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07-06-01

Contacts:
Debra Sanborn, Hixson Program, (515) 294-0632
Steve Sullivan, News Service, (515) 294-3720


IOWA STUDENTS RECEIVE 2001 HIXSON OPPORTUNITY SCHOLARSHIP

AMES, Iowa -- One hundred Iowa students from 99 counties have been named recipients of the 2001 Christina Hixson Opportunity Awards at Iowa State University.

The Hixson Awards provide $2,500 scholarships renewable for four years. It is the goal of the program to annually award a scholarship to a student in every Iowa county. The Hixson Award program focuses on students who demonstrate the desire and potential to succeed at ISU, but come from challenging personal environments or have extreme financial need.

Christina Hixson, a native of Clarinda, is the sole trustee of the Lied Foundation Trust in Las Vegas, Nev. As trustee, she has donated more than $11 million to ISU to create the scholarship program.

Since 1995, Iowa State has awarded Hixson scholarships to nearly 700 Iowa high school students. Student retention rates and cumulative grade point averages for Hixson classes have been higher than university and national averages.

A list of the recipients of the 2001 Hixson Opportunity Awards is attached.

County First Name Last Name Home City High School
Adair Abby Vannausdle Adair Adair-Casey
Adams Lisa Reid Corning Corning
Allamakee Theodore Willger Waukon Waukon
Appanoose John Maletta Centerville Centerville
Audubon Timothy Nelson Kimballton Audubon
Benton Samantha Harder Belle Plaine Belle Plaine
Black Hawk Heather Kite Jesup Jesup
Boone Jennifer Neal Madrid Madrid
Bremer Bridget Hesse Readlyn Wapsie Valley
Buchanan Brian Wulfekuhle Masonville East Buchanan
Buena Vista Amanda Skog Albert City Albert City Truesdale
Butler John Kisner Shell Rock Waverly-Shell Rock
Calhoun Eric Snyder Lake City Southern CAL
Carroll Justin Stork Breda Carroll
Cass Jill Berge Atlantic Atlantic
Cedar Hannah Wiebel Lowden North Cedar
Cerro Gordo Rachel Diaz Mason City Mason City
Cherokee Kristen Beyer Holstein Galva-Holstein
Chickasaw Matthew Murray Fredericksburg Fredericksburg High
Clarke Amber Abraham Osceola Clarke Community
Clay Jennifer Woolston Sutherland South O'Brien
Clayton Jason Wessel Greeley Edgewood-Colesburg
Clinton Todd Kruse DeWitt Central Clinton
Crawford Paul Vonnahme Westside Kuemper Catholic
Dallas Katie Thelke Perry Perry
Davis John Berryman Bloomfield Davis County
Decatur Nichole Webb Leon Central Decatur
Delaware Craig Goldsmith Earlville Maquoketa Valley
Des Moines Jaclyn Wirt >Burlington Mediapolis
Dickinson Joshua Boetel Lake Park Harris-Lake Park
Dubuque Amanda Kruse New Vienna Beckman
Emmet Ashley Hanson Ringsted Armstrong-Ringsted
Fayette Brenda Meyers West Union North Fayette
Floyd Brian Johnson Charles City Charles City
Franklin Brian Hannah Hampton Hampton-Dumont
Fremont Erika Bolin Thurman Fremont-Mills
Greene Becci Hillman Grand Jct. East Greene
Grundy Elissa Jay Conrad BCLUW
Guthrie Tonielle Greenlee Guthrie Center Guthrie Center
Hamilton Cassie Angstrom Stratford Webster City High
Hancock Aaron Thompson Kanawha West Hancock
Hardin Michael Behrhorst Iowa Falls Iowa Falls
Harrison Matthew Remington Mondamin West Harrison High
Henry Conrad Spangler Hillsboro Harmony High
Howard Andrew Riha Cresco Crestwood High
Humboldt Andrea Lippolt Hardy Humboldt High School
Ida Alison Dreeszen Cushing Galva-Holstein
Iowa Deanne Miller Marengo Iowa Valley
Jackson Lucas Schau Monmouth Maquoketa
Jasper Shawn Macha Baxter Baxter Community
Jefferson Renae Mitchell Packwood Pekin
Johnson Jean Wistrom Oxford Clear Creek Amana
Jones Michael Hosch Cascade Cascade
Keokuk Tamara Collins What Cheer Tri-County Community
Kossuth Colleen Sandven Algona Algona
Lee Nichole Wittry Fort Madison Aquinas
Linn Isaac Bowers Alburnett Alburnett
Louisa Lindsay Rueckert Columbus Jct. Columbus Community
Lucas Summer Mumford Chariton Chariton Community
Lyon James Van Bruggen George George-Little Rock
Madison Katherine Van Dyke Winterset Winterset Community
Mahaska Maaika Hol Leighton Pella Christian
Marion Heath Authier Pleasantville Pleasantville
Marshall Crystal Prusha Marshalltown Marshalltown
Mills Nicholas McGrew Emerson Nishna Valley
Mitchell Gary Mayer Stacyville St. Ansgar
Monona Andrew Benjamin Whiting Whiting Community
Monroe Susan Thompson Albia Albia Community
Montgomery Allen Lundgren Stanton Stanton
Muscatine Shannon Schneider Muscatine Muscatine
O'Brien Kristen Schoof Primghar South O'Brien
Osceola Michelle Rook Ashton Sheldon Community
Page Melissa Vardaman Clarinda South Page
Palo Alto Amanda Wolter Emmetsburg Emmetsburg High
Plymouth Nicholas Thompson Le Mars Kingsley-Pierson
Pocahontas Jeffery DeWall Pocahontas Pocahontas Area
Polk Jennifer Case Des Moines Hoover
Polk Andrew Mabe Des Moines Des Moines Christian
Pottawattamie Makalla Jensen Oakland Ralston
Poweshiek Benjamin Ziegenmeyer Grinnell Grinnell
Ringgold Jessica Graham Diagonal Mount Ayr
Sac Cole Brotherson Wall Lake Wall Lake View Auburn
Scott Dennis Loerzel Davenport Central
Shelby Kyle Murtaugh Harlan Harlan Community
Sioux Brooke Bartman Rock Valley Western Christian
Story Jill Logsdon Maxwell Collins-Maxwell
Tama Trisha Wilson Traer North Tama County
Taylor Sarah Bradley Lenox Lenox
Union Clayton Johnson Creston Creston
Van Buren Gabriel Whitaker Hillsboro Harmony
Wapello Nicole Middlesworth Fremont Eddyville-Blakesburg
Warren Parker Lohrenz Carlisle Carlisle
Washington Bethany Crawford Brighton Washington
Wayne Jeff Connor Corydon Wayne Community
Webster Joseph Vinchattle Gowrie Prairie Valley
Winnebago Jay Rauk Forest City Forest City High
Winneshiek Sonya Hemrich Cresco Crestwood
Woodbury Kari Cummins Mapleton Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto
Worth Lucas Evans Joice Lake Mills
Wright Natalie Spray Goldfield Clarion-Goldfield


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