CRESTON — Southwestern Community College auto collision repair/refinish students Garrett Hogue of Lenox and Zach Mullen of New Market took home first place honors at the Iowa SkillsUSA 2014 competition in Ankeny on Fri., May 2, 2014.
Hogue was named gold medalist in collision repair technology and Mullen was named gold medalist in automotive refinishing technology. They will now head to represent Iowa at the national competition, which will be held during the National Leadership and Skills Conference, June 23-27, 2014, in Kansas City, MO. The two SWCC students were honored at the state contest for outstanding academic achievement as well, due to maintaining 3.5 or higher cumulative college grade point averages.
T.J. Bower, the all-time leading scorer in Nodaway Valley history, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for Southwestern. Bower’s numbers are gaudy. He ranks number one all-time with 1,463 points and 245 steals. He is second on the all-time list with 627 career rebounds, and third in assists. Bower averaged 20.4 points per game in his senior season, but scoring is not what Head Coach Mike Holmes feels is his greatest asset.
Iowa Governor Terry Branstad and Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds (shown in photo above) were at Southwest Valley High School in Corning for a town hall meeting to talk about STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) on Tues., May 6, 2014.
The discussion was followed by STEM-related activities and demonstrations by students and their teachers.
For more information related to the Southwest Iowa STEM Region, please visit www.swcciowa.edu/stem.
Natali Donahue, Clarinda High School senior, has signed on for the Southwestern Community College (SWCC) volleyball team starting with the 2014 season.
Donahue, a 5’ 1” Libero and defensive specialist, was named all-conference for the Hawkeye 10. She also received the Cardinal defense award for her team.
She is daughter of Wendy Donahue and Donni Donahue.
The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) sports shooting team took top honors earning High Overall Team at the Iowa Collegiate Invitational on Sat., April 26, and Sun., April 27, at the Izaak Walton League in Ames and Nevada. College teams participating in the shoot included Iowa State University, North Iowa Area Community College, Simpson College, and Southwestern Community College.
Ethan Jolliff (left), SWCC freshman from Indianola, won High Overall Individual for the tournament. In singles trap, Jolliff took first hitting 48 of 50 targets. He won skeet as well hitting 43 of 50. Trenton Cheers (right), SWCC freshman from Indianola, won sporting clays with 72 of 100.
After Day One at the Region XI Men’s Golf Tournament, Jake Speer (pictured) was four strokes back of a qualifying bid for the National Tournament, but fell short in Round Two when he was unable to gain any ground on the field. Southwestern finished seventh as a team, playing short-handed with four players instead of five. The other golfers representing the Spartans were Chasen Selsor, Jared Theis, and Angga Edwards. The men increased their position in the regional tournament by one place from a year ago, and hope to keep the progress moving forward for 2015. Iowa Central was crowned the champion of Region XI. The tournament was held at Lake Panorama Golf Course in Panora.
Southwestern Community College (SWCC) Head Women’s Basketball Coach Addae Houston headed to Wilton to find his latest recruit, Olivia Reifert.
Houston is anxious to get Reifert on the court for the Spartans to help with a key game changer--rebounding. Reifert averaged 13.2 rebounds per game during her senior season in high school.
Reifert, who will graduate from Wilton High School later this month, was named 2013 Cedar Valley Conference honorable mention and 2014 River Valley Conference second team. She was selected to play in the 2014 River Valley Conference senior all-star game. Academically, Reifert was named 2014 Academic All-State, received the Governor’s Scholar Award, and is a member of the National Honor Society. She has been on the honor roll throughout high school and will be valedictorian of her graduating class. In addition, she served on the National Council on Youth Leadership.
Attention students! Textbook buyback is coming. The SWCC Bookstore will be buying back used textbooks during finals week, May 5-9, from 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Bring your used textbooks, student ID, and original bookstore receipt to get money for your used books.
Creston, IA—The Southwestern Community College (SWCC) board of trustees met electronically in special session on Mon., April 28, 2014, at 8:30 a.m. in the board room of the college’s Administration Center to approve the Preliminary Official Statement of the 2014 revenue bonds and to call the 2006 revenue bonds, as well as the 2006 and 2010 loans from the Southern Iowa Council of Governments.
Two Mt. Pleasant High School seniors—Cody Bruggemeyer and Justin Woods—made it official last week, they are headed to Southwestern Community College in Creston this fall where they will participate in sports shooting.
Bruggemeyer, the son of Chris and Rob Bruggemeyer of Mt. Pleasant, plans to enroll in the college’s welding program. During high school, he was a member of the Clay Commanders shooting club. The Clay Commanders were the 2013 district champions and Southeast Iowa Zone Team. Bruggemeyer was the 2012 Iowa Junior Grand Champion and the 2013 Southeast Iowa Zone Champion. In addition, he was selected to represent the state of Iowa at the Grand American National Shooting Competition on Team IOWA.
Woods is a member of the Clay Commanders shooting club. He was a 2013 district champion. He plans to enroll in the welding program at SWCC. During high school, Woods has been active in Boy Scouts and he is a high school honor student.
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