Forty-four applicants threw their names into the ring for consideration to be the next head of Bettendorf Community Schools, the district announced.
Six Bettendorf Middle School students were among more than 700 students who participated in the 34th annual Opus Honor Choir Festival held Nov. 21, 2019, in C.Y. Stephens Auditorium in the Iowa State Center, Ames. The students were: front row, from left: Ella Boehm, Julisia Vallejo, Mariana Martinez; and back row, from left: Avery LeHew, Kate Scholl, Landon Fox. More than 2,600 students were nominated by directors for 720 positions in the four Opus Honor Choirs. Selections were made by means of a recorded audition. The festival is made possible annually by the Iowa Choral Directors Association, Inc.