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Ford Named To President's List Andrew Ford of Apple River (61001) has been named to Southern New Hampshire University's summer 2021 President's List. Eligibility for the President's List requires that a student accumulate an academic grade point...

 

Maher Marks 20 Years At Spoon River College

A graduate of Lena-Winslow High School in 1991, Michael Maher admits he was not a good student, had no idea of where his life was headed but was expected to go to college. He enrolled at Highland...

 

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University Of Iowa Class Of 2025 This fall, the University of Iowa welcomed the most academically accomplished class in its history for the fifth year in a row. The incoming undergraduate class again topped previous records in achievement with a...

 

Nursing Alumni Banquet

The Freeport Memorial Hospital School of Nursing held its alumni banquet on June 12 with 48 alumni and one guest in attendance. Janet Whiton shared memories from the journal of her mother, Vivian Moss...

 

Highland Community College Summer Graduates

Highland Community College announces the 2021 summer graduates. Forty-Five graduates were awarded associate degrees, associate of applied science degrees, or certificates. Browntown, Wis: Megan Wellman, Associate of Applied Science-Medical Assistant...

 

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Norton Earns Spot On UW-Whitewater Golf Roster Emma Norton, a native of Lanark, IL, and graduate of Eastland High School, will compete for the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater golf team during the 2021-22 season, which begins this weekend. Norton,...

 

Highland Gallery Unveils Student Work Exhibit

The Highland Gallery will showcase the first exhibit of the new school year of selected work by previous students from the past 15 years from September 7 to October 29 at Highland Community College in the Ferguson Fine Arts Center, 2998 W. Pearl...

 

Highland Ranks Fifth In Illinois

Website WalletHub ranks Highland Community College fifth out of 40 for best Illinois community colleges. Nationally, Highland ranked 419 of 685. The website ranked the colleges by low cost and high performance during the 2020-21 academic year. The...

 

Schulz Becomes Theatre Director At Wahlert

Highland alum Kiley Schulz, a native of Stockton, is living her dream as the new theatre director at Wahlert Catholic High School in Dubuque, Iowa. She is proud of her theatre roots while attending Hi...

 

Highland Students Eligible For Ag Related Grant

Highland students with a background in agriculture or farm experience can receive up to $7,000 a year in grant funding. Through Highland Community College's partnership with the National Farm Workers...

 

Riemer Awarded SWCD Scholarship

The Stephenson SWCD congratulates McKenzie Riemer as the recipient of the 2021-2022 scholarship in the amount of $500. McKenzie is enrolled as a student at the University of Wisconsin Platteville...

 

Section 1 FFA Update

By Aly Anderson Section 1 FFA Reporter The 2021 Section 1 FFA Fair was held at the Stephenson County Fairgrounds on Tuesday, July 27th. Everyone was super excited to be back in-person and have a real...

 

Meteors On The Mound

The Jo Daviess Conservation Foundation (JDCF) and the Friends of Horseshoe Mound invite everyone to Meteors on the Mound for a glimpse of the Perseid meteor shower from atop Horseshoe Mound Preserve...

 

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Holland Named To Dean’s List The University of Wisconsin-Platteville announces its Dean's List, honoring those full-time students who earned high honors in the spring 2021 semester. Among those honored is Hannah Holland from Orangeville, who is...

 

Area Youth Become Spellbound With 4-H Fun

Magic filled the air as local youth had the opportunity to dive into the 'Wizarding World of 4-H' with University of Illinois Extension Youth Program Coordinators from Jo Daviess, Stephenson, and Winn...

 

HCC Students Published In Chemistry Journal

Current and former Highland students, along with Brendan Dutmer, Ph.D., Dean, Natural Science, and Mathematics, at Highland Community College had research work published in a June issue of The Journal of Physical Chemistry A. The research...

 

Take Advantage Of Extension Garden Workshops

Harvesting A Rainbow Of Tomatoes Loving seeing those beautiful red, yellow, and green colors? Well, you're in luck – we are fast approaching tomato season! Whether you enjoy fried green tomatoes or...

 

All HCC Students Invited To Welcome Party

All new and returning Highland Community College students are invited to the Welcome to Highland party on Thursday, Aug. 5 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Parking Lot A near the Student/Conference Center (Building H), 2998 W. Pearl City Rd., Freeport,...

 

Yeagle Awards Bronco FFA

Local farmer Robert Yeagle recently directed a $2,500 Bayer Fund America’s Farmers Grow Communities donation to Orangeville High School FFA. Since 2010, the America’s Farmers programs have awarded more than $59 million to community nonprofits, as...

 

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Illinois Wesleyan Graduation Illinois Wesleyan University honored more than 360 candidates for graduation during Commencement on May 2, 2021. Geisha Jimenez Williams, a business leader with more than three decades of experience in the energy...

 
 By Dan Stevens    Education    July 28, 2021

Unless Something Changes ...

As we near the end of July and approach the IHSA no contact week, thoughts begin to turn towards the prospect of going back to school. But after going through a Covid-19 year, just how is the...

 

HCC Honors Vicki Schulz

Vicki Schulz of Stockton, Ill., who has advised Highland Community College students for 18 years, received her 10-year recognition as an advisor from Phi Theta Kappa (PTK). PTK is an international...

 

ARSB Awards Scholarships To Area Students

Apple River State Bank and First Community Bank of Galena recently awarded $1,000 college scholarships to five area high school graduates. - Galena High School: Michael Beadle is the son of Pat and...

 

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Augustana College's Dean's List Augustana College announced more than 1,100 students were named to the Dean's List for the 2020-21 spring semester. Students who have earned this academic honor have maintained a grade point average of 3.5 or higher...

 

HCC Express Registration

Students who are getting started on their academic careers, coming back from a gap semester, or have not registered for the fall 2021 semester can attend the Highland Community College “Get Ready for Better” Express Registration on Wednesday,...

 

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