Iowa high school gives scholarships to every 2016 graduate

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FARMINGTON, Iowa (AP) — A Farmington, Iowa high school that’s closing its doors has given college scholarships to each of its students.

The Hawk Eye reports that Harmony High School’s graduating class of 21 students each received a $2,900 scholarship in an envelope at the graduation ceremony Sunday. Students are allowed to use the scholarship at any school of their choice.

Additionally, juniors and sophomores who didn’t graduate will receive more than $2,400 to attend Indian Hills Community College or Southeastern Community College when they complete high school.

Superintendent Kerry Phillips says the scholarships were made possible by two alumni who donated money to the Harmony School District after they died.

Next year, Harmony High School students will attend Van Buren High School in Keosauqua.