These Marshalltown High School seniors were recognized as part of the Marshalltown Education Partnership Scholars Night on May 18. Pictured in front row, from left, Jennifer Diaz, Jennifer Chavarria, Raul Chavez, Lay Htoo, Eh Tha Dah Paw, Sydney Mann and Samantha Lammert. Back row, Fatima Hernandez, Xochitl Ibarra, Kailey Miller, Nellie Strait Ramirez, Lavonne Tran, Jennifer Aguilera, Margarita Ventura, Ruth Doser and Denise Martinez.
A group of Marshalltown High School seniors took part in the Marshalltown Education Partnership (MEP) Scholars Recognition Dinner on May 18 at Iowa Valley Continuing Education.
Following dinner, a panel of former and current Marshalltown Community College students—including a former MEP participant—talked about their experiences in transitioning to college and what it takes to be successful in post-secondary education. At the conclusion of the event, the 2017 MEP Scholars were recognized with a small gift and congratulations from MCC Provost Dr. Robin Lilienthal.
Each year, the Scholars Recognition Dinner provides an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of this select group of MHS seniors in MEP. In addition, it gives members of the MEP Steering Committee the chance to meet and interact with the students.
The MEP scholarship covers half of tuition and fees for those attending Marshalltown Community College, and both the scholarship and the services offered through MEP are possible through the generous commitments of the Steering Committee members and the various businesses and organizations that support MEP’s efforts.
The goal of the Marshalltown Education Partnership is to make post-secondary education a possibility for all graduates of Marshalltown High School.