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New Middle and High School Students Sought for Free Valuable Programs Offered at Iowa Lakes

October 9, 2013

More Middle and High School students are being identified to participate in an academically and socially enriching program offered at Iowa Lakes Community College.

The TRiO-ETS program is a federally funded program which aims to assist students in attending – and completing – college and thus prepare them for future careers in the 21st century.

Students who are in sixth through 12th grade gain academic assistance and tips which make them understand the value of a college education.  They may also participate in cultural enrichment activities such as:

  • Minnesota Science Center;
  • University of Sioux Falls;
  • Theatrical performance at Minnesota State University – Mankato;
  • Kings Pointe Water Park in Storm Lake;
  • Roller skating in Estherville;
  • Community service projects;
  • Capitol Highlights in Des Moines; and,
  • Three-Day bus trip to Minneapolis.

These activities are in addition to the annual STEM Camp which is set for next June 15-18 at the Estherville campus of Iowa Lakes.

This camp is a summer residential experience for 7th and 8th graders focusing on thermo dynamics, medicine, computer science and mathematics.  Students will also be treated to outdoor activities, team building and community service.  Cost to attend the camp is approximately $250 – or free – if the student is enrolled in Educational Talent Search (ETS.) 

Students who attend the following schools are eligible to apply:  Algona Bishop Garrigan, Algona, Emmetsburg, Estherville, Graettinger-Terril, North Union, Okoboji, Ruthven-Ayrshire, Seton, Spencer and West Bend-Mallard.

More information and an application is available on the college website at  Those using the website should click on the left link entitled ‘Educational Talent Search Program’ and then on ‘Apply Today.’ 

Additional information is also available by calling Dr. Quincy Paden at 1-800-242-5108 ext. 5302.

For More Information:

Dr. Quincy Paden, Director, TRiO Programs, at 712-852-5302

Questions or comments? Please email us at or call 712-362-2604 or 800-521-5054.
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