Senior Bree McMahan has been awarded the Prewitt Scholarship, a 4-year full-ride scholarship. She will be attending Iowa State University in the fall. McMahan had to write an essay which discussed overcoming a hardship, educational goals, and achievements in high school. So, yes, English classes do matter! She also had to participate in an interview. She will have to maintain a 2.5 gpa to keep her scholarship. If you know Bree, that won’t be hard to do. Congratulations, Bree.
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On Wednesday, May 16, West Medieval Group members Ethan Mason, Tim O’Leary, Allysson Dowson, Maesi Geigle, Cheyann Ulman, and William Heirigs were presenters at the Wood Intermediate School. They talked to the 6th grade classes about Medieval Arms and Armor, Clothing, Music, Crime and Punishment, and Literature. They also marshalled a Melee style mock combat using realistic looking heavy foam weapons and armor. This was the group’s 3nd presentation, having visited Smart in late April. The Medieval Group will round out the year at Jackson on May 18.
“Super Hero” by Emily Gravert, Hannah Crisci, & Hannah Mullanack
Best Creative Display: “Dog Ate My Homework” by Gabby Shorter and Natalie Saul
Most Appetizing or Best Yummy Factor: “Campfire” by Zachary Thune and Claudia Morales
Best Overall Cake Display: “Campfire” by Zachary Thune and Claudia Morales
Davenport West was recently named as a finalist for the Lemelson-MIT InvenTeam grant. Jason Franzenburg was awarded the Lemelson-MIT Excite Teacher honor. Mr. John Brosius will be traveling on behalf of the Davenport West team to Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) for EurekaFest this summer for professional development. This past year’s winners will present their inventions at EurekaFest. Franzenburg was able to attend EurekaFest 2015, and the Davenport West team went on to invent a solution to vehicular heatstroke. Franzanburg said, “It is a truly rewarding experience and you get to meet amazing teachers from all over the country.” This year Davenport West’s INSPIRE team will be working on clean water solutions for a village in Kenya.