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Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 7183: Eleven receive scholarships (06/29/15)
LILBOURN - Eleven high school graduates received scholarships from the New Madrid County Memorial Veteran of Foreign Wars Post 7183. Each scholarship is valued at $1,000. This year's recipients are: Heath Babb of Bragg City is a graduate of Delta R-7 High School, where he participated in basketball, baseball, Beta Club and Future Business Leaders of America. The son of Tina Babb, he plans to attend Three Rivers College for two years then transfer to lineman's school...
Students honored for fourth quarter academic efforts (06/29/15)
SIKESTON -- Matthews Elementary in Sikeston has announced the honor roll students for the fourth quarter of the 2014-2015 school year. They are: Tyler Adams, Mia Archer, Taylor Dixon, Ja'Kira Harrington, Emarious Hunt, Alex Phillips, Da'Von Wade, Delayna Basinger, Miley Jo Brewer-Robbins, Karie Burton, Katie Burton, Caleb Cobb, Brayden Darnall, Abby Essary, Jakeelan Harris, Lindsey Rapert, Zomarionna Spence, Shauntrez Taylor, Josif Warren, Jackson Couch, Allaina Darnell,...
May PAT honorees (06/27/15)
The Sikeston R-6 School System's Parents As Teachers "Children of the Month" for May were announced recently. Pictured left are Jaxen Hunt with his grandmother Joy Lawrence. Jaxen is the son of Dawn and Jeremy Hunt. Pictured right is Maverick Pullen with mother Kendall Pullen. He is the...
Shelter support (06/27/15)
The Matthews Elementary in Sikeston, M.A.D. Dogs Club helped raise $185 during this school year for the Sikeston Humane Society. The students donated pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters to help care for the animals at our local shelter.
Outstanding students (06/24/15)
The "Outstanding Attendance" winners for the year at the Sikeston Kindergarten Center are front row: Myron Sanders, Madyson Jimerson Patterson and Jayce Drake. Pictured back row are: Assistant Principal, Sarah Carbaugh, Keith Dixon, Perry Ellis, LaDallas Cole and Principal Jenny Hobeck. These students missed one day or less for the entire school year and were rewarded with a game or DVD...
Kelly Middle School names fourth quarter honor roll students (06/24/15)
BENTON -- Kelly Middle School has announced the honor roll students for the fourth quarter of the 2014-2015 school year. They are: Mollie Bartlett, Gunnar Brashear, Diana Fraire, Kate Hughes, Will Ledure, Ashley Parker, Joseph Romano, Alex Swope. Matthew Agin, Samantha Coffee, Haley Dodd, Riley Green, Zachary Hatley, Noah Hupp, Kelly Ivy, Mariah Juarez-Draves,...
Last class (06/24/15)
The last class of sixth grade students to attend A.D. Simpson School stand in front of the iconic school building on the last day of school May 22. The 63-year-old building named after a former Charleston R-1 educator and superintendent will be repurposed as a computer lab and house the special education department and in-school suspension program in the 2015-16 school year...
The Christian Academy: Fourth quarter honor roll is announced (06/24/15)
SIKESTON -- The Christian Academy has announced the honor roll students for the fourth quarter of the 2014-2015 school year. They are: Cambrie Duncan, Lydia Gadberry, Landri Hammontree, Lydia Hester, Zoe Perry, Brookelyn Sauceda, Eli Stephenson, Brooklynn Wallace, Evy Walton, Cody Stengler...
Good PUPs (06/24/15)
The preschool"PUPs of the Month" for May were named recently at the Sikeston Early Childhood Center. Pictured are John Barnes, Riley Rodgers, Deriyon Daniel, Jamarris Turner, Anderson Jones and Ava Rhodes. Students were chosen for displaying great PUP Behavior...
The scores are in! (06/24/15)
Several Sikeston High School students scored above national average on the ACT for the 2014-2015 school year. Pictured are students who are members of Sikeston High School's "21 Club," which recognizes students who scored above the ACT national average (20.9) during the 2014-15 school year. ...
2015-2016 budget to be finalized June 26 (06/24/15)
Staff report news@standard-democrat.com NEW MADRID - The New Madrid County R-1 School Board continued to fine-tune its budget for the coming year during the June Board meeting. Final approval of the budget is scheduled for 9 a.m. June 26 at the Board offices...
May Kindergarten Pups (06/15/15)
The Kindergarten Pups of the month for May were announced recently. Pictured front row are: Trinity Stone, Sherry Jo Welch, Joseph Sandlin, Tytianna Sheron, Courtney Burton, Preston Rogers, Justis Howell and Camilla Pittman; middle row: Johnathon Northern, Brylah Rogers, Madison Sanders, Jago Hillyard, Ge'laiya McCray, Payton Mercer, Ava Towe, Luke Miller and Logan Phillips; and back row: Zackery Gremard, Alexa Lee, Dillon Lewis, Will Sitzes, Jayden Bond, Sammy Williams, Rosa Tidwell, Kennedi Sims and Shon Harrington. ...
KHS honor roll announced (06/15/15)
BENTON -- Kelly High School has announced the honor roll students for the fourth quarter of the 2014-2015 school year. They are: A Honor Roll students are: Savannah Ashley, Shelby Beggs, Kristi Brucker, Haley Cureton, Carolyn Donaldson, Carlos Escobar, Lee-Ellen Feezor, Clayton Garrett, Tiffany Gibson, Shaina Grigery, Kayla Hill, Kacey Johnson, Cody Jones, Aleisha Kelley, Taylor Lasater, Morgan LeDure, Seth Perdue, Shanda Reed, Jacob Riley, Austin Roth, McKenzie Roth, Ashley Scheffer, Kaylee Scherer, Tesla Smith, Lydia Tackett, Whitney Watkins, Zachary Weiny, Stephanie Worth. ...
Five New Madrid County Central students earn 4.0 GPA; all named valedictorians (06/13/15)
NEW MADRID - New Madrid County Central High School honored five valedictorians at its graduation ceremony on May 19. Monique Antoinette Fahy, Jessye Suzanne Griffin, Sarah Elizabeth Hupp, Drew Allen Palmer and Emilee Lynn Palmer distinguished themselves by maintaining a 4.0 GPA for all eight semesters:...
A.R. Auction rewards students for reading (06/13/15)
CHARLESTON -- On May 20, students at Charleston Middle School attended a special end-of-the-year auction. The A.R. Auction rewarded students for earning A.R. (Accelerated Reader) points by reading books and taking tests. Each students' cumulative points for the year were used to bid in the auction...
Oran High School announces honor roll students (06/13/15)
ORAN -- Oran High School has announced the honor roll students for the fourth quarter of the 2014-2015 school year. They are: Garrett Blocker, Allison Cummins, Amber Flanigan, Racheal Friga, Austin Glastetter, Karrie Graviett, Toni Hency, Zak Johnson, Aubrianna Jones, Preston Parker, Madison Pettit, Jacob Priggel, Lera Rose, Thomas Roslen, Hunter Schlosser, Thomas Trankler, Eric Westrich...
Matthews Elementary School in Matthews: Students honored for fourth quarter academics (06/13/15)
SIKESTON -- Matthews Elementary in Sikeston has announced the honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2014-2015 school year. They are: Daniel Dillard, Demerius Grant, Alex Peet, Ja'Niya Tipler, Dariona Williams, Kiera Anderson, Trevor Brown, Josiah Combs, Gavin Heaton, Samuel lacy, Tashayniah Lyles, Jadorrion Morgan, Myqwan Myers, Nicholas Pratt, Keven Sanchez, Blaytin Smith, Brian Walker, Cameron Addis, Lily Bolen, Trevor Brown, Dallin Calbert, A'Shyah Cantrell, Kadin Carlisle, Kinsley chronister, Makala Elliott, Hunter Wllison, Cole Fitzgerald, Carlos Gonzalez, Giselle Gonzalez, juan Hernandez-Barajas, Jermaine Hunt, Alanna jones, Darryl Jordan Hailie King Amari Kizer, Davayza Mills, Destani Ranson, Keven Sanchez, Emily Sharp, Will Sims, Daltin Smith, Kingston Utley, Gylian Valdez, Tamaya Whitney, Brooklynn Wright, Dontayvious Wright, Peyton Wright, Zoe Alcott, Chris Artis, Nevea Beard, Lily Bolen, Demarius Brown, Kadin Carlisle, Kinsley Chronister, Acie Dixon, hunter Ellison, Kaylynn Felton,. ...
All-year BARK royalty (06/11/15)
Sikeston Junior High announced the seventh and eighth grade All-Year Bark king and queen at the May 22 assembly. These students were recommended by staff and voted on by their peers. These students exemplified the school's acronym Bark, which stands for Be Respectful, Act Responsibly, Ready to Learn, and Keep Safe. ...
Good citizen (06/11/15)
Thomas Roslen, son of Debbie and the late Thomas Roslen Sr., was recently selected by the Kings Highway Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution as Oran High School's Good Citizen. The DAR Good Citizen award honors outstanding high school seniors who demonstrate the qualities of dependability, service, leadership and patriotism to an "outstanding degree."...
Sikeston students attending Missouri Scholars Academy (06/11/15)
COLUMBIA -- The University of Missouri is hosting more than 300 of the top Missouri high school students, including three from Southeast Missouri, at the Missouri Scholars Academy (MSA) through June 27. During the program, Malik Barnett and Julius Hoang, students at Sikeston High School, along with Mikayla Smith, who attends Puxico High School, will join other students from across the state to participate in a comprehensive educational experience that will encourage the gifted students to embrace their intellects and challenge themselves academically.. ...
Charleston Middle School presents 2014-15 academic awards (06/10/15)
CHARLESTON - Charleston Middle School has announced the academic awards for the 2014-2015 school year. They are: S. Grimes, Reading -- Jeremiah Smith, Dorrinda Kent; Most Improved Reading -- DK Williams; Language -- Zatyrus Moore; Math -- McKayla Phillips; 8th Hour -- Tre Craig, Moeasha McCatrey...
New Madrid County Central: Fourth quarter academic efforts earn recognition (06/10/15)
NEW MADRID -- New Madrid County Central High School has announced the honor roll for the second semester of the 2014-2015 school year. They are: Logan Archie, Caleb Austin, Brittany Babb, Dakota Babb-Ivie, Maleia Beavers, Amari Bell, John Benson, Shaundreia Boyd, Logan Broughton, Mattie Burleson, Mason Burton, Kylie Cook, Derick Dean, Kathryne Dee, Kandis Egggemeyer, Nicole Fowler, Riley Fowler, Hayley Fuller, Dillon Gammons, Allyson Garner, Amyia Gates, Deja Grissom, Mary Halterman, Whitney Harden, Hayley Harris, Lyndzi Hart, Garrett Heady, Allyson James, Shelbie Karafa, Katherine Lawfield,. ...
Patriotic artists (06/10/15)
The Veteran of Foreign Wars Ladies Auxiliary Post 3174 announced the art winners at Kelly High School. First place was awarded to Faith Hickman, Addison Milam won second place, Cassidy Stone received third place and honorable mention went to Jordan Collins. Their art projects were displayed along with others at an art show for parents at Kelly High School. Pictured from left Collins, Milam, Hickman and Stone...
New Madrid County students attend Youth Leadership Day in Jefferson City (06/08/15)
JEFFERSON CITY -- The Capitol was bustling with activity as 441 high school students, including three from New Madrid County, and their chaperons took part in Missouri Farm Bureau Youth Leadership Day April 9. Attending from New Madrid County were Kelsey Morgan, Jessica Brewer and Beth Clark...
Sikeston High School students earn spots on Bulldog Honor Roll (06/08/15)
SIKESTON -- Sikeston Senior High School has announced the students who achieved status on the Bulldog Honor Roll. They are: Fadel Alkiani, Mackenzie Alsup, Tatiana Armstrong, Michale Ashberger, Bryce Bays, Austin Branch, Troy Butler, Joshua Carter, Quincy Chinwuko, Alexia Cross, Brendan Crowe, Madison Davis, Amalia Day, Logan Day, Makenzie Draper, Amber Dukes, Annie Ensor, Natalee Fennell, Raushan Ferrell, Triana Gant, Will Gilmer, Michaela Glaus, Blaine Goodman, Abbigale Graham, Emma Grimes, Landon Hawkins, Sherrie Hays, Mandy Huang, Andrew Hunter, Kylie Hutcheson, Evan Irwin, William Jackson,J imara Jones, Cameron King, Thomas Lankeit, Katherine Lape, Don Larry, Travis Laymon, William Leonard, Emily Limbaugh, Michael Luttrell, Logan McCabe, Morgan Merrill, Allison Miles, Dylon Mills, Roge Moducue, Olivia Nash, Brylie Noe, Kylie Noe, Hanna Payne, Georgia Poindexter, William Pratt, Kathryn Price, Bethany Ramsey, Hanna Razor, Zhane Robinson, Liliana Rodriguez, Chloe Sells, Zachary Simmons, Richard Sterling, Ben Swinney, Frederick Thatch, Sarah Thornton, Alana Turk, Luis Valdez, Abigail Vaught, Micah Wallace, Chazmin Williams, Jimmy Williams, Leigh Williams, Loren Yant.. ...
Legion scholarship recipient (06/08/15)
The Sikeston American Legion Auxiliary Unit 114 presented a scholarship to Tanner Henson. Pictured are Henson and his family members, front row, from left: Sherry Lambert; Ronnie Lambert; Henson, who has a 4.1 GPA; and back row: Kellie Flippo; Frances Henson; Paul Henson; Jerome Henson; Mary Henson; Hayden Ehrlich; and Jose Lara...
Helping others (06/08/15)
Third grade students at Southeast Elementary in Sikeston decided to help others in need after reading a story called "Here's My Dollar," written by Gary Soto. The story is about a young girl who helped out the San Diego Zoo by writing a letter to the local newspaper and sending a dollar as a donation. ...
Sikeston graduate earns National Merit scholarship (06/08/15)
EVANSTON, Ill. - A 2015 Sikeston High School graduate is among National Merit Scholarship winners. According to the National Merit Scholarship Corporation Kaitlyn P. Ayers of Sikeston is one of approximately 2,200 winners of National Merit Scholarships financed by U.S. colleges and universities. Ayers lists her probable career field as biomedical engineering and received the National Merit Vanderbilt University Scholarship...
Scholarships awarded (06/08/15)
Richland R-1 Seniors Regan Manes, left, and Aimee Whitney, right, receive the annual D&D Trucking Scholarship presented by Tish Foster last week at Richland R-1 School. Both Manes and Whitney received the $500 scholarship to use at the college of their choice...
NMC R-1 Middle School: Students recognized for fourth quarter efforts (06/08/15)
NEW MADRID -- New Madrid County Central Middle School has announced the honor roll students, students who achieved perfect attendance and the outstanding students for the fourth quarter of the 2014-2015 school year. Students who achieved perfect attendance are:...
SHS student earns honor from DAR (06/01/15)
SIKESTON -- Grayson Cantrell, daughter of Glen and Mindy Cantrell, has been selected by the 100-year-old Kings Highway Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution as the Good Citizen from Sikeston High School. The Good Citizen award was established in 1934 (81 years ago) to honor outstanding high school seniors who demonstrate the qualities of dependability, which includes truthfulness, loyalty and punctuality; service, which includes cooperation, courtesy and consideration of others; leadership, which includes personality, self-control and the ability to assume responsibility; and patriotism, which includes unselfish interest in family, school, community and nation. ...
Charleston Middle School lists fourth quarter honors (06/01/15)
CHARLESTON -- Charleston Middle School has announced the honor roll students for the fourth quarter of the 2014-2015 school year. B Honor Roll students received a B average with no D's or F's. A Honor Roll students received all A's. B Honor Roll students are:...
Students are recognized for their fourth quarter academic achievements (06/01/15)
SIKESTON -- Saint Francis Xavier School has announced the honor roll students for the fourth quarter of the 2014-2015 school year. They are: Libby Alcorn, Hiatt Ault, Hunter Collins, Jack Cozean, Meredith Grojean, Jacob Haley, Sophie Hunter, Savannah Hux, Laura Martinez, Katie Rose Ressel, Will Henry Steward, Barrett Stokes, Laurel Towery, Ella Vinson, Kylin Woodruff...
FFA chapter marks year of successes (06/01/15)
NEW MADRID - At the New Madrid County Central third annual FFA awards banquet on April 21, students and excelling FFA members were honored. Also Jonathan Maloyed and Gina Smith were named honorary members of the chapter. There were 24 FFA members that received the Greenhand FFA Degree. ...
Christ-like Characters (05/27/15)
The Christ-like Character Winners for the month of April at The Christian Academy were announced recently. Honorees from the Junior/Senior High School are Mallory Jaynes (eighth grade) and Brandon Vines (11th grade). Chosen from the second through fifth grades were, from left: Lily Sparks (third grade), Brooke Taylor (fourth grade), Lonnie Lejeune (fifth grade), Lee Freeland (fifth grade). ...
Art work on display (05/27/15)
New Madrid County Farm Bureau has been doing quarterly "Ag in the Classroom" programs for Toni Phelps' third grade classroom at New Madrid Elementary this year. Following the last program, a poster contest was conducted, and the winning design was made into T-shirts for the entire class. This year's winner shown in front of the class is Dixson Griffin...
Students honored for academic work at Richland Elementary (05/27/15)
ESSEX -- Richland Elementary School has announced the honor roll students for the fourth quarter of the 2014-2015 school year. They are: Deborah Anderson, Olyvia Anderson, Shyanne Anderson, Joshua Barnes, Mary Beth Bolin, Hayden Conner, Allie Corlew, Carter Eaton, Tyler Fortenberry, Jake Goodman, Cole Lang, Kolten Lawrence, Lexus Mallory, Dayton Owens, Sean Polly, Jasmine Qualls, Kamryn Rice, Emma Roberts, Sidney Stoker, Veronica Touchette, Kaylee Vaughn, Alyssa Volz, Addyson Williamson...
Oran High School announces top graduates (05/27/15)
ORAN - Allison Cummins and Karrie Graviett are the valedictorians of Oran High School's Class of 2015. This year's salutatorian is Zakery Johnson. The daughter of Mark and Stacey Starnes and Steven and Niki Cummins, Cummins was the student council president. She was a member of Beta Club, Science Club, Art Club, FCCLA and Student Council and participated in softball, basketball and volleyball...
Salary increase, school calendar change approved at May meeting (05/27/15)
NEW MADRID - The New Madrid County R-1 Board of Education members adopted a salary schedule for the 2015-16 school year reflecting a 3.1 percent across-the-board increase for personnel. According to Dr. Cynthia Sharp Amick, superintendent, the Board arrived at the amount after deciding its calendar options for the coming year. She explained the state requires 1,044 hours of instruction but gives each district three options on how the hours are accrued...
PAT children of the month (05/18/15)
Sikeston Early Childhood Education and Kindergarten Center named is Parents as Teachers children of the month for April. Pictured are, from left: Luke Williams, 16 months old, (with his mother Emily Williams); and Gracelyn Kennedy, 3, and Olivia Perez, 7 months old, (with their mother Lea Kennedy). To learn more about the PAT program, call 471-0653...
Monty visits school (05/18/15)
Montgomery Bank employees recently participated in the American Banker's Association Education Foundation's annual "National Teach Children to Save Day." Pictured with Monty are students from St. Francis Xavier School in Sikeston.
Students with integrity (05/18/15)
Southeast Elementary School in Sikeston announced its April Students of the Month. Pictured front row from left are: Hunter Stephens, Matthew Ross, Noah Bramlett, Lauren Towe, Gavin Spencer and Braylon Webb; middle row: James Lepior, Hanna Sutton, Kimarhri Wilkins, Austin Brase and Trace Sullivan; back row: Carlee Ledbetter, Makayla Towe, Jyqualous Scott, John Foley, Savannah Griggs and Conner Michael. Also honored was Meradith Wren. The word of the month was integrity...
Students compete for state honors (05/18/15)
SPRINGFIELD - From April 11-14, nearly 4,500 students grades 5-12, college students and advisers descended upon Springfield for the Missouri Future Business Leaders of America -- Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference. Students main focus was competitive events, in which nearly 3,400 of the attendees participated in. ...
April P.U.P.S. (05/18/15)
Sikeston Kindergarten Center has named its P.U.P.S. of the month for April. Pictured are front row, from left: Mason White, Allie Jenkerson, Z'Mundrae Redd, Adian Adams, Karman Turner Holland, Raheem Hill, Michael White and Riley Kelley; second row: Davis Dingle, Kamille Pulley, Jacob Brandon, Lillie Watkins, Andrew Tatum, Ted Wright, Erica Wilson, Destiny Laminack, Zamarrius Gipson and Jimmie Tatum; and back row: Jamarcus Johnson, Joseph Knuckles, Devin Kyles, Cayleigh Lee, Richia Johnson, Angela Riddell, Brooklyn Webb, Jayden Bond, Kami Marshall and Isaiah Gibson. ...
SHS vocal students earn district honors (05/18/15)
SIKESTON - Sikeston High School students earned top ratings while taking part in the Missouri State High School Activities Association's Southeast District Solo and Ensemble Festival on March 20. Fourteen of the participants will complete at the state level. ...
Rocking (05/09/15)
Megan Mooneyhan rocks out singing "Do Life Big" during the third annual TCA talent showcase on April 30.
TCA honorees: Junior/Senior High (05/09/15)
The Christian Academy announced its March "Christ-like Characters of the Month" recently. Above: Honored from the prekindergarten through second grate were, from left: Lexi Cooper (prekindergarten), Connor Simmons (kindergarten), Ayden Godfrey (first grade) and Sarah Frazier (second grade). Top photo: The third through fifth grade honorees are, from left: Toniah Magill (third), Khia Gillespie (fifth) and Connor Shelby (fifth). Also honored was Olivia Jackson (fourth grade)...
Local student earns animal sciences scholarship at MU (05/09/15)
COLUMBIA -- Tyler Stratman, Sikeston, received the H.A. Herman Memorial A.I. Industry Scholarship from the Division of Animal Sciences in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources at the University of Missouri. The scholarship is given to graduate students studying reproductive physiology. Stratman's research interests are in the reproductive efficiency of dairy cattle...
Sweet success (05/09/15)
SEMO Christian Academy in Sikeston recently completed its candy bar fundraiser and honored the top sellers. Pictured from left are Sophia Stash, first place for selling 750 candy bars; Briella Wilkerson, second place for selling 650 candy bars and Carter Hay and Ja'Liyah Jones who tied for third place by selling 600 candy bars...
Little 'trikers' learn big lesson in helping others (05/09/15)
EAST PRAIRIE - "Trikers" at R.A. Doyle Elementary School are learning at a very young age how to help others in need. The school just recently conducted the third annual trike-a-thon for St Jude Research Hospital raising $7,006 to help fight childhood cancer...
Key support (05/09/15)
The Charleston Kiwanis Club presented to the Charleston High School Key Club on April 21 a check for $250 for their outstanding work in the community and in helping the Kiwanis Club with various projects. Pictured are Kiwanian Mike Grimes presenting a check to some of the Key Club members and their sponsor teacher Lana Collier. ...
Participating parents (05/09/15)
The third Quarter Parent Participation at the Sikeston Kindergarten and Early Childhood Center were announced recently. Pictured front row are: Anderson Jones, Madsion Sanders, Myron Sanders, Christina Gardner and Tyler Merritt; back row: Tony Jones, Alana Jones, Amanda Jones, Roketia Sanders and Principal Jenny Hobeck. Parents were recognized for their outstanding service with a gift card...