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Carl D. Schillig Memorial Scholarship Available for PV and Bettendorf Students PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jamie Lange   
Friday, 17 February 2012 15:31

Applications are now being accepted for the Carl D. Schillig Memorial Scholarship. This scholarship provides $2,000 for two-year community college or $4,000 for four-year college/university. Interested high school graduating seniors at Bettendorf and Pleasant Valley Community High School are encouraged to apply by March 2, 2012. Finalists are required to complete an in person  interview with the selection committee. The scholarship is open to students meeting the criteria below.

Guidelines:
• Be a graduating senior at Pleasant Valley Community High School or Bettendorf High School

• Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.3 after seven semesters of high school
• Exemplify Carl Schillig’s spirit and interests
• Plan to attend a two-year or four-year college upon graduation

Deadline: March 2, 2012

How to apply: Applications are available online or in the guidance counselors offices at Pleasant Valley Community High School or Bettendorf High School

About Carl D. Schillig:
Carl Schillig, a student at Pleasant Valley High School, was 15 years old when he died in a car-pedestrian accident while participating in the Civil War Reenactment at the Village of East Davenport, Sept. 17, 1994. Carl was active in numerous school, community and church activities. The memorial fund was established by Carl’s family to perpetuate his memory and enthusiasm for life by providing college scholarships to graduates of Pleasant Valley. The first scholarship was awarded in 1998. In 2002, the scholarship award was extended to include graduates of Bettendorf High School

About the scholarship:
The scholarship was first awarded to 1998 graduates of Pleasant Valley High School. (Carl’s intended year
of graduation) In 2002, it was extended to graduates of Bettendorf High School. The scholarship is given to a
student with at least a 2.3 grade point average who exemplifies Carl’s spirit through participation in a variety of
school, community and church-related activities. Recipients are chosen by an independent selection committee
in each school.

Funding for the Carl D. Schillig Memorial Scholarship is generated from proceeds from the annual Labor Day Run with Carl held in Bettendorf, IA.

To download a scholarship form and for a listing of past scholarship recipients, please visit runwithcarl.com/node/3. The deadline for the scholarship application is March 2, 2012.

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Jordan Catholic School’s Preschool, Kindergarten, and Daycare Round-Up PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Janine A. H. Parr   
Friday, 17 February 2012 15:30
Jordan Catholic School will host Kindergarten, Preschool, and Daycare Round-up on Thursday, March 8, 2012 for the 2012-13 school year. Children ages 3 to 5 years old and their families and caregivers are welcome to come and discover how Jordan is “Shaping the Future”. Tour the facilities, enjoy a treat, and discover how Jordan’s thoughtful and caring approach to a well rounded education can impact a child.

For more information, call 793-7350, extension 201 or visit www.jordanschool.com

 
William Penn College Honor Lists PDF Print E-mail
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Written by TheLink Delivery Service   
Tuesday, 14 February 2012 13:23

William Penn University announces academic honors:

Oskaloosa, Iowa - William Penn University is pleased to announce that Ivy Rostenbach of Davenport, Iowa, has been named to the Dean's List for the fall 2011 semester. To be included on the Dean's List, a student must complete at least 12 hours of credit with a grade point average of 3.5 - 3.89 on a 4.0 scale.

William Penn University is also pleased to announce that Dania Bebber, Etaf Elkhatib and Sophia Farooqui, all of Bettendorf, Iowa, and   have been named to the President's List for the fall 2011 semester. To be included on the President's List, a student must complete at least 12 hours of credit with a minimum grade point average of 3.9 on a 4.0 scale.

William Penn University was founded by Quakers in 1873 and is located in Oskaloosa, Iowa. William Penn has one of the most diverse student populations in Iowa and has recently expanded both programming and facilities. For more information, visit the university's website at www.wmpenn.edu or call 1-800-779-7366.

 
UW-MADISON WINTER GRADS LIST PDF Print E-mail
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Written by TheLink Delivery Service   
Monday, 13 February 2012 14:30

MADISON - Approximately 1,100 students received degrees during the University of Wisconsin-Madison's winter commencement ceremonies on Dec. 18, 2011.

Former Badger football player, U.S. Marine and international relief worker Jake Wood delivered the charge to graduates at commencement ceremonies held at the Kohl Center.

For more information about UW-Madison commencement, visit http://www.news.wisc.edu/commencement/ . Here are the degree recipients from your area:

Michelle Kathryn Czarnecki from Bettendorf with a Bachelor of Arts in English,
John Michael Hageman, also from Bettendorf, with a Bachelor of Science-Mechanical Engineering.

 
Bi-State Literary Council PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Duffy De France   
Monday, 13 February 2012 14:28
The Bi-State Literacy Council represents 6 counties in Iowa and Illinois. The deadline for the spring funding grants is March 31, 2012. Applications and more information available at www.bistateliteracy.org
The Council is aware that the cost of taking the GED tests will become more expensive, and the Trivia Night will help us to support that project, as well as have funds available for the Spring Funding projects.

 
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