The Ferguson-Florissant School Board Recognizes Excellence

The Ferguson-Florissant School Board Recognizes Excellence


   The Ferguson-Florissant School District Board of Education honored the accomplishments of students and staff at the monthly board meeting on May 9.

McCluer’s sixth Gates Millennium Scholars: Mark Vassell, a senior at McCluer High School, earned the Gates Millennium Scholars scholarship. Mark is the sixth student from McCluer to win the all-expense paid renewable scholarship for  outstanding minority students.

4 FFSD students to attend Missouri Scholars Academy this summer. Four FFSD sophomores have been selected to participate in the 2012 Missouri Scholars Academy. McCluer High School’s Olivia Rivers and McCluer North High School’s Christina Dunham, Matthew Graham  and Jared Hunt will attend the program.

The FFSD’s top ACT scorers win Bright Flight. McCluer High School’s Glennon Maffitt McDonald and McCluer North High School’s Joseph Kavanaugh have been named Bright Flight scholars.

MN soloists, ensemble hit top notes at MSHSAA music festival. McCluer North High School students Willnard Anderson, a junior, and seniors Darren Barnes, Anna Marxkors, Lindsay Moody and Anissa Quilling received a No. 1 superior rating at the Missouri State High School Activities Association’s State Solo/Small Ensemble Festival in April. Kamaria Keely and Quinten Singleton, both juniors, and Cierra Dalske, Ifama Kellin and Tyler Price, seniors, received a No. 2 excellent rating.

Probe students win top honors in the region in Stock Market Game. Berkeley and Cross Keys Middle School Probe students did well in the Stock Market Game sponsored by the Missouri Council on Economic Education. The Berkeley team — which includes seventh-graders Taylor Howard, Devonta Matthews, and Dazjour Smith, and eighth-grader Devin Humphrey — placed first in the St. Louis region. The Cross Key team, which includes eighth-graders Caitlyn Chalcraft, Hannah Goodman, Lauryn Hudson, Mckenzie Ney, and Caitlynn Waters, finished second.

District students prepare to be future leaders as YLSL participants. Eight district students were selected to participate in the 2011-12 Youth Leadership St. Louis program, They are: McCluer High School juniors Therrance Carrothers, Kristen McPike and Alexis Tucker, McCluer North High School juniors Kamaria Keely and Corinne Keller and McCluer South-Berkeley High School juniors Deon Davis and Devon Davis, and senior Erica Johnson.

Barb Wnek’s passion for running takes her to London. Barb Wnek is a 62-year-old physical education teacher at Combs, Robinwood and Griffith Elementary Schools. Her passion for running has now taken her to London for her first marathon outside the United States. She plans to integrate the London marathon into her lessons.

Jackie Hall wins GO! St. Louis Marathon, Jackie Pirtle-Hall, an ACT preparation teacher at McCluer North High School, won the Go! St. Louis Marathon. Her time of 2 hours, 42 minutes, 3 seconds broke the marathon’s previous record of 2:51:20, set in 2009.

Griffith students win Elks Drug Awareness Poster Contest. Four Griffith Elementary School students won the Florissant Elks Lodge 2316, Elks Association Drug Awareness Poster Contest. Key’mon Jenkins, a third-grader; Jada Hughes, a fourth-grader; and Jayla Jones, a fifth-grader, won the first-place prize of $150. The grand prize went to Markell Scott, a fifth-grader, who won the honor of having his design appear on a T-Shirt and $150.

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