Ozark Junior High honors April students of the month
English students of the month, sponsored by Rib Crib, are, back from left, eighth-graders Adam Cronin and Nicki Kain and seventh-graders Paulina Grounds and Tristan Primanzon. Front from left, English Great Gains students are eighth-grader Trent Nalley and seventh-grader Ryan Maggard
Nixa choir receives No. 1 ratings at district competition
Fa la la la: On April 18, the chamber singers, concert choir, varsity women, advanced women and men’s choirs received a clean sweep of No. 1 ratings from every judge in prepared music and sight singing. This makes a decade of No. 1 ratings for every choir at contest.On April 30, at the State Solo/Ensemble Contest, Nixa choir performed at 41 events. Nineteen of these events received a No. 1 rating and 20 received a No. 2.
Ozark East Elementary names April students of the month
East Elementary proudly presents its final students of the month. Kent Sappington and Gina McBain treated students to a pancake breakfast as a reward for being selected. Students, back, from left, are Kyle Bricker, Mirissa Price, Seth Porter, Catherine Westpheling, Malie Tabuya, Ruth Svistun, Jessica Curtis, Madyson Williams, Erica Wright, Cody Voysey, Mrs. McBain, Coleston Malina, James Voss, Jacki Jinks, Zakary Knowles, Patrick Shuck, Aidan Summers, Genevieve Ekart, Cooper Adams, Jerry Restemayer, Bridget Walker, Carter Willden, Journee Hartzell, Jack Colbert, Nevaeh Green and Riley Jo Murphy.
Student wins state with oak bench
Brett Gardner won Industrial Technology state competition in the woodworking category with his oak bench, “The Starry, Starry Bench.”
Nixa speech and debate students win MSHSAA state championship, other awards
submitted photoNixa High School speech and debate students Barrett Young and Madayln Foley won the MSHSAA state championship in policy debate. Jarrod Griffin and Marina Tallman placed second at the state tournament in public forum debate. Lexi Jackson won second for United States extemporaneous speaking and Nixa’s Reader’s Theater placed second at state. From left, Madalyn Foley and Barrett Young are the state champions in policy debate, Lexi Jackson won second for United States extemporaneous speaking and Marina Tallman and Jarrod Griffin won second in public forum debate.
Ozark South Elementary raises baby chicks for class project
submitted photoA class at Ozark South Elementary hatched eggs to conduct research for third-grade writing and research. The hens that laid the eggs are last year’s chicks. Pictured are fourth-graders Rainie Robertson and Aidan Pohlman-Hensley. Teachers will raise the chicks for students to see if there are similarities in both batches.
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.