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Jacob Winscott, Mason Finn and Samantha McInroy, Ballard High School, are being honored as Gallon Grads by LifeServe Blood Center. In order to become a Gallon Grad, students had to make eight whole blood or four double red cell blood donations before graduation. Achieving this milestone required a large commitment from these students, who took time from their busy schedules to make blood donations at their local high school blood drives and at blood drives that took place within the community.

Air Force Airman Jordan C. Larson graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Larson, a 2013 graduate of North Polk High School, is the son of Matthew L. and Stacy R. Larson of Alleman and brother of Tyler N. Larson of Sumter, S.C.

Samuel Musich of Madrid was named to the spring 2014 dean’s list at Ellsworth Community College. To be eligible, students must have taken 12 or more credit hours during the semester and have earned at least a 3.5 GPA.

Emmeline Huffaker of Baxter and John Krause of Slater were named to the spring 2014 dean’s list at Marshalltown Community College. To be eligible, students must have taken 12 or more credit hours during the semester and have earned at least a 3.5 grade point average GPA.

Daniel Joseph Krause of Slater was recently named to the King University dean’s list for the spring semester 2014. The list recognizes those who participate in at least 12 hours of academic work and achieve a semester grade point average within the range of 3.50 to 3.99.

Northwest Missouri State University announced the students named to the honor rolls at the end of the 2014 spring trimester. To be included on the academic honor roll, a student must carry a minimum of 12 credit hours and attain a GPA of 3.50 or above. Students named to the president’s honor roll have attained a perfect 4.00 GPA for the trimester.

Huxley: Kara J. Andersen, President; Bethany J. Leach, President

Polk City: Shelby E. Fourez, Academic; Jacob P. Petersen, Academic

Victoria Mens of Slater was named to Waldorf College’s spring 2014 dean’s list. To receive the honor, students must earn a GPA of 3.5 or better on a 4.0 scale and complete a minimum of 12 credits during the semester.

Hannah Olson, a chemistry major from Huxley and Sara Cassabaum, an exercise science major from Polk City, were named to Truman State University’s spring 2014 president’s list. To qualify, an undergraduate student must attain a semester 4.0 GPA and must complete 12 semester hours of credit.

The National FFA organization awarded a $1,000 RAM Trucks scholarship to Amy Lund of the North Polk FFA. The scholarship is sponsored by Stew Hanson Dodge as a special project of the National FFA Foundation. Lund plans to use the funds to pursue a degree at Iowa State University.

At Iowa State University’s spring commencement ceremonies in May, the following Times-area students graduated:

• Alleman - Thomas Brumback III, Bachelor of Science in industrial engineering; Kylie Vetter, Bachelor of Science in elementary education, graduated Magna Cum Laude

• Cambridge - Skyler Olson, Bachelor of Science in kinesiology and health

• Elkhart - Daniel Barksdale, Bachelor of Science in psychology and Bachelor of Science in sociology

• Huxley - Molly Foley, Bachelor of Science in agricultural and life sciences education, public service and administration in agriculture; Andrew Harrison, Doctor of Philosophy in business and technology; Ayla Leopold, Bachelor of Science in child, adult and family services, graduated Magna Cum Laude; Nichole McCrady, Master of Education in education; Preston Poots, Bachelor of Science in agricultural and life sciences education; Stephanie Thompson, Bachelor of Science in marketing, management, graduated Cum Laude

• Kelley - Jesse Bruett, Bachelor of Science in aerospace engineering, graduated Cum Laude

• Madrid - Rebecca Rampton, Bachelor of Science in child, adult and family services, graduated Summa Cum Laude

• Maxwell - Emily Ruden, Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering

• Polk City - Ariel Curtis, Bachelor of Science in journalism and mass communication, graduated Magna Cum Laude; Sara Murray, Bachelor of Architecture, Architecture-Professional Degree, graduated Magna Cum Laude; Cassandra Reising, Bachelor of Science in biology, graduated Magna Cum Laude

Gabrielle Hartog of Slater has been named to the honor list for the spring semester at Northwest Iowa Community College. To be so honored, students must achieve an GPA of 3.5 or higher and must be full time.

Hartog also won the Northwest Iowa Community College’s Outstanding Student Leadership Award in May. She was given the award for leadership and volunteer qualities exibited, such as serving as president of the student government association and the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

Rory M. Jones of Kelley received a degree from Clark University on Sunday, May 18. Jones graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in physics.

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