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Press Release for 2016 IWLA Grant Winner, Sam Finneseth

11 Oct 2016 10:17 AM | Jason Noble

Press Release for IWLA 2016 Grant Winner

October 10, 2016           


Coralville, IA—The Iowa World Language Association (IWLA) is pleased to announce that a $500 Grant has been awarded to Samantha Finneseth, a Spanish teacher at West Central Valley High School in Stuart, IA. The grant presentation was held during the Luncheon of the 2016 Iowa World Language Association Annual Conference at the Coralville Marriott in Coralville, IA on Friday, October 7th.

Samantha plans to use the funds to create bilingual children's stories written by her Spanish 3 and 4 classes. One book will go to the elementary and one to the local library. The students will also read their stories to the elementary students. Finally, after they read their stories to the elementary students, they will attend a cultural cooking demonstration.

About IWLA
The Iowa World Language Association (IWLA) represents the more than 1200 world language educators in the state from all levels of instruction and representing all languages. The Iowa World Language Association (IWLA) is devoted to advancing the worldwide mission of education and world languages, literature and culture by promoting the study of world languages and cultures, promoting language curricula, from primary to post-secondary levels, to enable students to become proficient in the target language, and opening the doors for multilingual interaction with other cultures. More information can be found at

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