Kolton Estes of Eagle Ridge Christian School in Cape Girardeau placed second in the Missouri Department of Transportation's Work Zone Safety Poster and Coloring Contest in the age 4 to 5 coloring competition category.
Holloway a semifinalist in state geographic bee
James Holloway, a seventh grader at Trinity Lutheran School in Cape Girardeau, has been named a semifinalist for the 2007 Missouri Geographic Bee sponsored by the National Geographic Society. The state contest will be March 30 at Columbia College in Columbia, Mo. The winner will represent Missouri in the national finals May 22 to 23 in Washington, D.C.
LeGrand inducted into honors program
Brianna LeGrand of Cape Girardeau was inducted into the honors program at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Mo.
Several students awarded SkillsUSA medals
Forty-five students from the Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center received medals Feb. 24 at the SkillsUSA District Leadership and Skills Conference at Arcadia Valley Career Center. Students who received first- and second-place medals will attend the state skills conference March 28 to 31 at Linn State Technical College. Local winners by category: Automotive service tech info secondary level, first place -- Craig Tetley, second place -- Dillion Rouch; automotive service technology secondary level, first place -- Reece Thomas; collision repair tech info postsecondary, first place -- Gary Laurentius; computer maintenance technology postsecondary, first place -- Ted Roberts; first aid/CPR secondary, first place -- Kim Phillips, second place -- Danae Douglas; graphic communications secondary, first place -- Elise Hecht, second place -- Tiffany Vervynckl health knowledge bowl, first place -- Tracy Kiser, Justin Myer, Christina Sexton and Alexandria Wheeler, second place -- Jennifer McDonough, Brittany Risinger, Mackinzie Morgan and Abby Helms, third place -- Ratricia Burton, Sheilah Skinner, Shelly Harp and Sarah Russell; health OCC professional portfolio secondary, first place -- Juli Carron, second place -- Rachal Minor; opening and closing ceremony, first place -- Justin Aden, Ratricia Burton, Juli Carron, Mackinzie Morgan, Sheilah Skinner, Reece Thomas and Tiffany Vervynck; professional bulletin board secondary, first place -- Shirley Davis and Heather Kinder, second place -- Deseret Harshaw, third place -- Elise Hecht; technical drafting postsecondary, first place -- Randy Oliphant, second place -- Margie Storz; television (video) production secondary, first place -- Rachal Burnett and Ashley Rhodes; television (video) production postsecondary, first place -- Zack Harris and Phil Brock, second place -- Sam Penny and Ron Prokracki; video product development secondary, first place -- Zack Hawkins and Tiffany Buttelworth, second place -- Justin Aden and Joe Harp; video production development postsecondary, first place -- Charles Parsons and Darren Wehymeyer, second place -- Louie Benson and Andrew Kenner; welding tech info secondary, first place -- Scott Jahn; welding secondary, second place -- Kyle Hemman.
* Kayla Otte of Cape Girardeau and Kaitlin Vetter of Benton, Mo., have been awarded President's and Missouri Assessment Program scholarships to attend Southeast Missouri State University. A senior at Cape Girardeau Central High School, Otte is the daughter of Gary and Cheryl Otte. A senior at Kelly High School, Vetter is the daughter of Chris and Cheri Vetter.
* Kelsey Powell of Jackson has been awarded a President's Scholarship and a Missouri Leadership Award to attend Southeast Missouri State University. A senior at Jackson High School, she is the daughter of Mike Powell of Jackson and Tammy and Chris Schabbing of Jackson.
* Steve Miinch, formerly of Cape Girardeau, has been named to the 2006 fall semester dean's list at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
n Nineteen Southeast Missouri School Districts will be recognized for outstanding achievement on their Missouri School Improvement Program annual performance reports at a banquet March 27 at the Show Me Center. The list includes Advance, Altenburg, Bell City, Delta, Jackson, Kelso C-7, Leopold, Nell Holcomb, Oran and Zalma.
* The Scott County Women in Agriculture organization is offering a $500 scholarship to a 2007 high school graduate. To qualify, applicants or their families must be involved in farming or agribusiness in Scott County. The application deadline is April 1. For more information, call 545-3593.
-- From staff reports