World Food Prize International Intern: Abby Snyder (Class of 2014)

Marshalltown was honored to have TWO students selected for prestigious World Food Prize international internships in 2014. Before heading off to college this fall, Abby Snyder (MHS Class of 2014) discussed her life-changing experience working in Nepal.

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UNI President William Ruud visits MHS

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University of Northern Iowa president William Ruud visited Marshalltown High School today. He spoke with juniors and seniors about the importance of finding a college program that is the right fit for their goals.

Read more in the Marshalltown Times-Republican.

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MHS senior named National Merit Scholar semifinalist

Marshalltown High School senior James Talbert is among approximately 16,000 semifinalists in the 60th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

Talbert and the other semifinalists have the opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,600 National Merit Scholarships worth about $33 million. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, semifinalists must fulfill several requirements to advance to the finalist level. About 90 percent of semifinalists are expected to attain finalist standing and more than half of finalists will win a scholarship.

About 1.4 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2013 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, which served as an initial screen of program entrants. The nationwide pool of semifinalists, representing less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state.

A semifinalist must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, write an essay, and earn SAT scores that confirm the student’s earlier performance on the qualifying test.

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Bobcat Fast Fact

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Dual Credit enrollment is up 163% since 2010! We’re so grateful for the partnership with Marshalltown Community College!

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Blue & White Classic nets 344 items for Emergency Food Box

Members of the Marshalltown High School Football Team dropped off 344 non-perishable food items at the Emergency Food Box last week, all proceeds from the annual Blue & White Classic football scrimmage.

Members of the Marshalltown High School Football Team dropped off 344 non-perishable food items at the Emergency Food Box last week, all proceeds from the annual Blue & White Classic football scrimmage.

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Anson Elementary staff raise $400 for ALS research, principal takes Ice Bucket Challenge

Anson Elementary took a slightly different spin on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Principal Ronnie Manis challenged his staff to raise $100 for ALS research. If they did so, he’d take the challenge. In less than a week they raised $400 and this afternoon Mr. Manis stayed true to his word.

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Six MHS students named AP Scholars

Six Marshalltown High School students and recent graduates earned AP Scholar designations in recognition of their high scores on Advanced Placement Examinations.

Seniors Chandler Fisher and Ellen Podhajsky were both named AP Scholars for receiving scores of 3 or higher on three or more AP exams.

Isaac Medina, Class of 2014, was named an AP Scholar with Honor for receiving an average score of 3.25 on all AP exams taken, or a score of 3 or higher on four or more exams. Medina is now a student at the University of Iowa.

Abby Snyder, Adam Willman and Sean Finn, all 2014 graduates, were named AP Scholars with Distinction. This recognition goes to students receiving an average score of at least 3.5 on all AP exams taken, or scores of 3 or higher on five or more exams.

Snyder is attending Colby College in Maine, Willman is attending Iowa State University and Finn is a student at the University of Iowa.

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