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Harkin Announces Academy Nominations for 50 Iowa Students PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Sen. Tom Harkin   
Tuesday, 16 December 2014 12:08
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) today nominated 50 Iowa students for appointments to the U.S. Air Force Academy, Naval Academy, Merchant Marine Academy, and Military Academy, West Point for the 2015 classes.

“I would like to congratulate these students for their many outstanding achievements,” Harkin said. “An academy nomination is a great honor because of the intense competition for these nominations across the state of Iowa. In order for an individual to be nominated, he or she must demonstrate superior leadership, academic and athletic abilities. Nominees also must exhibit the necessary motivation for serving in the demanding role of a career military officer and be of outstanding moral character.”

In a typical year, Harkin receives more than 150 applications from young Iowans interested in pursuing a career as a military officer. Students apply for admission to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York; the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland; the U.S. Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, Colorado; or the Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, New York.

Academy nomination finalists are interviewed by Senator Harkin's Academy Selection Board, during which time their motivation, poise and self-expression are measured. Harkin may nominate up to ten applicants to compete for each available vacancy. From the Senator's nominees, the academy then selects the final candidate who will be offered an appointment.

A list of this year’s nominees is below.

Altoona

Jacob Cole has been nominated to the U.S. Miltary Academy. Jacob is the son of Jamie Cole and Jeff Cole and is a senior at Southeast Polk High School.

Altoona

Jacob Marnin has been nominated to the U.S. Air Force Academy and to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Jacob is the son of Kelli and Joseph Marnin and is a senior at Southeast Polk High School.

Ames

Payton Boylston has been nominated to the U.S. Miltary Academy. Payton is the daughter of Terri and Latinus Boylston and is a senior at Ames High School.

Ames

Jeffrey Bright has been nominated to the U.S. Naval Academy. Jeffrey is the son of Sheila and Charles Bright and is currently serving in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Ames

Molly Sanders has been nominated to the U.S. Naval Academy. Molly is the daughter of Calli and Rick Sanders and is a senior at Ames High School High School.

Ankeny

Zach Hoffman has been nominated to the U.S. Air Force Academy. Zach is the son of Samantha Bailey and Chris Hoffman and is a senior at Carroll High School High School.

Bettendorf

Robert Beardsely has been nominated to the U.S. Naval Academy. Robert is the son of Kimberly Loehr and Robert Beardsely and is a senior at Pleasant Valley High School.

Boone

Paul Solomon has been nominated to the U.S. Naval Academy. Paul is the son of Elizabeth and Daniel Solomon and is a senior at Boone High School.

Cedar Rapids

Jonas Mason has been nominated to the U.S. Miltary Academy. Jonas is the son of Debbie and Brett Mason and is a senior at Linn-Mar High School.

Cedar Rapids

Barak Spittle has been nominated to the U.S. Naval Academy. Barak is the son of Elena and Charles Spittle and is a senior at Linn Marr High School.

Clive

Nicholas Fox has been nominated to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Nicholas is the son of Amy and John Fox and is a senior at Valley High School.

Clive

Connor McCann has been nominated to the U.S. Air Force Academy. Connor is the son of Jana and Troy McCann and a graduate of Valley High School High School. He is currently enrolled at Iowa State University.

Clutier

Nathan Dvorak has been nominated to the U.S. Air Force Academy. Nathan is the son of Dori and Thomas Dvorak and is a senior at Union High School.

Coggon

Diana Carney has been nominated to the U.S. Air Force Academy. Diana is the daughter of Ilia and Cameron Carney and is a senior at Lake Braddock Secondary School High School.

Coon Rapids

Levi Pingrey has been nominated to the U.S. Miltary Academy. Levi is the son of Julie and Kenneth Pingrey and is a senior at Coon Rapids-Bayard High School.

Council Bluffs

Alexander Jones has been nominated to the U.S. Naval Academy. Alexander is the son of Colleen and Jason Hertz and is a senior at Abraham Lincoln High School.

Cresco

Mark Farlinger has been nominated to the U.S. Air Force Academy. Mark is the son of Amy and Clint Farlinger and is a senior at Crestwood High School.

Cumming

Kallie Baughman has been nominated to the U.S. Miltary Academy. Kallie is the daughter of Gayla and Kyle Baughman and is a senior at Valley High School.

Decorah

Micheal Foster has been nominated to the U.S. Naval Academy. Micheal is the son of Karen and Kent Foster and is a senior at Decorah High School.

Des Moines

Luis Martinez has been nominated to the U.S. Naval Academy. Luis is the son of Maria and Rafael Martinez and is a senior at Abraham Lincoln High School High School.

Granville

Caroline Ascherl has been nominated to the U.S. Naval Academy. Caroline is the daughter of Donna and Joseph Ascherl and is a senior at MOC-Floyd Valley High School.

Hudson

John Worthington has been nominated to the U.S. Naval Academy. John is the son of Glynis and Wayne Worthington and is a senior at Hudson High School.

Iowa City

Yair Abramoff has been nominated to the U.S. Naval Academy. Yair is the son of Dewi and Michael Abramoff and is a senior at West Senior High School.

Iowa City

Jacob Cabbage has been nominated to the U.S. Naval Academy. Jacob is the son of Joanne and Michael Cabbage and is a senior at City High School.

Jewell

Sidney Alsager has been nominated to the U.S. Air Force Academy. Sidney is the son of Stacy and Jerry Alsger and is a senior at South Hamilton High School.

Johnston

Jacqueline Galang has been nominated to the U.S. Air Force Academy. Jacqueline is the daughter of Tammy Galang and Emerito Galang and is a senior at Johnston High School.

Johnston

Jacob Orr has been nominated to the U.S. Air Force Academy. Jacob is the son of Suzanne and Timothy Orr and is a senior at Johnston High School High School.

Treynor

Dane Livengood has been nominated to the U.S. Naval Academy. Dane is the son of Heather and William Livengood and is a graduate of Treynor High School. He is currently attending the Greystone Preparatory School at Schreiner University in Kerrville, Texas.

La Motte

Joseph Budde has been nominated to the U.S. Air Force Academy and to the U.S. Merchernt Marine Academy. Joseph is the Grandson of Thomas J. Budde and is a senior at Dubuque Senior High School High School.

Letts

Jaryd Huffman has been nominated to the U.S. Air Force Academy. Jaryd is the son of Rachel and Dyrk Huffman and is a senior at Muscatine High School.

Marion

Griffin Lorenz has been nominated to the U.S. Air Force Academy and to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. Griffin is the son of Leslie and David Griffin and is a senior at Linn-Mar High School.

Mason City

Lauren Casey has been nominated to the U.S. Air Force Academy. Lauren is the daughter of Shelley and Edward Casey and is graduate of Mason City High School. She is currently attending the U.S. Air Force Academy Preparatory School.

Norwalk

Ethan Pieper has been nominated to the U.S. Miltary Academy. Ethan is the son of Alayne and Melvin Pieper and is a graduate of Norwalk High School. He is currently attending Iowa State University.

Orange City

Trever Huss has been nominated to the U.S. Naval Academy. Trever is the son of Carrina and Kerby Huss and is a senior at MOC-Floyd Valley High School.

Oskaloosa

Lauren Gorski has been nominated to the U.S. Air Force Academy. Lauren is the daughter of April and Frank Gorski and is a senior at Oskaloosa Senior High School High School.

Otley

Joshua Bailey has been nominated to the U.S. Naval Academy. Joshua is the son of Stephanie and Scott Bailey and is a senior at Homeschool High School.

Pella

Jean Etnyre has been nominated to the U.S. Air Force Academy. Jean is the daughter of Jennifer Etnyer and Andrew Etnyer and is a senior at Pella Community High School.

Primghar

Gunnar Klinker has been nominated to the U.S. Naval Academy. Gunnar is the son of Dianne and William Klinker and is a graduate of South O'Brien High School.

Saint Charles

Michael Snell has been nominated to the U.S. Air Force Academy. Michael is the son of Juli Henley and Todd Snell and is a senior at Interstate 35 Community High School.

Saint Donatus

Gabrielle Tath has been nominated to the U.S. Air Force Academy. Gabrielle is the daughter of Amy and Ratha Tath and is a senior at Marquette High School.

Sioux Center

Graham Zomermaand has been nominated to the U.S. Air Force Academy. Graham is the son of Lori and Dan Zomermannd and is a senior at Sioux Center Communitty High School.

Sioux City

Natalie Wender has been nominated to the U.S. Naval Academy. Natalie is the daughter of Jan and Donald Wender and is a senior at St Johns Preporatory High School.

Slater

Alexander Silberstein has been nominated to the U.S. Miltary Academy. Alexander is the son of Patsey and Quentin Silberstien and is a senior at Ballard High School.

Springville

Andrew Lorimer has been nominated to the U.S. Naval Academy. Andrew is the son of Julie and Richard Lorimer and is a senior at Springville Secondary High School.

Underwood

Tobey Yates has been nominated to the U.S. Miltary Academy. Tobey is the daughter of Honey and Arthur Yates and is a senior at Underwood High School.

Urbana

Elizabeth Hearn has been nominated to the U.S. Naval Academy. Elizabeth is the daughter of Paulette Hearn and Dennis Hearn and is a senior at Center Point Urbana High School.

West Burlington

Jeffrey Giannettino has been nominated to the U.S. Air Force Academy. Jeffrey is the son of Valeen and Chip Giannettino and is a senior at Notre Dame High School.

West Des Moines

Luke Donnelly has been nominated to the U.S. Naval Academy. Luke is the son of Janet and Dennis Donnelly and is a senior at Roosevelt High School.

West Des Moines

Harrison Gudorf has been nominated to the U.S. Miltary Academy. Harrison is the son of Shelley and Joe Gudorf and is a senior at Dowling Catholic High School High School.

West Des Moines

Kelly Lee has been nominated to the U.S. Miltary Academy. Kelly is the daughter of Haeduck Seo and Seungchul Lee and is a senior at Valley High School High School.

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resentation of CHS expansion plans on Dec 18 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Scott Tunnicliff   
Monday, 15 December 2014 10:45

Plan to Attend a Public Presentation

of Plans for the Davenport Central High School expansion

Presented by Hilltop Campus Village

at the Third Missionary Baptist Church, 222 W. 14th St. in Davenport.

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The presentation will be made at 6pm by Davenport Community School District Director of Operations Michael Maloney and Greg Larrison, principal with Larrison and Associates Architects, P.C.

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This outreach is offered as a means of helping to keep interested parties informed as to the progress of this exciting addition to the Hilltop Campus Village district area. The Hilltop Campus Village is very grateful that Third Missionary Baptist Church has made its facilities available.

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Join us at 6pm on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at

Third Missionary Baptist Church as we all learn more about the anticipated

expansion to Davenport Central High!

 

The meeting is free and open to the public.

Call 563 322 8293  or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for additional information

 
resentation of CHS expansion plans on Dec 18 PDF Print E-mail
News Releases - Education & Schools
Written by Scott Tunnicliff   
Monday, 15 December 2014 10:45

Plan to Attend a Public Presentation

of Plans for the Davenport Central High School expansion

Presented by Hilltop Campus Village

at the Third Missionary Baptist Church, 222 W. 14th St. in Davenport.

***************************************

The presentation will be made at 6pm by Davenport Community School District Director of Operations Michael Maloney and Greg Larrison, principal with Larrison and Associates Architects, P.C.

***************************************

This outreach is offered as a means of helping to keep interested parties informed as to the progress of this exciting addition to the Hilltop Campus Village district area. The Hilltop Campus Village is very grateful that Third Missionary Baptist Church has made its facilities available.

***************************************

Join us at 6pm on Thursday, December 18, 2014 at

Third Missionary Baptist Church as we all learn more about the anticipated

expansion to Davenport Central High!

 

The meeting is free and open to the public.

Call 563 322 8293  or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for additional information

 
RIVERMONT SENIOR RANKS AMONG TOP IN STATE PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jill Weitzel   
Monday, 15 December 2014 10:43

Rivermont Collegiate is proud to announce one of our seniors, Michal Porubcin, has been recognized as a 2015 Illinois State Scholar!

The Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC), the state agency committed to helping to make college accessible and affordable for Illinois families, bestows this prestigious recognition to top Illinois high school students annually. This year, over 18,800 elite honorees join the other top state students honored for their academic achievements since the designation was first introduced in 1958.

Illinois State Scholars represent approximately the top ten percent of high school seniors, hailing from 671 different high schools across the state. Selection is based on SAT, ACT or Prairie State Achievement Exam scores, and/or class rank at the end of the junior year. High school guidance counselors work with ISAC to determine the winners.

While the prestigious recognition does not include a monetary award, recipients are encouraged to cite the award on applications for college admission. The Rivermont community is extremely proud of Michal’s accomplishments!

For additional information on Rivermont Collegiate
contact Jill Weitzel at (563) 359-1366 ext. 308 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it '; document.write( '' ); document.write( addy_text17837 ); document.write( '<\/a>' ); //--> This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
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Rivermont Collegiate is the Quad Cities’ only independent, non-sectarian, PS-12 college preparatory school, ranked #1 on Iowa’s AP Index.

 

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Drew Klocke performs in Jazz Ensemble concert PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Jamie Kelly   
Monday, 15 December 2014 09:53

MOUNT VERNON, IA (12/11/2014)(readMedia)-- Andrew (Drew) Klocke of Coal Valley (61240) performed in the Cornell College Jazz Ensemble Concert on Dec. 9.

The group played classic and contemporary jazz songs, including works by Miles Davis, Mike Dana, and funk group Tower of Power.

One of the 40 "Colleges That Change Lives," Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, is a national liberal arts college with a distinctive One Course At A Time curriculum. The One Course schedule provides students the chance to dive into their studies, focus more intensely on the disciplines of their choice, and learn authentically with the unique freedom to shed the confines of the traditional classroom to study off-campus, pursue research, or accept an internship--all without missing out on other classes.

Cornell has been recognized by numerous publications for the value its education offers and for academic excellence. This year it was named of the 100 best values in liberal arts education by Kiplinger's, one of the "Best Value Schools" among national liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report, and one of the 100 Affordable Elite Colleges by Washington Monthly. Ninety-three percent of Cornell graduates earn their degrees in four years. In 2013 Cornell was named one of the 25 colleges with the best professors by the Center for College Affordability and Productivity.

For more information, visit www.cornellcollege.edu.

 
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