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The car (Factory 5 Cobra kit car) was a UTI (Universal Technical Institute) student competition car made and designed by the students with minimal instructor contact time. The students rebuilt and modified the car to get as much horsepower and torque out of the vehicle with a 5 thousand dollar budget. UTI is a post-secondary educational institute that WHS students can attend to further their automotive knowledge. The school offers job placement and prepares students for a career as an automotive technician. Check out their website for the full line of post-secondary options.
Congratulations to the following North students who were selected to the 2014 University of Iowa Honor Band! Rachel Garlock, Brayden Legault, Zach Martin, & Kevin Birdsong. These students will perform in concert on Saturday, February 15 on the campus of the University of Iowa. Way to go Wildcats!
Claire Waterman and Scott Petrie were awarded Gold Keys from the Belin-Blank Center’s Mary Bucksbaum Scalan Visual Arts Program. The program’s annual Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for the Iowa Region includes students from 7th to 12th grade. Submissions for the 2014 competition included over 450 visual arts submissions and 25o writing entries. Claire receive her Gold Key for her complete art portfolio, while Scott received his award for his drawing titled Djinni.
Congratulations to the West High “Iridium Falcons” robotics team for winning the Marion, Illinois qualifying tournament this past weekend! The Iridium Falcons were on the Winning Alliance and won the Control Award. Way to go Mr. Roboto!
We’ve had some questions about wind chill factors and the part this information plays in making decisions about cancelling classes and hope the following information is helpful in light of the well below normal temperatures the Quad Cities region has experienced this winter.
While below normal, the temperature alone in our area is not usually low enough to be dangerous. When adding wind chill factors, the combined effect on the body can feel like minus 20, 30 or even 40 degrees.
When the National Weather Service issues a Wind Chill Warning that will likely hold true for the duration of the school day, then Davenport Community Schools normally cancel classes. If the National Weather Service issues a Wind Chill Advisory for the school day, many other factors are considered to decide if school will be held.
A Wind Chill Warning means that the combination of wind and cold could cause frostbite to unprotected skin in 10 minutes or less.
The Davenport Schools Foundation will offer five new scholarships this spring, as it launches its latest scholarship program. There are 24 endowed scholarships providing more than $60,000 for students graduating from Davenport Schools. Awards range from $300 to $12,000 and will be given to 40-plus winners from four Davenport high schools. Detailed information and applications for these scholarships are available through high school guidance counselors, at the DSF office at 1606 Brady Street, and online at http://www.davenportschools.org/foundation/scholarships/
Students and their parents can learn about the college financial aid and scholarship process at a free information seminar provided by the Iowa College Access Network (ICAN), Ascentra Credit Union, and LULAC. The event will be held at 10 a.m. on Satuday, February 1, In McCarthy Hall on the St. Ambrose University Campus, corner of Lombard & Gaines, Davenport. Those attending will learn about the financial aid process, FAFSA application review, understanding FAFSA results, financial aid options, scholarship processes, and where to go for additional help.
On January 16, 2014 Kimberly Center High School held its quarterly awards assembly for academic honors. During the assembly, 35 students were recognized for their outstanding academic grades earned for second quarter. Two students received academic excellence. First honors awards were earned by 15 students including three December graduates. Second Honor recognition went to 16 undergraduate students plus two senior graduates. Congratulations to all who received academic recognition.