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Please enjoy the following “look back” video that features members of the Class of 2013 as they recall their favorite experiences at Davenport Community Schools. Whether experiencing their first semester of college, serving in the military, beginning a career, or traveling afar to engage in service projects, we’re thinking of them this fall and we continue to wish them all the best as they begin their adult lives.
Congratulations to Davenport Central Blue Illusion Dancers Dana Weinstein, Jasmine Maddox, Caitlyn Oliger, and Madeline Darland for being chosen as members of the 2014 All-Iowa Honor Dance Team. Over 500 girls auditioned for the team, and just 276 were chosen. These four will perform at the 3A Iowa Girls Basketball Championships in March. The performance will be televised by IPTV. Congratulations, ladies!
On Saturday, September 21, nine students from Kimberly Center High School attended the Iowa Youth Congress Regional Meeting at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids. The students were Cecelia Maresca, Austin Winters, Christian Hann, Jazmine Holbrook, Anastasia Sadler, Peyton Engels, Josh Peterson, Sara Merritt and Izzy Parker-Tatum. The Regional was attended by students from Central, CR Washington, Jefferson, Prairie, Muscatine, Waterloo, Burlington, Keokuk and Pleasant Valley high schools. At the Regional, students from the Kimberly Center passed their “Hands on the Wheel” bill (regarding hands-free-only cell phone use while driving) through to the General Assembly, which will be held in Des Moines on October 25th, 2013.
During the September 21st meeting, Cecilia Maresca was elected as one of three Co- Presidents for this year’s Iowa Youth Congress Regional Meeting in Cedar Rapids. The new format for IYC has the Office of President shared by three Co- Presidents due to the huge commitment of time that being the President of the Iowa Youth Congress entails.
Sixty West High Business Academy students experienced a leadership training this week at West Lake Park. Wapsi River Environmental Education Center staff members led the students in various team-building exercises, a water safety training, and canoeing and kayaking activities. Mrs. Saladino, Mr. Verdon, Mr. Tollefson, Ms. Soedt, and Ms. Tangen were the faculty accompanying the students.
Congratulations to Central High Senior Claire Waterman, the winner of this year’s Anti-Bullying Logo Contest, “Stand Up and Take a New Direction.” A poster of her amazing design will soon be displayed on each floor of the school for the remainder of the year. Thank you to all of the students who entered, and congratulations Claire!
Congratulations to North High Pom Cats Nekya Hall, Jaisene Hughes, and Krystal Pollard for being chosen as members of the 2014 All-Iowa Honor Dance Team. Over 500 girls auditioned for the team, and these three will perform at the 3A Iowa Girls Basketball Championships in March. The performance will be televised by IPTV. Way to go, ladies!
Central High Senior Jayvon Mathews has been awarded First Team selection on the 2014 Iowa State Track and Field Team. He will have the opportunity to compete on the West Central Conference Track and Field Team at the 14th Annual Down Under International Games, in Australia. Congratulations on this honor, Jayvon!
North High students Aaron Reynolds, Brenden Vens, Ashley Decker, and Jamie Childe, along with teacher Desiree Rowland, attended a Student Environmental Conference in Dubuque on September 19th and 20th. The group had the opportunity to work with Iowa and Wisconsin DNR workers in identifying fish, checking water quality, studying tadpoles, and exploring soil conservation. In addition, they were allowed a behind the scenes look at the Mississippi River Museum and made contact with multiple professionals in the field. Students returned to Davenport excited by the information they gained, and they are now working to establish an Environmental Club at North High.