October 14, 2019

SCCSD Students and Teachers Honored at the University of Iowa’s Belin-Blank Center Recognition Ceremony

The Belin-Blank Center honored Sioux City Community School District students and teachers on Sunday, October 6, 2019, at the Iowa Memorial Union on the University of Iowa campus.

Brady Hughes, Sabrin Noor, Juan Rodriguez de Loera, and Jenna Van Ginkel, of West Middle, and Josue Garcia Gomez, Crystal Le, Elizabeth Mueller, Christian Nelson, Luna Nelson, and George Saville, of North Middle, are among the 600 students from Iowa and throughout the nation who were invited to be honored at The University of Iowa Belin-Blank Center’s Recognition Ceremony. Additionally, students were given the opportunity to select a teacher they would like to credit for having a profound influence on their lives.

Students selected multiple teachers within the District for this honor. Sabrin Noor selected Christina Still of North Middle, Crystal Le selected Fran Wetzbarger-Buckmeier of Perry Creek Elementary, and Christian Nelson selected Rebekah Struble of North Middle.

Students are recognized by the Center for exceptional performance in the Belin-Blank Center student talent search, for receiving scholarships for Belin-Blank Center summer residential gifted programs, for participating in the Summer Art or Writing Residency, for being a student research presenter at the Iowa Junior Science and Humanities Symposium, for being an awardee in the Invent Iowa State Invention Convention, participating in the STEM Excellence and Leadership program, or participating in the Secondary Student Training Program.

The Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development is an international full-service gifted education center at the University of Iowa’s College of Education (