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Education in Brief

Tuesday, June 24, 2003

Computer course for seniors at ICCC

Senior citizens can learn the basics of operating a personal computer at an upcoming ICCC short course to be held Monday, July 8; Tuesday, July 9; and Wednesday July 10; from 9 a.m. to Noon. Participants will become familiar with basic terminology, care of computers, word processing, e-mail and Internet. This hands-on class will utilize the software program Microsoft Office 2000. The cost for the short course is $48. The course is limited to six participants. To register or for more information, call 732-2991.

Johnson named Walton Scholar

Matthew Johnson, son of Joyce Johnson of Sioux Rapids and a 2003 graduate of Sioux Central High School is the recipient of an $8,000 Walton Foundation Scholarship. This scholarship, funded by the family of the late Sam. M. Walton, founder of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., is awarded each year to college-bound high school seniors who are children of full-time Wal-Mart associates.

Matthew is one of 120 graduating seniors chosen this year from more than 1,800 qualified applicants nationwide. Scholars are chosen based on academic performance, involvement in school and community activities and financial need.

Matt plans to attend Iowa State University this fall and major in computer science.

Augustana honors for Skibsted

At Augustana College, those students carrying at least 10 credits and earning a 3.5 grade point average are eligible to be named to the dean's list for excellent academic performance. For the Spring 2003 academic semester Nick Skibsted, from Storm Lake was on the dean's list.

USD dean's List

The following local students were named to the dean's List in their respective colleges at the University of South Dakota for the 2003 spring semester. Students must compile at least a 3.5 grade point average on a 4.0 scale and carry at least 12 semester hours.

College of Fine Arts: Adam Perry, Aurelia; Katie Lorenzen, Holstein; Katie Thayer, Odebolt; and Samantha Hoskins, Storm Lake.

School of Medicine: Jill Sievers, Albert City.

Orientation Team

Two Storm Lake students have been named to Buena Vista University's Student Orientation Team for the 2003-2004 academic year: Kristin Kirkholm, majoring in social work; and Adam Thompson, both sophomores this fall.

The team will assist the Dean of Students and the Director of Residence Life in new student orientation and preview events.

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