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Education

  • Honor Roll

    PATOKA SCHOOL DISTRICT
    Fourth Quarter
    High Honors
    Third grade – Rylee Doza, Brookelynn Hill, Katie Meyer, Raegan Permenter, Camryn Phelps, Landon Robb, Karsyn Ronholdt, Lanie Spangenberg and Kaden Williams.
    Fourth grade – Alexis Beck, Destiny Barnett, Meredith Clark, Madilynn Garrett, Torrey Gray, Owen Landreth, Braden Meyer, Noah Reynolds, Sophie Smith, Kyndall Sturgeon, Brady Thompson, Breanne Torbeck and Wade Voelkel.

  • Kaskaskia College Vandalia Campus

    Wreath-Making Techniques Class
    The Kaskaskia College Department of Industrial and Continuing Education will offer a wreath-making techniques class through the Vandalia Campus from 9 a.m.-noon on Friday, April 15.
    The registration number for the class is COED 8105 VA02D.
    Make a ribbon wreath for the summer holidays.
    The cost is $15, but students over 60 may register at no cost. Students will be given a supply list prior to class.

  • Sheriff's scholarship available

    The Illinois Sheriffs’ Association has announced that it will be awarding $54,000 in college scholarships throughout the state to students wishing to pursue higher education during the 2016-17 academic year.
    The scholarships are to be applied to tuition, books and fees only. The student must be enrolled full-time at a certified institution of higher learning within Illinois.
    Fayette County Sheriff Chris Smith will be awarding one $500 scholarship.

  • BES Spelling Bee
  • College News

    Millikin University
    Nicole Wells of Vandalia was among the students at Millikin University in Decatur named to the dean’s list for the fall semester.
    She is the daughter of Darin and Melissa Wells of Vandalia.
    Students must earn a grade-point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale to be named to the list.

    Illinois College
    Michael Wells of Vandalia was among the students at Illinois College in Jacksonville named to the dean’s list for the fall semester.

  • Honor Roll

    NEW APPROACH ALTERNATIVE HIGH SCHOOL
    Second quarter honor roll – Cullen Beatty, Steven Bolyard, Erin Bone, Zach Carrell, Mary Cox, Spencer Craig, Sarah England, Justin Evans, Katelyn Fisher, Tifani Giller, Destanie Ishum, Ty James, Chelsea Kahle, Megan Kimberlin, Kelly Lange, Gracie Morrison, Dakota Rubin, Rosie Simmons, Kori Slater, Keely Smith, Jacob Stanley, GEnis Steed, Baylee Stevens, Shawnee Street, Austin VanHoose, Alexis Warren and DJ Zanchetti.
    Second quarter perfect attendance – Kori Slater.

  • KC Graduates

    Kaskaskia College has announced its December graduates:
    Associate in Arts
    • Kinmundy – Jonathon Phillip Jahraus.
    • Mulberry Grove – Kylee BriAnne Bolyard.
    • St. Elmo – Perry E. Manley.
    • Vandalia – Amber Irene Duckworth, Taylor J. Mosley, Dalton R. Nichols and Sasha S. Price.
    Associate in General Studies
    • Vandalia – Ruth Irene Hathaway and Michelle Sarver.
    Associate’s Degree-Nursing
    • Patoka – Skyler E. Payne.

  • Dean's Lists

    Kaskaskia College
    Kaskaskia College has announced its academic honor rolls for the 2015 fall semester.
    The names of the students who complete a minimum of 12 semester hours in all courses for which the student registered and earn a 4.0 current semester grade average are published at the end of the semester as the full-time student president’s list. Students who earn a grade average of 3.5 or above are named to the full-time student dean’s list.

  • Scholarships, loan available through FNB

    The First National Bank Trust Department is now accepting applications from area high school seniors for several scholarships.
    Scholarships available only to Vandalia Community High School students are: Golda W. Shuman Scholarship; Charles A. Evans Scholarship; Jennifer Rogers Knebel Scholarship; Tamara Gail Vosholler Memorial Scholarship; Douglas R. Rames Scholarship; and VHS Alumni Scholarship.
    The VFW Post 3862 of Vandalia offers a scholarship to sons, daughters or grandchildren of its members.

  • Honor Rolls

    At its regular meeting last Tuesday, the Fayette County Board approved language changes for the positions of chief deputy and jail administrator in the contract with the Fraternal Order of Police.
    Under the resolution approved by the board, “classification seniority shall cease to accumulate for the period during which any employee holds the chief deputy or jail administrator position.”