The University of Iowa's Belin Blank Center serves talented and gifted students throughout Iowa and the nation. Each year the top students in the various Belin Blank programs are honored in a special ceremony on campus.
The students honored this year are Cameron Chaffin and Sarah Rekow, Spencer Middle School; Jordan Hansen, Cedar Vogelschmidt, Lauren Sather and Beth Halverson, Spencer High School. The teachers honored at the ceremony are Kae Roti, Mary Frank, and Melissa Stell.
Other Spencer students who were honored but unable to attend are Cameron Cantrall, Spencer Middle School; and Adam Johnson, Elizabeth Glover, Hannah Zulk, Abby Schauer, Claire Eagan, Megan Phillips and Lydia Slattery, Spencer High School.
Cameron Chaffin and Cameron Cantrall were recognized for scoring in the top 1 percent of all students on the EXPLORE national achievement test. Jordan Hansen was recognized for scoring in the top 1 percent of all eighth grade students on the ACT test.
Cedar Vogelschmidt, Sarah Rekow, Adam Johnson, Elizabeth Glover, and Abby Schauer were recognized as Belin Summer Institute Scholars for being selected to and attending the prestigious Belin Summer Institutes summer camp.
Jordan Hansen, Lauren Sather, Hannah Zulk and Claire Eagan were recognized for their selection to and participation in the Iowa Governor's Institute on Leadership last summer on campus. Beth Halverson, Megan Phillips and Lydia Slattery were recognized for their selection to and participation in the National Scholars Institute in Creative Writing at the University of Iowa.