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Abbi Lafrenz graduated from North Scott in 2020. You might have seen her running cross country, track, and playing basketball when she wasn’t working on FFA and 4H. She learned to make time for all these activities. Whether it was waking up early to get homework done, or staying late to practice for competitions, Abbi did what was needed. more
Ceandra Staub, a 2020 graduate of North Scott, is another recipient of the American FFA Degree. During her time in FFA, Ceandra competed in two speaking competitions—Conduct of Meetings and Agricultural Issues—for years where she was able to develop and refine new skills. These skills, namely delegation, collaboration, and communication, are things she finds to have carried over to her current work and role as a student leader for her college ministry at ISU. more
Whether it’s been months or years in FFA, everyone gets the chance to grow. Chloe Engelbrecht, a North Scott graduate of 2020, is now attending Iowa State University for agriculture business and economics. She’s got a job lined up for this summer at Hormel Foods in Bethlehem, Pa. more
Cole Claussen is the first Pleasant Valley student to attend North Scott, and first to receive the American Degree—the highest honor that can be earned by an FFA member. more
Grace Bjustrom, a 2020 graduate and a past North Scott Chapter president, found her interests from experiences in FFA. Through working as an officer team, a committee member, and in competitions, she built the foundation of leadership and communication skills that would contribute to her great success. more
American Degree recipient Evelyn Bauer graduated from North Scott in 2021. She attends ISU, majoring in agronomy and minoring in agricultural systems technology.  more
Emily Kruse joined the district in 2021. She earned her bachelor’s degree in agriculture education from the University of Wisconsin- River Falls. more
This summer marks the first anniversary of the North Scott Junior High FFA Chapter — the first of its kind in the state of Iowa. The junior chapter consists of 187 members, advised by Courtney Wiedenmann, the district’s newest agriculture teacher and FFA advisor. more
In the North Scott area, some parents may second-guess their child's decision to take an agriculture class if they do not live on a farm. However, today's agriculture classes offer much more than just farming, with a diverse curriculum that prepares students for various future careers. Many schools in Iowa, such as Des Moines, Waukee, and Ames, are also adding agriculture classes to their roster, recognizing the importance of preparing students for the global challenge of sustainably feeding the world's growing population. more
Supervisors added $50 a day to the cost for out-of-county teenagers to stay in the Scott County juvenile detention center. more
A LaCrosse, Wis.-based energy firm will analyze rates for Long Grove’s public and private utility customers, and look at how long-term use and rate trends may affect them. more
Iowa farmers interested in implementing new conservation practices on their farms have until March 17 to apply for the next round of Farm Bill program assistance through USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, including first-time funding through the Inflation Reduction Act. more
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