Webb City choir members performed at Disney World during spring break.

Cardinals sing at Disney World over spring break

The Webb City High School choirs and the Choir Boosters spent spring break last week at Disney World in Florida.

Melinda Benham, choir director, reported that the trip was a huge success. “Our kids, chaperones and fellow staff members were incredible. Every time I passed a group of kids at the parks, I was overwhelmed by their expressions of joy.”

Among the highlights was their participation in the  Disney Choir performance at Disney Springs.


Trevor Peterson

Zach Stump

Trevor Peterson and Zach Stump are among state’s top 100 seniors

Webb City High School seniors Zach Stump and Trevor Peterson have been selected for the Missouri Scholars 100 program.

The Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals sponsors this statewide program honoring Missouri’s top 100 academic students out of over 60,000 Missouri students in the graduating class of 2024.

Webb City is well represented with two out of the 100 students,” says Stacy Stockton, their gifted education teacher.

They will be honored during a luncheon in Columbia with the rest of the 100 scholars at the end of April.

Selections were based upon ACT scores and grade point averages, along with 10 other requirements known as the Academic Decathlon. Requirements included upper-level coursework, extracurricular activities, leadership, and community service.

Graduation driver license course

The Joplin Health Department will offer First Impact, a free 90-minute traffic safety course to educate both parents and new drivers about Missouri’s Graduated Driver License (GDL) law. The program discusses the three-step licensing system of Missouri GDL to help teens build skills while becoming aware of driving hazards and risks.

The goal of the program is to reduce the number of motor vehicle fatalities, injuries and crashes among teen drivers by increasing parental awareness and enforcement of Missouri’s GDL law. Research indicates the program has been instrumental and has assisted to reduce teen crashes.

The program will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, at the Joplin Public Safety Center, 5102 Swede Lane, south of the Joplin Regional Airport. Registration (required) and further information is online or by calling (417) 623-6122, ext. 1286.