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Congratulations to North High’s Shania Burrage and Central High’s Nia Walker for their selection by the Office of Multicultural Student Affairs at Iowa State University to receive the Multicultural Vision Program (MVP) Scholarship. The scholarship covers the cost of tuition for a maximum of eight semesters of undergraduate study. As part of their studies, Shania and Nia will take part in an MVP orientation and attend several sponsored events during their first year on campus. At the successful conclusion of their four year experience, Shania and Nia will serve the ISU campus and the MVP program as student mentors and role models.
Congratulations to West High junior Anton Kordick for qualifying to the National Speech & Debate Tournament in the International Extemporaneous Speaking category. The event will be held in Dallas, Texas in June, and this will be West’s 40th Nationals appearance. Good luck, Anton!
Congratulations to Mid City High senior Aiyana Litt (center in photo), who has been named a Promise Award winner by the Davenport Noon Optimist Club. The Promise Award is a $1,000 Scholarship given to a graduating senior.
Seven Creative Arts Academy students were recently selected to be exhibited in the 2019 Youth Art Month Show in Des Moines. Their artwork will hang among approximately two hundred other pieces of student art from all over the state of Iowa. The exhibit runs during the month of March, and students will be honored at a reception and ceremony on Saturday, March 23, at the State Historical Building in Des Moines. Congratulations to the following CAA Students!
Gael Chenus, 6th grade, Self-Portrait – Mixed Media
Dalaysia Dixon, 6th grade, Parents Divided – Acrylic Paint
Julissa Pernell, 7th grade, Nature – Digital Photography
Charlie Soboroff, 7th grade, A Daily Stroll – Digital Painting
Addy Clearman, 7th grade, Alter Ego – Digital Art & Photography
Owen Christy, 8th grade, Alternating Reflections – Digital Photography
Jacqueline Vernon, 8th grade, Pumpkin Mucus – Mixed Media
The Central High freshman/sophomore girls basketball team finished their historical season on Friday night in Burlington with a 62-27 win over the Greyhounds, finishing their season as undefeated Fresh/Soph MAC Champs with a record of 20-0. Leading the way for the Lady D’s were Bria Clark with 14 points, Aliiyah Morgan and Adriauna Mayfield with 11 points each, and Kaitlin Carr with 10 points and 8 steals. What an amazing season!
On January 24th, Mid City High School’s Iowa Youth Congress members Lily Bert and Tyler Huntington met with members of the Iowa House of Representatives to discuss their bill on Parental Liability for Juvenile Offenders. They met with Representatives Bennett, Wolfe, and Thede, and received a great amount of interest in passing this bill in the Iowa House. The bill would increase parental liability for damage caused by minor youth in their custody from a maximum of $2,000 to the actual cost of the damages done by the offender.
At the Super Regionals robotics competition this past weekend, teams from West and Central High Schools advanced to the State Competition. Central’s team the Central Processing Units or “CPU” placed 4th, and West’s Combustible Lemons placed 2nd for the Connect Award, with West’s Mortal Combots team placing 3rd for the INSPIRE award and winning the Think Award. Best of luck at State, teams!
Two Davenport wrestlers qualified for State at the Districts event in Bettendorf on Saturday, February 9th. West High sophomore Travis Hodges will compete in the 106 pound division, and Central High senior Manuel McGowan-Serrano will compete in the 285 pound division. Best of luck at State, wrestlers!