- Two men face charges in Cape prostitution sting (5/28/17)
- Former coroner convicted of felony theft now faces prison in misdemeanor case (5/23/17)2
- Police: Woman arrested after meth found hidden in pants (5/26/17)2
- Woman may lose foot after being hit by moped (5/24/17)
- Illinois Trail of Tears site where Cherokee buried named to National Historic Register (5/24/17)
- Business notebook: Woman, sister-in-law buy Perryville custom-wear shop (5/22/17)
- Police apprehend Charleston man they say hit Cape woman with car (5/24/17)
- Rabies confirmed in Cape County after person bitten by bat (5/26/17)
- Man with prior sex convictions charged with abuse of a child 10 years ago (5/25/17)2
- New features at Cape Splash geared for kids; revenue has exceeded costs by more than $200K (5/24/17)1
National merit semifinalists
When it comes to academic success, Cape Girardeau Central High School knows a thing or two.
This year three Central seniors -- Lessley Dennington, Blake Kidd and Noor Wadi -- were named National Merit Semifinalists.
Being named a National Merit Semifinalists is no small accomplishment. Out of the 1.5 million-plus students who took the PSAT last year, only 16,191 students around the nation qualified for the distinction. The three Cape Girardeau students will now compete to receive one of the 8,400 National Merit Scholarships.
In late November and early December, the Southeast Missourian featured all area three semifinalists. If you missed it, make sure to go back and read these interviews. Each student has unique talents and diverse plans for their future.
Lessley Dennington, a Missouri Scholars Academy attendee, plans to declare a pre-law major and would like to attend the University of Notre Dame.
Blake Kidd, a member of the high school's swimming and tennis teams, hopes to attend Northwestern University to study biochemistry.
Noor Wadi, fluent in three languages and semifluent in two others, is planning to study biomedical engineering and would like to do so at Washington University.
Congratulations to all three Central students.