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Perry Harrah Awarded Endowed Scholarship for 2014-2015 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Sonja Benedict   
Friday, 23 January 2015 10:35

FINDLAY, OH (01/21/2015)(readMedia)-- Perry Harrah, of Davenport, Iowa, was awarded the following endowed scholarship(s) at The University of Findlay:

Multicultural Master's Degree Scholarship

The University of Findlay is a comprehensive university with a hands-on approach to learning located in Findlay, Ohio, approximately 45 miles south of Toledo. With a total enrollment of 4,000 full-time and part-time students, The University of Findlay is known for its innovative, career-oriented programs in nearly 80 programs including bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs. UF has been nationally recognized by U.S. News and World Report and the Princeton Review. For more information, visit

Event at Pleasant Valley School PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Beth Marsoun   
Wednesday, 21 January 2015 16:53

Hold on to your hats!  Looking for Visuals?  Want  a fun story on a Friday night?  Stop by Riverdale Heights Elementary Friday, January 23rd at 5:30!

The school is having a QUIDDITCH tournament.  Yeah, you read that right….QUIDDITCH.  Quidditch is the game played by wizards and witches in the famous Harry Potter Series.

It’s a fun event to reward the students for all their hard work.  I don’t know about you, but I’ll be there!

IFAA Offers Iowa Youth $179,000 in Scholarships PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Harold Hodson   
Wednesday, 21 January 2015 09:24

DES MOINES, IA (01/20/2015)(readMedia)-- College-bound Iowa youth active in 4-H and/or FFA livestock projects and current undergraduate students may apply for $179,000 in scholarships available from the Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement (IFAA).

There are 65 scholarships available to freshmen entering any Iowa two or four-year, post-secondary institution this fall, 28 scholarships available to current undergraduates attending Iowa State University and an additional four scholarships available to either incoming freshman or undergraduates. Applicants must major in animal science or a curriculum in agriculture or human sciences that is related to the agriculture industry. The awards include:

• One $10,000 one-year scholarship

• Three $6,250 one-year scholarships

• Two $6,000 one-year scholarships

• Six $5,000 one-year scholarships

• Three $3,000 one-year scholarships

• Two $2,500 one-year scholarships

• Fifteen $2,000 one-year scholarships

• Seven $1,500 one-year scholarships

• Fifty $1,000 one-year scholarships

• Seven $500 one-year scholarships

• One $250 one-year scholarship

Applications and additional information are available by visiting the Sale of Champions section of the Iowa State Fair's website ( or by calling Harold Hodson at 515/290-8875 or Connie Baker at 515/383-4386. Selection will be based on level of 4-H/FFA involvement in livestock and other agricultural project work, livestock exhibition and/or judging, scholarship, leadership and career plans. Applications for current undergraduate students must be postmarked by April 1, and applications for incoming freshmen must be postmarked by May 1. All materials should be sent to IFAA Winner's Circle Scholarship, c/o SGI, 30805 595th Ave., Cambridge, IA 50046.

Winners will be announced during the 2015 Iowa State Fair annual 4-H/FFA Sale of Champions on Saturday, August 22, an event sponsored by IFAA. The IFAA is a non-profit organization reorganized in 1988. It is comprised of agricultural enthusiasts dedicated to encouraging 4-H and FFA livestock, poultry and agricultural project members to pursue ag-related careers. IFAA scholarship funds come from a percentage of Sale of Champions proceeds as well as Winner's Circle Club donations.

"Nothing Compares" to the 2015 Iowa State Fair, August 13-23. The Fairgrounds are located at East 30th and East University Avenue, just 10 minutes east of downtown Des Moines. For more information, call 800/545-FAIR or visit

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Chad Wagner named to the Fall 2014 President's Honor Roll at Bismarck State College PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Marnie Piehl   
Wednesday, 21 January 2015 09:15

BISMARCK, ND (01/20/2015)(readMedia)-- Chad Wagner, Davenport, IA, has been named to the President's Honor Roll for the Fall 2014 semester at Bismarck State College.

"BSC students are great; it is always gratifying when the honor roll comes out and students like Chad get the credit they deserve for their focus and hard work," said Dave Clark, BSC interim president.

Students must maintain at least a 3.50 grade point on a 4.00 scale while enrolled in at least 12 semester hours of classes to qualify.

Bismarck State College, an innovative community college in Bismarck, N.D., offers high quality education, workforce training, and enrichment programs reaching local and global communities. For more information, visit

Students from QC Area named to Marquette University's fall 2014 Dean's List PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Amanda Gottheardt   
Tuesday, 20 January 2015 15:05

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (January 20, 2015) - Several area students have been named to the Dean's List for the fall 2014 semester at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis.

Marquette University is a Catholic, Jesuit university that draws its more than 11,500 students from all 50 states and more than 75 different countries. In addition to its nationally recognized academic programs, Marquette is known for its service learning programs and internships as students are challenged to use what they learn to make a difference in the world. Find out more about Marquette at

Marquette University is a Catholic, Jesuit university dedicated to serving God by serving our students and contributing to the advancement of knowledge. Through our mission of Faith, Excellence, Leadership and Service we strive to graduate students who are not only better educated, but better people. We provide them with the necessary training to actively "Be the Difference" in our world.


Bettendorf, IA

Anna Aquino, Master of Physician Assistant, Physician Assistant Studies
Olivia Garman, Bachelor of Arts , Anthropology
Alexa Hackfort, Bachelor of Arts , Public Relations
William Herzberg, Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Davenport, IA

Emmaline Jurgena, Bachelor of Arts , Journalism
Austin Lower, Bachelor of Arts , Public Relations


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