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June Student of the Month: Jane Day

What is your background? Hometown? High school? Family members?: I was born and raised here in Cedar Rapids. My twin sister and I were born three months early at St. Luke’s Hospital. My parents, Tom and Laurel, are long-time Cedar Rapids Community School District employees. In addition, I have three furry sisters, golden retrievers, Wrigley, Maggie, […]

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May Student of the Month: Natalie Sims

What is your background?: I grew up in Grinnell, Iowa and graduated from Grinnell Community Senior High School in 2010. My mom, Wanda, works at the University of Iowa and my dad, Michael, works at Grinnell College; both are administrators. My brother, Quentin, graduates this Spring 2015 from Kirkwood with his Associates in Graphic Communications. He […]

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April Student of the Month: Mechelle Johnson

What is your background?: I am a non-traditional African-American/Latina student. I was born in Chicago, Illinois. However, I’ve been raised in both Iowa and Texas. My parents are both originally from Chicago, but my mom has been in Iowa since I was little and my dad has lived in Texas for the last twenty years. I […]

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March Student of the Month: Chasney Jenkins

What is your background? Hometown? High school? Family members?: I was born in Silvis Illinois and have lived in Illinois my whole life. I graduated from Alleman Catholic High School. While there I played four years of tennis and four years of varsity softball. I have four siblings so as you can see my parents […]

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February Student of the Month: Sue Novak

What is you background? Hometown? High School? Family members?: I was born in Spencer, Iowa and moved to Cedar Rapids when I was six years old. I guess that makes CR my home town, although I have lived in several states as an adult, and felt the most at home in San Francisco. I graduated […]

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January Student of the Month: Rahma Tawil

Tell us about you background please(hometown, high school, family etc..): My name is Rahma. It is an arabic name meaning mercy. I was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa (fittingly at Mercy Hospital) Around that time, we lost my grandma who had an arabic origin (Palestinian) which is why I was named Rahma – to be a […]

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