- Two men seriously hurt in crash near Fruitland (9/21/16)3
- Driver charged with manslaughter in crash that killed 2 (9/27/16)
- Perryville man arrested for alleged patronizing prostitution, harassment (9/23/16)6
- Video and evidence largely confirm trooper's claims in April traffic stop shooting (9/23/16)9
- Cape man may lose eye after shovel beating, police say (9/25/16)2
- Funeral procession of former Cape Girardeau police chief Henry H. Gerecke (9/22/16)17
- Cape man accused of attacking pregnant girlfriend (9/22/16)
- Planning, design puts renovations of H-H building into hotel on hold (9/26/16)5
- Show Me Center upgrades may allow facility to draw more elaborate shows (9/21/16)17
- Woman accused of pushing Wal-Mart employee after theft (9/27/16)
Central graduates are among top 100 graduates
Two members of the Cape Central graduating class of 2011 have been selected to be members of the Missouri Scholars 100 for 2011. Lessley Dennington, above, is the daughter of Marilee and Dr. Don Dennington, and Blake Kidd, right, is the son of Kay and Adam Kidd.
Missouri Scholars 100 is a program sponsored by the Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals (MASSP) to recognize the top 100 graduates from a combined graduating class in the state of Missouri of approximately 60,000. Each student nominated had to satisfy the criteria of an Academic Decathlon which includes ten events designed to assess the academic strength of the student. The events include ACT or SAT scores, grade point average, class rank, assessment of the student's transcript for academic rigor including upper level courses in mathematics, science, communication arts, social science and world languages, in addition to attendance, citizenship and involvement in cocurricular activities and community service. Jim King, executive director of MASSP stated, "Students who are selected to this program have taken a rigorous course of study and have maintained the highest academic standards. MASSP wants to celebrate the achievement and success of these students and of their schools."
Lessley and Blake were joined by their parents and Cape Central Principal Dr. Mike Cowan at the Missouri Scholars 100 Luncheon in May at Columbia, MO, hosted by MASSP and the University of Missouri. (Photo Curtsey of Kristin Eberts and Southeast Missouri newspaper)