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Davenport Students Visit Capitol with Mid City Students Recognized by Iowa House

Mid City student with the governor Over 60 Davenport students participated in the annual President’s Day “Get on the Bus” trip organized by the Davenport School Board’s Legislative Advocacy Committee. Students from all four high schools learned about the legislative process, asked questions of our local legislators, toured the Capitol and met Davenport student, Jack Jurgena, who is serving as a page in this year’s legislative session. Several students who had been previously involved in legislative advocacy called legislators out of session to discuss issues that were important to them and toured the House chambers. Mid City High students, Morgan Kurtz, Maddy Pineo, and Tyler Huntington were recognized for their work getting support for school funding equalization and mental health training bills, receiving recognition by Representative Phyllis Thede and a standing ovation from the House for their efforts.

North Student Selected to Attend National Leadership Conference

Ciarra Hasdintra campus photo Ciarra Hasdintra from North High has been invited to attend the 2018 National Student Leadership Conference at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois, this summer. Ciarra is interested in expanding her knowledge and opening up opportunities to invest in her future in medicine and healthcare.

Central Alumna Chosen as ISU STATEment Maker

Vanessa McNeal headshot Congratulations to Central High alumna, Vanessa McNeal, who was chosen by the Iowa State University (ISU) Alumni Association as the 2018 STATEment Maker in the entrepreneurial category in celebration of her accomplishments and the countless ways she has contributed to her community. Vanessa is a blogger, public speaker, and documentary filmmaker.

CAA Student’s Design Selected for 2018 Blues Festival

Charlie with his framed winning design The Mississippi Valley Blues Society chose Creative Arts Academy (CAA) and Central High Senior Charleston Balsar’s design as the official poster for the 2018 Mississippi Valley Blues Festival on July 6th and 7th. He received a framed print of his design along with a ticket for each day of the festival, a scholarship to a Figge art class, and a $200 cash prize. In addition, he will receive free merchandise featuring his design.

North Musician Accepted into UNI School of Music

Kameron Reed with her flute North High band student, Kameron Reed, has officially been accepted to the University of Northern Iowa (UNI) School of Music as a flute performance major. She will attend UNI beginning this fall and study with the flute professor, Dr. Angeleita Floyd.

Mid City iJAG Students Tour John Deere World Headquarters

Mid City students at John Deere On February 7th, Mid City Iowa Jobs for America’s Graduates (iJAG) students toured John Deere World Headquarters to connect with business leaders and reinforce the idea that they are the future leaders of our society. Students participated in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) activity, learned about John Deere history, and enjoyed lunch in the executive dining room.

Central Students Win Awards in Scholastic Art and Writing Competition

Scholastic Art and Writing Competition winners from Central Several Central High students were chosen for awards from among the hundreds who entered the 2018 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards competition in Iowa. Honorable Mentions awards went to Rachael Downing, Taryn Hutcherson, Hayden Intveld, Isis Thiessen (photo unavailable), and Lucas Thompson. Braden Leon received a Silver Key for his Peter Rabbit totem sculpture, and Cole Foderberg received a Silver Key for his Acorn sculpture. Congratulations to all the winners!

School Cafeterias District-Wide Host Hawaiian Luaus

Hayes students around a table While it was cold outside, the cafeterias throughout the district warmed things up inside by thinking tropical thoughts and hosting a Hawaiian luau, serving teriyaki chicken, rice, a variety of fruits and vegetables, and pineapple cakes. Staff wore leis and tropical clothing, decorated cafeterias, and some even played Hawaiian music for the students. Pictured: Hayes Elementary.
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