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Rock Island Student Chosen to Sit on Illinois Student Advisory Council

January 27th, 2023
Rock Island Student Chosen to Sit on Illinois Student Advisory Council

Rock Island High School student Aline Niyogusenga has a full plate in her senior year. On top of keeping up with her academics, Aline is Vice president of the Student Council, Vice President of the African American Heritage Club, a member of the Culture Appreciation club, a Student Ambassador, and a member of the National Honor Society and Art Club. Her work doesn’t stop there. This year she has the responsibility of representing the entire Black Hawk region (Rock Island County, Henry County, Mercer County) by giving input at the state level on ways to better help students navigate the education... Read More

Applications for more than $500,000 In Illinois And Iowa Scholarships Open Now

January 25th, 2023
Applications for more than $500,000 In Illinois And Iowa Scholarships Open Now

Sometimes, as she thinks about her future, Lila Teitle thinks of Jayne Lee Andreseen. She never knew Jayne, who passed away in 2005 at the age of 13 after a courageous battle with a rare form of pediatric cancer. But as the most recent recipient of the Jayne Lee Andreesen Memorial Scholarship, she carries Jayne’s story forward with her. “It was such an honor to be picked for this special scholarship,” said Lila, now a first-year student on the pre-med track at Duke University. “The Andreesens and the scholarship committee were kind enough to put their faith in me to go out, study, and help... Read More

Davenport manufacturer APS accepting applications for $5,000 STEM award to area graduates

January 24th, 2023
Davenport manufacturer APS accepting applications for $5,000 STEM award to area graduates

Davenport-based manufacturer American Power Systems, Inc. (APS) is now accepting applications for its $5,000 award for new college entrants pursuing education in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The Thomas K. Evans Memorial Scholarship is a merit- and need-based, one-time gift. Now in its sixth year, the scholarship is named in honor of the late Thomas Keenan Evans, a local engineer and entrepreneur who founded APS in 2006. The award was created in 2017 to encourage bright, creative young people to achieve and excel, and to help them change the world for the better. APS fully funds... Read More

Davenport West High School Publications Win National Awards

January 24th, 2023
Davenport West High School Publications Win National Awards

The Davenport West High Publications Groups have BOTH taken home 1st Place in the American Scholastic Press Association National Contest. The Shaheen 2022 yearbook won first place for their book titled Seeing Double and the newspaper team received first place based on two of their 2022 print issues. Congratulations to all of you!  Read More

Western Illinois and John Wood Community College Sign Agricultural Articulation Agreement

January 23rd, 2023
Western Illinois and John Wood Community College Sign Agricultural Articulation Agreement

Western Illinois University and John Wood Community College (JWCC) officials and faculty members joined together today (Jan. 20) for a formal signing of a 2+2 agricultural articulation agreement at the new JWCC Agricultural Education Center. This Articulation Agreement, referred to also as a 2+2 Agreement, is for those students who transfer from JWCC with an Associate of Applied Science degree in Agricultural Business and pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Science at WIU. Articulation agreements document a pathway between two or more colleges or universities and their academic... Read More

Quad Cities Mayors’ Young Adult Hiring Fair Coming To Bettendorf

January 23rd, 2023
Quad Cities Mayors' Young Adult Hiring Fair Coming To Bettendorf

The QC Mayors’ Young Adult Hiring Fair will be held on Tuesday, February 21st from 12:00-5:00pm at the Waterfront Convention Center in Bettendorf. This hiring fair is geared towards young adults ages 16-20 years old. Students planning to attend, please remember: Come prepared to interview Dress professionally in business casual attire Bring multiple copies of your resume #growingexcellence #davenportcommunityschool #davenporteducation  Read More

Illinois Ag Students Compete in International Commodity Trading Competition

January 22nd, 2023
Illinois Ag Students Compete in International Commodity Trading Competition

A team of Western Illinois University School of Agriculture students recently competed in the four-week international electronic trading competition, the CME Group Trading Challenge. The three-member team finished 356th out of 500 teams in the highly competitive event. This year’s team members were agriculture business majors Kelsie Cawthon, a senior, of Macomb; Isabella Gray, a senior, of Blandinsville, IL; and Jaclyn Janssen, a senior, of Avon, IL. The WIU team is advised by Agriculture Professor Jason Franken. “I think it was a good learning experience for the students,” said... Read More

Western Illinois LEJA Alumni Stay Loyal to the Communities They Serve

January 21st, 2023
Western Illinois LEJA Alumni Stay Loyal to the Communities They Serve

MACOMB/MOLINE, IL – The Western Illinois University Law Enforcement and Justice Administration (LEJA) program, a top public safety program in the nation, has a long history of serving the Quad Cities community following graduation. The School of LEJA provides students with a diverse and wide array of criminal justice and public safety expertise through real-world practical application and critical thinking. WIU is equipped with faculty members from many diverse backgrounds throughout the field of law enforcement, including emergency management, EMT, fire protection services, law and more, that... Read More

Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Announces Final Service Academy Nominations

January 19th, 2023
Illinois Congresswoman Bustos Announces Final Service Academy Nominations

Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) announced that she has nominated eight students from Northwest and Central Illinois for admission to United States Service Academies for the class entering in the fall of 2023. These are the final service academy nominations Bustos will make as a Member of Congress. Over the last decade, Congresswoman Bustos has had the honor of nominating 91 highly-qualified young people from Illinois’ 17th Congressional District for attendance at four service academies: the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, NY; the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD; the U.S. Air Force... Read More

Rock Island Wrestlers Take Trophies At Mahomet-Seymour Tournament

January 18th, 2023

The Rock Island Rockswrestlers took 7th out of 26 teams at the Mahomet-Seymour Tournament this week. Battling it out with state ranked wrestlers in all 3 classes of IL, and MO, the following Rocky wrestlers placed in the top 8: Sammy Niyonkuru 3rd, Truth Vesey 3rd, Daniel McGhee 3rd, Amare Overton 3rd, Steven Marquez 2nd, Andrew Marquez 2nd, and Eli Gustafson 4th.  Read More