Students at the Scotland County R-I Jr/Sr. High School wrapped up a very successful 2015-2016 school season. The school’s trophy cases may need to be expanded after a variety of the district’s program’s attained numerous milestones during the year further demonstrating the school’s commitment to excellence.
The district experienced a successful academic season, attaining a MSIP score of 99.3% while offering Advanced Placement (AP) courses in calculus, physics, chemistry, statistics and U.S. history with a total of 23 students enrolled, with an additional 46 students enrolled in dual credit courses for college.
SCR-I senior Morgan Alexander led a project, Donor’s Choose, to raise money to purchase 47 AP exam books for the AP programs
Hailey Kraus, Hailey Fox, Ewan Carleton, Shaylee Davis, Nate Sevier, Kyra Justice and Zoe Tinkle had poems published in a creative communication poetry book.
Karissa Adams will be having a short story published in the Young Voices of Missouri, which is a special issue of the Chariton Review published by Truman State
Caleb Doubet was one of 13 individuals that advanced to St. Joseph, Missouri for his Rotary speech.
Robyn Hayes won the Missouri State High School Activities Association’s essay contest about Sportsmanship and placed 2nd in the Northeast Region.
The publications surpassed last year’s ad sales by 180% making the year book a success.
The Future Farmers of America reached several milestones. The horse judging team qualified for State after finishing 4th at Districts. Emily Hilpert won 2nd place at Area III contest in the scrapbook competition. The livestock judging team won the Schuyler competition with Hannah Dunn earning a 1st place individual score.
FFA State Farmer Degree recipients included Keenan Bradley, Kassie Bulen, Hannah Dunn, Megan Kirchner and Tori Ward.
The FFA trap shooting team was named Area III champions and had 1st place finishes at Schuyler, Madison, Paris and Macon shoots. The girls team took 1st place at the Paris shoot in the girls’ division
The SCR-I National Honor Society won the “Spirit Stick” at the National Honor Society State Convention.
The SCR-I Campus Bowl team was crowned Tri-Rivers Conference Champs, and advanced tp sectional play in state after claiming the district title. Stephen Terrill received all-conference and was named the district MVP.
Elijah Cooley was named to the all-district band. Junior High All-District band honors went to Katie Feeney, Toren Johnson, Jaden McAfee and Reilly Shoemaker.
Band all-conference honors went to Karissa Adams, Duncan Carleton, Elijah Cooley, Sadie Davis, Katie Feeney, Conner Harrison, Evan Hite, Paige Hyde, Toren Johnson, Jacob Kapfer, Megan Kice, Slade McAfee, Shannon Niffen, Ariel Quenneville, Avery Shultz, Gabe Shultz, Christian Siver, Adam Slayton and Cliff Whitaker
Contest solo or group performers earned I Ratings at district including Megan Kice, Elijah Cooley, Ariel Quenneville, Rebekah Duzan, Katie Feeney, Christian Siver, Cliff Whitaker, Karissa Adams, Alyssa Clair and Sadie Davis. II Ratings went to Sadie Davis, Paige Hyde, Shannon Niffen, Slade McAfee, Ariel Quenneville, Jaden McAfee and Duncan Carleton.
At the state music contest II rating recipients were Elijah Cooley, Ariel Quenneville, Megan Kice, Karissa Adams, Sadie Davis and Alyssa Clair. State Contest III ratings went to Elijah Cooley, Rebekah Duzan, Cliff Whitaker, Katie Feeney and Christian Siver.
The marching band’s accolades included: Monroe City: 2nd place in Parade, 2nd in Field Show, Outstanding Drum Major, Outstanding Percussion, Outstanding Color Guard, Drumline 1st place & Color Guard 1st place; Kahoka Parade of Champions: 3rd place Parade, 4th place Field Show & Field Show People’s Choice Award; Missouri Day at Trenton, Mo: Drumline 3rd place; Antique Days Memphis, Mo: 1st place.
The concert band received a II rating overall and a I Rating in Sight Reading.
The Director’s Award for Band went to Paige Hyde. Karrisa Adams was the recipient of the Patrick Gilmore Award while the John Phillip Sousa Award went to Megan Kice.
The Conference Art Show & Culver-Stockton Art Show top prizes went to Megan Kice.
In athletics, the Tri-Rivers All Sports Championship was claimed by the Scotland County Tigers.
In softball, SCR-I had a 2nd place conference finish with Ashleigh Creek, Stevi See and Miranda Holland named all-conference. All District honors went to Creek, See, Maddie Brassfield, Abi Feeney, Chelsea Wood, Kassie Bulen and Holland.
Softball players earning academic all-state were Brassfield, Bulen, Feeney, Holland and Wood.
The Tigers footnball team also took 2nd place in conference. All-conference honors went to Aaron Buford, Ian See, Will Pickerell, Ryan Slaughter, Jade Holt, Will Fromm, Bryson Orton, Aaron Blessing and Gage Dodge. Buford, Slaughter and Blessing received all-district honors while Slaughter also was recognized on the all-state team.
Academic all-state winners were Riley Kliethermes, Josh Adams, Stephen Terrill, Ian See & Austin Day.
In basketball both the SCR-I boys and girls teams won conference titles.
The Lady Tigers also were district Champs and sectional winners advancing to state quarterfinalists.
All Conference basketball honors went to Sturgis Knupp, Aaron Buford and Caleb Doubet. Girls all-conference awards went to Calesse Bair, Chelsea Wood and Abi Feeney.
All-district awards went to Bair, Wood, Feeney and Maddie Brassfield, with Buford, Knupp and Caleb Doubet earning all-0dsitrict for the boys.
Bair earned all satte honors for the girls.
Academic All-State honors went to Caleb Doubet.
The SCR-I baseball team earned a conference championship.
The SCR-I track teams finished 2nd in the conference.
All-conference honors went to Tristen Kice, Zach Doubet, Caleb Doubet, Riley Kliethermes, Ryan Miller and Bryson Orton for the boys and Katelyn Talbert, Kaylyn Anders, Khloe Hamlin, Madie Bondurant, Abby Blessing and Miranda Holland for the girls.
Sectional Qualifiers were Bryson Orton, Zach Doubet, Caleb Doubet, Riley Kliethermes, Ryan Miller, Tristen Kice, Khloe Hamlin, Abby Blessing and Katelyn Talbert.
The SCR-I golf team won the conference crown. Sectional qualifiers were Ian See, Ryan Slaughter, Elijah Cooley and Griffan Kerkmann with See and Slaughter advancing to state.
All Conference honors went to Cooley and Slaughter.
The Little Paws pom squad finished in 2nd place preliminary at St. Charles and took 2nd and 3rd place at state competition in Kansas City.