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Wood and North Students Collaborate on Service Project

North and Wood students at River Bend Food Bank North High Ambassadors invited Wood Intermediate students to participate in their yearly service project at River Bend Food Bank. Thirty Wood students joined the almost 50 North Ambassadors for the two-day event, sorting donations and packing boxes with food.

West Student Wins First Place in Duck Stamp Contest

Courtney Schaeffer and her stamp West High senior, Courtney Schaeffer, earned the first place award for the 2018 Iowa Junior Duck Stamp Contest in the 10th-12th-grade category. In her four years at West, she has received three first-place awards and a third place award in the contest.

Mid City Students Attend Master Builders Career Fair

Maddy Pineo, Jade Arnold, and Tyler Huntington Mid City High students, Maddy Pineo, Jade Arnold, and Tyler Huntington (pictured left to right), attended the first Master Builders of Iowa Career Fair in Cedar Rapids, where they joined 250 other students from Eastern Iowa. They visited with company representatives from 18 of Iowa’s largest construction, architecture, and equipment firms to learn about careers in the building trades.

Central Athlete Makes “Blue Standard” to Qualify for Drake Relays

Lea Grady campus photo This year, the Drake Relays added a new qualifying feature called the “Blue Standard.” Any athlete who hits that mark (jump/throw/time) is automatically qualified rather than having to make the top-24 in their event(s), a tougher standard to meet. As of submission of this article, Central High’s Lea Grady is one of only six girls in the entire state to meet the Blue Standard in the more than one event, qualifying her for the Drake Relays in both the shot put and discus throw. Go here to see other Drake Relays qualifiers as of April 17th.

Army JROTC Achieves Highest Possible Accreditation

Sam Reynolds, Rebecca VanVooren, Louis Nelson, Ethan Sandoval, Aleah Kossan, MacKenna Danielson, Joseph Beard, Shelby Ford, Brandon Coppinger, Bret Liagre, and Cody Stephenson Congratulations to the entire Army JROTC Blue Devil Battalion, including the leadership team of Sam Reynolds, Rebecca VanVooren, Louis Nelson, Ethan Sandoval, Aleah Kossan, MacKenna Danielson, Joseph Beard, Shelby Ford, Brandon Coppinger, Bret Liagre, and Cody Stephenson, for achieving the highest accreditation rating possible, Honor Unit with Distinction. Only the top ten percent of JROTC programs receive this accreditation. They are also a Gold Star program, an accreditation level given to the very top programs in the nation. Several Army JROTC cadets were also recognized with individual awards presented at the formal Awards Dinner and Ball: Outstanding Superior Cadets Sam Reynolds Joseph Beard Aleah Kossan Jarrod Hulme Brandon Coppinger Chris Estes MacKenna Danielson Diamond Porter Rock Island Arsenal Association of The U.S.

CAA and Central Students Win Awards in Architecture Foundation Contest

Pictured clockwise from upper left, work by Logan DeVore, Brooklyn Hall, Ava Perez, and Kaylee Trice Kay Creative Arts Academy (CAA) and Central High (CHS) students were among the 200 students who participated in the 2018 Iowa Architecture Foundation Contest. Selected drawings and photos will be exhibited at the Iowa Center For Architecture throughout April, and the following students won awards: Logan DeVore (CAA/CHS), Statewide Winner, “Snapshot Iowa” Photography Contest Brooklyn Hall (CAA), Statewide Winner 4th-6th grade, Architecture by Children Drawing Contest Kaylee Trice Kay (CAA), Statewide Winner 4th-6th grade, Architecture by Children Drawing Contest Ava Perez (CAA), Southeast Regional Honorable Mention, Architecture by Children Drawing Contest (Pictured clockwise from upper left, work by Logan DeVore, Brooklyn Hall, Ava Perez, and Kaylee Trice Kay.)

Central Team Places Second in Iowa Quiz Bowl

Sophomores, Rafe Sullivan and Zeke Wynsma, and freshmen, LaDella Gallagher and Asher Leveridge Central High’s freshmen/sophomore Scholastic Bowl team placed second in the Iowa Quiz Bowl Championships. Sophomores, Rafe Sullivan and Zeke Wynsma, and freshmen, LaDella Gallagher and Asher Leveridge, won every match they played except for the one in the championship match against Ankeny. Congratulations to these hardworking and talented scholars!

Davenport Students Attend Deere and Co.’s Leadership Conference

Lamariana Phillips, Tessa Hicks, Zackery Keel, and Cody Neeper Burris Davenport High School students attended the Quad Cities Youth Leadership Conference at Deere & Co. World Headquarters on April 7th to listen to inspiring speakers and attend breakout sessions to work on individual leadership skills as well as tackle the issue of poverty in our community. Pictured left to right are students from West High who attended: Lamariana Phillips, Tessa Hicks, Zackery Keel, and Cody Neeper Burris.
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