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Penn Student Awarded Scholarship in National Contest

William Penn University

It is no secret that William Penn University has many shining student-athletes, but there are a number of students that are excelling in areas beyond the court, track, and field. Keri Beener, a junior from Monroe, IA, recently received one of five scholarships after she submitted a 350-word essay in a national contest about a […]

U.S. Army General Tommy Franks (ret.) and Joe Crookham, Musco Lighting Keynotes

William Penn University

“Hooah!” Converting Military Training to A Rewarding Civilian Career Cedar Rapids, IA—William Penn University College for Working Adults will host a Career Summit Tuesday, April 15, 2014 for all service members and military veterans seeking to convert hard-won military training and experience into a rewarding civilian career. To better assist the participants and employers, there […]

Oskaloosa FFA Chapter Update

Future Farmers of America (FFA)

by Jordan Bemis The Oskaloosa FFA Chapter held their monthly meeting at 7:00 p.m. on March 10, 2014 in the Oskaloosa High School Ag Room. In this meeting we talked about the contests we competed in on the 1st of March and also elected officers for the 2014-2015 year. The Parliamentary Procedure team consisting of […]

Second Trimester Honor Roll

Oskaloosa Indians

6th Grade 7th Grade 8th Grade Adams Austin Alesna RizsamheAlmond Allyson Andersen Jordan Appleget Jenna Aschenbrenner Colby Bambrook Caden Bambrook Collin Barber Camden Barnhart Mason Baughman Nathan Bechtel Hannah Blom Aaron Boender Emmit Brunt Madeline Butler Colton Carr Charley Cassens Hannah Cavan Savannah Chapman Abigail Chenet Blade Clark Angelyka Cooper Marshall Courtney Joel Crile Madeline […]

Junior Varsity Champs‏ At Regional National History Bowl

Junior Varsity Champs‏ At Regional National History Bowl (submitted photo)

Oskaloosa sent a Junior Varsity team to the Regional National History Bowl that was held in Sigourney, IA on Saturday. It was the first time that Oskaloosa had competed in this event. High school government teacher Jeff Lorentzen and his student teacher Shelby Chisholm recruited players and prepared for the event. Teams can have a […]

Oskaloosa FFA Sub-District Contest Results

Future Farmers of America (FFA)

by Jordan Bemis The Oskaloosa FFA Chapter hosted Sub-District FFA Contests on February 19, 2014. The Chapter would like to thank all the extra helpers who assisted in making this event a success. Brittany McQueen placed 1st Gold in Individual Ag Sales. Bobbi Fogle placed 3rd Silver in Extemporaneous Speaking. The Parliamentary Procedure Team consisting […]

William Penn University Implements New Leadership Strategy

William Penn University

William Penn University, after ten months of experimenting and testing new leadership strategies, has taken an important step in implementing a new strategy for team leadership. At its Board of Trustees meeting on Monday, February 10, 2014, the Board endorsed the work of the University’s Cabinet by establishing the model for the future governance of […]

Oskaloosa FFA Legislative Symposium

Oskaloosa FFA - Oskaloosa FFA Legislative Symposium (submitted photo)

by Jordan Bemis The Oskaloosa FFA Chapter went to the Des Moines area to attend the 29th annual Legislative Symposium on Monday, January 27, 2014. First they went to the Iowa FFA Enrichment Center located in Ankeny where Rachel Hurley who is the Executive Director of the Iowa Biotechnology Association, talked to them about how […]

Oskaloosa Community Schools Pursuing Grant Opportunity

Oskaloosa Community School Administration

The Oskaloosa Community Schools are currently pursuing a grant opportunity from the State of Iowa that is intended to improve student achievement by advancing teacher leadership opportunities, mentoring and peer coaching. If the added funds through the grant were received, teachers in Oskaloosa would be provided added time and training needed to take on extra […]

Oskaloosa FFA At Iowa FFA Enrichment Center

Oskaloosa FFA At Iowa FFA Enrichment Center (submitted photo)

by Jordan Bemis The Oskaloosa FFA chapter took 7 members to The Iowa FFA Enrichment Center located in Ankeny on Saturday, January 11, 2014. Kylee Silliman and Linay Seibert attended The 212° Conference which focuses on creating a spark in the young underclassmen of FFA chapters around the state of Iowa. Joseph Ver Steegh, Dalton […]

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