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Education

  • CNN Money notes Lake Land College's success rate

    The national online publication CNN Money recently recognized Lake Land College among the nation’s best 100 community colleges in preparing students for graduation.
    Lake Land College’s 54 percent success rate is also in the top 25 in the state, tied for seventh.
    The study, conducted by a joint venture between CNN Money and College Measures, is based on the success rate of graduating students within three years or students transferring to a four-year university.

  • Kaskaskia College releases list of spring graduates

    Associate in Arts
    Newton D. Albert**, Mulberry Grove
    Bradley Wade Braddock**, Patoka
    Amy M. Cox, Vandalia    
    Tracy Lynn Fifer*, Vandalia    
    Dylan Wayne Reed*, Vandalia    
    Associate in Science
    Dylan Wayne Reed*, Vandalia
    Associate in General Studies
    Molli Shae Tedrick, Shobonier
    Andrew Chase Dossett, Vandalia    
    Jade C. Warren, Vandalia
    Associate in Applied Science-Accounting

  • KC president announces plans to retire in 2015

    At its meeting last week, the Kaskaskia College Board of Trustees approved the retirement next year of the college’s president, Dr. James Underwood.

  • 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