Learning briefs 5/1/07

Tuesday, May 1, 2007
Five area students recently received Zonta scholarships. They were, front, from left, Taylor McMillan and Kassandra Hess. Back row: Jackie Boos, Lauryn Ruth Hunt and Amelia Sherinski. (Submitted photo)

Area students win FFA competitions

The following area schools and students were winners at the annual District Vocational Agriculture and Future Farmers of America contests. Top teams by chapter included Jackson in ag mechanics, ag sales, dairy cattle, entomology, farm management, forestry, meats, poultry, soils and FFA knowledge; Meadow Heights in ag mechanics; Perryville in ag mechanics, agronomy, dairy food, floriculture, forestry, horse evaluation, livestock, nursery/landscape, soils and FFA knowledge; Kelly in dairy cattle, livestock and FFA knowledge; Woodland in ag sales and nursery/landscape; Delta in floriculture; Advance in livestock; Mallory Cowget of Kelly in creed speaking; Kim Miesner of Perryville in speaking; Colby Siebert of Jackson in prepared public speaking Division II; and Katie Patterson of Advance in prepared public speaking advanced.

Roussel salutatorian at Clever High School

Samantha Roussel, a senior at Clever High School in Clever, Mo., and daughter of Bill and Sue Roussel of Cape Gir-ardeau, has been chosen as salutatorian of the 2007 graduating class. She previously attended Cape Girardeau public schools, transferring to Clever after her freshman year at Central High School.

Several area students honored for writing

Tiffany Myers

Twenty-five of the best young writers from 41 schools in Southeast Missouri and the St. Louis metropolitan area were honored April 21 at the Southeast Missouri Writing Achievements Awards program at the University Center. Area winners: Kendra Kennedy of Nell Holcomb School, honorable mention in poetry, grades 4-6; Skyler Hanks and Amanda Farrow, both of Nell Holcomb, first and honorable mention, respectively, in fiction, grades 4-6; Shelby Kuhn of Nell Holcomb, first in fiction, grades 7-9; James Starke of Jackson High School, honorable mention in essay, grades 10-2; Caitlan Hester of Scott City High School, first and honorable mention in poetry, grades 10-12; John Gabriel of Jackson High School, honorable mention in poetry, grades 10-12.

Southeast student receives research award

Southeast Missouri State University student Robert Cawthorn of Jackson has received a National Science Foundation Funded Research Experience for Undergraduate award. Cawthorn is a junior majoring in physics and mathematics. He has been accepted for a research program at the University of North Texas in Denton where he will be working in the physics department.

Honors list

* Tiffany Myers of Oak Ridge was named to the dean's list for the 2006 fall semester at Mineral Area College in Park Hills, Mo. She is the daughter of Penny Myers of Oak Ridge and Greg Myers of Friedheim, Mo.

Samantha Roussel


* The Zonta Club of Cape Girardeau has awarded five $500 scholarships to students from area high schools. The students are Taylor McMillan of Central High School, Kassandra Hess of Eagle Ridge Christian School, Jackie Boos of Notre Dame Regional High School, Lauryn Ruth Hunt of Saxony Lutheran High School and Amelia Sherinski of Jackson High School. McMillan is the daughter of Bud and Becky McMillan. Hess is the daughter of Brad and Sarah Hess. Boos is the daughter of John and Cecelia Boos. Hunt is the daughter of David and Lisa Hunt. Sherinski is the daughter of Joe and Melanie Sherinski.

* Sarah DeWilde of Perryville, Mo., has been selected as a winner of the Western Catholic Union High School scholarship. DeWilde, the daughter of Peggy and Steve DeWilde, will be a junior at St. Vincent High School in Perryville.

School News

* Mark "Joey" Kneer Jr. of St. Louis, a math teacher at Ladue High School, was honored as an outstanding beginning teacher at the Missouri Association for Colleges of Teacher Education spring conference in Jefferson City, Mo., last month. Kneer is the son of Kathy Kneer of Paducah, Ky., and Mark Kneer of Cape Girardeau.

Mark "Joey" Kneer Jr.

-- From staff reports

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