Education updates from area schools and universities.
ACT workshop to be offered March 16
CommUNITY Education is offering an ACT Workshop from 9 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, March 16, at Storm Lake High School.
Participants will learn test-taking strategies and steps for getting through the test and will be offered group tutor sessions in math, English and science.
Registrations are taken at CommUNITY Ed, 419 Lake Avenue, Storm Lake. Please call 732-5711 if you have questions. The fee is $20 and registration deadline is March 13.
Engelmann, Koth serve on NWC mission trips
Brooke Engelmann and Heather Koth, both of Storm Lake, are two of more than 200 Northwestern College students who spent spring break this year on a short-term mission trip. A dozen service teams from the college served at sites in the U.S. and around the world from March 2-12.
Engelmann, a junior majoring in psychology, was a member of a group which went to Jesus People USA in Chicago and helped provide ministries for homeless people, women, children and the elderly.
Koth, a freshman at NWC, was a member of a group of students who traveled to Jonesboro to be a part of City Team Ministries, an organization which assists those in Jonesboro's inner city.
College Night Program to take place March 20
Representatives from approximately 85 colleges, schools and branches of the military will be at the Storm Lake High School for the annual College Night Program on Wednesday, March, 20, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
The following will be represented: four-year colleges, area community colleges, junior colleges, business schools, beauty schools, trade and technical schools, nursing schools, branches of the military and special information sessions on financial aid.
College night is free and all area high school students and their parents are invited to attend. Past graduates and other interested adults may also attend.
Nook wins 27th annual AEA 5 spelling bee
Erik Nook from Schaller-Crestland was named winner of the Arrowhead AEA 5 Spelling Bee held Jan. 19 in the auditorium of Iowa Central Community College in Fort Dodge.
Nook correctly spelled "mulligan" and vociferous" to take top honors over Kristine Dodge of Eagle Grove, Stacy Kelly of Wall Lake View Auburn and Nick Sand of Schaller-Crestland.
Over 50 students from 16 schools in the nine-county area participated in the event sponsored by Arrowhead AEA and The Des Moines Register.