Tag Archives: Student of the Month

March Student of the Month: Nathan Huisenga

What is your background?: I was born in Cheverly, Maryland, and then lived in Greenbelt, Maryland until the third grade. After that, I moved to Vermont and lived there until my senior year, which is when I moved to Marion, Iowa. I am the son of Mark and Diane Huisenga, and I also have a twin […]

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February Student of the Month: Justin Letellier

What is your background?: I moved to Cedar Rapids with my family when I was in second grade. I went to Jackson elementary, and Franklin middle school before graduating from Kennedy high school. After that I continued my education at Iowa State University and here at Kirkwood. What brought you to Kirkwood and why?: I wanted […]

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January Student of the Month: Ben Stopka

What is your background?: I was born in Wheaton, Ill., on June 25, 1998. I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago with my mother, father, sister and brother. I was the youngest, with all of us exactly one year and 11 months apart. I went to Wheaton North High School and graduated in 2016. […]

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December Student of the Month: Mitchell Roder

What is your background?: I grew up on an acreage just outside of Remsen, a town of 1500 in northwest Iowa about four hours from Cedar Rapids. I attended Remsen St. Mary’s School and graduated in 2016 with my 14 classmates. My parents are Glenn and Amy. I have two older sisters, Amanda and Emily, and […]

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November Student of the Month: Halona Poor

What is your background?: I was born in upstate New York. After my parents separated I was raised by my mother in Mount Pleasant, Iowa with with my younger sister, Ae-In. I graduated from Mount Pleasant Community High School in 2013 and then spent a year abroad with a leadership program called Generation Peace Academy. […]

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October Student of the Month: Haley Johnson

What is Your Background?: I am from a town called Burlington, Iowa. It’s about 90 miles Southeast from Cedar Rapids. I graduated from Burlington High school in 2008. I have the best parents in the world. My dad is a contractor, he has his own business building homes, called Johnson Homes Inc. My mom works […]

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