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Congratulations to West High sophomore, Addison Flynn, who tied for first overall with her round of 49 at the JV City Tournament.
North High held its 13th Annual Run Walk Stumble Crawl on May 17th, collecting $665 for Scott County Kids, which provides students with Yellow Ribbon Suicide Prevention cards every year.
Congratulations to Central High yearbook staff members, Mariana Chavez (left) and Sophie Lamantia (right), who were just inducted into Quill and Scroll, an international journalism honor society. Go here for a list of this year’s accomplishments from the yearbook staff as well as next year’s student leaders.
On May 12th, Davenport’s Iowa Jobs for America’s Graduates (iJAG) held a day of volunteering with Living Lands and Waters, working on the I-80 Restoration Project, which is the vision of Living Lands and Waters founder and president, Chad Pregracke. With 28 total acres included, it is the Illinois Department of Transportation’s largest restoration project in history. The project works to engage hundreds of local volunteers over two years to restore this area back to native landscape, with the hope to eventually feature a very small heard of native buffalo, provide tourists the opportunity to enjoy the Mississippi River, and to leave a positive impression on the State of Illinois.
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Buffalo Elementary fourth-grade students created knee braces, fifth-graders created water filters, and third-graders learned about architecture and structural engineering by building bridges. After researching their projects, student teams created their pieces using the five-step engineering design process: Ask, Imagine, Plan, Create, and Improve.
The Quad City Arts 40th Annual High School Art Invitational ended on May 15th, and throughout the run of the exhibition, the public was invited to vote for their favorite work of art. As a result, North High sophomore, Karlenia Hildebrant’s, chess piece was selected for this year’s Quad Cities Arts People’s Choice Award.
Two Mid City High seniors received scholarships and were recognized in the “Let’s Salute” section of the Quad-City Times. McKayla Forari received $600 to attend Scott Community College for Welding Certification, and Keshuna Miller received $600 to attend Kirkwood Community College for Culinary Arts, German, and Sign Language. Congratulations and best wishes to them both!
On May 13th, five West High Medieval Group members; West High TAG teacher, Mr. Swords; and Smart Intermediate TAG teacher, Mr. Monnard, were involved in filming scenes for the feature film, Castle Siege 2.0, by writer/director Stephen Folker. The two teachers and Mykala Housholder, Hanna Shreffler, Maesi Geigle, Logan Quinn, and Tori Deets played peasants in a witch-chasing scene as well as armored guards in a scene with the lead actors. Mr. Swords, Mr. Monnard, and Mykala even had speaking lines.