Cashman receives P.E.O. Star honor

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FORT MADISON – Kylee Cashman, daughter of Lee and Leann Cashman, and a senior at Fort Madison High School, was selected to receive a $2,500 STAR Scholarship from the P.E.O. Sisterhood. She was recommended by P.E.O. Chapter JO of Fort Madison, Iowa.
The P.E.O. STAR Scholarship was established in 2009 to provide scholarships for exceptional high school senior women to attend an accredited postsecondary educational institution in the U.S. or Canada in the next academic year. The competitive STAR Scholarship is for women who exhibit excellence in leadership, academics, extracurricular activities, community service and potential for future success.


Kylee is the Co-Student Body President for the FMHS Student Government, Vice President  of Varsity Club, Vice President of the National Honor Society, and Editor of the Yearbook. She has also participated in Volleyball, Basketball, Track, and Softball while at FMHS. She plans to attend the University of Dubuque this fall where she has committed to play softball and plans to pursue a degree in Criminal Justice and Pre-law. From there she plans to attend the University of Iowa to get her law degree and ultimately become a Criminal Justice Attorney.
Chapter JO has been a part of the Fort Madison community since it was organized in March of 1947.
P.E.O. (Philanthropic Educational Organization) has been celebrating women helping women reach for the stars for more than 150 years. Since its inception in 1869, the nonprofit organization has helped more than 116,000* women pursue educational goals by providing over $383 million* in grants, scholarships, awards and loans. The Sisterhood also owns and supports Cottey College. Through membership, the P.E.O. Sisterhood has brought together more than a half a million women in the United States and Canada who are passionate about helping women advance through education, while supporting and motivating them. In addition to the educational philanthropies, the P.E.O. Sisterhood provides a framework of support and community for all members.
What started with a bond of friendship among seven women in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, is now one of the oldest women’s organizations in North America with close to 6,000 chapters.
To learn more about P.E.O., its powerful educational philanthropies and see stories of women who have benefited from the programs, visit

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