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42 FDMS 8th Graders Receive Presidential Academic Excellence Awards

June 27, 2019

June 27, 2019, Fort Dodge, IA- Forty-two eighth graders from Fort Dodge Middle School received the Presidential Academic Excellence Award for outstanding academic achievement this spring.  This is the 26th year Fort Dodge Middle School students have been recognized with this honor. 

The Presidential Academic Excellence Award is a national award earned by students who meet the specific criteria.  The criteria includes an earned 3.5 or higher grade point average (GPA) throughout 7th and 8th grade and a score at the 85th or higher percentile on Iowa’s state approved standardized test in either math or literacy. students sitting on stairs

The eighth grade students receiving the award included: Connor Albright, Aaron Amhof, Kennedy Bailey, Nathan Beekman, Lilly Benning, Kat Berry, Mackenzie Camden, Mikeal Campbell, Grace Casciato, Katie Delaney, Tobi Draper, Eileen Fierke, Davis Friedrichs, Connor Garrett, Ryleigh Habhab, Alexander Hansen, Alex Hebert, Aliyah Henry, Zach Hiesterman, Ayden Johanson, Cooper Johnson, Lexi Kaloupek, Makenna Kammerer, Orion Larson Trott, Josh Madden, Ryan Madden, Lainey Maehl, Britta McCollum, Landon Meyer, Chase Miklo, Reese Pederson, Jace Prather, Zach Reeck, Brayden Schmieder, Jackson Shimkat, Brad Smith, Zoey Snelson, Victoria Touney, Addison Trenary, Kyrstin Waychoff, Wyatt Weiss and Olivia Wood.

“Fort Dodge Middle School would like to congratulate these hard working students for their accomplishments,” stated Ryan Flaherty, principal at Fort Dodge Middle School.  “We are proud to acknowledge their dedication to outstanding academic achievement and wish them continued success at Fort Dodge Senior High next year.”

The mission of the Fort Dodge Community School District is to provide quality learning experiences and build relationships that develop productive citizens ready for their futures.  For more information about the Fort Dodge Community Schools visit or call 515.576.1161.  Our Schools. Our Community. Our Pride.


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