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3 reasons to choose a career before choosing college

By SCOTT SCHNEIDERMANNIowa Student Loan Board MemberThe traditional idea of a young adult going off to residential college to explore academics and choose a career isn't always appropriate for current circumstances.Instead, high school students should explore potential careers to make an informed choice about the post-high school education or training that is most fitting for their goals.

FFA Members of the Month

Andrew Pingenot By Gabby PowerNewcomer: Andrew PingenotAndrew's current SAE is a foundational SAE where he gets to explore many aspects of agriculture from Animal Systems to Power, Structural, and Technical. Andrew has been highly involved all year, and explored every opportunity he's gotten. In Ag 1, Andrew sets the tone with his class by always producing high quality work and frequently asking questions to further his understanding.
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St. Mary’s Catholic Church offers Food Assistance

St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Urbana offers a food pantry available to those in need of assistance. If you or someone you know needs extra help with food, contact Dawn at 319-560-4907 An appointment will be scheduled to assist you with your needs.

Western Governors University Offers Tips and Scholarships for Adults

The ongoing pandemic continues to impact the local workforce, causing many to reevaluate their careers and make resolutions to strengthen their skillsets as the New Year approaches. For many, this process will include going back to college in 2022 to earn an undergraduate or graduate degree and make themselves more marketable to potential employers.


McPherson College, a four-year private college located in central Kansas, recognizes its highest academic achievers in its fall 2021 Honor Roll and Honorable Mention. To qualify for the honor roll, students must be a full-time student and earn a grade point average of 3.55 or higher during the previous term. Students earning a grade point average of 3.
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$50,000 in College Scholarships Available from Nonprofit

Participants Also Learn About College Financing and PlanningA program offering 25 scholarships of $2,000 is available to Iowa high school seniors. Students not only have a chance at much-needed funds for college but can also learn ways to reduce college loan debt through the program.Iowa high school seniors may register for the Iowa Financial Know-How Challenge: Senior Scholarship at www.

Member of the Month - November

Kevin Heckmann II By Gabby PowersEach month this year, VS FFA will be recognizing members that have been outstanding in classroom, FFA, and SAE. A Greenhand member and upperclassman will be recognized each month for their contributions to VSHS FFA.Returning Member: Christopher Fleming. As a Junior, Christopher frequently attends monthly meetings and is active in various contests including Parliamentary Procedure and Ag Mechanics.

Center Point Historical Society Elects 2022 Officers

CP HISTORICAL SOCIETYAt its last regular meeting of the year the Center Point Historical Society elected 2022 officers: president Philip Andersen, vice president Dennis Schlicht, secretary Sharon Hannen, treasurer Teresa Scheeler, historian Dusty Sylver, and director John Stuelke. Directors with unexpired terms are Linda Schlicht and Daphne Craig Miller.
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Scholarships Are Free Money for College

By JULIE PINGEL Iowa Student Loan Board MemberIf your family will have a new college freshman next year, this is a great time to look for scholarships that will help offset the cost of an education. Scholarships are considered "gift aid," meaning that they do not need to be repaid later. Some are one-time awards that can be used while a family's college savings continues to grow; others are renewable as long as the student remains eligible.

Morin selected to perform in 35th Annual Opus Honor Choir Festival

7th grader Syndy Morin was recently selected for participation in the 35th annual Opus Honor Choir Festival. Over 2100 students were nominated by their directors for 720 positions in the four Opus Honor Choirs. Selections were made by means of a recorded audition. Guest conductor of the 7-8 Treble Choir was Cheryl Thompson, Atlantic Middle School, 7th & 8th Grade Treble Clef Honor Choir.
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