OJHS students of the month
English Students of the Month, sponsored by Godfather’s, are, back from left, eighth-graders Logan Hylton and Claire Metcalf and seventh-graders Kaela Edge and Ethan Middleton. Front from left, English Great Gains Students are eighth-grader Derringer Green and seventh-grader Sulamita Mazharova.
Gregory Worthley: Nixa Senior of the Month for March
Favorite memory from high school:Being in drum line, all the memories I have from the trips we have taken and nightS in hotels, like playing hacky sack on hotel beds. Which teacher inspired you the most?Mr. Honeycutt inspired me the most, because he is very passionate about what he does.Any vacation you would take and why?I’d like to go to the Virgin Islands and go sailing and snorkeling.What is your favorite childhood movie and what important lesson did you learn from it?“Barney and the Magic Egg.” It taught me to share.What is an item that you always have in your car?An ice scraperWhat is one thing that you wish you would have done while in high school?I think I would have liked debate. I don’t know if I would be very good at it, though. In what ways have you matured the most during high school?Well ... I’ve gotten taller.What was your first job and what did you gain from it?Being a piano teacher. I gained money and a different viewpoint on piano.What is one thing that people do not know about you?I like to go on hiking trips and backpacking trips. I went to New Mexico for two weeks and I went to Canada and canoed and hiked in the Great Lakes.One thing you are most excited about for your future:Not having to take any more English classes
Ozark East students of the month
submitted photoEast Elementary presents the March students of the month. Congratulations to Anna Shtevnin, Asher lairmore, Zach Ulrich, Lorelei Hardison, Kately Sutherland, Kaylin Spradling, Keaton Denney, Alayna McCaul, Emily Gallo, Jacob Harmon, Allison Hazen, Kinsey Wheat, Israel Husong, Jackson Bench, Logan Black, Keira Roberts, Damen Cooper, Miranda Elliott, Kaitlyn Braden, Bonnie Bonucchi, Jeff Clavijo, Karina Viknyanskaya, Finley Pollard, Gabriel Homler, Bethany Maskrod and Jackson Schafer.
Mathews’ first-graders get a visitor
submitted photoLucky the Leprechaun visited Mrs. Hoesch’s first-graders at Mathews Elementary. Students worked in groups to design and create leprechaun traps. Unfortunately, Lucky got away.
Ozark resident awarded academic scholarship
Ozark resident Zachary Johns recently was awarded a President’s Academic Scholarship by Oklahoma Baptist University for the 2016 academic year.Presented in recognition of academic achievement, the President’s Academic Scholarship is an annual $7,000 scholarship that can be renewed for three additional years, making the honor worth a potential $28,000.Johns is involved in National Honor Society, Youth Empowerment Project and student council. He plans to pursue a degree in chemistry. He is a member of First Baptist Church, Ozark.
Spokane Middle School names student of the month
Spokane Middle School is honored to present Brysen Seymour, who has been selected as student of the month for March. Brysen was nominated by teachers. The character word for the month was perseverance. This student was presented to the school board during the March regular board meeting. submitted photo
Ozark students of the month
English students of the month, sponsored by Buckingham’s, back from left, eighth-graders Seth Hausam and Madi Franklin and seventh-graders Cierra Schell and Clayton Gimlin. Front from left, English Great Gains eighth-graders Josiah Hulstine and seventh-graders Shea Myers.
Ozark’s McKiernan is Cadet of the Quarter
Cadet Sean McKiernan a freshman and first year cadet has earned the title of LET 1 Cadet of the Quarter for third quarter school year 2015-16. The criterion for earning this award is based on a possible score of 1,290 points — 100 points for JROTC grade, 400 points for grade point average, 150 points for marksmanship qualification, 40 points for JROTC extracurricular activities and 100 points for attendance and 500 points for cadet challenge. McKiernan maintained an excellent score in his JROTC class through the third quarter, currently has one of the top GPA’s in the Corps of Cadets, has an expert marksmanship qualification, has perfect attendance and had an excellent score on cadet challenge. His total score was 1,131 out of 1,290 points. By earning this award, he is automatically placed in the running for Cadet of the Semester.
Clever Academic Team nabs win
submitted photoThe Clever Elemiddle Academic Teams competed at the Fair Grove Academic Bowl on Saturday, March 5 and earned first- and second-place finishes. Justin Allman received an MVP medal for being the top scorer on his team and was also the highest scoring player at the entire tournament. Jacob Swartz earned a medal for second overall. Megan Edwards earned a medal for sixth overall, and Ian McGaughey earned a medal for 10th overall. The team’s season record is now 42 wins and nine losses. The team consists of Justin Allman, Casey Cologna, Megan Edwards, Blaise Fields, Drew Hanafin, Morgan Lance, Ian McGaughey, Chyane Pendergrass, Emily Schmidt, Jacob Swartz and Kaitlin Young. Their coach is Bruce Bloxom.
Newspapers in education
Headliner News Associate Editor Amber Duran reads an Ozark North fourth-grader’s report on a column Duran wrote for the newspaper. Diana Boggs’ students had to read the paper and write about what they learned.