Ernest Schiller – Iowa Teacher of the Year

“I believe that this Biology section could be used as a resource for advanced middle school kids, especially if the 8th grade students were taking a Life Science class. In terms of the adaptability to high school, it would fit in quite well as a General Biology course or even in an Advanced Biology class. [It] is interesting enough for … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageErnest Schiller – Iowa Teacher of the Year

Alena Arendt – Small town Nebraska girl meets the suburbs of Philadelphia

Alena Arendt – Sioux City, Iowa I remember the first time I heard about the Southwestern Advantage program – I was about 12 years old.  I didn’t have the traditional “book kid” experience that most get – as my dad and four of my aunts and uncles have all taken to the Bookfield.  Honestly, I didn’t know much about it, … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageAlena Arendt – Small town Nebraska girl meets the suburbs of Philadelphia

Danielle Roos – Extraordinarily difficult, extraordinarily rewarding

Danielle Roos – Dordt College I was a sophomore at Dordt College when I first heard about Southwestern Advantage. A girl I knew, Jessi Rieken, mentioned to me that she had a job the past summer where she had made $10,000. I was immediately intrigued, as I had to pay my own way through private college and had made, let … Read More

Southwestern AdvantageDanielle Roos – Extraordinarily difficult, extraordinarily rewarding