Since 1997, the First Cooperative Association Scholarship Program has awarded in excess of $166,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors within our trade area. The following four students from Sioux Central received this scholarship this year: Caden Krager, Makayla Nims, Regan Sylvester, Haylee Gunnerson. Gunnerson is the daughter of Norm and Liza Gunnerson and a graduate of Sioux Central High School. She plans to attend Iowa State University and major in architecture. Krager is the son of Kasey and Nichole Krager and a graduate of Sioux Central High School. He plans to attend Iowa Lakes Community College and major in ag production/ag business. Nims is the daughter of Mike and Lesa Nims and a graduate of Sioux Central High School. She plans to attend North Dakota State University and major in radiology. Sylverster is the daughter of Tim and Mindy Sylvester and a graduate of Sioux Central High School. She plans to attend Buena Vista University and major in accounting.
Regan Sylvester, daughter of Tim and Mindy Sylvester of Webb, received the Iowa Financial Know-How Senior Scholarship from Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg. Sylvester had to take two college financial tests and write an essay on her financial future in order to receive this grant. Up against 4,000 other competitors for this $2,500 scholarship, she was one of the 30 recipients. Sylvester won $500 for the Sioux Central schools, and $2,000 was won for her continued education in the fall. She will be attending Buena Vista University and majoring in accounting or education. While at BVU, Sylvester will also be competing for the women’s track and field team.
MaxYield Cooperative announced that Benjamin McClain is a recipient of one of the cooperative’s six $1,000 Ag Scholarships. He is the son of Dennis and Donna McClain of Everly. McClain will graduate from Clay Central-Everly High School and plans to attend Iowa State University in Ames, majoring in animal science.
LINCOLN, Neb. — Ella May Burnham of Spencer was among nearly 3,200 graduates who received degrees from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln during commencement exercises May 4-5. Burnham earned a Master of Science degree from the Office of Graduate Studies.
INDIANOLA — Blake Carlson, of Spencer, participated in Simpson College's Research and Creativity Symposium on April 19. The annual Simpson College Research and Creativity Symposium is a multidisciplinary event that showcases outstanding student work through the presentation of papers, performances, posters and panel discussions. Carlson's parents are Mike and Darlene Carlson.
STORM LAKE — Buena Vista University's 14th annual Scholars Day was held Saturday, April 28. The event provided students from all disciplines an opportunity to present their best original research, academic posters, artistic creations, and performances to their peers, professors and the public. This year's Scholars Day event featured presentations from more than 40 BVU students, exploring topics from literature and business to science and history. Area students who participated include: Sara Studer, a sophomore Spanish major, and Chayton Quail, a senior biology major — both from Spencer
STORM LAKE — Buena Vista University has officially reinstated Omega Pi Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, an international honor society in education. To mark the occasion, a formal initiation ceremony took place on April 5 on the BVU campus, where 28 education students — including students from the area — were inducted into KDP membership. Local students inducted into KDP include: Ashley Ellenwood, an elementary education major from Spencer; and Cammy Trierweiler, an elementary education major from Greenville. Among students who will participate in an initiation ceremony at a later date include: Kirsten Schulz, a junior elementary education major from Spencer.
MANKATO, Minn. — Minnesota State University, Mankato, awarded 2,335 degrees at the end of the spring 2018 semester, with approximately 1,600 students who participated in three graduation ceremonies on campus Saturday, May 5, in Taylor Center's Bresnan Arena. Among the students graduating: Lucas Jackson, B.S., finance, magna cum laude, and Michaela Rehm, B.S., finance, summa cum laude — both of Emmetsburg; and Abigail Hoy Nissen, M.A., history, Phillip Huisenga, B.S. family consumer science, and Heather Williamson, B.S. sport management — all of Spencer.