School year begins with academic recognition
More than 170 Harrisonville High School students were honored Aug. 23 at the Excellence in Academics Assembly, which recognized those who earned academic letters and Excellence in Academics medallions during the 2016-17 school year.
A similar assembly last spring recognized graduating seniors.
The Harrisonville Public School Foundation’s Excellence in Academics program presents medallions to students who complete the year in the top 15 percent of their class.
First-year recipients were Ryan Anderson, Cameryn Bandy, Mandi Bundt, Mia Cardenas, Austen Cesonis, Mackina Chamberlain, Jack Charlton, Will Charlton, Caitlyn Costner, Bradley Cox, Caron Crowley, Michael Dahn, Ethan Danner, Mara Davis, Jack DeVenney, Kathrine Dooley, Maegan Farrimond, Evan Filer, Emma Fischer, Landon George, Kaylee Harp, Aliyah Hasam, Matthew Hasenyager, Landon Hinson, Madison Hoffman, Ethan Inman, Tatum Kelley, Kelsi Knoche, Cassie McDonald, Maria Messer, Jayden Osborn, Elizabeth Reece, Trinity Register, Karley Reynolds, Parker Rowland, Keigan Rowe, Michael Schuhler, Seth Steinbrook, Maria Styron, Amy Tracy, Connor Truman and Dakota Wehmeyer.
Those earning the Excellence in Academics honor for the second year were Jill Bachman, Tara Barnard, Madison Barnes, Zach Chaney, Briseida Chavez, Briana Chiodini, Emilee Cox, Sam East, Haley Holden, Peyton Holden, Niaya Jackson, Caelen Johnson, Madison Jones, Ayllip Khieu, Bailey Kliewer, Ethan Kohl, Lauren Lasure, Nick Laughlin, Michelle Marrs, Lily Maxwell, Noah Mills, Regan Ours, Arjiana Owens-Gonzales, Emma Parker, Kellie Street, Brennan Travis, Gage Weber and Peyton Zaring.
Third-year recipients were Victoria Bratcher, Kyleigh Brown, Jonathan Buerge, Lanie Carl, Karson Cesonis, Bethany Cox, Jackson Dahn, Hannah Gibbs, Mallory Kimbell, Chrysalin Martin, Drake Mathews, Nicholas McCleave, Anna Saffels, Mason Scrivener, Kayla Stewart, Kaylee Tieman, Audrey Welhoff, Seth Wiebusch and Ryan Wilson.
The assembly also recognized students who earned a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for 2016-17. Thirty-nine of those completed the year with an average of 4.0 or higher: Victoria Bratcher, Lanie Carl, Karsen Cesonis, Jack Charlton, Jack Dahn, Mara Davis, Hannah Gibbs, Caelen Johnson, Mallory Kimbell, Nick Laughlin, Chrysalin Martin, Nicholas McCleave, Anna Saffels, Mason Scrivener, Kaylee Tieman, Audrey Welhoff, Jill Bachman, Briseida Chavez, Haley Holden, Peyton Holden, Niaya Jackson, Ayllip Khieu, Bailey Kliewer, Ethan Kohl, Arijiana Owens-Gonzales, Gage Weber, Austen Cesonis, Mackina Chamberlain, Will Charlton, Carson Crowley, Kathrine Dooley, Madison Hoffman, Ethan Inman, Jayden Osborn, Michael Schuhler, Seth Steinbrook, Maria Styron, Sylvia Thrift and Amy Tracy.
Students who have scored a 30 or higher on the ACT test received certificates and will be inducted into the HHS ACT Hall of Fame. Those honorees were Lanie Carl, Jack Charlton, Jack Dahn, Hannah Gibbs and Audrey Welhoff.
Ten students were recognized for earning top scores on an Advanced Placement exam last spring: Danielle Fox, Hannah Gibbs, Mallory Kimbell, Nicholas Laughlin, Hailey Mahoney, Nick McCleave, Mason Schrivner, Kellie Street, Kaylee Tieman and Audrey Welhoff.
Students dine on words
McEowen Elementary School students have been “tasting” books in a “restaurant” managed by Missy Eddleman.
The students are greeted at the “restaurant” door and assigned a book genre table, such as historical fiction, mystery or realistic fiction. The students then sample the book by examining the cover and reading a few pages. The students jot down their thoughts and rate the book before moving to another table with a different genre.
5K event Sept. 16 will benefit schools
The time is approaching for the annual Catch the Spirit 5K Walk/Run, which benefits the Harrisonville Public School Foundation and the Christina Collins Memorial scholarship.
The Sept. 16 event will feature a 5K which begins and ends at Harrisonville High School. Registration is $20 by Friday, Sept. 1, but anyone can register up to the day of the event for an additional $5. Race-day registration begins at 7:15 a.m., and the race starts at 8.
Medals will be awarded the top male and female finishers, as well as the top male and female runners in four age categories. Any school district group, organization or classroom that gets 10 or more registrants will receive $100 from the foundation.
Sponsorships are available at the $100, $500 and $1,000 levels. Registration forms can be found at www.harrisonvilleschools.org/foundation or at the district offices, 503 S. Lexington St.
They read at least 25 hours this summer
Students at McEowen Elementary School were challenged to read 1,500 minutes over the summer either by themselves or with someone. Many of the students reached that goal and celebrated recently with a pizza party.
Those completing the challenge included Shelbie Anderson, Hailey Bagby, Emily Barta, Brenten Beaver, Hudson Brannon, Quincy Carter, Roberto Chavez, Abigail Coffey, Audrey Coffey, Emma Coffey, Ayden Cunningham, Keaton Dale, Alden Davis, Luke DeVenney, Travis Dickey, Adysen Eng, Austin Eng; Haylie Forrest, Trenton Gould, Conner Graves, Dyllan Hembree, Jayden Hetrick, Ethan Hiser, Jack Hiser, Mia Jackson, Brayden Johnson, Keller Johnson, Brezlynn Jones, Isaac Lake, Megan Lalman, Zaylee Lindsey, Emily Mercer, Katelyn Miller, Madi Mitchell, Jacob O’Riley, Steven Overbay, Lexi Quinley, Annie Rhoney, Corbin Ryberg, Case Sage, Raegan Smith, Brecken Sullivan, Eden Thayer, Sarah Torres, Gabrielle Vaughn, Brady White and Ben Wooten.
Play when you wish at golf tourney
For 14 years, the Harrisonville Public School Foundation has hosted the Alumni & Friends Golf Tournament as part of homecoming weekend. This year’s tournament, however, will offer golfers more flexibility.
Golfers and teams may choose any date between Sept. 15 and Oct. 31 to play their round. Once they have their tickets, golfers must call Hoots Hollow at 816-380-4920 to schedule a time to play.
Players can register as individuals for $80 or $320 for a team, and sponsorships are available at the $1,000, $500 and $125 levels, which include varying numbers of tickets. The tickets do not have to be used together unless golfers want to be eligible for tournament prizes.
Teams aspiring to win tournament prizes must email their scores to firstname.lastname@example.org by Nov. 1. Teams and sponsors can register at www.harrisonvilleschools.org/foundation.