabeth Jones, daughter of Stephanie and Rodney Jones, is a senior attending Southeast Webster Grand High School. She has been involved in vocal and instrumental music, volleyball, golf, speech, mock trial and National History Day. She was on the school's honor roll and is a member of the National Honor Society. She plans to major in pre-physical therapy.
Brandon Kearney, son of Sue and Darrell Kearney, is a senior attending Fort Dodge Senior High School. He has been involved in bowling and golf, winning CIML All-Academic Awards for both. He has been on the school's honor roll and is a member of the National Honor Society. He plans to major in computer science and engineering.
Emily Martin, daughter of Brenda and Russ Martin, is a senior attending Fort Dodge Senior High School. She has been involved in Spanish Club, softball, Gay-Straight Alliance and basketball, for which she received CIML ALl-Academic Award. She serves as editor of the school's newspaper and yearbook, is a four-year honor roll student and a member of the National Honor Society. She plans to major in psychiatric medicine.