Ella Hensley

Trevor Peterson

Ella Hensley and Trevor Peterson are going to Scholars Academy

Ella Hensley and Trevor Peterson selected to attend Missouri Scholars Academy

Webb City High School sophomores Trevor Peterson and Ella Hensley have been selected to participate in the 2022 Missouri Scholars Academy.

Selection is based on standardized test scores, essays, teacher references, and grade point averages. Registration is happening now for the June academy. 

Trevor is the son of Jason and Lisa Peterson. 

Ella is the daughter of Joe and Dina Hensley and is following in her father’s footsteps: he attended the academy when he was a WCHS student.

The academy, founded in 1985, is a three-week residential program for 330 of Missouri’s academically gifted students who are ready to begin their junior year in high school. It is held each June on the campus of the University of Missouri-Columbia and administered by the University of Missouri Honors College.”

Students live on campus for the three weeks, attending college-level major and minor classes with Mizzou professors. They connect with bright students from across the state as well as participate in discussions, field trips, social activities, and hear from notable guest speakers. 

The academy, which will be back in person this year after two years of virtual sessions, is directed by Steve Keller, associate professor of chemistry, and Rachel Harper, associate director of the honors college.

Choir Boosters’ Sweet Notes returns

The Webb City Choir Boosters’ Sweet Notes fundraising concert is returning after a two-year hiatus at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 23, in the Cardinal Dome commons at Webb City High School.

Those attending enjoy performances by soloists and groups in a night club atmosphere – and their pick of countless desserts.

This ninth Sweet Notes will have a travel theme, Your Ticket to Everywhere.

Lily McCaw and other Breckingridge Scholars are greeted by First Lady Teresa Parson. (FACEBOOK PHOTOS)

Lili McCaw honored in Jefferson City

Lily McCaw, a junior at Webb City High School, spent two days last week in Jefferson City.

On Tuesday, April 5, Lily was honored at the Missouri Governor’s Mansion as one of this year’s Breckenridge Scholars. Missouri First Lady Teresa Parson hosted the scholars, who are selected by the Missouri Federation of Republican Women.

On Wednesday, April 6, Sen. Bill White met at the capitol with Lily, her mother Hilary McCaw, and Linda Uselmann, sponsor of the Webb City High School Republican Club. Lily also had the honor of playing her own piano composition in the capitol rotunda.

Sen. Bill White visits with Lily McCaw, her mother, Hilary McCaw, and Linda Ussleman Wednesday in the Senate Chambers.s


Kindergarten milestone: knowing all the letters

Students and staff at Madge T. James Kindergarten Center recently celebrated because all of the students know their uppercase and lowercase letters.

All of our kindergarten students at Madge T. James are Cardinal Stars!” says principal Karen Brownfield. “This is a big accomplishment for our kiddos!”

Honey bee swarm season!

Missouri honey bees will soon be drawn to the smell of blooming flowers and may be seen in swarms.

According to the Missouri State Beekeepers Association, a cloud of bees in the air or clumped together on a branch is a healthy swarm of honey bees moving on to a new home to make honey.

For more information about how to help swarming bees find a new home, or learn more about local and statewide beekeepers, visit mostatebeekeepers.org. You can also send questions to showmethegold@mostatebeekeepers.org.

All of our kindergarten students at Madge T. James are Cardinal Stars!” says principal Karen Brownfield. “This is a big accomplishment for our kiddos!”