On Tuesday, April 3, the students in the STEM/BEST class, FIRE, their teachers, Mrs. Langel and Mrs. Linde, and Superintendent Miller traveled to Des Moines where they had been invited to be a part of the Governor's Future Ready Iowa Summit. Our students did a great job representing our school and talking about the experiences and projects from the first year of our STEM/BEST class.
On Thursday, April 5 the jazz band traveled to Ames for the Iowa Jazz Championships held on the Iowa State University campus. The jazz band, under the direction of Mr. Runyan, qualified as a Wild Card, making them one of 15 bands in their class selected to compete in the Jazz Championships. Although they didn't make it to the finals, it was a great experience for the band in their first year with Mr. Runyan. Hannah Fisher and Tanner McLaws each received Outstanding Soloist awards.
On Wednesday, April 11 some students traveled to the Governor's office in Des Moines to take part in an award ceremony. Mrs. Jacobsen's MultiMedia class from 2016-17 created pictures for a coloring book designed by the Manning Historic Preservation Commission. The State Historical Society of Iowa Board of Trustees selected the Manning Historic Preservation Commission as the winner of the 2018 Loren Horton Community History Award for the coloring book Manning's Colorful History! Award winners, including Mrs. Jacobsen and her students, were honored by the State Historical Society of Iowa Board of Trustees, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds and Lt. Governor Adam Gregg. This recognition took place in the Governor’s Formal Office at the State Capitol.
Congratulations to all of these IKM-Manning students and teachers for their excellent work and for being great representatives of their school and their communities.