State Board honors recipients for career, college readiness efforts
The State Board of Education today honored four exemplars for the stand-out work they have done to ensure career and college readiness among Iowa’s high school seniors.
The Iowa Department of Education, in partnership with ACT, identified this year’s honorees. Honorees are selected for four categories: student, high school, community college and business.
The honorees are:
- Student: Nathaniel Klein of Mount Vernon High School. Chosen for his high academics and extensive extracurricular activities.
- School: Mount Pleasant High School. Honored for its extensive programs it offers students designed to ensure career and college readiness.
- Community College: Northeast Iowa Community College. Selected for its work with the private sector to ensure what is being taught will help fill the needs of an evolving work environment.
- Business: Bodine Electric Co., Peosta. Honored for its leadership in partnering with Northeast Iowa Community College and private businesses, ensuring that students have the option to leave high school for high-skilled employment.
“This is what education is all about – getting students to become productive citizens,” said Iowa Department of Education Director Brad Buck. “This year’s exemplars typify what can be done in the public and private sectors to ensure all students leave high school ready for their futures.”