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Five West High students will enter into the Early Talent Internship program with Deere & Co. this summer. Abby Ratermann, Pam Friede, and Eric Smith were selected for this program based on their involvement in FIRST Robotics and being leaders in the West INSPIRE Engineering career pathway. They will be participating in paid engineering internships this summer. Dakota Tello-Goossens and Ryne Schroeder were selected from the iJAG program by showing leadership skills in the classroom, in their interviews, and through their work ethics. Dakota will be at World Headquarters participating in an accounting internship. Ryne will be at Harvester Works in the marketing and communications department.
Congratulations to the 52 students who received Associate’s Degrees from Scott Community College on May 10th. The degrees were awarded to students in advance of their high school diplomas as part of North High’s Accelerated Associate’s Degree program. A partnership with Eastern Iowa Community Colleges, the program provides collegiate coursework across subject matter through the four years of the high school experience at no additional cost to families. Dual graduation participants will receive their high school diplomas at North High’s graduation on June 3rd.
Central High Junior Nia Walker has been selected as one of 15 state finalists for the 2018 Herbert Hoover Uncommon Student Award for outstanding Iowa teens. Nia’s project is Advancement of Minorities in Advanced Placement. She hopes to encourage more minorities to take the AP Challenge and learn firsthand the many rewards of rigorous coursework and working hard to achieve success. Congratulations, Nia!
Congratulations to West High golfer, Kelley Wohlers. With her round of 52, she was the JV City Golf Meet Champion.
Congratulations to the cast and crew of Central High’s production, Next to Normal (pictured above top), and North High’s spring musical, Les Miserables (pictured above bottom). The Iowa High School Musical Theatre Awards (IHSMTA) have announced that the productions received numerous honors. Central High received Outstanding Overall Performance; Special Recognition for Ensemble and Community Engagement; Special Recognition in a Principal Role by Nichole Maitlen and Jeremy Weinstein; Special Recognition for Stage Management by Sarah Bergthold; Outstanding Lighting Design by Hunter IntVeld; and Outstanding Performance in a Principal Role by Joe Lasher and Peyton Reese. North High earned Outstanding Musical Production; Special Recognition for Ensemble; Special Recognition for Performers in a Lead Role for Holden Conner; and Outstanding Performers in a Lead Role by Abby Bastian, Meghann Hall, Emma Saskowski, and Will Snowball.
Congratulations to West High’s Cameron White! His photograph, “Barbed Sunset,” was chosen as second runner-up in Congressman Dave Loebsack’s High School Art Contest. It will hang in the congressman’s Davenport Office.
Congratulations to sophomore and managing editor of West High’s Beak ‘n’ Eye, Danielle Stevens, for her “The Truth About the Future of IGESS (Integrated Geometry Earth and Space Science)” news story that was featured on Best of School Newspapers Online. Go here to read the article.