Ozark students graduate with IB diplomas
Ozark International Baccalaureate diploma graduates include, in no particular order, Grace Malcolm, Brenden Morgan, Jon Marsh, Kirsten Grier, Nadia Stine, Kaitlyn Janson, Kathleen Jackson, Bryson Davis, Gabby Jagears, Rebecca Griffeth, Joshua Henderson, Sara Nelson, Jennifer Coppinger, Nik Cain, Regan Lawrence, Rachel Persson, Caroline Robinson and Sarah Van Hoesen. Students who took individual IB courses were Shannon Henderson, Grace Higgins, Brittany Roussell, Matt York and Joel Hayworth.
Find your voice
Stop the presses: Sparta Middle School fifth-graders learn about how their local newspaper operates at OACAC’s Vocational Opportunities Inspiring Children in Elementary program — or VOICE— May 19.Hanna Smith/Headliner News
Ozark East Elementary explores Smallin Cave
Amber Duran/Headliner NewsOzark East Elementary second-graders take advantage of the sunny day May 19 during a class field trip that toured Smallin Civil War Cave in Ozark. As the kids round a corner to Smallin Cave, the large mouth of the cave made several students gasp and say, “Whoa!”
Ozark North students take historic field trip
Amber Duran/Headliner NewsOzark North second-graders take a tour of historic buildings on the Ozark square May 13. The second-grader’s teacher Alyssa Chapin tells the students about the history of the old courthouse and draws the students’ attention to the different colored bricks in the building. Chapin explains that the first part of the building was built before the war and the second part after, thus the different bricks.
Sparta senior receives full-ride to MTI
Dalton Eakins, a senior at Sparta High School, received a full-ride $15,000 scholarship to Midwest Technical Institute for welding. Eakins is a member of Sparta FFA and the baseball team. Eakins’ parents are Travis and Jennifer Eakins.
Ozark JROTC heads to Florida
Ozark JROTC members of the Color Guard, who competed in the National High School Drill Team Championships, May 2-4, at Daytona Beach, Florida, were Dallas Misemer, Sadie Evans, Lauren Crick and Daryn Rostic.
Family fun: The Nixa/Ozark Farmers Market’s kicked-off April 30 on the courthouse lawn in Ozark. Vendors were selling jam, pies, homemade crafts, plants, all natural soap and more.The market will be 4-6:30 p.m. every Thursday on the Ozark downtown square and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays at the corner of state Route 14 and Main St., Nixa.Walter Stinson with 6-year-old Ezekiel Stinson, left, and 10-year-old Hope Stinson enjoy fun in the sun at the Nixa/Ozark Farmers Market April 30.
Ozark North citizens of the month
Oozark North Elementary: The following Ozark North Elementary students were named citizens of the month for March: Kindergartners Samantha Helms, Abigail Fitzlaff, Bailey Harden, Collin Woodring, Julia Keene, Lauraly Gracey, Olivia Ice, Erik Shvets, Iris Hughey and Addison Harris, first-graders Zoey Michl, Lizzie Wells, Michael Coffer, Adilynn Lockovich, Elijah Underwood and Olivia Schupbach, second-graders Hailey Mitchell, Kamryn Fosse, Madelynne Stevens, Emilyna Shvets, Skylah Reed, Greyson Hitt, third-graders Zachary Mawdsley, Jack Bowers, Katie McCall, Morgan Evans, Emma Morrison, Reagan Baade, and fourth-graders Jacob Westhoff, Katie Nickel, Audtin Shepard, Jazmyn Medley, Sam Rostic and Wyatt Huskey.
Ozark Police hosts community outreach
Ozark Police Officer Denny Hall, standing atop a Segway courtesy of Branson Segway Adventures, made moviegoers do a double take during the opening weekend of “Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2” at the B&B Theater in Ozark April 18, with his uncanny resemblance of the movies’ main character.“It was a great event and a lot of positive feedback and response from the public during our time there,” Ozark Police Officer Jeffrey Lofton said. “It was a fun outreach, and we hope to do more in the future.”
Spokane students of the month
Kelly Isales, left, and Kaitlin Winslow were nominated by the teachers at Spokane Middle School for student of the month. They are pictured with Middle School Principal Pamila Rowe.