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Education

  • Dean's List: Central College

    Central College, Pella, has announced the students named to the fall 2015 Dean’s List.  The honor is awarded to full-time students who achieve a 3.5 grade point average or higher on a 4.0 scale while taking 12 or more graded credit hours for the semester.
    Local students named to the list were:
    Geoffrey Sellers, Red Oak
    Paige Vannausdle, Red Oak
    Founded in 1853, Central College is a private, residential four-year liberal arts college known for its academic rigor and strength in global experiential learning, STEM, sustainability education,

  • Dean’s List

    Kaitlin Anne Butler, a freshman at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, has been named to the Dean’s List for the first semester of the 2015-16 school year.
    Kaitlin is the daughter of Jim Butler, Omaha and Cindy and R.J. Hoff, Bellevue, and the granddaughter of John and Candy Butler, Glenwood.

  • Dean’s List

    University of Saint Mary Provost Dr. Bryan Le Beau has announced the Fall 2015 Dean’s Honor List. Andrea McClary, Malvern, ended the semester with a grade point average of 3.5 or better:
    The University of Saint Mary in Leavenworth, Kan., is a Catholic co-educational applied liberal arts university founded and sponsored by the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth.

  • Collegiate Honors

    NORTHFIELD, Minn. — Katherine Jardon, Red Oak, recently performed in the annual St. Olaf College Christmas Festival, and is a member of the St. Olaf Choir. Jardon is a Music Education major. She is the daughter of Joseph and Mary Jardon and a graduate of Red Oak Community High School.

  • Collegiate Honors

    Bailey McKee, Emerson, is participating in a Dordt College off-campus study program for the spring semester. McKee is a senior majoring in Digital Media Production.
    McKee will spend the semester experiencing rich cultures and new environments while living and learning at the off-campus Los Angeles Film Studies Center program.

  • College Graduates

    Approximately 300 individuals participated in December graduation ceremonies at Iowa Western Community College. The following local students graduated:
    Clarinda: Anthony G. Miller, associate of arts degree in general studies; Eric E. Miller, associate of arts degree in business administration; Virginia L. Thompson, associate of applied science degree in applied business and technology with high honors.
    Elliott: Logan D. Robinette, associate of arts degree in business administration; Adam W. Svoboda, associate of applied science degree in diesel technology.

  • Scholarships

    Mikayla Dolch, Villisca, recently received the Fred Foreman Scholarship for Growth in Leadership Participation for the 2015-16 academic year from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Iowa State University. Dolch’s scholarship was one of more than 1,500 scholarships awarded to students for the 2015-16 academic year.
    The college and its departments award more than $2 million in scholarships each year. Students interested in applying for scholarships should go to https://www.scholarships.cals.iastate.edu for more information and deadlines.

  • Collegiate Activities

    Mary Kort, Red Oak, performed in the combined Symphonic Band and Jazz Ensemble concert at Cornell College Nov. 13. Kort is a member of the Symphonic Band.
    The concert featured works by Kenneth Alford, Elliot Del Borgo, Girolamo Frescobaldi, Randy Newman and Paul Clark.

  • Red Oak Community High School Honor Rolls

    High Honor Roll 1st Quarter

  • Two finalists selected for superintendent position

     Two finalists have been named in the race for Red Oak Community School District’s open superintendent position. 

    The finalists are Deb Rodenburg, director of elementary education in the Papillion-La Vista School District, and Tom Messinger, principal at Burlington High School in eastern Iowa.