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PV Drama Club

The Pleasant Valley High School Drama Club presented the tragicomedy "Rosencrant and Guildenstern are Dead" on Feb. 24 and 25. Olivia Peters and Leah Sanders starred in the Tom Stoppard play that tells the tale of two minor characters in Shakespeare's "Hamlet."

BMS  students selected for honor band

Students from Bettendorf Middle School recently participated in the Southeast Iowa Bandmasters Association Honor Band at West High School in Iowa City.

The following eighth grade students were selected to participate:

Bradley Bodkin, Nick Duncan, Aidan Hamner, Kristin Manion, Patrick Mooney, Braden Vidmar and Karen Williams.

PVHS students named National Merit finalists

Pleasant Valley High School students were recently named finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program in the National Merit Scholarship Program. Vivek Joshi, Konnor Sommer, Vishwajit Subramanian, Sophia Xiao.

Finalists are selected from a group of Semifinalists based on academic performance, recommendations from the school principal and SAT scores. Scholarship winners will be announced starting in April.

Bettendorf Alderman reappointed to

National League of Cities committee

Bettendorf Alderman Scott Naumann has been reappointed to the National League of Cities 2018 Information Technology and Communications federal advocacy committee.

According to a news release from the City of Bettendorf, as a committee member, Naumann will help develop NLC’s federal policy positions on issues involving telecommunications and information systems and advocate before Congress. NLC President Mark Stodola and mayor of Little Rock, Arkansas, made the announcement.

Naumann said in the news release, “It’s important to our Quad City region that we continue to have a seat at the table on the federal level. Improved broadband services and other technologies are vitally important to our communities, as evidenced by our mayor and councils continued high prioritization in our annual goal setting meetings.”