Serena Duncan has qualified for State in the triple jump with a new school record of 32′ 9 1/2″!
Presented by Mr. Gillis for Perfect Attendance!:
Presented by Mr. Abend and Mrs. Wheatley to cast members of What Ever Happened after Happily Ever After? –
Best Supporting Actress: Katie Tourtillott
Best Actress: Maralyn Cowin
English IV – Alyssa Jewell/Dalen Lewis
English I: Miranda Petty and Montana Stangel
Kassi Austin, Jacob Querry for Geometry
8th AMERICAN HISTORY
Bryce Yohe (Won last year)
9th American History
Presented by Mr. Martin to HS science:
Biology: Kassi Austin / Jacob Querry / Taylor Coonce / Josie Counterman
Natural Science: Cody Bolser / Katie Malone
Mrs. Bruce presented the following awards in business:
Personal Finance: Jamison Ogburn and Chrystal Hillier
Intro to Business: Montana Stangel
8th Grade Typing
40 words per minute: Brandon Connor, Parker Collins, Clifton Bridgewater, Aiden Baker, and Christina Corriston
50 words per minute: Taylor Smith
60 words per minute: Maddy Klinksick
70 words per minute: Jayden McFalls
Family and Consumer Science awards presented by Mrs. Stevener:
FACS 1 – Ciarra Backes
Outstanding Musician – Mackenzie Wheatley
Top Government 2nd Semester Award Alec Gray
Adv Bio-Ryan Brown
7th grade PE and Health – Christina Corriston, Clifton Bridgewater
The class of 2017 gathered in the dome last night for the announcement of awards and scholarships. All students were recognized and many walked away for several thousands of dollars towards their college education.
The valedictorian medal was presented to Serena Duncan and Taylor Brooks received the Salutatorian medal.
Mrs. Dawn Breckenridge presented the A+ Scholarship to 17 seniors.
Institutional scholarships were presented to Aadin Humble from Truman State University and William Jewell College. Ryan Brown received the Red and Black scholarship from the University of Central Missouri. Fort Scott Community College presented Kearston Baze with the Academic Excellence Award. Jason Courter received a scholarship from the Missouri Science & Technology University. Serena Duncan and Brendan Ephland both received scholarships from Missouri Southern State University.
Rich Hill students are lucky to have many generous scholarships available to them that are provided by local organizations, memorials, and individuals. These scholarships were awarded as follows.
M.A.R.E. Scholarship – Serena Duncan
CTA Scholarship – Taylor Brooks
Margie Duffield Memorial Scholarship – Serena Duncan
Maelynn & August Gibson Scholarship – Tyler Hood
Horatio Alger Award – Serena Duncan
John H. & Gretchelle E Otis Memorial – Aadin Humble
Ralph L. Gracie Leaming Memorial – Aadin Humble
DAR Wagy Scholarship – Brendan Ephland
FFA Booster Scholarship – Taylor Brooks, Kearston Baze, & Brendon Ephland
Eastland Scholarship (in Memory of Jerry Mumma Senior) – Taylor Brooks
Miss Ada M Griffin Memorial Scholarship – Mackenzie Becker
FBLA Scholarship – Tyler Hood and Serena Duncan
David DeMoss Scholarship – Tyler Hood
The Coalminers’ Daughters Scholarship – Mackenzie Becker and Houston Bridgewater
Don Droz Memorial Scholarship – Kearston Baze and Brendon Ephland
Harold & Joyce Kenney Memorial Scholarship – Brendon Ephland and Taylor Brooks
MFA Scholarship – Taylor Brooks
Kenneth Kern Memorial Scholarship – Kearston Baze
Security Bank Scholarship – Mackenzie Becker
Professional Nursing Scholarship – Houston Bridgewater and Kearston Baze
Sam and Rosalee Anderson Scholarship – Serena Duncan and Brendon Ephland
Ellis Foundation Scholarship – Serena Duncan, Taylor Brooks, Daniel Brown, Ryan Brown, and Jason Courter.
Congratulations to the 2017 graduates!
The school library will be open 8:30 to 10:30 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays for the following dates in June:
6, 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, and 29.
It is our goal to keep reading skills up over the summer. Students in grades 1 through 6th may come in anytime on those days to read, take AR tests or to receive help with reading.
AR points earned during the summer WILL count towards the upcoming school year!
If you have any questions,
please contact Doug Abend or
Kelly Gayman at 395-2227.
Nine Rich Hill High School Track & Field student athletes met the requirements to earn Academic All-State honors for the 2017 season. To receive this distinction, the individual must have a minimum ACT score of 25, a minimum SAT score of 1150, or a 3.6 cumulative GPA (non-rounded, non-weighted) at the end of the spring semester. Congratulations to the recipients of this award!
Seniors will gather in the dome tonight at 7 pm to be recognized for their hard work. Teachers and representatives of various organizations will be on hand to present scholarships and awards.
Students participating in the talented and gifted program took off early on Saturday, May 6th to compete in the state Extemporé competition at Brittany Hills Middle School in Blue Springs. Extemporé is an academic competition that combines risk-taking, creativity, communication, problem solving and teamwork to solve extemporaneous challenges in a competitive setting. One hundred twenty-three teams from around the state participated in the competition. This year’s theme was Say Watt? which focused on the study of electricity.
Mrs. Jennifer Wheatley took 6 teams ranging from 3rd grade up to 8th grade. At the end of the day two of the teams and one individual accepted 1st place medals in the competition.
The junior high team received 1st place in the division II section of Engineering Feats.
Team members included Bryce Yohe, Miranda Dougherty, Tisha Mackey, Katie Tourtillott, Sydney Bell, and Hannah White
The 4th grade team received first place in the division I section of perspective. Dillon Coonce from this group also received 1st place in Thinker’s Hall Mancala.
Two teams from 3rd grade also competed in division I Perspective.
The 5th grade team competed in division I Engineering Feats.
The 6th graders moved up to division II this year and competed in the Fine Tuning Challenge.
Mrs. Wheatley would like to thank the parents, grandparents, aunts and friends who volunteered to assist with making this day possible. Each team is asked to provide a volunteer to assist with the competition and Mrs. Wheatley also needed volunteers to help with the teams. Rich Hill could not participate without this help.