WCHS grads inducted into Cardinal Key Honorary

Katie Greenfield, James Van Diest and Madalyn Casady

Three Webster City High School graduates were recently inducted into the Cardinal Key Senior Honorary at Iowa State University.

Katie Greenfield, Madalyn Casady and James Van Diest were among the 77 ISU students and 2 faculty members inducted into the honorary on April 11.

Cardinal Key Honorary Society was founded in 1926 to recognize outstanding leaders at ISU. No more than one-third of 1 percent of all juniors and one-half of 1 percent of all seniors may be admitted to the society. Selection is based on the four core values of academics, service, leadership and character, and are made through a combination of applications and interviews.

Madalyn Casady, the daughter of Michelle and Ryan Cassady, will graduate with dual degrees in agricultural business and public relations. She has been involved in several clubs and organizations at ISU and held various leadership positions, including her current role as the president of the Iowa State Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America. After graduation, her goal is to work in public relations and communications.

Katie Greenfield, daughter of Troy and Tammy Greenfield, will graduate with a degree in communication studies with a double minor in business and leadership studies. She has been involved with Dance Marathon at ISU where she currently is the sponsorship co-director as well as Collegiate 4-H and the Vermeer International Leadership Program. She aspires to enter the nonprofit career field to focus on youth development.

James Van Diest is the son of John and Beth Van Diest. He will graduate with double degrees in finance and economics with a minor in accounting. At ISU, he has been involved in numerous organizations, including the IRHA as the director of finance, Marketing Club, Finance Committee, CyHawk Challenge case competition, Meals from the Heartland and the Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society. After graduation, he plans to pursue his MBA while studying fro the CFA designation and then work in mergers and acquisitions or private equity.

All three students will graduate on May 8.


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