Learning briefs 9/7/04

Tuesday, September 7, 2004

Umfleet awarded state Leadership Award

Jason Ross Umfleet of Cape Girardeau has been awarded a Missouri Leadership Award to attend Southeast Missouri State University for the 2004-2005 academic year. Umfleet is a 2004 graduate of Cape Girardeau Central High School. He is the son of Mark and Robin McKinley of Cape Girardeau.

Oran student named All-American Scholar

Sarah Gaines of Oran, Mo., has been named an All-American Scholar by the United States Achievement Academy. The USAA has established the All-American Scholar Award Program to offer recognition to superior students who excel in academics. All-American Scholars must earn a 3.3 or higher grade point average. Gaines, who attends Notre Dame Regional High School, will appear in the All-American Scholar Yearbook, which is published nationally. She is the daughter of John and Debbie Gaines of Oran, and the granddaughter of Robert and Emma Gaines of Oran and the late Vernon and Anita Hinkebein of Chaffee, Mo.

Srebinski receives GED scholarship to SEMO

Tammy Srebinski of Cape Girardeau recently received the GED scholarship award to Southeast Missouri State University. Srebinski received her GED in May 2004 and plans to major in interior design at Southeast.

Cape students selected for leadership program

Andrew Eaton and Jessica Layman of Cape Girardeau were recently selected as Pryor Leadership Fellows at William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo. The leadership program is an experience-based academic program that includes an Outward Bound trip to the Florida Everglades and volunteer and vocational internships. The program includes a $500 scholarship. Eaton, the son of John and Carol Eaton of Cape Girardeau, is a biology major at William Jewell. Layman, daughter of Thomas and Rhonda Layman of Cape Girardeau, is a business administration major.

Bond taking applications for military academies

Applicants who will graduate from high school in 2005 may apply for nominations to the Air Force, West Point, Merchant Marine and Naval Academies if they qualify. Applications may be obtained at the Web site bond.senate.gov., by e-mail from the academy coordinator at teresa_poole@bond.senate.gov, or by mail at 1700 S. Campbell, Suite E, Springfield, Mo. 65807. Nominees are chosen on the basis of personal merit including character, leadership, scholarship, physical aptitude and fitness, goals and motivation. Students must be 17 to 21, U.S. citizens and legal Missouri residents.

-- From staff reports

Respond to this story

Posting a comment requires free registration: