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State Tech announces Dean’s List

State Technical College of Missouri would like to congratulate our May 2022 students who achieved the Dean’s List during the spring semester. Visit www.statetechmo.edu to learn more. Brendan Sorrells, Appleton City Aidan Fugate, El Dorado Springs Jaxon Prough, Schell City Hayden Saathoff, Stockton

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Local student wins Optimist District Essay Contest

Morgan Mitchell, a senior at El Dorado Springs High School, recently won the West Missouri District Optimist essay contest based on a theme of “How Does an Optimist Mindset Change My Tomorrow?” Mitchell was awarded a $2,500 scholarship for the honor. “Mitchell did a wonderful job of articulating this year’s theme. She expressed herself well

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ECS EIGHTH GRADE COMMENCEMENT

May 17, was perfect; a beautiful sun setting, cool breeze and seven graduates that could light up a room. The 2021-2022 ECS eighth grade class was laughing, talking about their last day at school and getting ready. Ready to graduate; ready to turn the page to “the next chapter.” Walking quietly around the corner at

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BEST OF THE BEST HONORED AT FFA BANQUET

Over 300 El Dorado Springs FFA members, parents, families and guests packed into the upper El Dorado Springs school gym on Thursday, May 5, for the annual El Dorado Springs FFA awards banquet. After working on the food provided by Count on Us, the group listened to the featured speaker, Kraysen Leonard, a state FFA

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EL DORADO CHRISTIAN SCHOOL RELISHES READING

Happy! Excited! Thankful! Faces of 3rd through 6th graders at ECS speak “volumes.” Their language teacher, Mrs. Janet Swank applied for an El Dorado Springs Community Grant in the fall of 2021, requesting to purchase high-interest, non-fiction books for her “Language Arts” classroom. To her surprise, Mrs. Swank’s request of $500 was granted in the

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El Dorado Springs Middle School 2021-2022 Awards

6th Grade English Most Outstanding: (Students who showed exemplary writing and speaking skills earning the highest grade for Semester 1 and Semester 2 in Language Class) Karcyn Rader, Saischa Bishop, Gracie Spencer, Serenity Witt, Maddix Robison, Shay Linsenmayer, Miley Boultinghouse. Most Improved: (Students who showed the most improvement in their writing and/or speaking skills in

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LILLIAN SUNDERWIRTH SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS

The 2022 recipients for the Lillian Sunderwirth Scholarships were honored with a reception by the Order of the Eastern Star on Tuesday evening May 24, 2022. Besides the recipients there were many family members and friends present along with several Eastern Star members. There were 20 recipients. Present for the picture included (front row, from

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Class of 2022 Scholarship winners

EHS James King Valedictorian – Barbara L. Walsh, NHS, Clintonville Mason Lodge, Lillian Sunderwirth, Hazel L. Bolander, MSSU, State Elks. Morgan Mitchell, Salutatorian – NHS, EHS Alumni Association, Lillian Sunderwirth, Community National Bank, Hazel L. Bolander, MSU, Tri-Lakes Eagles Aerie #4279, Project 288-Matt Chism, Regional Women’s Optimist Essay, $400 Dorothy Pope Memorial Nursing Scholarship. (This

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TEACHERS RECOGNIZED

The El Dorado Springs R-2 School District recognized Teachers and Support Staff of the Year on Friday afternoon. Pictured are (from left): Sharon Young, Support Staff of the Year; Beau Swopes, High School Teacher of the Year; Jenny Ring, Middle School Teacher of the Year; and Brooke Miller, Elementary Teacher of the Year.

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R-II SCHOOL HIRES SPECIAL ED DIRECTOR

The El Dorado Springs School Board has voted to hire Dana Abercrombie as special education director for the 2022-2023 school year. Beginning in 2002, Ms. Abercrombie worked for four years in the special education department as a paraprofessional, and has continued her employment for the R-2 district as a special education teacher since 2007. While

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