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Cedar County students attend youth leadership day

Posted April 23, 2015 at 10:27 am

The Capitol was bustling with activity as 441 high school students and their chaperons took part in Missouri Farm Bureau Youth Leadership Day April 9. This is the 21st year for the event, sponsored by the organization’s Promotion and Education Program.

The group, most wearing FFA jackets, visited when both House and Senate chambers were in session. The students were able to connect with legislators and several school groups were recognized on the floor of each chamber. Many received a guided tour to the top of the Capitol dome.

After returning for lunch, students heard from retired U.S. Air Force bomber pilot Lt. Colonel Raffaele “Tony” Monetti. After graduating from the USAF Academy, he flew the B-2, B-1 and B-52 bombers for 24 years. After retiring

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    Finals Friday, May 1

    Preliminaries for the Third Annual Cedar County Farm Bureau Agri-Bee have been successfully completed.

    The contest, much like a regular spelling bee with the exception that students are required to spell and define agriculturally related words, is offered to fourth and fifth graders who attend a Cedar County school. This year we have four schools participating: El Dorado Springs R-2, El Dorado Christian School, Kingdom School and Stockton R-1.

    The following students have advanced on to the championship round: El Dorado Springs R-2 School -Tehya Berry, Conner Goatley,

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    ELDO MEATS TEAM 3RD AT STATE

    The El Dorado Springs FFA Chapter placed third in the meats evaluation career development event at the 87th Missouri FFA Convention in Columbia, April 17. Front, from left, are Amy Ford, Olivia Hallford and Breanna Uptegrove; back, are Advisor Brett Neil and Landon Leonard. There were 48 teams in the competition.

    Participants in the event are required to complete comprehensive exams in meat selection, storage, cooking, nutrition and safety. They also are asked to perform activities involving mathematical formulas

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    ECS STUDENTS OF QUARTER

    El Dorado Christian School announced SODA (Students of Distinguished Attitude) winners for 3rd quarter. Pictured are: Kindergarten, Evyn Allison; 3rd grade, Breann Reasoner; 5th grade, Brenton LeeMasters; 2nd grade, Kalei Hallam; and 1st grade, Koal Caldwell. Back row: 6th grade, Jordanne Steuck; high school, Redeemer Heath; 7th grade, Finley Keen. Inserted photo, 4th grade, Charity Middleton.

    El Dorado Christian honor roll

    A honor roll

    7th grade

    Brayden Housh

    8th grade

    Laine Dobbs

    Bryce Walker

    9th grade

    Abigail Batson

    Mindy Harper

    Caleb Jones

    Seth McKinney

    Ryan Owens

    Colten Pike

    Drew Steuck

    10th grade

    Rachel Jones

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    NEVC EXCELS IN BUSINESS CONTEST, NO FOOLIN’

    Northeast Vernon County attended the MSSU Business Contest on Apr. 1 in Joplin. Those students bringing home awards were Mikelah Moyer – 3rd in Senior Accounting, Emilia Gilpin – 3rd in Sophomore General Business and Shawn Adams – 1st in Senior Accounting. Shawn was also awarded a $450 Scholarship to MSSU for placing first in his division.

    ElDo MS 3rd qtr honor roll correction

    These names were inadvertently left off of the 8th grade all A honor roll.

    All A honor roll

    8th grade

    Donovan Collins

    Abby Cartwright

    Makenzie Melton

    Hunter Jacobs

    Samantha Cox

    Taylor Robison

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    ECS SCIENCE FAIR WINNERS

    ECS 5TH AND 6TH GRADE SCIENCE FAIR WINNERS – Pictured with Science teacher Mrs. Kelly Bryson are the fifth and sixth grade winners from the 2015 ECS Science Fair. The students will advance to the ACSI Science Finals in Harrisonville on Friday, April 10. Pictured are Kraysen Leonard – 3rd place, Jordanne Steuck – 1st place, Tevis Edmiston – 2nd place and Eli Daniel – 1st place. Front: Isabelle Bryson – 2nd place and Noah Marsh –

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    HAS ANYBODY HERE SEEN GRACE?

    Thursday night, March 5, under the direction of El Dorado Christian School music teacher Mrs. Becky LeeMasters PreSchool through sixth grade performed, “Has Anybody Here Seen Grace?” Among the performers were these Pre-School students Braxton Hallam, Jackson Bland, Aleta Lyness, Bryson Gaudreau, Treysn Arnold, Gavin Boch and Amelia Blackburn. Their teachers are, Mrs. Becky LeeMasters, Pre-K3 and Mrs. Julie Jones, Pre-K4. Approximately 350 people attended the Spring Program.

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    ECS OLYMPIC MATH FINALISTS

    El Dorado Christian School Math Team competed in the 2015 ACSI (Association of Christian Schools International) Area Math Olympic Finals on Friday, Feb. 27. Finals were held at Plaza Heights Christian Academy in Blue Springs. There are 14 districts that compete and the state of Missouri accounts for one. Pictured are (front row from left) Cannon Ash – 3rd grade, Excellent rating in Reasoning; Noah Bland – 3rd grade, Excellent rating in Computation; Colbie Wood – 4th grade, Good rating in Computation, and Phoenix Terry – 4th

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