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APEX Catalyst Awards 2019

For the past five years, the Waukee Aspiring Professional Experience (APEX) program has been fortunate to find generous support in our business community. The Waukee APEX program established the Catalyst Awards to recognize individuals or organizations that have gone above and beyond to support the students, staff, and programming. Earlier this month, the Waukee APEX program recognized those that have made a profound impact on our students, their plans for the future and our community in the 2018-2019 school year.

Waukee Community School District would like to extend a sincere thank you to each and every business partner and host site that is connected to our APEX program. Each partnership contributes to the success, guidance and growth of our student associates, and for that, we are extremely grateful.

Congratulations to the 2019 Waukee APEX Catalyst Award Winners:

Architecture and Engineering: Alexander Carl, City of West Des Moines

Animal and Veterinary Science: Aleta Cochran, Dallas County Extension

Business Startup: Gravitate Coworking

Designing Communication Solutions: Denise Forney and Jennifer Connor, UnityPoint Health Des Moines

Developing Web-Based Technologies: Morgan Hughes, INTL FCStone

Engineering Technology and Robotics: Don Boss, Accumold

Exploration of Exercise and Sport Science: Sam Huey, Rock Valley Physical Therapy

Exploration of Health Science and Medicine: Jeanne Burmeister, Prevent Blindness Iowa

Finance, Banking, and Investments: Ashley Hunt, LS2group

Foundations of Insurance and Actuarial Science: Brent Mardis, Sammons Financial Group

Medical and Bioscience Research: Austin Jones, Kemin Industries

Medical and Bioscience Research: Dr. Elitsa Ananieva-Stoyanova, Des Moines University – Biochemistry and Nutrition

Thank You to the 2018 – 2019 Waukee APEX Host Sites:

Architecture and Engineering: Shive-Hattery

Designing Communication Solutions: DLR Group

Health Sciences and Medicine: Des Moines University

Exercise and Sport Science: Waukee Family YMCA

Blank Park Zoo: Animal and Veterinary Science

Engineering Technology and Robotics: Accumold

Developing Web-Based Technologies:  Strategic America

Business Startup: Gravitate

Foundations of Insurance and Actuarial Science: Holmes Murphy

Finance, Banking and Investments: Central Bank