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Congratulations to Central High’s Billie Currier, Simeon Ray, and Karlie Westmoreland whose photos were accepted into the Photographic Society of America (PSA) Youth Showcase. Their work will be on display at the PSA Convention in San Antonio, Texas.
Garfield Elementary fourth grader, Lauran Nicholson, received a “Good Character” citation from Police Sergeant Andy Neyrinck at the MAC Conference track meet on May 5th. During her conversation with Sgt. Neyrinck, Lauran impressed him with a positive attitude, great questions, and an eagerness to learn about a police officer’s work, demonstrating Garfield’s mission of creating confident learners and leaders.
Congratulations to Central High junior, Mickey Sloat, on being selected as one of the 15 finalists for the Herbert Hoover Uncommon Student Award, which annually identifies and honors up to 15 Iowa high school juniors who propose and then accomplish a project of their own choosing and design. Each receives a $1,000 cash award; the 15 are then narrowed down to three who will earn an additional $5,000 scholarship when they complete their projects next fall. Mickey’s project is Don’t Upstage Yourself; it’s for elementary age children and uses theater to inspire a love of the arts, show the importance of effective public speaking, and create confidence in communications with others. To learn more about Mickey’s work, go here to visit her website.
Sudlow Intermediate’s band, choirs, and orchestra brought home several trophies from amusement park competitions. At Six Flags in Gurnee, Illinois, the orchestra won second place with an Excellent rating, men’s Festival Choir won first place with a Superior rating, and Women’s Festival Choir won first place with a Superior rating as well as the trophy for Overall Best Choir. At Adventureland in Altoona, Iowa, the seventh grade band took second place out of 32 competing bands. Congratulations to these Sudlow musicians.
As part of Buffalo Elementary’s Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (S.T.E.A.M) Innovation movement, the University of Iowa Mobile Museum visited for an on-site field trip. The students explored three different topics with many subtopics while in the museum, including Hawkeye Power, Iowa-German History, and Biomedicines.
Central High junior, Cederick Thomas, won the men’s Iowa Golden Gloves boxing tournament in April. He advanced to Salt Lake City, Utah, to compete in the men’s National Golden Gloves tournament on May 14th where he was matched up with competitors from all over the United States and the military, including many experienced adults.
The West High softball team hosted a softball tournament at the Davenport West Softball Complex over the weekend of May 6th through 8th for the area 10 and under (U), 12U, and 14U American Softball Association (ASA) programs. The North Wildcats and the West Falcons (pictured), placed first and second, respectively, in the 12U tournament after three days of playing in a bracket of seven teams. It was a great weekend for Davenport Schools’ ASA feeder programs building future high school athletes.
Congratulations to the Davenport girls and boys track & field teams for all of their successes at the MAC Championships. In the boys’ division, the following students won first place in their events: North’s Collin Glazek in the varsity 100 meter dash; Central’s Tyson Morrison in the varsity 200 meter dash; Central’s Duane Sleet in the varsity 110 meter hurdles; North’s team of Keshun Thach, Chris Murphy, Isaiah Gibbs, and Corey Lamonte in the varsity 4×100 meter relay; Central’s team of Tyson Morrison, Will Reemtsma, Raheem Morrise, and Duane Sleet in the varsity 4×110 meter shuttle hurdle relay; North’s Corey Lamonte in the varsity long jump; Central’s Stephon Martin in the sophomore 200 meter dash; Central’s team of James Bellemy, Iain Gronewold, Will Reemtsma, and Stephon Martin in the sophomore 4×400 meter relay; and West’s team of Leon Simpson, Kyle Mattson, Brady Richlen, and Jacob Mitchell in the sophomore 4×110 meter shuttle hurdle relay.