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38 High School Seniors Receive Prairie Meadows Scholarships

August 19, 2014

Prairie Meadows has announced the names of 38 Greater Des Moines (DSM) high school seniors to receive this year’s $2,500 Prairie Meadows Scholarship.

Each spring, Prairie Meadows offers two $2,500 scholarships to every public and private high school in Polk County. Prairie Meadows also offers two scholarships to graduating high school seniors that are children of Prairie Meadows employees, or who are employed by Prairie Meadows. Since 2001, Prairie Meadows has awarded 506 scholarships to central Iowa students to help them further their education in Iowa.

Qualified applicants must be graduating high school seniors enrolled full-time (at least 12 credit hours) in the fall at an accredited, post-secondary Iowa institution, and they must maintain a cumulative high school GPA of 2.5 (4.0 scale), or greater. Applicants must also be United States citizens, or permanent residents for at least two consecutive years. In addition, applicants must provide written essays on pre-selected topics along with letters of recommendation.

Prairie Meadows — 2014 High School Scholarship Recipients

Graduating Senior

High School

Award Category

Matthew McGill

Mallory Petsche

Ankeny Centennial High School

High School

Amy Huynh

Skylar Wetzel

Ankeny High School

High School

Christina Dimit

Shelby Hormann

Bondurant-Farrar High School

High School

Jessia Connelly

Zachary Goodrich

Dallas Center-Grimes High School

High School

Jesse Coleman

Joshua Schmitz

Dowling Catholic High School

High School

Kathryn Garcia

Margaret Long

East High School

High School

MacKenzie Kasal

Rachel Ramsey

Harbor Alternative

High School

Julie Penton

Tommy Vuong

Hoover High School

High School

Jeremy Caracci

Jonathan Caracci

Johnston High School

High School

Kayla Bates

Amy Luong

Lincoln High School

High School

Mackenzie Gray

Javier Solis

North High School

High School

Kalena Meyer

Rachel Reinke

North Polk High School

High School

Zachary Ammann

Hannah Mason

Roosevelt High School

High School

Isaac Matheny

Randa Patrick

Saydel High School

High School

Gayla Taylor

Manuel Terrazas

Scavo High School

High School

Nathaniel Collins

Sidniann Rummans

Southeast Polk High School

High School

Brian Carrier

Ashley Norem

Urbandale High School

High School

Amanda Brown

Eastyn Fitzgibbon

Valley High School

High School

Sarah Beck

David Hieb

Walnut Creek Campus

High School

Baylie Cooper

Stacia Tinker

Southeast Polk High School



Applications for the 2014-15 Scholarship Program will be available on the Prairie Meadows website in September 2014. The application deadline is Friday, April 3, 2015.

Prairie Meadows has given more than $1.4 billion through taxes, grants and charitable donations to the state of Iowa. More than $600 million has remained in our community to promote economic development, agriculture, jobs and tourism.

About Prairie Meadows Racetrack & Casino

Prairie Meadows began operations as a nonprofit organization in 1989 with the goal of promoting economic development, jobs, agriculture, and tourism in the state of Iowa. Through taxes, grants, and charitable donations, Prairie Meadows has given more than $1.64 billion to the state of Iowa. Prairie Meadows offers nearly 1,800 slot machines, table games, live and simulcast racing, hotel accommodations, entertainment and more.