R-7 Board locks in $8 million base bid for high school addition

Bill’s Electric employees prepare the new lights to be lifted – pole and all – onto their base behind the Cardinal Stadium grandstand. No longer will there be a bad seats – behind the poles. R-7 Board locks in $8 million base bid for high school addition Which alternates, if any, can be chosen later

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Cardinal band parents get preview of new field show

 Helene Sheeler-Johnson photos and text Cardinal band parents get preview of new field show After more than two grueling weeks of band camp in high 90s to 100-plus degree temps, the Webb City Cardinal Pride Marching Band performed an exhibition Friday, Aug. 5, for family, friends, and alumni at the annual Parent Preview.  The evening

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WCJHS Honor Roll

Webb City Junior High School 2021-22 Second Semester Honor Roll WCJHS All-A 7th Grade Evelyn Ruth Atnip Sean Adam Baker James Ryan Baldassaro Rylan John Bell Maecy Grace Beverlin Connor Louis Black Paisly Christine Boatright Louden Thomas Bolinger Gabriel Ivan-Hugh Boone Jaleigh Brinegar Audrie Jacklynne Brooks Brooklyn Elise Bulcock Addison Rose Burns Kaidence Brooke Bush

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R-7 Board finalizes 2022-23 budget with 7% salary increases

R-7 Board finalizes 2022-23 budget with 7% salary increases Increasing food costs blamed for 45¢ higher lunch prices The Webb City R-7 School Board in special session Tuesday finalized the district’s 2022-2023 budget, including an approximate 7% raise for all employees. Starting pay for teachers will increase by $2,500 from $41,500 to $44,000. Teachers advancing

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21-22 WCHS 2nd Semester Honor Roll

Webb City High School 2021-22 Second Semester Honor Roll Distinguished 3.66 – 4.0 GPA FRESHMEN Olivia Joy Adkins David Robert Alm Alyson Paige Bash Luke Garin Beverlin Adrien Chay Black Emerson Viola Boulware Addison Jo Brown Kaitlyn Ann Brown Hudson Dutch Byrd Tatum Nicole Carden Fontes Esmeralda Castro Ruby Jean Channel Emily Faith Clark Brayden

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Webster Field Day

Webster Field Day  If every school day were as much fun as Thursday morning was at Webster Primary Center kids would likely want to stay in school all year long. There were too many events to count, including arm wrestling, limbo and a giant sling shot. The Webb City School District did finish the year

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Class of ’22, largest  WCHS class ever, praised for perseverance

Graduates come down single file from Cardinal Dome to Cardinal Stadium , led by Baylor Dickinson (center of right photo). Austin Winnett (at right) spots his fans in the crowd. Class of ’22, largest  WCHS class ever, praised for perseverance Natalie Lewis is one of 310 graduates receiving a diploma. The largest Webb City High

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District honors 21 retiring staff members

District honors 21 retiring staff members Retiring staff members of the Webb City R-7 School District were honored during a lunch on Thursday, May 5. Those present were: (SITTING) Rebecca Botts, 15 years, high school English language arts teacher; Jan Shelley, 22 years, Mark Twain Elementary principal; Randall Hayes, 29 years, high school math; Glenda

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Scholarships awarded since inception of fund in 1986 exceed $1M

Scholarships awarded since inception of fund in 1986 exceed $1M $74,300 awarded to 2022 honorees by former Superintendent Ron Lankford In 1986 the Webb City R-7 School District Scholarship Fund was initiated. Its intent was to provide recognition to our academic leaders who for the first time faced a higher set of expectations for graduates

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305 in Webb City Class of 2022 to graduate Friday

The Senior Parade was held Monday in front of the Cardinal Dome entrance. 305 in Class of 2022 to graduate Friday At last count, Principal Josh Flora says 305 Webb City High School seniors have met requirements “to walk” during commencement Friday evening in Cardinal Stadium. Commencement will start at 7 p.m. Look for the

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Summa cum laude grads announced

2022 WCHS summa cum laude graduates are (SEATED) Charity Brower, Aidan Wiggins, Ashlynn Atkins, Rachel Davison, (STANDING) Baylor Dickinson, Morgan Robinson, Connor Peterson and Zoe Still. Summa cum laude grads announced Members of the 2022 Class of Webb City High School achieving summa cum laude status have been announced. The eight graduating with the highest

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2022 SWEET NOTES

The seniors take the spotlight to close their last Sweet Notes. 2022 SWEET NOTES Talia Hopkins, Averey Terry & Kayla Weston Ty Cahoon Lydia Thieman Sierra Newkirk & Ava Spencer Jacie Crouch Maddie Cox Elijah Smith Emerson Boulware & Christane Mahurin Anne Marie Wright Addy Ragsdale & Maggie Lee Lily Clark Joyce Stapleton Gavin Burdette

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Swing ‘N’ Scoops at Madison Street Jazz Club

HELENE SHEELER-JOHNSON PHOTOS Swing ‘N’ Scoops At Madison Street Jazz Club Monday evening was perfect for an outdoor jazz concert – with scoops of ice cream. The Webb City High School Jazz Ensemble held the annual event on the school’s front lawn by the Heritage Clock Tower. Jazz fans assembled on lawn chairs as they

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WCHS theatre rehearsing laugh-a-minute ‘Puffs’ for annual spring play

WCHS theatre rehearsing laugh-a-minute ‘Puffs’ for annual spring play The Webb City High School theatre department is preparing to put on “Puffs” as its annual spring play. Director Nancy O’Banion summarizes the plot. “For seven years a certain boy wizard went to a certain Wizard School and conquered evil. This, however, is not his story.

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Sentinel’s annual SENIOR publication to be in print again

WCHS SENIOR ’22 Sentinel’s annual SENIOR publication to be in print again It’s time to prepare the Sentinel’s annual SENIOR edition so it will be ready to distribute in conjunction with commencement on May 13, 2022. Right now, we’re collecting senior pictures. You can send one to news@webbcity.net. For seniors not submitting pictures, we’ll use

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Ensminger duo win Dancing with the Stars’ mirror disco balls

Scott and Shelby Ensminger react as they’re named winners of the Pr0ject Graduation Dancing with the Stars contest Saturday in the Cardinal Dome. (LaFONDA CROUCH PHOTOS) Ensminger duo win Dancing with the Stars’ mirror disco balls Judges rate a dance routine during Dancing with the Stars. Proceeds benefit Project Graduation. Emcee Howie Nunnelly takes a

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Adysen Howerton and Carter Rives reign at JROTC Military Ball

JROTC royalty at the Military Ball Saturday were (SEATED) Carter Rives and Adysen Howerton. (STANDING) Aleena Arias, David Alm , Alezabeth Gunn, Kollin Tallent, Claire Rives and Brayden Barlett. Adysen Howerton and Carter Rives reign at JROTC Military Ball With a lot of decorating, the new firing range at Webb City High School turned out

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Nurses among those named Friends of Education by Webb City Teachers Association

The Webb City Community Teachers Association is honoring the school district’s nurses by naming them Friends of Education. (FRONT) Karen Brock, Kristy Rogers, Lisa Peterson, Kayte Dunaway. (STANDING) Kim Powell, Kayla Willis, Miranda Dalton, Ashlee Epler, Amber Penner and Amber Moreland. (NOT PICTURED) Stephanie Bracken, Heather Harlen and Amy Hunt. Nurses among those named Friends

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Baylor Dickinson and Connor Peterson selected for Missouri Scholars 100 honorable mention

Baylor Dickinson and Connor Peterson selected for Missouri Scholars 100 honorable mention Baylor Dickinson Connor Peterson Seniors Baylor Dickinson and Connor Peterson of Webb City High School have been selected as honorable mention recognition by Missouri Scholars 100. The Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals sponsors Missouri Scholars 100 and invites schools across Missouri to

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Dustin Storm honored by School Administrators Association

Dustin Storm (right) is presented an award for being a nominee for the Pearce Award by Curtis Cain, president of the Missouri Association of School Administrators. Storm is superintendent of the Miller School R-11 District. Dustin Storm honored by School Administrators Association Dustin Storm, superintendent of the Miller R-11 School District, was among eight superintendents

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Big yes vote (76%) for R-7 School bond issue

Big yes vote (76%) for R-7 School bond issue Voters in the Webb City R-7 School District gave a big thumbs up Tuesday to the School Board’s $11 million bond issue proposal. The issue passes by a vote of 1,116-352 in Jasper County, which is a 76% majority. The bond issue will primarily be used

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Ribbon cut for high school firing range

JROTC and archery team members join in on the ribbon cutting Tuesday at the recently completed firing range at Webb City High School. Ribbon cut for high school firing range A ribbon-cutting was held Tuesday for the latest addition to Webb City High School – the firing range for the JROTC rifle team and the

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Contested seats highlight election Tuesday

Contested seats highlight election Tuesday Tuesday, April 5, is election day. The main thing to be decided is the question of whether the Webb City R-7 School Board can proceed with its plan to issue $11 million in bonds to pay for expansion and renovation projects at the high school.  The board can issue the

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Webb City debate named district’s leading chapter

Webb City debate named district’s leading chapter Chloe Ingle and McKenzie Jones have qualified for nationals. (TEAM PHOTOS) During spring break the Webb City speech and debate team competed in the first leg of the district tournament to qualify for nationals.  Coach Tiffany Bolin reports, “We had 13 students make it to semifinals and two

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Webb City Cardinal Pride on parade in Disney’s Magic Kingdom

Webb City High School’s Cardinal Pride Band marches Tuesday on Main Street in Disney’s Magic Kingdom. (HELENE SHEELER-JOHNSON PHOTOS) Webb City Cardinal Pride on parade in Disney’s Magic Kingdom Mouse ears compliment the band uniforms. Band buses due back home from Florida Friday night Instead of their hats with plumes, members of the Webb City

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Columbia competition caps show choirs’ successful season

Members the Bella Vocé perform their “Barbie Girl” show during the Southwest Showcase, which was hosted March 5 at Webb City High School. Columbia competition caps show choirs’ successful season The Webb City show choirs ended their season with an exhilarating competition Saturday at Battle High School’s Battle Fest in Columbia. There are hundreds of

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Community recognition of top academic Cardinals resumes

The Academic Awards Ceremony begins with the Pledge of Allegiance Monday in the Cardinal Dome. Community recognition of top academic Cardinals resumes More than 400 Webb City R-7 students who scored at the advanced level on the MAP test last spring were recognized Tuesday during the annual Academic Awards Ceremony in the Cardinal Dome. Brenten

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R-7 Board decides reconfiguration of Legion hall won’t get cheaper

The Webb City R-7 School Board approves this new floor plan for the building that’s still the Webb City American Legion Hall, while its replacement is nearing completion in the same vicinity.  R-7 Board decides reconfiguration of Legion hall won’t get any cheaper Building to be renamed as Webb City R-7 Student Services Center Despite

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School Board tours latest improvements on WCHS campus

Board member David Collard isn’t that good at taking instruction from Carl Junction archery coach Chelsi Leggett. The Webb City R-7 School Board walked in on a Webb City/Carl Junction joint practice Tuesday during a tour of recently completed additions at Webb City High School. School Board tours latest improvements on WCHS campus Webb City

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Queen Chloe Ingle and King Kaden Turner crowned

Kaden Turner, 6-foot-4, crouches down to be crowned homecoming king by his escort, sister Nic-Angela. Queen Chloe Ingle and King Kaden Turner crowned King Kaden and escort Nic-Angela. Webb City High School Homecoming coronation Friday included the crowning of King Kaden Turner and Queen Chloe Ingle. Her escort was Evan Garrison, her band and debate

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First student assembly since pandemic began is worth cheering

First student assembly since pandemic began is worth cheering It was announced that Friday’s homecoming assembly was the first in three years, now that COVID-19 precautions are loosening. The were Student Council conducted games with administrators participating as well as students. And there was a combined show by the cheerleaders and Redettes. https://youtu.be/G7y-uX3weXg Principal Josh

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Kameron Carter wins spelling bee at Carterville Elementary

Kameron Carter wins spelling bee at Carterville Elementary Carterville Elementary School held its annual selection round of the Joplin Globe Spelling Bee on Wednesday, Feb. 9. Six fourth grade students competed for the chance to represent Carterville Elementary in the finals on March 18 at Thomas Jefferson Independent Day School. By spelling “encyclopedia,” Kameron Carter

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Annual Academic Awards and Honors banquets to resume

The 2020 Academic Awards ceremony. Annual Academic Awards and Honors banquets to resume They had to be canceled in 2021 because of the pandemic Academic Awards Banquet 6 p.m. Monday, March 7, at the Cardinal Dome   Students who scored at the advance level in all areas of the 2021 MAP test will be honored

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WCHS Winter Homecoming Friday

WCHS Homecoming Queen candidates: Hailey Casada, Charity Brower, Haylee Murray, Chloe Ingle, Elena Ross, Liv Taylor. Attendants: Kirra Long, freshman; Dawsyn Decker, sophomore, Libby VanTrease, junior. King candidates: Kaeden Tebbets, Silas Frank, Kaden Turney, Zion Wood, Braxton Surber and AJ Wiggins. WCHS Winter HOMECOMING Webb City High School’s Winter Homecoming is set for Friday in

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21-22 WCHS 1st Semester Honor Roll

Webb City High School 2021-22 First Semester Honor Roll Distinguished 3.66 – 4.0 GPA FRESHMEN Olivia Joy AdkinsDavid Robert AlmMia Jewel BaroneAlyson Paige BashLuke Garin BeverlinAdrien Chay BlackEmerson Viola BoulwareAddison Jo BrownKaitlyn Ann BrownHudson Dutch ByrdTatum Nicole CardenFontes Esmeralda CastroRuby Jean ChannelEmily Faith ClarkBrayden Neal CootsAbraham Jacob CottinghamGrace Kaylynn DalrympleJadyn Nicole DavisFisher Levi DerrickOwen Blake

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R-7 District nears completion of several projects totaling $2.5M

The latest addition to Webb City High School is a wide-open space for use as a firing range for the archery and JROTC rifle teams. R-7 District nears completion of several projects totaling $2.5M The addition includes two new classrooms. The archery/rifle range (portion without bricks) is tucked into a vacant spot on the back

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More than 1,000 absences Wednesday; Kids won’t come back until Tuesday

One of hundreds wondering if they’re positive with COVID-19 is ready to be swabbed Wednesday at the Ivy Medical site in Webb City. The line for testing winds from the Clubhouse at 115 N. Madison Street around Frisco Church to West Daugherty Street. Police had to direct traffic. NUMBER OF COVID CASES ‘IT’S EXPLODING’ More

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School Board still planning which projects to fund with bond issue

School Board still planning which projects to fund with bond issue The Webb City R-7 School Board continues to inch toward placing a no-tax-increase bond issue on the April 5 ballot. During their December meeting Tuesday, board members discussed the priority of several proposed projects. It’s likely they will hold a work session on the

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Christmas concert

Christmas concert The annual Christmas concert by the instrumental music department was held Sunday in Cardinal Dome. Bands from sixth grade up performed, and Assistant Superintendent Kevin Cooper read “Twas the Night Before Christmas” for the Cardinal Pride Band’s finale. (HELENE SHEELER-JOHNSON PHOTOS) Nina Nguyen, Evan Hendrick, Emma Combs, Evan Garrison and Kennah Scheurich. (DEBATE

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R-7 Board may place no-tax-increase bond issue on April ballot

R-7 Board may place no-tax-increase bond issue on April ballot High school addition with modern science labs is the project with the highest priority The Webb City R-7 School Board may decide during a special session on Nov. 22 whether to ask voters in April to approve a no-tax-increase bond issue to finance construction projects.

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Post tensioning lengthens tennis court construction time but promises years without cracks

A two-man crew from Precision Construction and Concrete returns after the new tennis courts’ concrete pad is poured for the post-tension process. Noel Lopez (right) uses a hydraulic jack to pull the cables while Oscar Martinez monitors the pressure. Post tensioning lengthens tennis court construction time but promises years without cracks What’s taking the new

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Debate team makes good showing at Carthage novice tournament

NSDA Degrees earned: (FRONT) Nina Nguyen, Alex Tyndall, Emma Combs, Wyatt Tasker, Keyerra WilesNot pictured-Wyatt Hedrick. (BACK) MacKenzie Bockoven, Camryn Klosterman, Ellie Wolsey, Evan Hendrick, Nathan Saderstrom, Justice Stiffler, Zander Perriman. (TIFFANY BOLIN PHOTO) Debate team makes good showing at Carthage novice tournament The Webb City High School speech and debate team competed against 18 other

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Cardinal Pride Band and color guard earn trophies at Maple Leaf Parade and Marching festival

The Webb City color guard leaves the square down Grant Street during the Carthage Maple Leaf Parade Saturday. (HELENE SHEELER-JOHNSON PHOTOS) Cardinal Pride Band and color guard earn trophies at Maple Leaf Parade and Marching festival Drum majors Evan Garrison and Jordan Russell display the band’s Class 5 second-place trophy. The Webb City Cardinal Marching Pride

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Academics Awards-Colleges

Webb City High School 2021 Honor diplomas and College scholarships ACADEMICS AWARDS HONOR DIPLOMAS Summa Cum Laude (4.0 and above) Rylee Ball, Kylee Bard, Ella Cates, Joseph Dawson, Mariah Francisco, Emma Garrison, Shae Gilstrap, Trenton Hayes, Aili McFall, Elease McFall, Mileah Metcalf, Logan Osterman, Cayden Phillips, Gavin Phillips, Sophie Roy Magna Cum Laude (3.67 –

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Academics Awards Night

WEBB CITY HIGH SCHOOL 2021 ACADEMICS AWARDS   Webb City Foundation Scholarship Trenton Hayes, Spencer Lortz Graeber Memorial Mid-Missouri Bank Scholarship Allison Goddard, Treghan Parker Webb City Chamber of Commerce Career Credits Scholarship Caden Duke, Caitlin O’Dell, Ella Cates, Emma Balcom, Shae Gilstrap, Velissia Perez Max H. Glover Rotary Club Scholarship Dylan Byrd, Paiton Rossetti

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Winter Guard competes virtually instead of before crowds

Webb City High School Winter Guard members are among those performing before a camera for virtual competitions rather than getting to travel for live competitions – as they did before the pandemic. (HELENE SHEELER-JOHNSON PHOTOS) Winter Guard competes virtually instead of before crowds

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Webb City musicians earn all-state concert and jazz band recognition

All-state jazz band members: Nick Smith, Ella Dodd, Connor Peterson and Daniel Roy. Webb City musicians earn all-state concert and jazz band recognition Ella Dodd and Daniel Roy have earned seats on the all-state concert band. Six Webb City High School students have received all-state recognition in concert band and jazz band. In the All-State

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Sophie Roy, Elease McFall honored by Missouri Scholars 100 program

Sophie Roy Sophie Roy is among Missouri’s top 100 graduating seniors in 2021 Elease McFall is an honorable mention Sophie Roy, a senior at Webb City High School has been selected for the 2021 Missouri Scholars 100 program, which honors 100 of Missouri’s top academic students in the graduating class of 2021.  The program also

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Speech and debate advances in state and national competitions

District finalists in individual events were: (CROUCHING) Chloe Ingle, McKenzie Jones. (STANDING) Lilly Shea, Henry Angér, Evan Garrison, Silas Drake and Keira McDonald. (Rees Massoth not pictured.)  (ASSISTANT COACH NIKKI OWENS PHOTOS) Speech and debate advances in state and national competitions Eight Webb City High School students – more than ever before – have qualified

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Four WCHS students are among Globe’s creative writing winners

Aubree Lassiter Emily Eldred MacKenna Kelly Taylor Ward  (KRISTA PEAK PHOTOS) Four WCHS students are among Globe’s creative writing winners 9th annual Joplin Globe Creative Writing Contest Four Webb City High School students are among the winners announced in the recent Ninth Annual Joplin Globe Creative Writing Contest. MacKenna Kelly, sophomore, won second place in

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WCHS Honor Roll – 2020-21 1st Semester

2020-2021 FIRST SEMESTER Webb City HIGH SCHOOL HONOR ROLL DISTINGUISHED FRESHMEN Elizabeth Allen Ally Ansley Kara Bollin Christian Brock Brayden Brockmiller Bethany Brumit Ella Clark Levi Collins Katie Cook Emily Countryman Kaden Cox Sophia Crane Jaden Dailey Bryce Dickinson Jordan Dickinson Isabella Dodd Logan Edwards Allie Eggleston Cooper Forth Luis Gallardo Mason Hedger Ella Hensley

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