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Ottawa Grad Named Among Elite Students In Country

Posted by wlpo on April 12, 2011

A sophomore at Illinois Valley Community College is an All-American scholar.

Caitlin Rinker of Grand Ridge was recognized among the top 20 community college students in the nation at a ceremony Monday in New Orleans.  Rinker was picked from 16 hundred different community college students for the All-USA Community College Academic Team.  She is the first student in IVCC history to be named to the team.

For the accomplishment, Rinker gets 25 hundred dollars and a medallion.  IVCC gets 15 thousand dollars in textbook scholarships from the award’s sponsor.

Rinker is a 2009 Ottawa High graduate and is IVCC’s Student Government Association President.  She plans to transfer to University of Illinois in the fall to major in dentistry or veterinary medicine.

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