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PEO awards education grant

Chapter AV in Prairie City is proud to announce that Zoe Carlson has been awarded a Program for Continuing Education (PCE) grant from P.E.O.

Carlson is the daughter of Scott and Shelly Carlson of West Des Moines and the granddaughter of Jane and the late John Carlson of Prairie City. She graduated from Waukee High School and received her B.A. in Spanish from Simpson College. After organizing a work trip to the Dominican Republic during her freshman year at Simpson and later living in Mexico and teaching English, she realized she wanted to give other young people the opportunity to travel to other parts of the world and make a difference. She is pursuing her teacher’s certification from Morningside College in Sioux City with the goal of not only teaching Spanish but taking her students abroad to Spanish-speaking countries where they can volunteer and learn about the language, culture and people.

Chapter AV sponsored Carlson and assisted with her grant application. The PCE grant is awarded to women who are returning to school to complete a degree or certification that improves their marketable skills for employment to support themselves and/or their families.

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