- 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
- Neighbors mystified over why man was killed by state trooper (05/03/16)20
- 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 cops’ good work drove him to grow his own marijuana (05/01/16)1
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
- 'American Pickers' visits Poplar Bluff (04/29/16)
At the top: Valedictorian Haley Welker, St. Vincent
Parents: Bob and Peggy Welker
What is your most notable academic achievement? Becoming valedictorian.
What is your favorite school activity and why? Drama Club. I loved helping out backstage at our school plays.
What is your favorite high school memory? Our senior bonfire. It was pouring down rain, so our class made a slip-n-slide in the mud while we were building it. We didn't let it rain on our parade!
Describe your favorite cafeteria food: Crispito day, aka best day of the year!
What's your school mascot? The Indians
If you could have a personal mascot, what would it be? A penguin
Complete this sentence: Without me, my teachers are likely to ... go crazy from missing me so much.
Who is your favorite teacher and how did he inspire you to learn? My chemistry teacher, Mr. Graf. His passion for science always makes it fun to learn.
Where do you plan to go to college and what will you study? I will attend Missouri State University in Springfield, and I will study pharmacy.
What is the biggest challenge facing your generation? Making the country more eco-friendly.
How do you hope to address it? I will do my part to help out by participating in service projects around the community.
Sum up your high school experience in six words: Awesome, inspiring, hilarious, amazing, exciting, unforgettable.