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Four WHS grads named Dimmitt Scholars

Friday, June 26, 2009

SIOUX CITY - Four graduates of Cherokee Washington High School were recently named Dimmitt Scholars at Morningside College, in recognition of their high academic distinction for the 2008-2009 academic year.

The award is named in honor of the late Lillian Dimmitt, who served as a teacher and administrator at Morningside College for more than 60 years. Dimmitt Scholars must be full-time students who have completed at least 45 credits of college work, with a cumulative grade point average between 3.50 and 3.75.

The four past Washington High School graduates who received this distinguished honor this year are Kara Nelson, daughter of Jim and Sue Nelson of Cherokee, who is a junior majoring in psychology counseling; Nancy Perrin, daughter of James and Brenda Perrin of Cherokee, a junior majoring in elementary education and special education; Amanda Schwarz, daughter of John and Connie Schwarz of Cherokee, a junior majoring in elementary education; and Michele Witcombe, daughter of Michael and Debra Witcombe of Cherokee, a junior majoring in elementary education.

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