People and things 11/20/01

Tuesday, November 20, 2001

O'Connell awarded Smith scholarship

Lenell O'Connell of Cape Girardeau recently received the Shirley F. Smith Memorial Scholarship from American HomeCare Management.

O'Connell is the daughter of Diane O'Connell of Kennett, Mo.

American HomeCare Management is a local in-home agency that assists individuals in their homes.

Several attend public education conference

Scott City School District board members Scott Amick, Debbi Miller, William Wilthong and Kevin Hillemann and superintendent Roger Tatum attended the 2001 Missouri Conference on Public Education Oct. 26-28.

Also attending were Cape associate superintendent Mark Bowles, Cape Girardeau school board vice president Sharon Mueller and board members Martha Zlokovich and Steve Trautwein.

The conference featured nationally recognized keynote speakers and numerous workshops and clinics designed to improve the leadership skills of board members and superintendents.

It focused on improving student achievement in Missouri public schools.

Two area schools raise money for Sept. 11 fund

Students from St. Denis School in Benton and Kelly Elementary and High School raised $833 for the Sept. 11 Fund through a patriotic concert.

Choirs from each of the school performed at the concert on Nov. 5.

Board member serves as association delegate

Scott City School District board member Kevin B. Hillemann served as a delegate to the Missouri School Boards' Association's 2001 Fall Delegate Assembly. The assembly met Oct. 28 and approved legislative resolutions that will serve as the basis of MSBA's lobbying effort during the 2002 session of the Missouri General Assembly.

Three attend Missouri student conference

Jana Porch, Rebecca Wheatley and Karla Hillemann, Scott City public school students, attended the 6th annual Missouri Student Congress on Character Education on Oct. 26 in Osage Beach, Mo.

Several hundred participants attended the event. The congress allows teams of students, along with school and c community leaders, to develop new ideas and projects they can use to bring attention to the importance of good character in their schools.

Sponsors Angela Coomer, Vicki Wachter and Kevin Hillemann also attended.

Brock now member in Golden Key society

Robert Jonathan Brock of Simpsonville, S.C., son of David and Mary Brock of Cape Girardeau, accepted membership in Golden Key International Honor Society.

Golden Key International Honor Society is a non-profit, academic honors organization that provides academic recognition, leadership opportunities, community service, career networking and scholarships.

Law student gets Moss scholarship

Brian D. Payne of Chaffee, Mo., son of Tom and Janeene Cunningham, has been awarded the Julius Owen Moss Memorial Scholarship at the University of Mississippi School of Law.

Payne is a graduate of Chaffee High School and the University of Missouri at St. Louis.

Kelly eighth grade sponsoring sale

The Kelly eighth-grade class is sponsoring a pageant sale Nov. 24.

Anyone wishing to sell formal wear can bring their garments to the Benton Community Building from 8-9 a.m. Saturday and register. The sale will be from 9-11 a.m.

The class will make 10 percent of the sale.

For more information or directions, call Beverly Felter at 545-3352 or Debbie Strobel at 545-4559.

Cadet promoted at military academy

Cadet Tyler Warhurst, grandson of June Elizabeth Mahy and the late J. Ralph Mahy of Cape Girardeau, recently was promoted to lance corporal at the Missouri Military Academy Junior School.

Warhurst was also awarded the Academic Effort Bar for superior scholastic achievement, earned the Academic Fourragere for superior scholastic achievement and was listed on the high honor roll for his academic and military grades.

Student gets Central Missouri scholarship

Terra Herzberger, daughter of Paul and Carol Herzberger of Cape Girardeau, received the Presidents Scholarship from Central Missouri State University.

Herzberger, who will graduate from Cape Central High School in May, plans to major in graphic arts.

Lynch named November Youth of the Month

Eric Lynch, son of Fred and Robin Lynch of Cape Girardeau, has been named Youth of the Month for November by the Cape Girardeau Exchange Club.

Lynch is a senior at Cape Central High School. He plays cello in the Cape Central Orchestra and is a member of the Scholar Bowl academic team.

He has achieved the A honor roll for four years. Last summer he was elected Chief Justice of the Supreme Court at the 2001 Missouri Boy's State in Warrensburg. He was named to the 2000 and 2001 all-district academic teams and the 2001 all-state academic team affiliated with the Missouri State High School Activities Association.-- From staff reports

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