Most parents are familiar with the music from the Disney film, “Frozen” which was hugely popular this past winter. Elementary music teacher, Mrs. Abby Palmer, has been working with her students as they have learned to sing “Let it Go” from the movie. One student in particular has stood out as they’ve performed. Marilyn C. from Ms. Buesing’s classroom is featured in the video below.
Rich Hill High School held it’s commencement exercises on Friday evening, May 16th at 7:00 pm. Thirty-two seniors received their diplomas. Salutatorian, Makayla Fuqua seized the opportunity to take one last “selfie” with her class and each of the three valedictorians, (Cheyenne Champlin, Ashlyn Kithcart, and Caleb Skocy) shared a few parting thoughts with their classmates. Mr. Greg Brocka was the featured speaker for the evening, sharing some last words of advice for the graduates. The lights were turned down as the class shared their video featuring many different moments from their lives and time in the Rich Hill Schools. After receiving their diplomas the graduates lined up outside of the high school to receive their many well wishers.
The video can be viewed via the link below.
Saturday, May 17th the RH track boys and girls went to Lamar for sectionals.
All of the students who went will be advancing to state in at least one event.
Here are the results:
Jordann Wheatley got 1st in Pole Vault with a height of 9’9″, and the 200 meter with a time of 27.51.
Whitli Thomas, Serena Duncan, Jordann Wheatley, and Allison Taylor got 3rd in the 4×200 with a time of 1:53.16, and 4th in the 4×100 with a time of 53.89.
Whitli Thomas got 6th in the 100 meter with a time of 14.08.
Allison Taylor got 6th in the 200 meter with a time of 28.94.
Bryant Courter got 1st in Triple Jump with a jump of 44′ 5″, 2nd in Long Jump with a jump of 20′ 1 1/2″, and 3rd in High Jump with a height of 5’10”.
Kyle George got 2nd in the 3200 meter with a time of 10:47.16, and 8th in the 1600 meter with a time of 5:16.80.
Any student who placed in the top 4 will move on to state.
The state meet will be Friday and Saturday (May 23rd/May 24th) at Lincoln University in Jefferson City.
As displayed in an earlier post, students in the TAG program have been experimenting with various ways to use the green screen to produce videos. Some students spent some time reading the poetry of Shel Silverstein and then producing a video version of the poem of their choosing. Here are a few of their productions.
The Rich Hill Tiger baseball team sadly lost in the first round of districts last night when they played Jasper at Jasper. The score of the game was 1 to 8. Despite ending the season with 11 losses, the boys pulled off 7 wins through out the season.
Just a reminder that graduation is tonight in the gymnasium at 7 o’clock pm.
Tuesday night the 2014 seniors were presented with local scholarships, academic awards, and organizational awards.
The ceremony started with a welcome and House of Representatives Recognition by principal, David Rotert.
After the welcome, academic and organizational awards were handed out for English, Agricultural Science, Science Olympiad, Natural Science, Anatomy and Physiology, Art, and Band.
Institutional recognition was given out to Ashlyn Kithcart, and Cheyenne Champlin for Pittsburg State University; Haley Smith for Avila University; and Daniel Meek for Thrive.
17 students were given the A+ Scholarship by Rhonda Headley.
Local Scholarships included:
DAR Good Citizen- Cheyenne Champlin
MSPE Award- Caleb Skocy
Opal Huffman Scholarship- Kendra Larimore, Cheyenne Champlin, Ashlyn Kithcart
National Honor Society Scholarship Nominees- Kendra Larimore, Gavin Steuck
MFA Scholarship- Sam Laughlin
CTA Scholarship- Caleb Skocy
Maelynne & August Gibson Scholarship- Lexi Nelson, Shadoe Taylor
Margie Duffield Memorial Scholarship- Alex Wills, Jackson Ogburn
FCCLA Scholarship- Megan Carlson
Pro-Start Scholarship- Megan Carlson
FFA Booster Scholarship- Jackson Ogburn, Lizzie Jennings, Alex Wills, Gavin Steuck, Marriah Seider, Cheyenne Champlin, Sam Laughlin, Hagen Fischer
Mark Wheatley Agricultural Scholarship- Sam Laughlin
Miss Mary M. Griffin Memorial Scholarship- Karly Bain
Miss Ada M. Griffin Memorial Scholarship- Marriah Seider
The Coalminers’ Daughters Scholarship- Alex Wills, Cheyenne Champlin
Don Droz Memorial Scholarship- Jenna Tabor, Gavin Steuck
Harold & Joyce Kenny Memorial Scholarship- Jenna Tabor
David DeMoss Scholarship- Kendra Larimore
Kenneth Kern Memorial Scholarship- Gavin Steuck, Geoffery Cumpton
Security Bank Scholarship- Alex Wills
Jim Kithcart Memorial Scholarship- Ashlyn Kithcart, Gavin Steuck
Ellis Foundation Scholarship- Cheyenne Champlin, Makayla Fuqua, Lizzie Jennings, Ashlyn Kithcart, Jackson Ogburn, Caleb Skocy, Haley Smith, Gavin Steuck, Kadeesha West-Persley
Butter Rotary Scholarship- Jackson Ogburn
Dr. Ferguson Scholarship- Jackson Ogburn