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Mount Mercy University recognizes student achievement at Honors Convocation

The following student received recognition for outstanding achievement at Mount Mercy University's Honors Convocation on May 14: From Van Horne, Oceana Papakee, Anne K. Stenzel Outstanding Social Work Student Award Over 30 awards were given during the ceremony, recognizing students for excelling in academics and extra-curricular activities while demonstrating leadership and personal growth during their time at Mount Mercy.

Vinton student awarded $1,500 America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders Scholarship

Vinton-Shellsburg High School student Emma Arnold has been awarded a $1,500 scholarship from America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, sponsored by Bayer Fund. In the fall, Arnold will study Agriculture Business Management at Hawkeye Community College. Arnold exemplifies the quality of students who are [sel]ed for Grow Ag Leaders scholarships. “Emma is a very dependable and hardworking young lady.
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McKinney 2021 Lutheran Education Association's Distinguished Teacher

Becky McKinney, Preschool Teacher at Central Lutheran School, is the 2021 Lutheran Education Association’s Distinguished Lutheran Early Childhood Teacher. This award is given annually to one early childhood educator in the country. Ms. McKinney has been teaching for 16 years at Central Lutheran School in Newhall, Iowa, where she also serves on a variety of committees and volunteers to help with extra-curricular activities.

IDB Library Named NLS Regional Library of the Year

The Iowa Department for the Blind is incredibly pleased to share that the Iowa Library for the Blind and Print Disabled, a division of the Iowa Department for the Blind, has been named 2020-2021 Regional Library of the Year by the National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled at the Library of Congress. Our library provides reading materials in braille, audio, large print, and other alternative formats to Iowans of all ages who cannot read standard print.

Iowa Health Care Foundation Scholarships Application Deadline May 31

The Iowa Health Care Association (IHCA) Foundation is offering 75 scholarships, totaling $167,500 to help individuals interested in pursuing or advancing their career in long-term care. Scholarship opportunities are available for current long-term care employees, veterans and high school students."As the past year has demonstrated, our health care workers are so vitally important.

Century and Heritage Farm Applications due June 1

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig reminds eligible farm owners to apply for the 2021 Century and Heritage Farm Program now. The program was created by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation to recognize families who have owned their farms for 100 years and 150 years, respectively.

Five Financial Literacy Tips for Parents

BY DAN CLUTE Iowa Student Loan Board MemberApril is Financial Literacy Month, so it's a great time to figure out or revisit your family's financial plan. Parents with K-12 students should include financial planning for education or training after high school as an integral part of any such plan.These tips from the experts at Iowa Student Loan can help.

Mount Mercy University congratulates December 2020 graduates

The following students graduated from Mount Mercy University in December 2020.  Located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Mount Mercy's 1,800+ students come from around the globe, creating a vibrant, diverse and open-minded campus community. Popular undergraduate majors include business, nursing, criminal justice, education and social work. Master's programs are offered in criminal justice, strategic leadership, business administration (MBA), education, nursing, and marriage and family therapy.

Vinton-Shellsburg Open Positions

 Do you love working with the youth? Are you a fan of the theater? Have you always wanted to direct your own play?Vinton-Shellsburg Middle School is looking for a Drama Coach for the 2021-22 school year.Application available at http://www.vscsd.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/non-certified-app.pdfSend application to Mrs. Petersen, Principal, 212 W.

Tyson Fleshner and Jacob Hill of Union High School win Scholarship

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT OF EASTERN IOWA CONGRATULATES THE 2021 REGIONAL JA TITAN® CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP WINNERSThe regional JA Titan® Challenge, presented by TrueNorth Companies, took place virtually on Wednesday, April 7th from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This competition placed 48 high school juniors and seniors in the CEO seat to help increase their understanding of business while competing for college scholarships.
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