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EMTs from Advanced Medical Transport (AMT) visited the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) 7th and 8th graders on Friday, September 18th, to talk about the training necessary for various jobs in the medical field and what an average work day looks like for them. They taught students the basics of being a first responder, how to properly put someone in a backboard, and about the inside of an ambulance.
iJAG students exercised the importance of giving back in the community by sponsoring the Fall Blood Drive at Mid City High School for the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center (MVRBC). They helped out with the drive discussed the importance of helping others in class discussions. iJAG is proud of their partnership with MVRBC!
A select group of students from North High’s orchestra were awarded the opportunity to perform during the Beaux Arts Festival hosted in downtown Davenport during the weekend of September 12th and 13th.
Congratulations to Central High boxers Cederick Thomas and Jaylin Buckley for bringing home national Paul Murphy Title Belts from a tournament in Doraville, Georgia. Cederick and Jaylin have been devoted to the sport for several years and have honed their skills at Peña’s Davenport Boxing Club. Great job Blue Devils!
Garfield Elementary held an all-school “Graduation Destination” assembly on September 10th. Each grade level was represented by a student in a cap and gown. Principal Mr. Orfitelli also dressed in graduation attire and presented the students with a “diploma” listing the year of their future high school graduation. Students were reminded that their graduation date may seem far away, but the time passes quickly, and that what they do today in elementary school provides the foundation for future success in intermediate school, high school, and college.
A large wall hanging consisting of a collection of college pennants was also unveiled at the assembly. The pennants were collected last year when each class wrote to a college that they “adopted” and asked for the school’s pennant. This wall hanging is being displayed in the school cafeteria where all students can see it as a daily reminder to “do their best, nothing less” so someday they may have the opportunity to attend college after graduating from high school.
This summer, Central High senior Emily Delleman traveled to Rio de Janeiro where she competed in and won a bronze medal at the Junior World Rowing Championships. The competition included over 550 rowers representing 54 countries. Emily was one of only four American rowers selected for the honor after winning the U.S. Rowing Youth National Championship.
At North High, 100% of Mrs. McCreery’s AP Biology students passed their AP exam to end the 2014 school year. Congratulations to Mrs. McCreery and the hard work her students put in throughout the year.
Students from Mid City High attended the Eastern Regional Meeting for the Iowa Youth Congress on Friday, September 11, 2015, at Scott Community College where they presented bills on Invisible Disabilities, Education Funding Equalization and LGBTQ Rights. After all of the bills from all members of IYC were introduced, Nathan Dunahoo, Christine Bein, and Hannah Walker were each chosen by their committees to manage one of the three bills. All three students did excellent jobs, but in the end, only the Funding Equalization Bill made the final cut to be brought before the General Assembly of the Iowa Youth Congress on October 24, 2015, at the State Capitol in Des Moines. Members of this year’s IYC from Mid City High School were Nathan Dunahoo, Christine Bein, Hannah Walker, Alexandria Bribriesco, Austin Winters, Christian Hann, Sydd Parker-Tatum, and Jalen Crawford.