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Congratulations to Keystone Academy food service staff member, Samantha Sparrow, for winning the honor of Employee of the Year for the State of Iowa Midwest Region from the National School Nutrition Association. Judges use a point system in the areas of skill, creativity, professional development, and dedication to the profession. Samantha has been recognized for her cheerfulness and customer service as well as supplying water bottles and pencils for any students who need one, getting to know the students by name, and making sure students leave lunch feeling full and acknowledged, and that they were a part of Samantha’s positive influence for the day.
Central High students, Jack Bevans, La Della Gallagher, Taryn Hutcherson, Isabelle Kern, Hannah King, and Branden Leon, created and brought to life a mural to brighten the hallway at the Genesis Outpatient Pediatric Therapy Clinic.
The North High environmental science class had a rain garden workshop for some Harrison elementary students, who received a passport booklet and learned about the importance of rain gardens through a variety of interactive displays. At the end of the event, they helped to reseed the gardens at North.
It’s been a successful year for the West High School ComedySportz High School League. Through their dedication and work, they’ve been able to participate in many matches against other schools, develop their skills, and learn about the importance of teamwork. On May 20th, they were awarded their Har-Har-sity Letter for upholding the values of collaboration, inspiration, gratitude, and fun. Pictured from left to right in back: Robert Greve and Brandon Walker; in front: Renee Casad, Rebecca Casad, and Lily Hancock. Members not pictured: Serafiina Kapanen, Angel Reighard, Alissa Constantino, Xavier McClure, and Ben Gabriel.
On May 21st, Smart Intermediate held a ceremony to recognize ten students who were nominated for this year’s HAVLife awards. These students were awarded over $3,000 in scholarships to pursue artistic and vocational dreams, with opportunities including private music lessons, summer music camps, sewing equipment and supplies, and a fashion design camp.
Congratulations to all the Davenport athletes who made the 2018 MAC All-Conference Boys Soccer Teams:
Bobby Nikolopoulos, Central High
Luke Hummel, Central High
Eduardo Gonzalez, Central High
Alex McLeland, Central High
Alex Rosas, West High
Alex Kopp, North High
Joey Lantzky, Central High
Huy Tran, West High
Michael Moran, Central High
Dalton Carstens, West High
In addition, West High’s Mr. Jon Sandoval was named Coach of the Year. Congratulations, Jon!
Nine high school teams, including from all four Davenport high schools, were given four-foot by eight-foot masonite sheets and six hours to use chalk pastels to create an art piece in the Quad City Arts’ ArtWorks Expo High School Mural Competition. Pictured with their mural is the North High team of Chloe Haertjens, Haley Nicholson, Karlenia Hildebrant, Alexia Ogden, and Jessica Tran Moss. All of the pieces will be displayed at the Bucktown Center for the Arts in Davenport until the Final Friday Award Ceremony on June 29th at 6:00 p.m.
Michael Bilenko, a 15-year-old West High student (pictured with his parents), has been taking college courses at the University of Iowa for the past two years while attending high school. As a result, he will graduate from West this year and receive early enrollment to attend the University of Iowa in the fall full-time. Go here to see KWQC’s news story about the accomplishment. Congratulations, Michael!