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Education

  • Farm Bureau offering scholarships

    Applications are now available for nurse practitioner scholarships through the Illinois Farm Bureau Rural Nurse Practitioner Scholarship Program.
    There will be five $4,000 scholarships granted this year.
    The scholarship program, now in its 21st year, helps encourage and develop the pool of rural health practitioners to help meet primary health care needs in rural Illinois.
    Students who receive scholarships agree to practice for two years in an approved rural area in Illinois.

  • Honor Roll

    Vandalia Junior High School
    Fifth Grade

  • School Menus

    BROWNSTOWN
    Breakfast
    Monday, March 4-No school.
    Tuesday, March 5-Breakfast bacon, scrambled pizza, milk and juice.
    Wednesday, March 6-Choice of cereal, toast and jelly, milk and juice.
    Thursday, March 7-French toast sticks, milk and juice.
    Friday, March 8-Oatmeal, toast and jelly, milk and juice.
    Lunch
    Monday, March 4-No school.
    Tuesday, March 5-Grilled chicken breast, mashed potatoes, seasoned carrots, mixed fruit and milk.

  • Dean's Lists

    SIUC
    A number of area students have been named to the dean’s list for the fall semester at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.
    The area students are as follows, with an asterisk denoting straight A’s:
    • Ramsey-Eric L. Brown, junior.
    • Fillmore-Troy Kimbro and Isaac E. Young, seniors.
    • Vandalia-Zachary W. Ehrat, sophomore; *Jordan J. Mars, senior; Brooke J. Pippins, senior; and James E. Schaible, junior.
    • Farina-Jennifer Glaspell, senior.

  • Academic Challenge at KC
  • Eason to speak at SIUE forum

    MacMurray College public relations associate Alyssa Eason will speak at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville.

    She will participate in an open forum discussion that will deal with a variety of topics within the communications field.
    The panel will meet in early February on SIUE’s campus.
    Eason will give insight into her post-graduate experiences dealing with communication.
    She is the daughter of Larry and Patrice Eason of Vandalia.

  • College News

    Blackburn College
    Amy Walton of Shobonier, an elementary education major, was inducted into the Blackburn College Illinois Beta Chapter of Alpha Chi in October.
    Alpha Chi is a national honor scholarship society. Students are selected by the Blackburn faculty on academic achievement and character. Alpha Chi members are in the top 10 percent of academic performance in their class.
    Walton is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Steve Walton.

    Pensacola Christian

  • A Battle of Wits
  • Brownstown hosting Masons' scholar bowl regional

    Brownstown High School will host one of 30 sectional tournaments for the Illinois Masonic Academic Bowl this Saturday.
    The regional competition starts at 8:30 a.m. at the high school, and the awards ceremony will be held at approximately 3:15 p.m.
    The Masons of Illinois sponsor the Illinois Masonic Academic Bowl for IHSA-member high schools throughout Illinois.  Schools competing pay no entry fees, as the cost of the tournament is entirely paid by the Masons of Illinois.

  • VCHS Students Go to WYSE Regional

    A group of students from Vandalia Community High School recently participated in the WYSE (World Youth in Science and Engineering) regional competition at Kaskaskia College in Centralia last Thursday.