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Education

  • College News

    Anderson University
    Morgan LaDawn Duff was named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at Anderson University in Anderson, Ind.
    To be named to the dean’s list, a student must have a grade-point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.

    UI-Springfield
    Spring graduates at the University of Illinois Springfield included three area residents:
    • Bingham-Jackie Michelle Johnson, liberal studies, cum laude graduate.
    • Fillmore-Mandy Smith, visual arts.

  • Achievement Academy recognizes Lutz

    The United States Achievement Academy has announced that Nicolas Lutz of Vandalia has been recognized as a student of excellence in social studies.

  • Maske awarded Seneca Foods scholarship

    The National FFA Organization awarded a $1,000 Seneca Foods Corp. scholarship to Jarod Maske of the Ramsey High School FFA.
    The scholarship is sponsored by Seneca Foods Corp. as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.
    Maske plans to use the funds to pursue a degree at Lake Land College-Illinois Community College.
    This scholarship is one of 1,786 awarded through the National FFA Organization’s scholarship program this year.
    Currently, 126 sponsors contribute more than $2.2 million to support scholarships for students.

  • Honor Rolls

    RAMSEY GRADE SCHOOL
    Fourth Quarter
    High Honors
    Fifth grade – Brooke Benhoff, Addison Eddy, Ean Forbus, Brenna Hayes, Matthew Lay, Gretta Simon and Alaina Click.
    Sixth grade – Andrew Carroll, Madison Miller, Amber Pease, Shay Peterson, Cecelia Ritter, Hayden Seaton and Samantha Stokes.
    Seventh grade – None.
    Eighth grade – Britney Bolyard.
    Honors
    Fifth grade – Abbigail Beck, Melany Challans, Kiera Hayes and Levi Rhodes.

  • Students of the Year

    Sydney Austin and Nicholas Wollerman, eighth-graders at Vandalia Junior High School, are the recipients of the Student of the Year Award.

    This award is presented by the Temperance Lodge No. 16 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons. The award is given in recognition of studious application and outstanding attainment. Austin and Wollerman each received a $100 monetary gift in recognition of their achievement. They are shown with VJHS Principal Brian Kern.

  • Foundation Scholarships

    Olivia Marquardt and Sydney Austin, eighth graders at Vandalia Junior High School, are the recipients of the 2014 Vandalia Scholars Program Scholarship.

  • Honor Roll

    VANDALIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
    Fourth Quarter

  • Kaskaskia College

    Mammography seminar on July 15
    Kaskaskia College will host a mammography seminar for mammographers from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on Tuesday, July 15, in the Lifelong Learning Center on the main campus.
    The seminar is free to Kaskaskia College Radiology Program clinical instructors and $40 for all other mammographers and radiographers.

  • KC announce KICK classes in July

    The Office of Continuing/Community Education at Kaskaskia College has announced the schedule for KICK classes to be held in July at the Vandalia Campus on West Fillmore Street.
    • Dodgeball – Students will learn to play the game of dodgeball. This class will be held at the Fayette County YMCA on Monday through Friday, July 7-11, from 9-10 a.m. The class is for students in grades 2-4, and the cost is $15. The registration number is CKICK 5419 VA01D.

  • Honor Roll

    BROWNSTOWN
    Fourth Quarter
    Seniors
    High honors – Danielle Austin, Katie Carson, Lakin Evans, Dustin Lawson, Bethan Oberlink, Jacob Rolfingsmeier, Jeffery Taylor, Michaela Walk and Hayley Watts.
    Honors – Alyssa Cole, Courtney Howard, Jordan Koehler, Alissa Lange, Allyssa Philpot, Jill Schilling, Mary Schilling and Lauren Shelton.
    Juniors
    High honors – Emily Frailey, Katie Kroll, Audriana Pruett, Corie Sasse and Kayla Summann.
    Honors – Nathan Matthews, Caitlyn Reeter, Austin Robson and Justin Sefton.