Congratulations to Harry Prentice and Megan Fleming on qualifying for the State Cross Country Championship! The Riders’ freshmen finished 8th and 12th, respectively, at yesterday’s qualifying meet in Ankeny. The State XC meet is in Fort Dodge on October 31. Click the headline to see more photos from the qualifying meet.
Science News magazine has named Feng Zhang, a 2000 graduate of Roosevelt High School who also attended Central Academy, as one of the world’s top 10 up and coming scientists. Zhang, who attended Harvard and Stanford and currently holds appointments at MIT and Harvard, was selected by a panel of 30 Nobel Prize winners for his groundbreaking research on brain ailments. Click the headline to read the Science News story.
Ten Riders are among the 14 high school seniors chosen as Semifinalists in the 61st annual National Merit Scholarship competition, placing them among the top young scholars in the state and nation. The DMPS students were selected based on their strong performance on the Preliminary SAT (PSAT) test taken last year. Click the image for more about this year’s honorees.