The Citadel’s Class of 2017 graduates


Kelsie Crouch of Story City graduated from The Citadel, The Military College of Charleston, S.C., on May 6. Crouch earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering.


Members of The Citadel Class of 2017 were recognized for excellence in leadership, service and academics at commencement. The South Carolina Corps of Cadets celebrated the graduation of over 551 cadets, seven active duty students and 23 veteran students. Of those cadets, 129 were commissioned as officers.


DMACC students place at PBL competition


The Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) student business organization of the Des Moines Area Community College Boone Campus recently participated in the State Leadership Conference held at the DMACC Hunziker Center on March 31 and April 1. The students, accompanied by their adviser Christine Moon, competed against other Iowa college students in various business related events, receiving both individual and chapter awards.


The PBL place winners include Rob Kitchen of Story City, who took first place in the Business Team presentation (with Micaela Bretey of Boone), first in the Job Interview event and first in the Public Speaking category.


DMACC Commencement


The 89th Des Moines Area Community College Boone Campus Commencement took place at 10 a.m., Friday, May 5, in the Boone Campus Gymnasium. More than 260 Boone Campus students graduated this spring, including Robert Kitchen of Story City. Kitchen was enrolled in DMACC’s Management Information Systems program and plans to transfer to Iowa State University. He is a 2017 Coca Cola Bronze Scholar. Kitchen is the DMACC Honors Student Board President, PTK Chapter Vice President of Communications and Phi Beta Lambda State Treasurer.


ISU’s Army ROTC cadets receive scholarships


Iowa State University cadets in the Army ROTC program were honored at the annual Army ROTC Military Ball, held on March 25, at the Scheman Building in Ames. Scholarship recipients included Thomas Wilgenbusch, an animal science major from Story City, who received the LT Sherill Brown Memorial Scholarship.


Ehrenberg performing internationally with Central’s choir


Central College’s A Cappella Choir are taking Austria and Germany by song May 16-27, with more than 60 student vocalists performing on tour. Local students part of the tour include Brooke Ehrenberg of Story City.


The choir performs internationally every four years, and more than 60 student vocalists are part of this tour. While in Vienna, the choir will also celebrate the 50th anniversary of Central’s study abroad program in Austria.


The tour is taking students to many inspiring spaces to sing, said Director Mark Babcock, and many different audiences to inspire. Most notably, the choir will be singing in Vienna’s iconic cathedral, Stephansdom, as well as performing with one of the world’s best known choirs: the Vienna Boys’ Choir. Students will also take advantage of cultural learning opportunities in Salzburg, Munich, Schwabisch Hall and Eichstatt.