- Neelys Landing man shot, killed by highway patrol trooper after traffic stop (05/01/16)43
- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)49
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)8
- River Ridge Winery changes hands (05/02/16)
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)40
- 2016 All-Missourian Boys Basketball (04/29/16)
- Statement: Man says copsí good work drove him to grow his own marijuana (05/01/16)1
- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
- Hopper Road to close for months during construction of Veterans Drive (04/27/16)9
Top of the class: Bayley Hotop
School: St. Vincent de Paul High School
Hometown: Perryville, Mo.
Parents: Nick and Paula Hotop
Post-graduation plans: I will be attending Maryville University in St. Louis to receive my master's of science in nursing to pursue a career as a nurse practitioner.
High school activities: Cheerleading (captain), Student Council, Sodality, Pep Club, Spanish Club, National Honor Society, golf team, Sunday school teacher.
Honors: Christian Service Award, Scholar Athlete, Most Spirited Award, UCA All-Star Cheerleader, nomination for UCA cheerleading camp instructor, attending Southeast Nursing Camp and Mizzou Mini Medical Camp.
Favorite high school memory: Cheering at football games and homecoming
Summer plans: Baby-sitting for a family in Columbia, Mo., hanging out with family and friends at the pool, and going to lots of graduation parties.
What will you miss about high school? Cheerleading and my friends
Explain your prop: I always have a smile on my face and have shown a lot of school spirit as a cheerleader during high school