Alexandria Sturtz, from North Polk High School, has earned $2,000 for college while learning important financial literacy skills through the 2015–2016 Iowa Financial Know-How Challenge: Senior Scholarship sponsored by Iowa Student Loan®. More than 4,300 Iowa high school seniors registered for one of 30 scholarships.
Bailey Youngblade of Polk City was among more than 1,800 University of Nebraska-Lincoln students honored during individual college celebrations and the All-University Honors Convocation April 24. Youngblade, a junior in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, was recognized as a High Scholar (in the top 10 percent of the class).
Addy Metcalfe of Cambridge played the role of Mustardseed in the recent Coe College theatre production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Metcalfe, a 2015 graduate of Ballard High School, is the daughter of Andrew and Amy Metcalfe.
Autumn Tiedens from North Polk Schools in Alleman has been named honorable mention for the 2016 Iowa Letters About Literature awards program by the Iowa Center for the Book. Sponsored by the Library of Congress, this prestigious national literary contest has student readers write a letter to an author of a book that has changed their view of themselves or their world. Tiedens, in Level 1 (grades four-six), chose “Out of My Mind” by Sharon Draper.