Learning briefs 9/12/06

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Whitlow finishes summer education program

Deanna Whitlow of Jackson served as a member of the Girls State House of Representatives and secretary of Cockrill City's Central Committee as part of the summer government education program.

SCHOLARSHIPS

* Jan Eftink, daughter of John and Claret Eftink of Chaffee, received the Institute of Management Accounting Scholarship at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Miss.

* Kathleen Frasher of Perryville, Mo., and Jessica Terry of Jackson have received scholarships from the Jack J. Isgur Foundation of Kansas City. The scholarships go to education majors who want to teach the humanities in elementary and middle schools. Frasher, the daughter of Tom and Susan Frasher of Perryville, is a senior at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Terry, the daughter of Tina and Mark Terry of Jackson, is a senior at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

dean's list

* Terra Herzberger of Cape Girardeau was named to the summer semester dean's list at Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg, Mo. She had a perfect 4.0 grade point average.

Extra Credit

Adult Learning Center offers night class beginning Sept. 18

The Adult Learning Center at 301 N. Clark Ave. in Cape Girardeau, is offering a free night class for learning English. The class begins Monday. Targeted are those for whom English is a second language, learning center officials said. The class will be held Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Call 334-3669 or 335-1820 for more information.

Shawnee High School recognized by state

Shawnee High School in Wolf Lake, Ill., has earned the distinction of 2005 Academic Improvement School on the Illinois Honor Roll. The high school was one of 306 schools in the state to receive the honor. The award recognizes schools that made significant academic improvement over the past two years. In addition, schools must have shown an upward trend in state testing results.

-- From staff reports

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