College News

New member

Kenton Johnston of Webster City has accepted membership in the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.

Membership is by invitation only based on grade point average and class standing. NSCS?is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is the only interdisciplinary honors organization for first- and second-year college students.

Hughes, Hild awarded scholarships

Megan Hughes and Tanner Hild, both of Webster City, have been selected to receive the Weldon Tapper Memorial Scholarships for 2014.

Hughes will be attending the University of Northern Iowa this fall and plans to pursue a career in Business and Accounting. She has been a nine-year member of the Freedom Flickers 4-H Club where she has held club offices. She has been on the 4-H County Council during her entire high school career and is also currently serving on the Hamilton County 4-H Youth Committee in youth adult partnerships. She represented Hamilton County this year by serving on the Iowa State 4-H Youth Council and received a special honor this past March by being selected to represent the Iowa 4-H State Council at the unveiling ceremonies of the Norman Borlaug Statue in Washington D.C.

Hughes said she feels that 4-H has had a big impact on her life thus far. She believes that the skills and abilities that she has learned will stay with her forever. At Webster City High School, she has been active in track, student council, show choir, and WCTV. High School academic honors include: National Honor Society, Rotary and Kiwanis Ledership Banquets.

In the community she serves on the Youth Philanthropy Board, SHIFT Committee, has helped support Relay for Life, Kids Against Hunger activities, and participates in her local church youth activities. She is the daughter of Craig Hughes of Webster City and the late Denise Hughes.

Hild will be attending Iowa State University this fall, majoring in Animal Science and Pre-Vet. He has been a nine-year member of the Cass Red Cardinals 4-H Club, carrying several livestock project areas throughout his 4-H career, including Sheep, Swine, Poultry and Beef. Through the sheep and poultry project areas he has received leadership experiences serving as Junior Project Leaders, learning responsibility and teaching new skills to younger members. Hild was able to attain one of the highest honors in exhibiting livestock last summer when his lamb was named the 2013 Iowa State Fair Grand Champion Market Lamb. He has also had great success in the Poultry divisions at the State Fair receiving the 4-H Champion Intermediate Showman and Reserve Champion Senior Showman Classes.

Hild said he feels that participating in 4-H has definitely been one of the greatest choices that he’s made so far in his life. Through 4-H, he has met new friends, created a bond with animals, and made lasting memories with his family and friends. He appreciates all the support and help everyone has given him, so he could succeed.

In high school he participated in Wrestling, Football, FFA, Track, Spanish Club, Student Council, and was a Special Olympics Volunteer.

His high school academic honors includes: National Honor Society, National Council of Youth Leadership, Kiwanis Honor Banquet and the Rotary Leadership Award.

Hild is the son of Mark and Nancy Hild of Webster City.