Education

Honor Roll

FOCUS SAFE SCHOOL Second Quarter Deja Brown, Braden Budnicki, Quaidyn Coslow, Devlin Engelbrektson, Desirae Henson, Christopher Holt, Trevor Rapien and Allen Smith. First Semester Deja Brown, Braden Budnicki, Harmony Cisney, Quaidyn Coslow, Devlin Engelbrektson, Desirae Henson, Christopher Holt, Trevor Rapien and Allan Smith NEW APPROACH Second Quarter Noah Bailey, Clair Bone, Shyanne Bone, Gage Brown,…

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Kaskaskia College

KC Accepts Petitions for Board of Trustee Seats
Kaskaskia College has announced that petitions for the upcoming election for the KC Board of Trustees are now available.
Kaskaskia will have four seats up for election for the April 6, 2021, election.
Three six-year terms will be on the ballot for seats currently held by Jim Beasley of Centralia, Laura Wedekemper of Shattuc and Jim Mason of Breese. Mason was appointed to fill the term of Jack Mays, who resigned in November 2019.
Also, a two-year unexpired term will be on the ballot.

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KC announces spring and summer graduates

Kaskaskia College has announced its spring and summer graduates.
The area graduates are:
Associate in Arts
Megan K. Day, Kinmundy
Ean M. Fox, Kinmundy
Alyssa L. Dothager, Mulberry Grove
Baylie A. Devall, Patoka
Parker M. Karrick, Patoka
Emily S. Lay, Ramsey
Zachary L. McCaslin, Shobonier
Associate in Science
James M. Bowen, Vandalia
Associate in General Studies
Amanda L. Steiner, Mulberry Grove
Ashly L. Murray, Vandalia

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KC Vandalia

Note that Kaskaskia College will continue to enforce social distancing and safety guidelines established by the Illinois Community College Board and the state’s Restore Illinois program through the fall semester.  This includes wearing a mask indoors, proper hand sanitizing, and visitors completing the college’s prescreening tool available on the KC Connect Mobile App or at www.kaskaskia.edu. These and other measures have been put into place to ensure the health and well being of everyone who visits the college.

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FFA chapter awards announced

The recipients of Vandalia FFA Chapter awards for the 2019-20 school year were announced last week by chapter adviser Mandy Totten and in a virtual video produced by FFA member Avery Isringhausen:
• Scholarship award – Logan Smith.
• Chapter foundation awards – Ali Willenborg, dairy production; Kyle Miller, landscape management and dairy production; Cassidy Anderson, beef production; Elizabeth Cable, sheep production; Logan Smith, diversified production-beef and grain; and Avery Isringhausen, ag education.

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VCHS scholarships announced

The Vandalia Community High School scholarship awards for the 2019-20 school year that would have been presented during awards day and graduation are as follows:
• Ty Bates/Shelter Insurance-Bailey Elder.
• Beulah Brown-Sophie Whitten and McKinlee Carruthers.
• DAR & SAR Good Citizen Awards-Bradyn Kaiser and Megan Kern.
• KC Board of Trustees-Amelia Smith and Abigail Miles.
• Vandalia Sports Boosters-Matthew Wells, Thomas Ritchey, Samantha Miller, Lanee McNary, Madison Ledbetter and Kern.

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SC’s Robb at FFA event

South Central FFA member Chezney Robb recently participated in the Illinois FFA Agricultural Education Career Development Event, placing 17th in the state.

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College News

Lake Land College
Lake Land College in Mattoon has announced the honors list for the spring semester for full-time students:
• Brownstown – Kayla Summann, Samantha Cass and Lane Himes.
• Ramsey – Hannah Wellbaum, Jamie Stokes, Shay Peterson and Jordan Arseneau.
• St. Elmo – Michael Crawford, Lewis Brown, Marlee Nolen, Megan Denton, Deana Shelton and Michael Jones.

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