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Local students named to Central College dean's list PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Rachel Vogel   
Monday, 20 February 2012 14:25

PELLA, IA (02/15/2012)(readMedia)-- The following students were named to the fall 2011 dean's list at Central College:

Katelyn Baker of Davenport, a senior business management major, daughter of Bill and Nancy Baker

Patricia Braun of Davenport, a senior biology major, daughter of Michael Braun and Elizabeth Braun

Jessica Emard of Bettendorf, a senior German studies and English major, daughter of Douglas and Karen Emard

Samantha Fink of Bettendorf, a senior elementary education major, daughter of Rodney and Sandi Fink

Briana Haycraft of Eldridge, a junior , daughter of Scott and Kimberly Haycraft

Emily Huegel of Bettendorf, a junior elementary education major, daughter of Tony and Debra Huegel

Justine Jackovich of Eldridge, a junior biology major, daughter of Vincent and Denise Jackovich

Melanie Louis of Davenport, a senior biology major, daughter of Robert and Diane Louis

Maaike Mielenhausen of Davenport, a junior elementary education major, daughter of Steve and Belinda Mielenhausen

Alison Miller of Davenport, a senior exercise science major, daughter of Greg and Debra Miller

Ashley Ramker of Davenport, a sophomore , daughter of Michael and Linda Ramker

Allison Redman of Davenport, a junior elementary education major, daughter of Michael and Ann Redman

Samantha Scheckel of Long Grove, a junior art major, daughter of Marty and Jane Scheckel

Kelly Spavin of Bettendorf, a junior English major, daughter of David Spavin and Lori Spavin

Victoria Turley of Eldridge, a graduate English major, daughter of Jim Turley and Sherri Bain

Hanna Wilson of Wellman, a junior elementary education major, daughter of John and Lynda Wilson

The honor is awarded to full-time students who achieve a 3.5 grade point average or higher on a 4.0 scale while taking 12 or more graded credit hours for the semester.

Central College is a private, four-year, residential liberal arts college in Pella, Iowa. Central's academic program offers 39 majors leading to a bachelor's degree, along with pre-professional programs and advising. Central was recognized in the 2011 U.S.News & World Report's annual rankings of the best liberal arts colleges in the nation.

 
Local Students Named to Dean's Lists PDF Print E-mail
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Written by readMedia   
Monday, 20 February 2012 14:09

Area Students named to Illinois College Dean's List

JACKSONVILLE, IL (02/17/2012)(readMedia)-- The following students were named to Illinois College's Fall 2011 semester dean's list.

Kathryn Pierce, a junior, is the daughter of Julie Pierce of Belle Plaine. She is a graduate of Belle Plaine High School.

Taylor Brien, a first year student, is the daughter of Barbara Mansholt of Bettendorf. She is a graduate of Bettendorf High School.

Hannah Oak, a sophomore, is the daughter of Kevin and Cynthia Oak of Taylor Ridge. She is a graduate of Rockridge High School.

Candidates for the dean's list must complete at least 14 semester hours and post a grade point average of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale. All grades must be C or better, and no more than one C grade is allowed.

Founded in 1829, Illinois College is a residential liberal arts college fostering academic excellence rooted in opportunities for experiential learning while preparing students for lifelong success.

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ST. LOUIS, MO (02/14/2012)(readMedia)-- The following students were named to the Dean's List for the fall 2011 semester at Washington University in St. Louis.

  • Ryan Mitchell Kelly of Bettendorf, IA (52722), was named to the Dean's List for the fall 2011 semester. Kelly is a graduate of Pleasant Valley High School in Bettendorf, IA, and is enrolled in the university's College of Arts & Sciences. To qualify for the Dean's List in the College of Arts & Sciences, students must earn a semester grade point average of 3.5 or above and be enrolled in at least 14 graded units.
  • Amanda Thuy Trang Phan of Bettendorf, IA (52722), was named to the Dean's List for the fall 2011 semester. Phan is a graduate of Pleasant Valley High School in Bettendorf, IA, and is enrolled in the university's College of Arts & Sciences. To qualify for the Dean's List in the College of Arts & Sciences, students must earn a semester grade point average of 3.5 or above and be enrolled in at least 14 graded units.

Washington University is counted among the world's leaders in teaching and research, and it draws students and faculty to St. Louis from all 50 states and more than 110 nations. The total student body is nearly 14,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students.

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Mary DePauw Makes UW-Platteville's Chancellor's List

PLATTEVILLE, WI (02/15/2012)(readMedia)-- Mary DePauw from Port Byron, IL, earned academic honors for the fall 2011 semester at the University of Wisconsin- Platteville. DePauw made the Chancellor's List by earning a 4.0 grade point average during the semester. Attainment of the Chancellor's list represents the highest academic achievement at UW- Platteville.

UW-Platteville is settled in a historic mining town near the Iowa and Illinois borders and enrolls nearly 8,000 students. It is an institution whose mission is to produce intellectually astute individuals who will participate in society as competent professionals and knowledgeable citizens. For more information on the University of Wisconsin-Platteville, visit www.uwplatt.edu.

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AREA STUDENTS NAMED TO DEAN'S LIST AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MILWAUKEE
  Jordyn Elizabeth O'Rourke, a Nursing Undergraduate student from Davenport, has been named to the Dean's List at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee for the Fall 2011 semester. UWM is the second largest university in the State of Wisconsin, with more than 29,000 undergraduate and graduate students.

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Online Education Coming to Davenport PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Cydney Wuerffel   
Monday, 20 February 2012 09:01

AN INTRODUCTORY COURSE ON ONLINE EDUCATION

  • Iowa Virtual Academy invites Davenport area parents and students to  information session
  • Families can explore education options prior to the school’s Open Enrollment deadline

 

Iowa Virtual Academy (IAVA), a new tuition-free online program of the Clayton Ridge Community School District that offers highly individualized online education for Iowa students in grades K-6, is holding an information session in Davenport this Thursday, February 16. Parents and students are invited to attend the informal meeting to learn more about whether learning through an online public school might be a good alternative to the traditional brick-and-mortar public school.

 

Enrollment in Iowa Virtual Academy is open to students in grades K-6 who reside anywhere in the state of Iowa; however, they must submit an Open Enrollment Application by March 1, 2012 to be eligible to attend IAVA for its inaugural school year in 2012-2013. More details about the enrollment process can be found here: www.k12.com/IAVA/enroll.

 

Iowa Virtual Academy might be the right choice for a variety of students, including:

  • Advanced learners who are either performing above grade level in one or more subjects or are motivated to increase their knowledge beyond the basic course offerings in specific subjects.
  • Students who are seeking relief from bullying, or who have other safety concerns and need a safe and comfortable learning environment.
  • Students from military families, who might be prone to moving and changing schools more often than the average student.
  • Athletes and performers who need classes that can travel with them during practices, rehearsals, and competitions.
  • Struggling students who need more time to grasp concepts, or who may need an environment with fewer distractions.
  • Students looking to get more out of their education

Specific times and dates in the Davenport area are as follows:

 

Thursday, February 16

Hotel Blackhawk

200 E. 3rd Street

Davenport

7:00 p.m.

 

Session attendees will be able to enjoy a short presentation about the program, meet school staff and have all their questions answered by knowledgeable Iowa Virtual Academy staff. For those unable to attend, there is a Live Online Information Session on Tuesday, February 21 at 2:00 p.m. Visit www.k12.com/IAVA for details or call 855.652.3931 with any questions.

 

*If a student is entering school for the first time as a kindergarten student, the Open Enrollment application deadline is September 1, 2012.

 

About Iowa Virtual Academy

Iowa Virtual Academy is an online public school program authorized of the Clayton Ridge Community School District, which uses the award-winning K¹² curriculum to offer Iowa students in grades K-6 an exceptional learning experience. Iowa Virtual Academy’s individualized approach gives Iowa kids in grades K–6 the chance to learn in the ways that are right for them.

 

Contact:

George Fiddler

Fast Horse

612-751-4904

 

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Grassley congratulates three young Iowans tapped by West Point Military Academy PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Grassley Press   
Friday, 17 February 2012 15:43

WASHINGTON – Three Iowa high school seniors have been selected for admission to the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York, according to U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley.

 

Andrew Meyers of Reinbeck, Jindalae Suh of Iowa City, and Sean Steil of Oelwein have been offered places for the 2012-2013 school year.  Grassley nominated these students for appointments.

 

“Admission to the service academies is highly competitive and a great honor,” Grassley said.  “Young people like Andrew Meyers, Jindalae Suh and Sean Steil work very hard to earn this kind of opportunity, and I join many others, no doubt, in wishing them well and expressing appreciation for their commitment to serving our nation.”

 

Meyers will graduate in May from Gladbrook-Reinbeck High School.  He is the son of Laura and Joel Meyers.  He is a member of National Honor Society, a class officer, and active in youth group, football, basketball, and soccer.

 

Suh will graduate in May from City High School in Iowa City.  She is the daughter of Laura Ctow.  She is a member of National Honor Society and the student council.  She participates in the symphony and concert orchestra, speech, the school newspaper, diving, swimming, and soccer.

 

Steil will graduate in May from Wapsie Valley High School.  He is the son of Karla and John Steil.  He is a member of National Honor Society and the student council.  He is active in talented and gifted programs, the school musical, speech, and golf.

 

For more than 200 years, the U.S. service academies have educated and trained the best and the brightest to lead and command the U.S. armed forces.

 

Information about seeking an academy nomination is posted at http://grassley.senate.gov/info/academy_nominations.cfm.

 

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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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