| The Hawk Eye
Each yr, The Hawk Eye asks faculties in southeast Iowa and west central Illinois to appoint college students for the Bill Mertens Citizen Scholar Award.
The minimal requirement for consideration was a three.5 grade-point common. Nominees additionally had been anticipated to reveal a four-year profession of energetic engagement within the life of their faculty and group by participation and management in extra-curricular actions, in addition to participation in occasions and organizations past their classroom partitions within the locations the place they dwell.
From among the many 18 college students within the class of 2020, one was chosen because the recipient of Bill Mertens Citizen Scholar Award — named for The Hawk Eye’s late editor and writer who established it in 2001, the third yr of the Citizen Scholars program.
These college students have excelled in juggling sports activities, teachers and repair, every leaving their very own distinctive mark on their faculties and communities.
Without additional ado, meet The Hawk Eye’s Citizen Scholar Class of 2020.
School: Wapello High School
Parents: Gary and Michelle Dickey
Four-year GPA: Four.16
School-sponsored actions: cross nation, basketball (crew captain), observe, softball, pupil council, National Honor Society (president), class officer (president), marching band, jazz band choose, pep band, live performance band
Civic/church/volunteer actions: Southeast Louisa County Food Pantry, Food Bank of Iowa Mobile Food Pantry, tutored a center faculty pupil in math, 4th grade Wapello ladies basketball head coach, youth soccer concession stands, first presbyterian church youth group, Mariachi Band, native blood drives, group leaf raking, home portray, and Christmas craft making
Approximate No. of volunteer hours: 150
School yr/summer time jobs: lifeguard, respite care (childcare for disabled youngsters)
Plans after highschool: My plans after highschool are to attend the University of Iowa to main in pharmacy. I’ve not too long ago been accepted into the College of Pharmacy by the Assured Admissions program.
What influence do you hope to make sooner or later? I hope to make an influence sooner or later by my profession in pharmacy. I need to be half of an allied well being care crew to assist enhance the standard of life for people affected by sickness and long run ailments.
Why did you select to be so energetic in your faculty and group? I selected to be so energetic in my faculty and group to make a constructive influence, be a job mannequin, and to remain linked to the folks in my group. I additionally selected to be energetic in all kinds of actions as a result of in a small faculty comparable to Wapello, college students have to take part in a number of actions to ensure that packages to thrive.
School: Van Buren County High School
Parents: Andrew and Stefanie Bartholomew
Four-year GPA: Four.32
School-sponsored actions: Volleyball, Basketball, Track, National Honor Society, Silver Cord
Civic/church/volunteer actions: Jump Rope for Heart, City of Keosauqua, Van Buren Sports Boosters, Keosauqua Health Care Center, Heavenly Hands, American Home Finding Association
Approximate No. of volunteer hours: 100
School yr/summer time jobs: Babysitter
Plans after highschool: My plans after highschool are to attend William Penn University to play basketball and main in Sports Management or Business Management.
What influence do you hope to make sooner or later? I hope to make an influence by serving as a job mannequin to youthful folks academically, athletically, and locally. I need to present that should you work onerous and have dedication that you are able to do no matter you place your thoughts to. Being from a small group, I additionally need to present youthful people who you will need to give again and to have an effect in your group. Also, sometime I wish to turn into a coach, so I wish to have an effect on athletes and push them to be the perfect they are often. I need to use my information and experiences to influence and encourage others all through my life.
Why did you select to be so energetic in your faculty and group? I selected to be energetic in my faculty and group as a result of I believe that you will need to be concerned locally. Whether you might be enjoying sports activities, working onerous in class, or volunteering locally, you might be representing and contributing to your group. I’ve at all times been advised that you will need to characterize your faculty and group effectively, in order that’s what I’ve tried to do in my faculty and group actions. I believe that it is usually essential to offer again to the group. The group has carried out a lot for me and has supported me a lot all through my highschool profession, in order that’s why I selected to be so energetic and why I needed to offer again.
School: Mount Pleasant High School
Parents: Joe and Gayle Holtkamp
Four-year GPA: Four.304
School-sponsored actions: Varsity Cross Country Varsity Track Show Choir Color Guard/Marching Band Silver Cord National Honor Society
Civic/church/volunteer actions: 4H for 9 years, silver wire for Four years, church choir/cantor for 7 years, Thrashers haunted home volunteer for Four years
Approximate No. of volunteer hours: 170
School yr/summer time jobs: Kim’s Daycare (2013-2017) Lee County Veterinary Care (2018) Waitress at Brad’s Pad (2019-present)
Plans after highschool: Attend Iowa State University majoring in chemistry. My purpose is to get a PhD in chemistry and go into analysis.
What influence do you hope to make sooner or later? My purpose is to assist clear up future world issues comparable to sustainable power and meals manufacturing. The world inhabitants is anticipated to succeed in over 9 billion folks (up by 2 billion) by 2050, only a quick 30 years away. There are so many points on this planet proper now and meals shortage is one of essentially the most distinguished. After attending Iowa and world youth institutes by the Wold Food Prize and changing into a Borlaug Scholar, I’ve been impressed to make a distinction on this discipline.
Why did you select to be so energetic in your faculty and group? I’ve at all times been very energetic in my faculty and group as a result of I’ve been taught that arduous work is the way you get locations in life. By being concerned, I’ve met people who have taught me the way to be citizen, been put in conditions the place I needed to be inventive and ingenious with what’s put in entrance of me, and have opened doorways to each alternative sooner or later. Most importantly, these issues have taught me the way to be teammate, whether or not it was on the band discipline, within the center of a race, or organizing an occasion. Teamwork is the one manner for the world to evolve and develop which is what my faculty and group have taught me.
School: Holy Trinity Catholic
Parents: Nicholas and Carrie Pothitakis
Four-year GPA: Four.117
School-sponsored actions: Athletics: 2019: Holy Trinity Volleyball Team Captain 2016-2019: Holy Trinity Volleyball Team Member 2016-2020: Holy Trinity Soccer Team Member Leadership: 2019-2020: Holy Trinity Student Council Secretary 2019-2020: Holy Trinity National Honor Society President 2019-2020: Spanish Teacher Assistant 2018-2020: Holy Trinity National Honor Society Member 2018-2020: Holy Trinity Student Council Member 2018-2019: Holy Trinity Junior Class Vice Presiden 2016-2020: Holy Trinity School Improvement Academic Committee Member Other: 2018, 2020: Holy Trinity Musical Member 2017: Holy Trinity Dinner Theatre Member 2016-2018: Holy Trinity Band Member 2016-2018: Holy Trinity Choir Member
Civic/church/volunteer actions: Local Activities: 2017-Present: Co-founder of “Share a Scarf in Central Park” 2018-Present: Harmony Bible Church Pianist 2018-2019: Elementary Student Language Tutor 2017-Present: Fort Madison Food Pantry 2016-Present: Harmony Bible Church Sunday School Teacher 2016-Present: Angel Tree Project 2016, 2019: Harmony Bible Church Vacation Bible School Leader Short-Term Mission journeys: 2018: Mexico (labored as translator) 2017: Michigan, U.S.A. 2016: Guatemala
Volunteer hours: 150
School yr/summer time jobs: Hall’s Ice Cream Employee: 2017-Present
Plans after highschool: This fall I’ll attend a Christian hole yr program at Impact 360 Institute positioned in Pine Mountain, Georgia. During this program, I’ll sharpen my communication expertise, management, group service expertise, and important considering capacity. Along with these alternatives I may also obtain 18 faculty credit in a spread of topics. Then, within the fall of 2021, I’ll attend the University of Iowa to check Business and Spanish. As a future profession, I’ve thought of changing into an immigration lawyer.
What influence do you hope to make sooner or later? In the longer term, I hope to positively influence these round me in all areas of my life. I need to be somebody who is not afraid to do the precise factor even when it damages relationships. And I need to be somebody that makes a distinction in my group by my volunteerism and random acts of kindness.
Why did you select to be so energetic in your faculty and group? I selected to be so energetic in my faculty and group as a result of I get pleasure from being concerned, and I needed to make a constructive distinction. I performed soccer and volleyball as a result of I loved these sports activities. I beloved having the ability to go to apply on a regular basis understanding that our crew would get higher. I beloved having the ability to accomplish our goals–going to state and beating our rivals. I beloved having the ability to construct relationships with a terrific group of ladies. Finally, I beloved having the ability to go to each recreation and apply with the purpose of making a constructive distinction in our groups efficiency and camaraderie. I participated in pupil council and different occasions as a result of I needed to assist make our faculty actions enjoyable and productive, and I needed to make some constructive adjustments to our faculty occasions. I volunteered in my group and helped at my church occasions as a result of I like to assist these in want and serve these round me. I Co-founded “Share a Scarf in Central Park” as a result of I needed to offer scarfs for these in want of one thing heat throughout the harsh winter season. I helped at many of my church events–Vacation Bible School, Sunday School Teacher, Angel Tree Project–because I like to show and care for youngsters. I tutored a younger Venezuelan woman in English not solely as a result of she was struggling together with her new English elementary faculty, but in addition as a result of I needed to supply the assistance that I might. I selected to be so energetic in my group as a result of I needed to make a constructive distinction in each manner I might whereas sharing Christ’s love within the course of.
School: Mediapolis High School
Parents: William and Kendra Jahn
Four-year GPA: Four.zero
School-sponsored actions: Basketball, Volleyball, Golf, Track, Student Council (Historian Senior yr), National Honor Society (Historian Senior yr), Junior Prom Committee, Spanish Club, and Choir
Civic/church/volunteer actions: Junior Golf Program on the Burlington Golf Club, PAWs Animal Shelter, Mediapolis Public Library, Great River Medical Center Volunteen.
Volunteer hours: 250
Favorite faculty/civic/church/volunteer exercise and why: I actually get pleasure from serving to/volunteering on the Junior Golf Program by BGC as a result of I like working and serving to youthful youngsters study the life-long sport of golf, and since that program is what taught me a lot in regards to the sport and gave me confidence.
School yr/summer time jobs: None
Plans after highschool: I plan on attending Grand View University to proceed enjoying volleyball however I’m nonetheless undecided as to what my main goes to be.
What influence do you hope to make sooner or later? My purpose with my future job and life-style is to at all times be of assist to others in an occupation and life I discover gratifying. I hope to encourage or make an influence wherever I land, paying it ahead so they could do the identical for others.
Why did you select to be so energetic in your faculty and group? I selected to be energetic in my faculty and group as a result of my group and college has carried out a lot for me all through my 13 years. Both of my dad and mom are very energetic locally and with our church and have demonstrated their dedication, making it straightforward for me to include it in my life. It’s second nature to need to be concerned. Sports was at all times a straightforward strategy to contribute, be goal-oriented and has stored me very energetic, however choir, pupil council and NHS, in addition to my group volunteer work has launched me to new experiences and other people too. I don’t need to miss something! The close-knit Mediapolis group and college has a robust custom of banding collectively and it has been tremendous enjoyable to develop up right here and contribute to this.
School: Winfield-Mount Union High School
Parents: Scott and Deanna Pfeiffer
Four-year GPA: Four.01
School-sponsored actions: Concert Band, Marching Band, Jazz Band, Pep Band, Golf, NHS, Individual Speech, Group Speech, Student Leadership Council President, Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership (HOBY)
Civic/church/volunteer actions: Fundraise for the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association (C.V.M.A.), Volunteer with the Mount Union Benefitted Fire Department, Volunteer with Henry County Conservation, Helping my neighbors, buddies, lecturers, and another group members who could need assistance
Volunteer hours: 100
School yr/summer time jobs: Babysitting, working on the Countree retailer as a janitor/cashier/stocker
Plans after highschool: I plan to attend Simpson College to double main in Environmental Science and Psychology then switch to get my Master’s in School Counseling
What influence do you hope to make sooner or later? In the longer term, I hope to teach the subsequent technology on the significance of conservation. I additionally hope to have the ability to assist the subsequent technology discover their path, no matter which may be. Everyone wants assist and help, even when we do not need to admit it. When we’re younger we begin to develop our personal opinions and values, I hope to assist the subsequent technology on this stage and train them to take care of the world. The setting round us wants taken care of and the folks in our communities want folks they’ll attain out to for assist. I hope to show the subsequent technology in regards to the significance of each of these. Lastly, I hope to convey extra recognition and help to the organizations on the market doing essential volunteer work for the world round us.
Why did you select to be so energetic in your faculty and group? I selected to be energetic as a result of it is the precise factor to do. I do all of this out of the goodness of my coronary heart, I do not do it to be acknowledged, I by no means have. I am grateful to be chosen to characterize my faculty and what Winfield – Mt. Union stands for, do not get me improper. But I’ve by no means volunteered for recognition nor will I ever. I volunteer as a result of there are individuals who need assistance that I can present. Some organizations are doing superb work and want folks to assist them with out pay so their cash can go in the direction of a greater trigger. Being energetic teaches folks a lot that they would not study in any other case. I’ve gained a number of buddies and mentors from my time being energetic. Being energetic has additionally formed my management strategy and taught me the way to work together with a spread of folks. So I do it for the experiences and since it is the precise factor to do.
School: Notre Dame High School
Parents: Rich and Kim Johs
Four-year GPA: Four.760
School-sponsored actions: Student Council consultant grades ninth & 11th, class president 10 & 12; National Honor Society member 11, vp 12; Tutoring Club member 9 & 11, president 12; Leo Club member 9, 10, 11, & 12; Get-a-Grip Club 11; Girls’ soccer supervisor 10, 11, & 12; Large Group Speech Contest 12, state qualifier 12; Individual Events Speech Contest 10, 11, & 12, state qualifier 10, 11, 12; Concert Choir 9, 10, 11, 12; Concert Band 9, 10, 11; Jazz Band 9, 10; Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar (HOBY) 10; Solo/Ensemble Contest 9
Civic/church/volunteer actions: Church altar server, Church Eucharistic minister, Church lector, Church soup supper & barbeque volunteer, Catholic Heart Workcamp (CHWC), Catholics in Action, The Addams Family group musical orchestra member, stitching quilts for sick people, stitching clothes for younger ladies in growing nations, Operation Christmas Child volunteer, St. Vincent de Paul meals pantry volunteer, Garrett’s Path 5-k volunteer, Burlington Backpack Program volunteer, 5K-9 Dog Jog volunteer, Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, Art Center volunteer, Notre Dame concessions volunteer, scoreboard keeper for ND baseball, ND God’s Portion Day volunteer
Volunteer hours: 965
School yr/summer time jobs: During highschool, I labored within the Burlington Bees’ concessions within the summers. I’m presently an worker at Bluff Harbor Marina.
Plans after highschool: I plan to attend Creighton University in Omaha, NE. I hope to main in accounting and probably minor in English.
What influence do you hope to make sooner or later? In the longer term, I’ll proceed to be concerned in service. Volunteering has been a big half of my life to date and I don’t see that altering. I hope that I could make a constructive influence on all of the folks I work with and encounter. I hope that I can encourage others to be concerned of their communities and assist these in want.
Why did you select to be so energetic in your faculty and group? I wouldn’t say I made a aware resolution to be so energetic in my faculty and group. Initially, I joined golf equipment and actions that I knew can be enjoyable and rewarding. I additionally needed to push myself to take part in actions that might problem me and push me out of my consolation zone, comparable to speech, CHWC, and HOBY. However, I believe subconsciously I sought out actions that helped me to develop as an individual. Once I skilled these types of actions for the primary time, I found how a lot I loved them and continued to discover comparable alternatives to counterpoint myself and others.
School: WACO High School
Parents: Neil and Renea Reichenbach
Four-year GPA: three.96
School-sponsored actions: Football, Basketball, Track/Field, National Honor Society, Student Council, Orchestra, and Quiz Bowl
Civic/church/volunteer actions: Wayland Mennonite MYF Sugar Creek Mennonite MYF
Volunteer hours: 200
School yr/summer time jobs: I received my first official job the summer time earlier than my junior yr at Freyenberger Construction with Steve Freyenberger. However, I’ve been mowing lawns and scooping sidewalks for folks since sixth grade. The summer time between my junior and senior yr I labored for Eichelberger Farms and helped with garden care and upkeep. My initiatives included mowing, trimming, portray, landscaping, fencing, and energy washing. I’m working at Eichelberger’s once more this summer time earlier than heading off to varsity.
Plans after highschool: I plan on attending Bluffton University in Bluffton, Ohio. I need to main within the discipline of enterprise administration. An enormous purpose why I’ve chosen Bluffton is as a result of of my dad and mom. Both of them attended Bluffton and after happening a school go to, I knew that it was the place I needed to go. My dad and mom each had nice experiences whereas they attended Bluffton and I hope to have many nice experiences there throughout my time as a pupil as effectively. Bluffton has a robust enterprise program and I consider it’s going to assist put together me for all times as a member of the workforce and society.
What influence do you hope to make sooner or later? I hope to have a robust, constructive influence sooner or later. My purpose is to not simply turn into profitable myself, however to make others profitable too. I need to be seen as a pacesetter and encourage folks to work to their potential. I hope to have the ability to inspire folks to be the perfect they are often and work their hardest.
Why did you select to be so energetic in your faculty and group? I believe that it is essential for college kids to be concerned of their faculty and the group. You solely have so lengthy to be a child so that you would possibly as effectively expertise issues that you simply will not have the ability to after highschool. I’ve created sturdy friendships and relationships from being so energetic within the faculty and group that I in all probability wouldn’t have made if I wasn’t concerned. I get pleasure from serving to folks out with initiatives and it makes me joyful to see others joyful.
School: Columbus High School
Parents: Tom and Tara Howell
Four-year GPA: Four.zero
School-sponsored actions: Volleyball, Basketball, Track, National Honor Society, Class Officer, FFA
Civic/church/volunteer actions: Four-H, Four-H County Council Member, Presbyterian Church Youth Group, Youth Livestock Mentor Program, Bible School Leader, Youth Volleyball Camp Trainer
Volunteer hours: 215
School yr/summer time jobs: Babysitter for five completely different households, Lifeguard, Swimming Lessons Instructor
Plans after highschool: I plan to attend Iowa State University to double main in Animal Science and Agricultural Communications.
What influence do you hope to make sooner or later? In the group I dwell in now it might be categorized as a low revenue group the place not everybody is ready to put meals on the desk. With my research by Animal Science I hope to seek out extra environment friendly and more cost effective methods to provide meat for households to not have to fret about the place their subsequent supply of meat has to return from.
Why did you select to be so energetic in your faculty and group? I selected to be so energetic as a result of I’ve seen the place it takes you in life. The ones who stand up and go for it are way more profitable and have a a lot bigger community of folks than those who stayed at residence and didn’t become involved. Being energetic in my group helped the folks in my group, but in addition helped me to be a greater, extra rounded particular person as effectively.
School: Danville High School
Parents: Monte Smith
Four-year GPA: Four.063
School-sponsored actions: Student Council, Leo Club, Football, Wrestling, Track, Baseball, Trapshooting, Show Choir, Band, Large Group Speech, Individual Speech, Musicals, Plays, Science Club, Science Fair, Quiz Bowl, National Honor Society
Civic/church/volunteer actions: Leo Club School Fundraisers, Boy Scout Eagle challenge, freeway cleanup, and Boundary Waters path constructing
Volunteer hours: 100
School yr/summer time jobs: OOS Bike Club and Doordash
Plans after highschool: Major in Data Science on the University of Iowa
What influence do you hope to make sooner or later? I hope to be that particular person that everybody can depend on. I do not essentially need to change the world, however I do need to wager that dependable particular person for the folks round me. I need to be the individual that does what they’re imagined to and simply typically makes folks really feel joyful as a result of generally it is the little issues that depend.
Why did you select to be so energetic in your faculty and group? At the start of my highschool profession, it was my mom that pushed me to be an element of all the things in my faculty, and I am glad I used to be. Being an element of so many issues formed who I’m as an individual and uncovered me to issues that I would not have been in any other case. I continued to be concerned all through highschool as a result of of what I’d lose if I wasn’t. All the chums and recollections that I’ve made are invaluable to me, and if I had give up when issues received powerful, I would not have these folks and to look again on.
Leithym Boone Messer
School: Keokuk High School
Parents: Terry and Denise Messer
Four-year GPA: Four.zero
School-sponsored actions: Konnections Volunteer, Youth Leadership Team (YLT), Upward Bound, Southeastern Community College M-Power U, Talented and Gifted (TAG), Student Council (ninth, 10th, 11th), Football (Varsity Letter as a Freshman), Basketball (Varsity Letter a Sophomore), Golf (Varsity Letter as a Freshman), Track (Varsity Letter as a Sophomore), Rotary Youth Leadership Nominee, Citizenship Okay Award, Academic All Conference-Basketball, Radio Keokuk and KHS Student of the Week, Principal’s Scholar Award (ninth, 10th, 11th), Spanish Tutor, Perfect Attendance (ninth, 10th, 11th), American Legion Boys State Nominee, Radio Keokuk State Farm Player of the Game (Basketball), Journal Pilot State Farm Player of the Game (Basketball), National Honor Society
Civic/church/volunteer actions: I began volunteering with my highschool’s volunteer group, Konnections, my freshman yr. As of right now, I’ve 332 volunteer hours and want 400 to obtain recognition and a wire for commencement. I’ll obtain way more than that by the point I graduate. I additionally volunteer outdoors of my highschool and began after I was a lot youthful with completely different teams on the town for Earth Day.
Volunteer hours: 500
School yr/summer time jobs: I’ve volunteered on the YMCA since my eighth grade yr, serving to with sports activities, establishing fields, refereeing, being a timer for races, establishing and serving to with Daddy/Daughter dances, and so forth., so I’ve labored for them, however as a volunteer. Recently, I utilized and so they did rent me to work on the entrance desk. I additionally work for the Keokuk School District as a scorekeeper for center faculty volleyball video games.
Plans after highschool: My plans after highschool are to hopefully have my Associate of Science diploma shortly after commencement and have the ability to proceed on to earn a level in Sports Medicine and play sports activities at both University of West Florida in Pensacola, Florida or at Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana.
What influence do you hope to make sooner or later? I hope to make a big impact sooner or later. I’ll proceed to volunteer all through my life and proceed to assist folks, making their lives higher and simpler. I additionally wish to advance harm restoration expertise to assist athletes and on a regular basis folks heal faster and stronger.
Why did you select to be so energetic in your faculty and group? I selected to be energetic in my faculty and group as a result of I’ve at all times needed to assist folks and I like the best way it makes me really feel understanding that both their life or my life has improved from it. I prefer to be energetic in my faculty to have good relationships with the employees and my friends. I additionally like to be concerned in any exercise I might be and really feel all the things is a studying expertise.
School: Burlington Community School District
Parents: Craig and Lorie Bray
Four-year GPA: three.714
School-sponsored actions: DreamCatchers 6/2018 – 1/6/20 DreamCatchers is a nationwide group that grants hospice sufferers’ final needs / goals. I participated in goals the place we performed bingo with the household, fastened a woman’s laptop so she might play video games once more, organized an early commencement get together for a grandfather to have the ability to watch his grandson graduate, organized an early christmas and commencement get together for a household so their father / husband might have a good time together with his household earlier than he passes, and plenty of extra. Some of these goals straight impacted Burlington High School college students and their households. Even although collaborating on this membership was unhappy, it was additionally very rewarding to see smiles and households connecting with their family members earlier than they move away. As a bunch we needed to fundraise all of the cash to financially help these goals. I participated in serving to put up and take down flags for the optimist membership, offered info to native golf equipment and enterprise outlining the targets of DreamCatchers. Leo Club Eight/2016 – 6-2018 I volunteered at a spread of locations comparable to secure trick or deal with, group Thanksgiving dinner, SCC STEM program, and Octoberfest. National Honors Society (acknowledged college students who illustrate scholarship, service, management, and character) three/2019 to current Participated by serving to tutor a pupil with chemistry. Student Council Eight/2019 to current I helped put together for varsity occasions comparable to homecoming. Varsity Club Eight/2017 – Eight/2019
Civic/church/volunteer actions: Mission Trip in Joplin MO 7/10/16 – 7/17/16 40 hours I helped rebuild half of a facility that offered a secure working setting for folks with psychological and bodily disabilities. The most rewarding facet of this was the sensation of having the ability to assist somebody that’s much less lucky than you, and having the ability to unfold God’s phrase whereas doing this. Mission Trip to Madison WI 7/23/17 – 7/29/17 40 hours I labored with impoverished internal metropolis youth. The most rewarding half of this expertise was having the ability to develop connections with youngsters with wants and understanding I’m able to make a distinction. I helped mentor youngsters in sports activities and different actions.
Volunteer hours: 400
School yr/summer time jobs: Burlington Community School District: (5/2019-Eight/2019) I labored for the upkeep division over the summer time months. 40 hours per week. Target (10/2/19 – current) I work within the common merchandise division. 15-20 hours per week
Plans after highschool: I’m attending the University of Iowa and can be majoring in biology.
What influence do you hope to make sooner or later? I need to preserve volunteering so I can preserve making variations in different folks’s lives. I’ve discovered by volunteering in numerous golf equipment at the highschool that generally the smallest issues could make an enormous distinction in somebody’s life and I need to have the ability to preserve making a constructive influence on others and my group.
Why did you select to be so energetic in your faculty and group? I select to be energetic in my group as a result of it’s superb to know that you’re making a distinction. Helping others and serving to your group is a good way to unfold generosity and hope and encourage others to do the identical.
School: Illini West High School
Parents: Rodney and Marla Clark
Four-year GPA: three.9865
School-sponsored actions: Softball (Four years), Football Cheerleading (junior & senior yr), Basketball Cheerleading (senior yr), Volleyball (freshman & sophomore yr), Band (Four years), Jazz Band (Four years), National Honor Society (junior & senior yr), Student Council (Four years), Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) (Four years), International Club (Four years), Quiz Bowl (junior & senior yr), Math Team (freshman & sophomore yr), WYSE (Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering) Academic Challenge participant (senior yr), Jr. Chamber of Commerce (junior & senior yr), New scholarship committee member, Key Club (Four years) (President 2019-2020), Christmas on The Square, escorted Christmas characters and dressed up, Painted enterprise home windows for homecoming, UNICEF Trick or Treater, Volunteered at Family Fun Fair, Git-R-Done/SADD Club (junior & senior yr), Participated in Community Service Day, Handed out sweet at faculties for Christmas, Helped put collectively emergency buckets for lecture rooms county-wide, Helped with the basketball recreation for college kids with disabilities, Musicals (three years)
Civic/church/volunteer actions: Played Taps for Memorial Day and Veterans Day providers, helped move out poppies and take donations for the American Legion Auxiliary, volunteered for Food For Thoughts, volunteered on the cell meals financial institution for Hancock County, W.O.W Park volunteer, Memorial Hospital Volunteen Program (5 years), highschool intern for the Memorial Hospital Foundation Gift Shop, Sports Booster’s Ham and Turkey Dinner volunteer (Four years), Kiwanis Toy Share, participated within the 1st Annual Kiwanis Cookie Walk by baking cookies United Methodist Church, United Methodist Church Handbell Choir (three years), Youth consultant for the Administrative Council, Streaming Waters, serving to folks with residence initiatives, Vacation Bible School volunteer/chief (three years), choose/promote candy corn for mission initiatives, Church Youth Group, delivered Thanksgiving dinners to households in want, made cookies and playing cards for shut-ins throughout the holidays, Spaghetti Fundraiser for church initiatives, collected sweet throughout Halloween to ship to the troops abroad, fundraiser to make hygiene kits for hurricane victims, visited native nursing houses to sing and work together with residents, Horizon Soup Kitchen volunteer
Volunteer hours: 800
School yr/summer time jobs: This summer time, I had the chance to be a VISTA Volunteer by AmeriCorps. I labored with meals safety packages which included: serving meals to youngsters at our native Summer Meals Program, volunteering at our native meals pantry, and dealing with our county-wide meals pack program, Food for Thoughts – Hancock County. I helped arrange a fundraiser for Food for Thoughts – Hancock County which raised over $5,00zero for the group.
Plans after highschool: This fall, I stay up for attending Truman State University the place I’ll pursue a level in Biology. I like working with crops and envision a profession the place I can flip this ardour right into a job. Although my curiosity now’s in crops, Biology could be very broad, and I’m positive I can be uncovered to many alternative fields of research inside Biology. I’m open to studying extra in regards to the prospects of my main as I proceed my schooling.
What influence do you hope to make sooner or later? I hope to proceed my involvement in numerous actions in faculty and past in addition to make investments myself locally wherever I dwell by volunteering my time. I do know I can not change all the things on this world, however I do know with one challenge or interplay at a time I could make little adjustments on this world. My complete life I’ve been advised it prices no extra to be good to folks. I dream of a world the place everybody lives by this phrase and we turn into tolerant of each other.
Why did you select to be so energetic in your faculty and group? I wish to suppose I turned so energetic in my faculty and group simply alone, however the fact is that I’ve had so many alternative influences all through my life. Growing up, I’ve been uncovered to group service. I’ve been fortunate sufficient to have dad and mom that actually characterize what giving to your group appears to be like like. From a really younger age my dad and mom taught me that it prices no extra to be good to folks and the way serving to somebody could make a long-lasting influence on a person. My dad and mom have at all times applied the significance of being concerned and giving again to your group. My sister is one of my greatest position fashions. In true youthful sibling style, I needed to do all the things she participated in, plus extra, and do higher at it. She really impressed me to turn into so closely concerned. Throughout my involvement in my faculty and group, I’ve met quite a few folks, discovered a lot about myself, and I actually hope I’ve made an influence.
School: West Burlington High School
Parents: Emily Stumpf and JT Stumpf
Four-year GPA: three.99
School-sponsored actions: Jazz Band, Concert Band, Marching Band, Speech, Science Club, Choir, Theater, Technology Internship, Engineering Internship, CADD Competition Winner/Participant
Civic/church/volunteer actions: Southeastern Iowa Astronomy Club Member, Municipal Band Player and Board Member, Starr’s Cave Summer Volunteer
Volunteer hours: 300
School yr/summer time jobs: Courtesy Clerk at Hyvee, CAD Intern at Brockway
Plans after highschool: Go to Iowa State for a minimal of Four years for a level in Aerospace Engineering after which turn into an aerospace engineer for an organization like NASA or Space X
What influence do you hope to make sooner or later? I need to create spacecraft that encourage folks like me to affix STEM as their profession. I additionally need to train folks all all through my like about astronomy and the significance of house in our lives.
Why did you select to be so energetic in your faculty and group? I am so energetic as a result of I need to assist educate folks on what I consider is essential (house/astronomy, nature, and so forth.)
School: Great River Christian School
Parents: Harold and Shelley Morton
Four-year GPA: 2.9
School-sponsored actions: Volleyball, Choir, Student Council (president), Club M
Civic/church/volunteer actions: Choir (Messiah Lutheran Church) – additionally soloist, Preservation Station
Volunteer hours: 200
School yr/summer time jobs: Babysitting, painter for Messiah Lutheran Church, working for folks
Plans after highschool: SCC for early schooling/instructing courses
What influence do you hope to make sooner or later? If I turn into a instructor I hope to be one which the youngsters keep in mind in gentle.
Why did you select to be so energetic in your faculty and group? I simply did issues that me.
School: Fort Madison High School
Parents: Kevin and Heather Harter and Carol and Troy Ross
Four-year GPA: three.98
School-sponsored actions: FIRST Robotics Competition, Key Club, NHS, DECA, and Band
Civic/church/volunteer actions: Sheaffer Pen Museum volunteer
Volunteer hours: 200
School yr/summer time jobs: I used to be an intern at Menke & Company and I additionally do analysis in regards to the Sheaffer & Kraker Pen Companies and publish this at fountainpentastic.com
Plans after highschool: I can be attending Iowa State University to check Cyber Security Engineering
What influence do you hope to make sooner or later? I hope to make a constructive influence in my group by serving to college students in FIRST Robotics in addition to persevering with the analysis & promotion of the Sheaffer Pen Company historical past.
Why did you select to be so energetic in your faculty and group? I loved being an element of teams of folks with comparable passions and hobbies as me. I needed to have the ability to look again and never remorse losing my time at residence, however slightly being concerned in my faculty actions all whereas assembly new folks, making new expertise, and bettering the group.
School: Central Lee High School
Parents: Rev. Rodney and Doreen Underwood
Four-year GPA: three.Eight
School-sponsored actions: Band, Choir, Marching Band, Show Choir, Basketball, Soccer, Jazz Band, Future Problem Solving, Middle School Show Band, Pep Band, National Honor Society, Spanish Club
Civic/church/volunteer actions: SESA, First Lutheran Church volunteer, acolyte, lector, Sunday School helper, on-line service recorder, usher, greeter, Economics For Leaders, Boy State
Volunteer hours: 200
School yr/summer time jobs: Fireflies Nightworks, Hy-vee
Plans after highschool: I plan on going to the University of Iowa to check Pre-Med and Spanish to additional my schooling to turn into an anesthesiologist.
What influence do you hope to make sooner or later? I hope to have the ability to research overseas and to have a constructive influence in my group by having the ability to serve a variety of folks.
Why did you select to be so energetic in your faculty and group? I select to be so energetic in my faculty and in my group as a result of I get pleasure from being a pacesetter in my group and giving folks constructive experiences. I do that to attempt to enhance these packages in order that they proceed to develop.
School: Louisa-Muscatine High School
Parents: Tom Mashek and Julie Mashek
Four-year GPA: three.Eight
School-sponsored actions: Wrestling and Football
Civic/church/volunteer actions: Helped the junior excessive wrestling crew from freshmen to senior yr
Volunteer hours: zero
School yr/summer time jobs: Worked at HyVee my finish of my junior summer time to current day. Over 1 yr
Plans after highschool: To attend Buena Vista University to Major in bodily schooling and training
What influence do you hope to make sooner or later? I’d hope to have a constructive influence on all of my future college students, each whereas I’m pupil instructor and in my profession long run. I hope to assist them set and obtain targets that lead them in the precise route in life.
Why did you select to be so energetic in your faculty and group? My dad and mom impressed me to be energetic in my faculty and group. They have at all times inspired me to do extra, intention increased, and attain my targets. They have guided me to do my greatest and be the perfect model of myself. LM is a faculty that’s generally missed, however with the help of the good employees, all college students can obtain.