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North High junior, Zach Schocker, was selected as Athlete of the Week by the Quad City Times after he collected his second victory of the season on September 22nd at the North Scott Invitational. He ran the 5,000 meter course at Scott County Park in 17 minutes and 12 seconds.
West High’s Aaron Willie took home first place in golf on September 23rd at the Muskie Invitational held at Geneva Country Club with a score of 74. Zane Grell was a junior varsity meet medalist at Red Hawk with a score of 39. The Junior Varsity boys’ team shot a score of 171.
Central High’s Iowa Jobs for America’s Graduates (iJAG) program, taught by Mr. Porter, welcomed two guest speakers in September, Bob Forte from Universal Technical Institute (UTI) and superintendent, Dr. Art Tate. Mr. Forte talked with the students about the different programs of study UTI has to offer as well as their job placement programs and resume building. Dr. Tate discussed his personal career path and offered students advice that will help them move forward on their own journeys.
Quad City Youth Sports Foundation named Amy Baker honorary captain of the second annual Iowa vs. Illinois All Star Match held in November. Baker was chosen as captain to honor her 30 plus years of dedication to the sport of volleyball, including her record of the highest all time total wins in North history. Amy was North High’s head volleyball coach from 1985 to 2011 and physical education teacher from 1985 to 2012.
Scott Community College (SCC) held a career fair at Central High on Tuesday, September 13th. Around 500 students attended and took advantage of the networking and informational opportunities with Western Illinois University, Palmer College of Chiropractic, Eastern Iowa Community Colleges, and the National Guard. Students learned about trades and fields offered by each entity, disability support services, financial aid services, and much more.
You’re invited to “Meet Your Legislator” Ice Cream Social & Discussion from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in the 3rd floor Board Room of the Achievement Service Center, 1606 Brady St. (enter through the Main Street doors). Members of the public are invited to attend and there is no charge. Enjoy pie & ice cream, as well as a great opportunity to talk with area legislators about education issues! This annual event is sponsored by the Davenport Community Schools Legislative Advocacy Committee.
North High golfer, CJ Fisher, won medals at three events last week. On Monday, he took second place among juniors at the Clinton Invitational at Valley Oaks with a score of 81; on Wednesday, he won the Davenport City Tournament at Emeis with a score of 76; and on Friday, he tied for second at the Muskie Invite at Geneva Country Club with a score of 76.
Central High senior, Mickey Sloat, was chosen for the prestigious honor of working in the Secondary Student Training Program (SSTP), an extension of the Belin-Blank program through the University of Iowa. For six weeks, Mickey worked with her research mentor, Dr. Manak, to study fruit flies in connection with Epilespy and cancer, write a research brief, and create a research conference poster, earning three college credits.