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Published: Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 8:56 p.m. CST • Updated: Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 8:57 p.m. CST

Christmas at Augustana performed Dec. 5, 6

ROCK ISLAND – Augustana College performed its annual “Christmas at Augustana,” performance Dec. 5 and 6. More than 300 student musicians shared their talents in one of the highlights of the Augustana and Quad City holiday season, according to a news release.

Bryanna Niswonger of Seneca and Joshua Hosek of Morris participated in the performances.

Founded in 1860, Augustana College is a four-year residential college of the liberal arts and sciences. The college is recognized for the innovative program Augie Choice, which provides each student up to $2,000 to pursue a high-impact learning experience such as study abroad, an internship or research with a professor.

Seneca students named Illinois State Scholars

SENECA – The following Seneca High School seniors were named Illinois State Scholars: Mathew Houchin, Lars Pihl, Lucas Ward, Brandon Chopp, Jennifer Nugent, Rebecca Doloski, Jessica Clubb, Lauren Hickle and Kassidy Maierhofer.

The Illinois Student Assistance Commission selects Illinois State Scholars based on class rank and ACT scores, according to a news release.

The Illinois State Scholar program is an honorary recognition without any monetary award.

– Morris Daily Herald

Peterson awarded EIU Enochs Scholarship

CHARLESTON – The Eastern Illinois University Richard G. Enochs Scholarship Award has been presented to Kadie Peterson of Morris.

This award, established by Mary M. Smith, is administered through the EIU Foundation and presented to an EIU student residing in a university residence hall or apartment and who exhibits high scholastic achievement and outstanding personal character, according to a news release. The recipient must also have significantly contributed to residence hall or university apartment programming.

Peterson, daughter of Jerry and Gretchen Peterson, is a 2011 graduate of Morris Community High School. She is studying family and consumer sciences.

The Foundation, with an endowment exceeding $57.1 million, was established in 1953 and annually distributes more than 500 scholarships and awards to EIU students and faculty. All scholarships and awards are privately funded and held in trust by the Foundation.

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