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June Student of the Month: Takia Wade

What is your background?: I was born and raised in Aurora, Illinois where the majority of my family lives. I came to Iowa in 2012 after I graduated from West Aurora High School. The state was far enough away that I could experience something different, but also see family on a regular basis. After moving […]

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May Student of the Month: Kerin Lopez

What is you background?: I was born and raised in Honduras. I grew up with my grandparents, because my mom moved to the USA when I was four. I have two sisters and one brother, my younger sister and I moved to the United States five years ago. It was the biggest change of my […]

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April Student of the Month: Kiaya Walters

What is your background?: My name is Kiaya Walters and I am a senior at Williamsburg High School. I have lived in Williamsburg my whole life and have one younger sister. My father is a deputy sheriff for Iowa County and my mother is a teacher in North English. What brought you to Kirkwood and […]

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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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