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Education

  • Nebraska Wesleyan honors

    LINCOLN - Twenty-four Nebraska Wesleyan University students have been inducted into the academic biology honorary, Beta Beta Beta. Selection requirements include maintaining a biology grade point average of at least 3.40 and an overall grade point average of 3.20.  
    Students were recognized at the university’s Honors Convocation on May 7.
    The following students have been inducted as New Regular Members: Christine Mainquist of  Red Oak, Mainquist was also named on the Spring Academic honor list.

  • Kirkwood honors

    Kirkwood Community College has released its Dean’s List for the Spring 2010 Semester. These students have achieved a 3.3 grade point average or higher after completing 12 or more credit hours with the college.  Kirkwood students from the area earning this distinction include:  Red Oak: Adam C. Bauman, Montgomery; Andrew D. Leinen, Montgomery; Zach A. Wood, Montgomery.

  • St. Ambrose graduation

    DAVENPORT – St. Ambrose University held its Spring Commencement on May 15, at the i Wireless Center, Moline, Ill.
    A total of 669 degree candidates, including 490 bachelor’s degree students, 172 master’s degree students and 7 doctoral students, were recognized during the ceremonies.
    Undergraduate degree candidates from Red Oak is Katherine Schmid-magna cum laude-Elementary Education.

  • UWSP spring graduates

    The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point conferred degrees on more than 1,300 graduates during the university’s 2010 spring commencement ceremonies.
    Graduates, their guests and faculty were addressed by UWSP Alumna Beth Ann Richlen, staff attorney and development director at Wisconsin Judicare Inc. Interim Chancellor Mark Nook welcomed the participants and Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor Jeff Morin recognized honor students and award winners.
    Nicholas W Blay, MSNR, Natural Re-sources; from Red Oak.

  • Peru State Dean’s List

    PERU - Peru State College (PSC) today released the names of students who earned a place on the Dean’s List for the spring 2010 semester.
    Those students earning a 4.0 for the semester are noted by an asterisk (*).  
    Matthew Nels Hanson*, Sophomore; from Red Oak.

  • Stanton students participate in Quiz Bowl

    STANTON - Twelve Stanton elementary students recently participated in the Thinking Cap Quiz Bowl on May 6. The computer-based quiz covered subjects ranging from spelling, history, and math to current events, sports and literature. Every question had multiple choice answers and they received more points if they answered quickly.

    They scored 989 points by correctly answering 87% of the 100 questions on either the first or second try.

  • History day for Red Oak fourth graders

    The Montgomery County Extension and the Montgomery County History Center sponsored an Iowa History Day for the Red Oak fourth graders at the Montgomery County History Center.

    Iowa History day was held May 10 at the history center. There were seven different sessions:

    The Log Cabin with Dick and Faye Mullenix; Making candles with Ellen Griffen and Jo Hartstack; Rope making with Jon Waltz, Paul McCoy, and Dallas Culver;

    The Canoe and Indians with Dave McFarland and Roxanne Culver;

  • Stanton seniors receive scholarships

    Montgomery County Farm Bureau recently awarded $500 scholarships to two Stanton High School seniors. The scholarships are sponsored each year for children of Farm Bureau members in the county. This is the 11th year for the local scholarship program.

    Zach McCarthy of Red Oak and Lucas Oster of Elliott are this year’s recipients, based on highest overall score by the scholarship committee. Scores are based on financial need, academics, involvement and recommendations.

  • Focht scholars announced

    The Montgomery County Community Foundation, working in partnership with the Red Oak Heritage Foundation is pleased to announce that the LaDonna Focht scholars have been selected.

    The Focht scholars will each receive a scholarship award in the amount of $250 for tuition at a school of the student’s choice. The Focht scholars are Shelby Marsden from Red Oak High School, Emmaline Wright from Villisca High School, and Edward Oster from Stanton High School.

  • Essex school receives grant

    Essex Community School proudly announced they were selected to receive a $2,000 grant from the Build With Bags Grant Program

    This grant will be used to purchase recycled plastic playground equipment.

    The Essex grant writing team (Kimberly Peterson, Kathleen Johnson, and Amy Resh) applied for the Build With Bags grants to be considered for this program.

    Essex is one of 26 grant recipients selected, out of 71 applications, across Iowa this year to purchase recycled plastic playground equipment.