Branson High School students Jan Bard, Mina Cloud and Lilia Korol have been selected to attend the 2016 Missouri Scholars Academy to be held June 12-July 2 on the campus of the University of Missouri-Columbia. They are among 330 of Missouri’s gifted students who are currently in their sophomore year of high school and will attend the three-week residential program
Cedar Ridge Intermediate students presented Kory Wilcox, representing Isabel’s House, with over 60 handmade fabric bags filled with books. The bags will be given to children who are staying at Isabel’s House - a place for children who are affected by child abuse and neglect.
The Drury Center for Gifted Education, in partnership with the Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP), will honor over 400 of Missouri’s most promising young scholars at a recognition ceremony held May 20 at the O’Reilly Family Event Center.
Missouri Fine Arts Academy is a unique, three-week residential summer program for exceptional students who have completed their sophomore or junior year of high school. The Academy seeks to help these exceptional musicians, visual artists, singers, actors, dancers and writers achieve their potential.
The Junior High hosted a breakfast last Wednesday to celebrate and honor students who exemplified the best in character traits. Two students were chosen from each building to receive recognition at the celebration. Families of these students were also in attendance.
Jessie Peterson, a BHS senior, has been selected by a panel of judges to be a State FFA officer representing Area 12 for the 2016-2017 school year. She will compete at the State FFA Convention for the office of secretary, vice president or president. Peterson also placed fourth in the FFA Extemporaneous Speaking Contest for the Southwest District. She will advance to the State Convention held in Columbia later this month.
Lance Junck and Cheyenne Simmons are headed to the State Speech and Debate Tournament. After advancing to and placing in the MSHSAA District Tournament, they will compete for state honors. The tournament is scheduled April 23 and will be held on the Missouri State University campus.
FFA Students competed in Career Development Events at Miller High School on March 12. Events included the following: meats evaluation; poultry evaluation; soil evaluation; entomology; livestock judging; horse evaluation; and dairy cattle judging. Each team is made up of four students eligible to receive scores. The top three scores are combined for a team total. The students are under the direction of Nicole Crocker and Aaron Magnuson.