Ferguson-Florissant Board of Education Recognizes Excellence

The Ferguson-Florissant School District Board of Education took time to honor the achievements of students and staff at its monthly board meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 12.

“The Ferguson-Florissant School District is proud of the achievements of its many talented students and staff,” said Dr. Art McCoy, superintendent. “We are pleased to acknowledge their efforts and share their successes with the community.”

The following students and staff were honored:

Darby Dachroeden and Nicholas Stewart, both seniors at McCluer North High School, were selected from among more than 200 St. Louis-area high school students to be a part of the St. Louis All-Suburban Orchestra. Dachroeden plays bass and Stewart plays viola.

Ten sixth grade students from the Ferguson-Florissant School District have been selected for the 2012-2013 St. Louis Suburban Music Educators Association Sixth Grade All-Suburban Honors Orchestra.  The students are: Evonna Harris and Daniel Hull (Combs); Angela Phipps (Parker Road) Ta’mya Cummings and Quinten Ford (Vogt); Bethany Glore (Lee Hamilton); Diamon Wilson (Central); Joshua Geisler and Cyrus Riddle (Commons Lane) and Lanisha Stevens (Duchesne).  Each student will perform with the full All-Suburban Orchestra at a concert on Jan. 5, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Pattonville Senior High School.

Willnard Anderson, a senior at McCluer North High School, has been selected to be a member of the Missouri All-State Choir. He was one of 100 bass vocalists from the St. Louis Suburban Conference to audition for one of the four available spots.  He will receive recognition as a member of the All-State Choir at the Missouri Music Educators Association conference in January. Anderson was also named to the All-State Choir as a junior last year.

Combs Elementary School music teacher Mrs. Alice Brod wrote original lyrics for the song, “We Will Jingle,” based on music from the popular tune “We Will Rock You.”  The lyrics will be published in the January/February 2013 issue of Music K-8 magazine, a national publication for music educators.

McCluer High School football coach Joe Henke was named 2012 Suburban North Conference Co-Coach of the Year by the Suburban North Conference Football Coaches’ Association. Coach Henke led the Comets to the District semifinals this year with an 8-3 overall record and second place finish in the Conference.  The Comets received additional accolades recently when two players, Aaron Willis and Champ Holloman, received 3rd team All-State honors as well.

Three FFSD students earned awards in this year’s Iota Phi Lambda Sorority Inc. Alpha Zeta Chapter National Essay Contest:  Ferguson Middle School students Eonie Johnson (first place in the middle school category) and Jayla Haynes (third place in the middle school category), and McCluer North High School student Camaren Belton (second place in the high school category).


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