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Northern Michigan Dean’s List Northern Michigan University announced the Dean’s List for the Winter 2021 semester. Earning the honor from our area was Rylee Schubert of Galena who qualified with a grade point average between 3.50 and 3.99. Emily...

 

Pearl City Honors Night

Pearl City High School held Honors Night on May 12th. Numerous scholarships were awarded by the Pearl City Education Foundation. Mariana Brenner received the Virginia & Eugene Kuhlmeier Memorial and Pearl City Masonic Remembrance scholarships. Carter...

 

Highland Community College Spring Graduates 2021

Highland Community College announces the 2021 spring graduates. Graduates were awarded associate degrees, associate of applied science degrees, or certificates. The graduates had the option to participate in a virtual ceremony on May 22. Apple...

 

PC American Legion Scholarships

Representatives from the Pearl City American Legion Post 1014 visited Freeport High School on Thursday, May 27, to present $750 scholarships in a special ceremony to two worthy members of the Navy Jun...

 

Second Semester Area Honor Rolls

Lena-Winslow High School Principal’s Honor Roll Freshman Molly Amendt, Ava Fiedler, Sarah Geiseman, Natalie NcNutt, Jacob Schumacher Sophomores Henry Engel, Owen Gilbertson, Emma Kempel, Wesley Offermann, Ayden Packard, Drew Streckwald, Madison...

 

Wingert Wins IPPA Scholarship

Each year, the Illinois Pork Producers Association offers scholarships to students pursuing a higher education degree, at a two or four-year institution, who have an interest in the pork industry....

 

Where Are They Now

Andrew Ford Named to SNHU President's List Andrew Ford of Apple River (61001) has been named to Southern New Hampshire University's Winter 2021 President's List. The winter term runs from January to May. Full-time students who have earned a minimum...

 

Road To Success Scholarship

The Bauer Group Agency of Stockton along with Grinnell Mutual has named Cheyenne Mapes as one of 80 recipients of a 2021 Road to Success scholarship. "We're happy to recognize Cheyenne's...

 

Where Are They Now

Bob Jones University Dean's List The following students are among approximately 800 Bob Jones University students named to the Dean's List for the Spring 2021 semester. The Dean's List recognizes students who earn a 3.00-3.74 grade point average...

 

Highland Welcomes New Vice President

The Highland Community College Board of Trustees has hired David Naze, Ph.D. as Vice President/Chief Academic Officer, Academic Services. He comes to Highland from Joliet Junior College, where he...

 

Eastland Seniors Honored

Thirty-one Eastland seniors were honored at the 21st Annual Senior Awards and Scholarship Night. Local businesses and organizations, memorial funds, colleges, and individuals donated over $65,000 in...

 

Pearl City NHS Inductions

The newest members of the Pearl City High School National Honor Society chapter were inducted on May 12, 2021. The members were chosen based upon high personal standards of scholarship, leadership,...

 

Zweifel Trust Applications Available

The trustees of the Harry R. and Gertrude Zweifel Trust announce that applications for post-high school educational grants are now available for the 2021 – 2022 school year. Applicants must have resided in the Orangeville Community Unit District...

 

Stockton FFA Plant Sale

The Stockton FFA chapter would like to thank everyone that came out for the plant sale on Wednesday, May 5. The event was a great success, and we sold out of almost all of our plants. Our chapter...

 

Pearl City Lions Scholarship Winners

The Pearl City Lions Club is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 scholarships awarded by the club. All recipients are 2021 graduates of Pearl City High School and plan to further their education at the college level. In keeping with the...

 

Warren State Scholars

Warren Jr/Sr High School Principal Josh Knuth is pleased to announce that Sadie McCook-Berner, daughter of Sarah McCook, Matthew Riedl, son of Doug and Becky Riedl, and Teila Thommen, daughter of...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Education    May 5, 2021

No More Unanimous Votes

There were two reasons to attend the recent Lena-Winslow School Board meeting last week. The first was to honor John Leuenberger who was stepping down from his Board seat after 28 years of service to...

 

Stockton FFA Elite

The Stockton FFA Chapter is excited to announce that we recently had two members notified of their selection for the State and American FFA Degrees. Congratulations to Joseph and Haley Brudi! Joseph...

 

Academic All Stars

The State finals of the Academic Challenge were completed for 2021, with several area students coming away with medals. The Academic Challenge has students take college level exams in two chosen subjects by the students. But just to reach the state...

 

Aquin Consolidating Campuses

Parents at Aquin Schools were recently informed that the St. Joseph's Elementary Campus is going to be absorbed by the High School Campus – creating a cohesive K-12 campus all in one building. "A pl...

 

IPF Grants To Student Journalism Programs

Illinois Farm Bureau will be the financial sponsor of this year’s Illinois Press Foundation mini-grants program that assists existing media programs at public and private high schools throughout the state. Selected schools receive grants of up to...

 

Highland Lifelong Learning

Highland Community College Lifelong Learning April and May courses include Learn to Play Mah Jongg, a Visit to Bald Hill Prairie Preserve, Bamboo and Bullets: WWII in the Philippines, and Wire Wrap a Pendant. Some courses are held in-person, while ev...

 

Highland's 26th Annual Boyer Colloquium

The 2021 Boyer Colloquium, ‘‘Water, Water Everywhere: Farming and Local Community Resilience in the Face of Climate Challenges,” is scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 20 on Zoom™. Highland Community College will host speakers Margaret Krome...

 

NUIC West All Conference Academic Bowl Team

1st Team *Brandon Hill – East Dubuque *Daniel Heid – Galena Luke Crome – Stockton Mary Scott – River Ridge Matthew Riedl – Warren (*indicates unanimous selection) 2nd Team Maddie Heim – East Dubuque Thomas Kern – Galena Mikhail...

 

Highland Celebrates Community College Month

April is Community College Month and Highland has a lot to celebrate. Like many community colleges across the nation, Highland Community College faced the COVID-19 pandemic head-on by continuing to help students succeed through safe, flexible...

 

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