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Auditions from the numerous students below from Davenport’s intermediate and high schools were selected from 900 to participate in the 180-member OPUS Honor Choir on November 17th at Iowa State University. After a day of rehearsals, the choir will give a concert in the evening.
Luke Heinrichs, bass
Samantha L. Wingate, soprano
Casey Scott, tenor solo-finalist
John Glasgow IV, tenor
Devonte Westley, tenor
John Zaimes, tenor
Matthew Reis, bass
Isabel Sinksen, choir
Central High football players volunteered for several hours at Habitat for Humanity to help with some of the finishing work on one of the area homes. They worked hard, not only to improve Central’s community, but the city of Davenport as a whole.
On Thursday, October 13th, former President Bill Clinton spoke to the public at North High, urging people to vote early. A group of students were selected to greet Bill Clinton and welcome him to Davenport; Sabrina Duran and Brooklynn Herrera were interviewed and expressed their passion for politics and getting the chance to meet a former president in person.
Several West High and Central High students received the honor of being selected to attend River Action’s 9th Annual Upper Mississippi River Conference October 13th and 14th at the iWireless Center in Moline. To qualify, students wrote 250-word essays about why the Mississippi River is important to them. At the conference, the students worked with other attendees to strategize improvements to the river’s ecosystems, flood control and risk reduction, transportation, water supply, economy, recreation, and gulf hypoxia.
During the week of October 10th – 14th, Central High students participated in the College Application Campaign hosted by the Guidance Department. In classes, students enjoyed trivia, discussed college information with their teachers, and seniors attended several application and FAFSA workshops, learning how to apply for financial aid for collegiate studies.
On October 13th at Flint Hills Golf Course in Burlington, Iowa, North High cross country runners finished their season, and Zach Schocker and Matt Dibbern received second team all conference honors for finishing 8th-14th at the conference meet. The North team (pictured) finished in the top half of the conference with a fifth place finish, their top finish in a decade.
The Legislative Advocacy Committee of the Davenport Community Schools is sponsoring a State Legislative Forum from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 26 in the 3rd floor Board Room of the Achievement Service Center, 1606 Brady Street (enter on the Main Street side of the building). The public is invited to hear from State legislators and candidates for Senate District 46 (Mark Lofgren), House District 92 (Ross Paustian and Ken Krumwiede), and House District 93 (Phyllis Thede and Kurt Whalen) on the subject of education in Iowa. Angie Sharpe, WQAD News 8, will act as moderator for the event.
On Wednesday, October 12th, Mr. Brosius’ Web Design class visited Ms. Hansen’s Journalism class. The web group talked with the newspaper crew to find out what they wanted to do with the WHS Today site that the journalism students create and maintain. The web designers then went back to class to add and consolidate social media on the WHS Today page.