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Education

  • Employee Scholarship winners

    The Montgomery County Family YMCA is pleased to announce that Casey Connolly of Red Oak, and Emma Wright of Villisca, are the recipients of the YMCA’s 4th Annual Employee Scholarship.
    Scholarship criteria included employment service at the YMCA, volunteer activities at the YMCA, High School academic status and activities and answers to two essay questions. The YMCA’s Board of Directors Executive Committee made the final decision. The scholarship is funded by the annual middle school homecoming dance hosted by the YMCA.

  • Area speech contest winners

    COUNCIL BLUFFS — There was plenty of persuasion going on April 20 on the campus of Iowa Western Community College. The spring Persuasive Speech Contest was held in Fremont 150 involving 37 students from Iowa Western. The event was sponsored by the Communication Club and the IWCC Bookstore.

  • Simpson College honors

    Dean’s List
    INDIANOLA - Students from the following cities have made the Dean’s List at Simpson College in Indianola, for the Spring 2010 semester.  Students named to the Dean’s List received between a 3.7 and 3.99 grade point average for the semester. Ryanne Skalberg from Red Oak.
    President’s List
    INDIANOLA - Students from the following cities have made the President’s List at Simpson College in Indianola, Iowa, for the Spring 2010 semester.  

  • Fellers receives scholarship

    Recent high school graduates of Johnson Controls employees are eligible to be awarded a one year or four year partial scholarship.
    Lauren Fellers, a recent graduate of Red Oak High School was recently awarded a college scholarship from the Johnson Controls Foundation.  
    Lauren is the daughter of Johnson Controls employee, Lee Fellers and will be attending Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the fall.
    The foundation awards 45 scholarships each year: 25 four-year grants of $2,000 a year and 20 one-year grants of $2,000.  

  • William Penn Univ. honors

    President’s List
    OSKALOOSA - William Penn University is pleased to announce that
    Barbara Gilliland, 4; Dennis Grove, 4; Cheri McFarland, 4; Laura Moyers, 4; Stacey Rolenc, 4; from Red Oak have been named to the President’s List for the spring 2010 semester. To be included on the President’s List, a student must complete at least 12 hours of credit with a minimum grade point average of 3.9 on a 4.0 scale.
    Dean’s List

  • East Mills High School third quarter honor rolls

    Principals Honor Roll
    9th grade - Eileen Asselin, Alexis Woodruff, Joseph VanSant, Amanda Hatcher and Kaitlin Walker,
    10th grade - Pierre Bassich, Makayla McGrew, Luke Schafer and Carrie Christensen.
    11th grade - Danielle Keltner, Dalton Morgan, Mary Harbor and Ellie Miller.
    12th grade - Jacob Bolton, Jacob Fritz, Eric Taylor, Jesse Buley, Ben Blank and Gabrielle Sowers.
    Gold Honor Roll

  • Central College’s Choir/Chamber Singers Spring Tour

    PELLA - Alec Carlson, freshman, exploring, graduate of Nodaway Valley High School, tenor of Red Oak will be touring with Central College’s A Cappella Choir, as well as Chamber Sings, during their spring tour in May, first touring the Midwest and finishing their tour in the nation’s capitol.

  • Johannes selected

    DECORAH—Sawyer Johannes, son of Craig and Tammie Johannes of Villisca, has been selected to sing bass with the Celebration Iowa Singers and Jazz Band, a select high school touring ensemble that will perform more than 30 shows across the state of Iowa this summer.
    Johannes, a student at Villisca High School, was selected from a pool of Iowa high school music students who auditioned at four locations across the state in March.

  • Iowa Western graduates

    COUNCIL BLUFFS -  Approximately 464 individuals participated in May graduation ceremonies at Iowa Western Community College (IWCC).

  • Iowa Western honors

    COUNCIL BLUFFS - Iowa Western Community College officials announced that approximately 600 students have been named to the President’s Honor Roll due to their academic achievement during the 2010 spring term.
    The following Red Oak area residents were named to the President’s Honor