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What’s The Good News For August, Quad-Cities?

August 16th, 2021
What's The Good News For August, Quad-Cities?

We’re nearing the dog days of summer, but even with the heat and humidity ratcheting up, there’s still plenty to be smiling about in the Quad-Cities! Outdoor music, festivals, and of course, plenty of good news. Every month, QuadCities.com, in conjunction with our media partners at KWQC-TV6’s “Paula Sands Live,” present you with What’s The Good News? a look at some of the positive things happening in and around the Quad-Cities over that month. So, what’s the good news for August? Glad you asked! Ravon Johnson Taylor Awarded The GritGrant Award Ravon Johnson Taylor was awarded the... Read More

Former Rock Island High School Student Ravon Johnson Taylor Awarded National GritGrant Honor

August 11th, 2021
Former Rock Island High School Student Ravon Johnson Taylor Awarded National GritGrant Honor

Ravon Johnson Taylor was awarded the McKenzie Foundation & Uncharted Learning 2021 GritGrant award. He was chosen as one of four recipients from across the country! He is also the first Rock Island High School Student to win the award. Ravon graduated in 2021 but came back to Rocky on August 9 to receive his award and meet with Jim McKenzie from the foundation over Zoom. Any high school student who is enrolled in an INCubatoredu / ACCELeratoredu and/or MobileMakersEdu / MobileMakersStudio programs can be nominated. Ravon was nominated by his INCubatoredu teacher, Trish Matson. GritGrants... Read More

Rock Island Student Entrepreneurs Win Business Awards

May 13th, 2021
Rock Island Student Entrepreneurs Win Business Awards

The INCubatoredu Entrepreneur and Enterprise students gave their business pitches to a row of “sharks” at FINAL PITCH NIGHT on Thursday, May 24 in the Rock Island High School Auditorium. Five entrepreneur teams vied for three awards: Best Pitch Award, Best Business Potential Award, and Best Business Model Award: Luminous Learning– Early Childcare tutoring/daycare, Team member: Isabella Almanza Elite Grip – Gripping gel to hold the bat; eliminates sweating hands, no pine tar stained uniforms, Team Members: Xander George, McCree DeVoss (Best Pitch $2,500)Boardable – Foldable... Read More