Good things are happening for the Cape Girardeau School District.
The final Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's Annual Performance Report for 2010 listed Cape Girardeau with a "Distinction in Performance" status.
The district also recently released a "2010 Cape Girardeau Faces of Success" booklet highlighting some of the district's distinguished graduates. Those highlighted include Jeannie Hirsch Blaylock, journalist and Emmy and Peabody award recipient; Marquis Allen Brookins, pastor and corps leader for the Salvation Army; Jason G. Crowell, Missouri state senator; Jerry Ford, musician, businessman, legislator and philanthropist; Gary D. Forsee, president of the University of Missouri; Peter Kinder, Missouri's lieutenant governor; Wendy P. (Hager) Kunc, deputy assistant secretary of the Navy for cost and economics; Stephen N. Limbaugh Jr., U.S. District Court judge; Darla Michele Pannier, athletic record holder, scholar and humanitarian; Donna Lynn Parkinson, Ph.D., clinical psychologist at John J. Pershing VA Medical Center; Michael A. Price, assistant federal prosecutor; and Clint Tracy, Missouri state representative.
Congratulations to the Cape Girardeau School District for seeing results by state standards and through the success of its graduates.