Third time at Soap Box Derby nationals
In his third trip to the international competition, Harrisonville High School junior Hunter Hawkins came within a whisker of winning his heat at the FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby this summer.
The event was held last month in Akron, Ohio.
Hawkins, the son of Randy and Laura Hawkins, was the Region 4 Rally Champ in the super stock division.
Hoffman chosen for MU Life Science Quest
Harrisonville High School sophomore Maddie Hoffman spent a week this summer at the University of Missouri’s Life Science Quest, an academy for students interested in agriculture and how it affects our daily lives.
She was one of 36 students selected to attend.
Safe driving was focus of MoDOT conference
A number of Harrisonville High School students recently attended the TRACTION conference sponsored by Missouri Department of Transportation.
The conference empowers young people to take an active role in promoting safe driving habits and making positive change in their local communities. The session was held July 27-29 in Columbia.
The high school has an active chapter of SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) which, among other things, aims to reduce risky behavior among teens.
A delegation from Harrisonville High School attended at state-sponsored safe-driving conference last month in Columbia. The team consisted of (front row, from left) Zia Johnson, Kaley Caldwell, Josie Anderson, Chloe Spencer, Maddie Hoffman, Maria Messer and Harrisonville Middle School Resource Officer Tim Mikelson; and (back row) Harrisonville High School SADD sponsor Roseann Hoffman, James Tieman, Kennedy Atkinson, Ethan Murray, Dustin Lee and Christian Cooper.
“Catch the Spirit” race is Sept. 16
The Harrisonville community is invited to participate in the annual Catch the Spirit 5K Walk/Run on Sept. 16. The event will benefit the Harrisonville Public School Foundation and the Christina Collins Memorial scholarship.
The 5K event begins at 8 a.m. and ends at Harrisonville High School, with race-day registration starting at 7:15 a.m. Medals will be awarded the top male and female finishers, as well as the top male and female runners in four age categories.
Again this year, any school district group, organization or classroom that gets 10 or more registrants will receive a $100 mini-grant from the foundation.
Registration is $20 by the pre-registration deadline of Sept. 1. All pre-registrants will receive a T-shirt. However, participants may register up to the day of the race for an additional $5. A family plan also is available.
Find registration forms at www.harrisonvilleschools.org/foundation or at the school district offices, 503 S. Lexington St.
Sponsorships of $100, $500 and $1,000 are available.