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Jordan Catholic School announces Graduates PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Janine Parr   
Tuesday, 31 May 2011 15:17

Jordan Catholic School is proud to release the following:

2011 Award Recipients (8th  grade graduates)

Jordan History Award—Andrew Rea

Sister Mary Paulina Sullivan Math Award--- Kadie Klauer

Jordan Middle School Language Arts Award—Claire Dodson

Carl and Marion Schorpp Award—Isabelle Anderson, Molly Chambers, Daria Guzzo, Michaela Hird, Kadie Klauer, Claire Schroeder, Andrew Lekowski, & Sydney Ruggles

Knights of Columbus Award-R.I.-Anthony Hoang & Sydney Ruggles

Gerard & Colleen Huiskamp Foundation Scholarship- Sam Kelly

Edward Kenney Alleman High School Tuition Scholarship- Grace Copen

Sister Mary Catherina Walsh Award- Joe Bryant & Daria Guzzo

Glenn and Lou Wood Award- Michael Do & Isabelle Anderson

St. Ambrose Parish Memorial- Joe Bryant

Frank & Evelyn Noe Scholarship- Claire Benisch

Knights of Columbus- Milan- Mason Mc Guire

Al & Pat Kukla Scholarship- Phuc Do & Molly Chambers

American Legion Award- Kadie Klauer & Michael Do

Jordan Booster Club Award- Isabelle Anderson, Daria Guzzo, & Tommy Davies


Friends of Jordan Scholarship Recipients (6th-7th  grade)

Rebecca Nonnenmann

Will Mihm

Brendan Hird

Alyssa Carpita

Connor Boyd

Maris Boelens

Sidney Boelens

Samantha Sharp

Emily Bauer

Cassie Wales

Peter Mihm

Matthew DiIulio



2011 Graduating Class

Isabelle Anderson

Jacob Bain

Claire Benisch

Jacob Bierman

Adrianna Brenny

Joseph Bryant

Molly Chambers

Grace Copen

Morgan Cusack

Clarence Darrow

Tommy Davies

Jalen Davis

Caitlin DeWitte

Michael Do

Phuc Do

Claire Dodson

Samuel Foster

Griffin Fowler

Daria Guzzo

Michaela Hird

Anthony Hoang

Emily Hoffman

Justice Humphrey

Sarah Hunter

Dale Huntley

Sam Kelly

Kadie Klauer

Matthew Larson

Andrew Lekowski

David Lommell

Denise Lommell

Adrianna Lozoya

Abigail Matya

Mason McGuire

Tatum Metzger

Jacob Orth

Anna Parkinson

Andrew Rea

Sydney Ruggles

Samuel Schaecher

Mitchell Schissel

Jacob Schoeck

Claire Schroeder

Sofia Serrano-Griffiths

Hannah Standefer

Julia Thomer

Molly Thompson

Cole Vetter

Isabel Watts

Patrick Willert

Governor Quinn Statement on Illinois DREAM Act PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Andrew Mason   
Tuesday, 31 May 2011 15:03

SPRINGFIELD – May 30, 2011. Governor Pat Quinn today released a statement on Senate Bill 2185.

“I believe everyone has the right to a first-class education, and the Illinois DREAM Act strengthens Illinois’ commitment to ensuring education for all. The legislation allows private funding to be used to help students pay for higher education and to train high school counselors to assist undocumented children forward their educational careers.”

“I would like to thank the numerous sponsors of this bill for their dedication to Illinois’ children and their education. This legislation will support our next generation of scholars, business leaders and innovators, and I look forward to signing it.”


Summer Classes at Rivermont Collegiate PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Tammy Burrell   
Tuesday, 31 May 2011 13:50

Keep young minds sharp over the summer with educational programs at Rivermont Collegiate! Rivermont is offering an assortment of Summer Adventures for children from preschool age and up.  Programs cover a wide variety of interests – from cooking to dinosaurs – to French and microbiology. Children from any school may register. Sessions run for one week from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. or from 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.; each session cost $110 and some require an additional $25 lab fee. Students attending two classes per day need to bring a sack lunch. Lunch time will be from 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Rivermont strives to prepare students who are grounded in the basics, yet able to think analytically and creatively, to confidently meet the challenges of the 21st century.  Check out full class descriptions and obtain a registration form at

Preschool - Junior Kindergarten - Kindergarten

June 20-24          Mad Science! (8:30 – 11:30 a.m.)

June 20-24          Stories & More (12:00 – 3:00 p.m.)

June 27-July 1     Cooking Class     (8:30 – 11:30 a.m.)

Grades K - 2

July 18-22        Dig Into Dinosaurs (8:30 – 11:30 a.m.)

Grades 1 - 5

June 20-24        Bits, Bytes and Hopefully NO Bugs! (8:30 – 11:30 a.m.)

Grades 3 - 12

June 27-July 1     Une Semaine à Paris! (8:30 – 11:30 a.m.)

July 18-22            Scrapadoodle (8:30 – 11:30 a.m.)

Grades 8 – 10

July 18-22            Seeing the Unseen: Basic Microbiology Techniques (8:30 – 11:30 a.m.)


For enrollment information on Rivermont Collegiate contact Cindy Murray at 563-359-1366 ext. 302 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

For additional information on Summer Adventures at Rivermont Collegiate contact Tammi Burrell at 563-359-1366 ext. 337 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Rivermont Collegiate is the Quad Cities’ only independent, non-sectarian, PS-12 college preparatory school, ranked #1 on Iowa’s AP Index.

Area students make Academic Lists PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 31 May 2011 13:22

The University of Wisconsin-Madison has recognized students named to the Dean's List for the spring semester of the 2010-2011 academic year.  Students who achieve at a high level academically are recognized by the dean at the close of each semester. To be eligible for the Dean's List, students must complete a minimum of 12 graded degree credits in that semester. Each university school or college sets its own GPA requirements for students to be eligible to receive the honor.
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Here are the students from the Quad Cities area who have received this honor:

Maria Elena Ontiveros, Bettendorf, School of Human Ecology, Dean's Honor List;

Meghan Elizabeth Khoury, Davenport, School of Human Ecology, Dean's Honor List;

Mehmet Gultekin Badur, Moline, College of Engineering, Dean's Honor List;

Andrew James Hoogerwerf, Rock Island, College of Engineering, Dean's Honor List


Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin has announced that William A. Hawkinson, Senior, and Devin T. Lundy, Freshman, both from Davenport, have achieved academic distinction during the Spring term of the academic year and has been named to the Dean's List, which recognizes students who have maintained at least a 3.4 cumulative grade point average for the semester.


Augustana Graduates Class of 2011 PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 31 May 2011 13:07

ROCK ISLAND, IL (05/27/2011)(readMedia)-- Five hundred and eighty students of the class of '11 graduated from Augustana College with their Bachelor of Arts degree on May 22, 2011. Augustana's 151st commencement convocation was held at the iwireless Center in Moline, Ill.

From your area this includes:

Debra Butler from Bettendorf , IA. Butler majored in psychology.

Lauren Carver from Bettendorf , IA. Carver majored in biology.

Rayna Narvaez from Bettendorf , IA. Narvaez majored in psychology and Spanish.

Emily Voigt from Bettendorf , IA. Voigt majored in business marketing.

Katherine Voigt from Bettendorf , IA. Voigt majored in biology.

Anna Smith from Davenport , IA. Smith majored in biology and psychology.

Regina Jarrell from Davenport , IA. Jarrell majored in art.

Christopher Wadsager from Davenport , IA. Wadsager majored in biochemistry.

Audrey Waner from Davenport , IA. Waner majored in art.

Anita Cook from Davenport , IA. Cook majored in art.

Kelsey Van Dyke from Davenport , IA. Van Dyke majored in music education instrumental.

Samuel Anderson from Rock Island , IL. Anderson majored in math and computer science.

Brianna Dyer from Rock Island , IL. Dyer majored in teaching English.

Neil Friberg from Rock Island , IL. Friberg majored in English.

Travis Greenlee from Rock Island , IL. Greenlee majored in speech communication.

Jacob McDowell from Rock Island , IL. McDowell majored in psychology and English.

Hee Do Park from Rock Island , IL. Park majored in Asian studies and economics.

John Patton from Rock Island , IL. Patton majored in English.

James Sales from Rock Island , IL. Sales majored in biology.

Andrew Shaffer from Rock Island , IL. Shaffer majored in honors history.

Courtney Vandewiele from Rock Island , IL. Vandewiele majored in political science and accounting.

Robert Fite from Coal Valley , IL. Fite majored in business management.

Rebekka Laverenz from Coal Valley , IL. Laverenz majored in biology.

Michael Seevers from Cordova , IL. Seevers majored in geography.

Emma Burgess from East Moline , IL. Burgess majored in psychology.

Matthew Kustes from East Moline , IL. Kustes majored in business management information systems.

Nicole Molina from East Moline , IL. Molina majored in international business.

Kayla Papish from East Moline , IL. Papish majored in teaching math and math.

Lauren White from East Moline , IL. White majored in accounting.

Jeremy Smith from Milan , IL. Smith majored in political science.

Brian Stone from Milan , IL. Stone majored in teaching math and math.

Felipe Aguilar from Moline , IL. Aguilar majored in business management.

Kellene Anthony from Moline , IL. Anthony majored in psychology and sociology with social welfare.

Steven Ash from Moline , IL. Ash majored in physics.

James Hallene from Moline , IL. Hallene majored in business finance.

Alyssa Harmon from Moline , IL. Harmon majored in political science.

Allison Hughes from Moline , IL. Hughes majored in accounting and business marketing.

Nicole Johnson from Moline , IL. Johnson majored in teaching English.

Jasmin Landeros from Moline , IL. Landeros majored in elementary education.

Courtney Mitten from Moline , IL. Mitten majored in psychology.

Anna Press from Moline , IL. Press majored in biology and pre-medicine.

Michael Reeves from Moline , IL. Reeves majored in accounting.

Meghan Showers from Moline , IL. Showers majored in Asian studies and political science.

Mark Stumphy from Moline , IL. Stumphy majored in biology.

Audrey Taylor from Moline , IL. Taylor majored in teaching biology and biology.

Jane Wiborg from Moline , IL. Wiborg majored in art history.

Nicholas Armstrong from Orion , IL. Armstrong majored in psychology.

Adam Bohland from Orion , IL. Bohland majored in psychology.

Ryan Hancock from Orion , IL. Hancock majored in geography.

Deanna Zwicker from Orion , IL. Zwicker majored in business finance and economics.

Jonathan Wallace from Port Byron , IL. Wallace majored in political science.

Megan Lecander from Sherrard , IL. Lecander majored in business management.

Bonnie Barlow from Silvis , IL. Barlow majored in psychology.

Randi Johnson from Silvis , IL. Johnson majored in communication science and disorders.

Janelle VanWatermeulen from Silvis , IL. VanWatermeulen majored in business marketing.

About Augustana: Founded in 1860 and situated on a 115-acre campus near the Mississippi River, Augustana College is a private, liberal arts institution affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA). The college enrolls nearly 2,500 students from diverse geographic, social, ethnic and religious backgrounds and offers more than 60 majors and areas of study. Augustana employs 226 faculty and has a student-faculty ratio of 11:1. Augustana continues to do what it has always done: challenge and prepare students for lives of leadership and service in our complex, ever-changing world.

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