MHS students participate in business program at University of Iowa


Marshalltown High School students Nayeli Barajas, left, and Isabel Paredes participated in a weeklong program at the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business in June. 

Two Marshalltown High School students participated in a weeklong program to learn more about opportunities in higher education in business, hosted by the University of Iowa.

Nayeli Barajas and Isabel Paredes took part in the program and both will be seniors this fall at MHS.

The Gateway Program at the Tippie College of Business provided students with information on majoring in business and helped them experience life on the University of Iowa campus from June 25 to 30.

“I thought it was a good way to learn more business skills and a lot of other information,” Paredes said.

Barajas said the program increased her interest in studying business.

“It opened my eyes and expanded my horizons,” Barajas said.

Both students received recognition from the Marshalltown school board at the July 17 meeting. Paredes said she hopes her experience will inspire other students to chase their dreams.