Each spring, First Security awards over $5,000 in scholarships to several graduates from the schools in each of our market areas. Below is a short biography of 8 of 15 winners. We wish them all the best as they begin their college studies!
Spencer Nash and Rachel Jones were both part of the West Fork graduating class.
Throughout high school, Spencer was active in sports year-round. During his senior year, he began work as an EMT for Franklin General Hospital and began volunteering for the Rockwell-Swaledale EMS. His experience with these two jobs, as well as his interest in physical fitness and human anatomy classes, have led him to continue his studies at NIACC. There, he plans to study personal fitness and wellness and, in the future, he aims to study Physical Therapy.
Rachel Jones was also an active athlete in school. She was captain of the volleyball, basketball, and cheer teams and was also involved in track. Additionally, she was a member of the National Honor Society and Student Council. This fall, she will attend the University of Iowa to study Radiation Sciences. She will also be a member of the University of Iowa women’s rowing team.
Caitlin Sliger, Cassie Bly, Dylan Kisner, and Madison Daily are all 2019 graduates of Central Springs High School.
Caitlin Sliger was involved in cross country, dance, and track in high school. During her senior year, she achieved an opportunity to run the shuttle hurdle race at state track. This fall, she plans to attend Iowa State to major in Animal Science with a possible double major in Ag Business.
During school, Cassie Bly was involved in volleyball, basketball, golf, and student council. This fall, she plans to attend UNI and major in the Spanish/TESOL education field.
Dylan Kisner was actively involved in athletics in high school, participating in baseball, football, basketball, wrestling, track, and golf. He also helped with several volunteer organizations, aiming to volunteer at least 40 hours a year. During high school, he also completed enough college credits through NIACC to begin at the University of Iowa this fall as a junior. He will be studying Pre-Med.
While in high school, Maddie Daily was involved in softball, volleyball, basketball, golf, choir, NHS, and student council. This fall, she will be attending UNI with a major in Communication Sciences and Disorders.
Jamie Schuster and John Fullerton are 2019 graduates of Rudd-Rockford-Marble Rock High School.
In high school, Jamie was actively involved in sports, student government, National Honor Society, FFA, 4H, LYO, band, and choir. She also achieved several academic awards and participated in leadership and coaching opportunities.
This month, she plans to begin her studies at Iowa State University. There, she will double major in psychology and criminal justice as well as minor in political science. After graduation, she aims to attend a law enforcement academy with goals of eventually applying for the FBI academy in Virginia.
During high school, John Fullerton was active with the Methodist Church youth group. He was also part of the Top of Iowa Conference all-academic team, and received a silver cord for volunteering 200 hours of time during his high school career. He was active in sports throughout the school year, participating in baseball, basketball, football, track, and golf.
John plans to attend NIACC this fall to study entrepreneurship and eventually work for Fullerton Excavating.
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