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Education

  • College News

    Greenville College
    Five area residents graduated from Greenville College on May 31.
    The graduates are:
    • Charleston – Kelsey King, daughter of Lavon and Karen Shelton of Brownstown, bachelor’s degree in social work, with a minor in psychology.
    • Ramsey – Laura Hobbie, daughter of Glen and Deborah Hobbie of rural Ramsey, magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in biology education.

  • KC Vandalia registering fall students

    Registration for classes at the KC Vandalia Campus for the fall semester is now in progress, with most fall classes beginning the week of Aug. 19.

  • KC Scholarship to Queen

    Travis Henson (left), Kaskaskia College director of marketing, presents to 2013 Miss Fayette County Fair Sydney Young of Farina a presidential scholarship.

    The college provides a presidential scholarship of up to 12 credit hours to the winners of the fair queen pageants in the district, and they may use it as they wish.

  • School Registrations/Tools for School

    School Registrations
    • Brownstown – Thursday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Brownstown Elementary School cafeteria.
    • Ramsey – Tuesday, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; Wednesday, 2-6 p.m.; and other times, by appointment, in high school library.
    • St. Elmo – Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
    • Vandalia – Tuesday, Aug. 6, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Wednesday, Aug. 7, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at Vandalia Junior High School.

  • KC Vandalia Campus

    Intro to the Internet
    The Kaskaskia College Continuing/Community Education Department will offer an “Introduction to the Internet” class at the Kaskaskia College Vandalia Campus.
    The class will be held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoon July 30-31 and Aug. 1, from 4-6:30 p.m. The registration number for this class is LLI 7025 VA01D.

  • 8th Grade VCSF Scholarship Winners

    The two eighth-grade winners of the Vandalia Alumni and Friends Foundation Scholarships are Molly Kern (left), daughter of Brian and Beth Kern, and Lindsay Dagen (right), daughter of Harold and Edith Dagen.

    The two completed a rigorous application process and wrote a monitored essay. The scholarship awards $1,000 to the two girls, and the money is kept in the First National Bank until they graduate from high school and decide where they will be furthering their education. This is the sixth year for the scholarship.

  • New CNA class starts on Aug. 19

    Kaskaskia College certified nursing assistant classes at the Vandalia Campus are going strong, with one group of students finishing in July, and another class enrolling for August.

  • College News

    Boston University, New York University
    Twins Lewis S. Smith and Adam C. Smith of Palatine recently graduated from Boston University and New York University.

  • Tools for School schedule

    Tools for School, a program that provides free school supplies for in-need students in Fayette County, will be in operation at First Presbyterian Church in Vandalia under the following schedule:
    • Wednesday, Aug. 14 – 9 a.m.7 p.m.
    • Thursday, Aug. 15 – 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
    • Friday, Aug. 16 – 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
    • Saturday, Aug. 17 – 9 a.m.-noon.
    The program is for students in kindergarten through junior college from Brownstown, Farina, Ramsey, St. Elmo, St. Peter and Vandalia.

  • Painting for Kids at KC

    The Kaskaskia College Vandalia Campus recently held a Painting for Kids class through the college’s Kids in Kollege at Kaskaskia (KICK) program.