Lindbergh DARE Officer Earns National Honor
DARE officer Kathy Kelly received a prestigious honor of her own this May during the Sappington Elementary School fifth-grade DARE graduation. Kelly, who has been a police officer for 27 years and a DARE officer for 21 years, was recognized in front of students and their families as Principal Craig Hamby announced that Kelly has been named the 2012 National DARE Officer of the Year.
Kelly is the DARE officer for both Sappington and Kennerly elementary schools.
“DARE is about building friendships, and learning about peer pressure, bullying, and the dangers of drugs and alcohol,” she said. “Students also learn about how to make the right choices.”
Nationwide, 75 percent of public schools participate in the DARE program, which stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education.
Slyman Named All-American Wrestler
Lindbergh High School recent graduate Michael Slyman has been selected as one of Wrestling USA magazine’s 2012 Honorable Mention High School All-American athletes. Nationwide, 120 Honorable Mention All-Americans with exceptional records and citizenship were selected based on nominations from coaches, sportswriters, and magazine editors. Michael finished his senior year as a two-time state champion and a three-time all-state athlete in his 152 pound weight class. His award was featured in the May 30 issue of Wrestling USA magazine.
Drivers Ed Instructor Named Teacher of the Year
Lindbergh High School drivers education instructor Steve Borrowman recently received the 2012 Driver Education Teacher of the Year award from the Missouri Driver and Safety Education Association. Borrowman has been teaching drivers ed for more than 20 years, accompanying students behind the wheel as they practice their skills on the roads and parking lots surrounding LHS.
“It is an honor and privilege to work with Lindbergh students as they learn the rules of the road and practice safe driving skills that will last a lifetime,” Borrowman said.
Student Named Gateway West Leader of Tomorrow
Lindbergh High School senior Scott Hartwig has been selected as a 2012 Gateway West Leader of Tomorrow. Scott is among 59 recipients of this year’s honor who will be recognized Sept. 16 during a ceremony at Missouri Baptist University. Five leaders from this group will be chosen to receive a $10,000 scholarship to the university and be considered for international recognition by the International Leadership Network.
Kennerly Gives $2,000 to Camp Rainbow
Kennerly Elementary School students donated $2,000 raised during their variety show in March to The Camp Rainbow Foundation. Camp Rainbow is dedicated to providing free camping experiences for children undergoing treatment for or survivors of cancer and other blood-related diseases and disorders.
The donation was made in honor of LHS senior Jake Franzel, who passed away in January following a long battle with osteosarcoma. Jake’s father, Mike Franzel, is the music teacher at Kennerly. In addition, students participated in a release of 45 balloons to honor Jake; the 45 is symbolic of his football and lacrosse jersey numbers.
Eagle Scout Beautifies Concord with Butterflies
Lindbergh High School freshman Joey Musial recently built a butterfly garden at Concord Elementary School for his Eagle Scout project. At Truman Elementary School, Joey and his classmates in the Program for Exceptionally Gifted Students visited the school’s butterfly on several occasions during classroom activities. However, when Truman students moved to Concord in 2011, they no longer had access to a butterfly garden. Joey’s project has provided a solution by giving back to the PEGS community while also fulfilling his Eagle Project requirement. Joey’s fellow Scouts in Troop 361 from Brentwood assisted with the project, and Tom Krauska (aka Tom Terrific, the butterfly man) lent his expertise and donated the plants.
Students Attend Missouri Scholars Academy
Lindbergh High School 10th grade students Claire Dang, Benjamin LeDeaux and Katie Hufker were selected to attend Missouri Scholars Academy for three weeks this summer at the University of Missouri-Columbia. The Missouri Scholars Academy is a three-week academic program for 330 of Missouri’s gifted students who are ready to begin their junior year in high school. With a carefully selected faculty and staff, a specially designed curriculum that focuses on the liberal arts, and a variety of stimulating extracurricular activities, the academy enables students to be part of a unique learning community.