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NASHVILLE – Mascoutah native Julie Laakko has taken over as editor of the Nashville News.
Laakko has been working for Herald Publications for about a year, as a reporter for the Mascoutah Herald and the Clinton County News in New Baden. She has also helped edit the Fairview Heights Tribune.
Before her work in journalism, Laakko worked for the Mascoutah Public Library. She graduated from McKendree University in 2017, where she earned bachelor’s degrees in biology and English.
At McKendree, Julie played soccer and danced for the Pomcats gameday dance team and the competitive dance team. She was also a member of Sigma Tau Delta International English Honor Society,
Sigma Zeta National Science and Mathematics Honor Society, and Phi Eta Sigma National First-Year Student Honor Society.
Julie is the membership chairperson of the Mascoutah Evening Lions Club and is very active in the youth ministry.
She writes fiction in her free time and has been featured in two anthologies of fiction by Z Publishing House. She also enjoys drawing, hiking, and spending time with her family. She is engaged to be married to Nicholas Swanson, also of Mascoutah, in April 2021.
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Ten $1,000 Scholarships Now Available for Midwest High School Seniors
High school seniors from states that surround Iowa have a chance to earn one of 10 $1,000 college scholarships
Jan. 13, 2021
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Christopher Weishaar
Digital Public Relations Specialist
Iowa Student Loan
WEST DES MOINES, IOWA (Jan. 13, 2021) — High school seniors from Illinois, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin now have a chance to receive one of 10 college scholarships worth $1,000. Registration is open now through April 30, 2021.
High school seniors may register for the ISL Midwest Senior Scholarship at www.IowaStudentLoan.org/Midwest. Iowa Student Loan® will award $1,000 scholarships to 10 students whose names are randomly drawn after the registration period. Registered students also receive emails highlighting financial literacy tips, such as the importance of early career and college planning and ways to reduce student loan indebtedness.
“We know 2020 has been a tough year on students and families mentally and financially. We want high school seniors to have the tools and resources they need to plan and pay for college,” said Steve McCullough, president and CEO of Iowa Student Loan. “The information students receive during the program can help them make better decisions as they consider college finances, student loans and their future financial situations. We hope families also take this opportunity to explore all the free resources available on our website.”
The ISL Midwest Senior Scholarship is open to legal U.S. citizens who are seniors at a high school in one of the qualifying states during the 2020–2021 school year and who intend to attend college, either virtually or physically, in fall 2021. It is a no-purchase-required program, and full rules and details are available at www.IowaStudentLoan.org/Midwest.
Additional Resources Available
Iowa Student Loan also has additional resources for families planning for college and for students who intend to pursue advanced degrees. The Parent Handbook consists of valuable tips to help families of students in sixth through 12th grades prepare for success in college and other postsecondary options. Parents of students in eighth through 12th grades can also sign up to receive twice-monthly emailed tips on academic, college and career planning through the Student Planning Pointers for Parents program. The College Funding Forecaster helps families understand the total cost of four years of college based on a freshman-year financial aid offer. Information about these resources is available at www.IowaStudentLoan.org/SmartBorrowing.
About Iowa Student Loan
Established in 1979 as a private, nonprofit organization, Iowa Student Loan helps students and families obtain the resources necessary to succeed in postsecondary education. Iowa Student Loan has helped nearly 400,000 students pay for college. The organization, based in West Des Moines, Iowa, also provides an array of borrower benefits, financial literacy tools and community reinvestment programs, including support for free college planning services for students and their families. For more information about Iowa Student Loan, visit www.IowaStudentLoan.org.
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