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On Wednesday, October 12th, students and staff at Mid City High wore pink for Pink Out Day for Breast Cancer Awareness. The funds they raised were donated to the American Cancer Society to promote breast cancer research.
The Central High Blue Illusion junior varsity and varsity dance teams competed at the Iowa Spirit Spectacular at Carver Hawkeye Arena in Iowa City and brought home top honors. The junior varsity took first place in the junior varsity Pom Division. The varsity team earned first place in the varsity Hoopla Division and third place in the varsity Pom Division.
North High’s Culinary Arts Club held an appetizer cook-off. The winning group included members Chloe Croxton, Katlyn Downey, Adriana Kruse, Adrian Hill, and Colin Welu (not pictured).
Mr. Smith and Mr. Franzenburg took the West High INSPIRE students to MA Ford and John Deere Davenport Works for Manufacturing Day. The INSPIRE team is getting ready for a major competition this winter as part of West’s learning process.
On October 13th at the River Center, the ProStart team performed impressively at Hogtoberfest, a benefit raising funds for the Friendly House. Under Central teacher, Mrs. Cross’, direction, students entered their pork and black bean chili with chipotle sour cream, winning the People’s Choice “Best of Pork” award.
In an update to a previous story, North High’s Iowa Jobs for America’s Graduates (iJAG) program sent Malcolm Desvignes and Aurelie Schmitt to Des Moines on October 7th to compete for spots at the National Leadership Academy in Washington, D.C.. Malcolm won first place in Public Speaking, securing his trip to nationals to compete in the Public Speaking competition next month, joining Kyla Blackhawk from Central High competing in the Math Skills competition, Amber Sheridan from West High competing in the Employability Skills competition, and Kameron Houston from West as Keynote Speaker for the dignitary luncheon. (Clockwise from left: Kyla Blackhawk, Kameron Houston, Malcolm Desvignes, and Aurelie Schmitt.)
On October 4th, Quad City Arts presented the annual Lloyd Schoeneman Community Impact Awards at their annual meeting. Superintendent Dr. Art Tate received the Arts Educator award for his exceptional support of arts education in the Davenport School District, including the Creative Arts Academy, artsBASICS, and the new Central High School Performing Arts Center. Lloyd Schoeneman (1951-2001) was a driving force for art and artists in our community. Quad City Arts recognizes and celebrates exceptional leadership in the arts community in his memory.
“Kealey’s Congress” took place in Mr. Kealey’s West High classroom on October 10th. Mr. Richard Sweet, collective bargainer, served as mediator in the debate over passage of the Dream Act. Students took sides on the issue and debated using parliamentary procedure about whether individuals born in our country to undocumented parents should be able to stay or be deported.