Cardinal student, teacher recognized at ceremony
Ryley McElderry of Batavia, a student at Cardinal High School, was among the 490 students from throughout the nation who were recently honored at the University of Iowa Belin-Blank Center’s Recognition Ceremony.
Recognized students were given the opportunity to honor a teacher they credited for having a profound influence on their lives. McElderry selected Sheila Fetter of Ottumwa for the honor.
Students were invited to be recognized by the center for exceptional performance in the Belin-Blank Center student talent search, for receiving scholarships for Belin-Blank Center summer residential gifted programs, for being meritorious awardees at the 2012 Invent Iowa State Invention Convention, student research presenters at the 2012 Iowa Junior Science and Humanities Symposium or participants in the 2012 Secondary Science Training Program.
The keynote speaker at the ceremony was Anna Zoerner, a former Belin-Blank Center student and a current University of Iowa senior.
The Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development is an international full-service gifted education center at the University of Iowa’s College of Education.