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Education

  • Dean's List

    Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville has announced the names of students qualifying for the dean’s list for spring semester 2011.
    To qualify, a student must maintain a grade-point average of 3.5 or better and have 12 hours calculated.
    On the dean’s list were:
    • Brownstown – Kaitlyn Jo Kramer and Hannah Elizabeth Wrigley.
    • Farina – Meghan S Glaspell.
    • Fillmore – Kiley S Havera.
    • Mulberry Grove – Brennon Gene Links.

  • IACO Scholarship

    Carissa Lotz (right), a recent South Central High School graduate and daughter of Fayette County Supervisor of Assessments Cindi Lotz (left), received one of the four-year scholarships from the Illinois Association of County Officials at its annual spring conference on Monday, May 9.

    Lotz will attend the University of Illinois College of Business in Urbana-Champaign this fall.

  • Shobonier School Reunion

    The Shobonier School Reunion, which is for all schools in Shobonier, will be held this Sunday at the Senior Citizens Center, 616 W. Jackson St., Vandalia.


    Doors will open at 10:30 a.m., and a potluck dinner is at noon.
    Meat, plates, cups, napkins, silverware and drinks (coffee, tea and water) will be furnished. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish.

  • School Briefs

    VCSF Golf Outing is Friday, June 17

    The second annual Vandalia Community Schools Foundation Golf Outing will be held on Friday, June 17, at Vandalia Country & Golf Club.
    The format is a four-person, 18-hole golf scramble, with shotgun tee times at 8:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
    The entry fee is $160 per team, or $40 per person. Both teams and individuals may sign up.
    Prizes will be awarded at the conclusion of both the morning and afternoon rounds. Lunch will be provided for all participants from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

  • BEA Scholarship

    On behalf of the 29 members of the Brownstown Education Association, President Suzanne Stinebring, right, presents Marisa Thomason with a $400 scholarship.  Marisa is the daughter of Shelly and Tony Thomason.  She plans to continue her education in elementary education.

  • Honor Rolls

    Brownstown Jr. High
    Fourth Quarter
    High Honors
    EIGHTH GRADE
    Emily Frailey, Katie Kroll and Nathan Matthews.
    Honors
    SEVENTH GRADE
    Brooklyn Sarchet, Kaylee Sefton, Ashley Washburn and Tucker Willms.

    Brownstown High School
    Fourth Quarter
    High Honors
    FRESHMEN
    Katie Carson and Bethany Oberlink.
    SOPHOMORES
    Kayla Black and Matthew Sefton.
    SENIORS
    Julie Schilling.
    Honors
    FRESHMEN

  • VCHS Scholarship Recipients
  • Benton awarded scholarship

    Donovan Benton is among a highly select group of scholarship recipients attending Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s College of Engineering this fall.
    Benton has been awarded a $5,6oo Thomas J. Murray scholarship for continuing studies in mining engineering. He is a Tau Beta Pi initiate and Alpha Lambda Delta initiate, and he received scholastic honors.
    He is the son of Brenda and Donald Benton of Vandalia, and grandson of Jim and Wilma Shoemaker of Centralia.

  • Kaskaskia College

    New student orientation
    Kaskaskia College invites new students to attend new student orientation.
    The free program is designed to introduce students to information and contacts important for a successful start of their college experience. Information about services and activities and classroom success strategies will be included.
    Students who attend this program traditionally perform better in college than those who do not attend.

  • College Graduates

    Iowa State University
    Rachel Bell of Vandalia graduated from Iowa State University on May 9 in the double major, dual degree Diet and Exercise program.