Class of 2013 earns $1.76 million in scholarships

Anastasia King accepts a Navy ROTC Scholarship valued at $180,000.

Anastasia King accepts a Navy ROTC Scholarship valued at $180,000.

The Marshalltown High School Class of 2013 is heading into the world with big plans and funding to back it up. This year’s seniors earned a combined $1.76 million in scholarships, including $752,403 alone for their first year of post-secondary education.

Eighty-three members of the class who earned scholarships were recognized at the annual Scholastic Awards Ceremony held Monday, May 13, in the MHS/Community Auditorium.

The largest scholarship of the night went to Anastasia King. King will attend Iowa State University with all expenses paid thanks to a Navy ROTC scholarship worth up to $180,000.

The Marshalltown Education Partnership awarded 23 scholarships to graduating seniors. MEP covers half of the tuition and fees of attending Marshalltown Community College.

Eight seniors received scholarships through the Science Bound Program at Iowa State University, which provides full-tuition scholarships to diverse students pursuing degrees in agricultural, scientific, technical, engineering and mathematics fields.

Commencement exercises for the Class of 2013 are Sunday, May 26, at 2:30pm in the MHS Roundhouse.