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Ashley McKenna

Recent VSHS graduates Ashley McKenna and Wyatt Meyer have been selected as the 2014 Party in the Park Junior Grand Marshals. They will begin the weekend’s festivities by leading the Kid’s Parade through downtown Vinton on Thursday evening at 6:30.
“Both of these individuals have been super role models for the younger kids and I think our committee has made two great choices,” VPRD Director Duane Randall said. “Both have been very active volunteers, and it’s our way to recognize their awesome service.”
Ashley is the daughter of Gary and Teresa McKenna. She has been involved in band, basketball, soccer, softball and National Honor Society while a student at Vinton-Shellsburg. Ashley has been an excellent student throughout her schooling, completing her high school career with a 4.0 grade point average. In all of her spare time she has been very active in her church youth group and Lutheran Youth Organization.
Ashley did over 100 hours of community service during her high school career at several places including the Bethlehem Lutheran Church, the Vinton Fire Department, the fair and many youth sports events in the community.
Wyatt is the son of Kent and Susan Meyer. He has been involved in cross country, basketball, track, Fine Arts, Student Senate and National Honor Society while a student at Vinton-Shellsburg. Wyatt not only was in these organizations but also served as an officer in many of these activities. Wyatt has been an outstanding student landing on the Honor Roll his whole high school career and received the Academic Excellence Award all four years.
Wyatt’s volunteer service to our community has been outstanding with well over 100 hours of volunteering at high school orientation, various youth sport events, the county fair, many VPRD activities for kids and adults, helping put up and take down downtown Christmas decorations and helped when our community was in desperate need of assistance after the wind storm of 2011.
Both of our Grand Marshal’s plan to attend Iowa State University next year.
Congratulations Ashley & Wyatt, your 2014 Party in the Park Junior Grand Marshals!
For more information on 2014 Party in the Park activities, visit or call VPRD at 319-472-4164.

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Congratulations Ashley!!!!
By: Dana Hanson on June 20th 6:29pm

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