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Valley's Nathan Steimel Named Herbert Hoover Uncommon Student Finalist (05/17/21)

May 17, 2021 | Valley High School junior Nathan Steimel has been selected as one of 15 Herbert Hoover Uncommon Student finalists for the Class of 2021.

The Herbert Hoover Uncommon Student Award is a $10,000 scholarship program for Iowa high school juniors organized by the Hoover Presidential Foundation in West Branch, Iowa. The program annually identifies and honors up to 15 Iowa high school juniors who propose and then accomplish a project of their own choosing and design. Grades, test scores, essays, and financial need are not evaluated.

Each of the 15 Herbert Hoover Uncommon Students will receive a $1,500 cash award at the completion of the program, when students give presentations in October. Four students could earn an additional $10,000 scholarship each for an $11,500 package total.

Steimel was selected for all of the work he has put into the restoration of Valley's greenhouse over the past two years, Valley associate principal Josh Griffith said. Additionally, Steimel helped launch the Valley Greenhouse Club, which helps educate students the importance of agriculture and provides hands-on learning toward real-life experiences in leadership, team building, critical thinking, communication, and problem-solving skills.

Please join us in congratulating Nathan for this accomplishment!

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Valley High School junior Nathan Steimel.