Learning briefs 12/21/04

Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Area students graduate with honors from SMSU

The following local students were among 1,196 to graduate with honors from Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield, Mo., during winter commencement ceremonies: Kristin Cox of Cape Girardeau, magna cum laude; Amanda Crouch of Jackson, magna cum laude and Bradley Mirly of Jackson, magna cum laude.

Fifth-grade class marks reading achievement

During the past four months, fifth grade students in Susan Loenneke's class at Egyptian Elementary School have read and passed comprehension tests for 1,540 books. The feat is part of an accelerated reader program at the school. Students took part in a special reception to commemorate their achievement.

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