Cape Central High School is pleased to announce the selection of Joshua Sander as a National Merit Scholar and as a Missouri Scholars 100 recipient for 2013. To be selected as a National Merit Finalist, Joshua earned a score on the SAT that less than 1% of the students earned who took the 2013 SAT globally. To be selected as a Missouri Scholars 100 recipient, Joshua scored high enough on a rigorous academic rubric developed by the Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals that distinguished those selected as among the top 100 high school graduates from a total Missouri graduation class of approximately 60,000 students for 2013. Joshua, Cape Central’s 2013 valedictorian, is the son of Lisa and David Sander and plans to attend Union University in Jackson, TN, where he will study Business Administration with a concentration in economics.
According to Cape Central Principal Dr. Mike Cowan, “Josh has sustained our Cape Central tradition of National Merit and Missouri 100 graduates as he has distinguished himself academically on the local, state, national and global levels. In addition to being a stellar student, Josh is also one of the most honorable and gracious young gentlemen to be graduated from Cape Central during my all of my years as Cape Central principal.”
Cape Central High School students earned numerous individual and team awards during the Southeast Missouri State University Math Field Day competition in April, including 1st Place in Team Problem Solving. “We are certainly proud of all of the awards our students earned, and we are especially proud of winning the Team Problem event which calls for school teams to work collaboratively for several hours throughout the entire day of the competition. We have a Cape Central tradition of success in this particular event, and our kids take great pride in keeping this tradition alive year after year,” said Tracy Lohmeier, CHS mathematics teacher.
Awards earned are, Algebra 1, 2nd place: Rachel Juhlin; Word Problems, 1st place: Alex Gentle; Exponential and Log Functions, 2nd place: Vikas Rudrappa; Geometry, 1st place: Riley Knight; Probability, 3rd place: Josh Greaser; Number Theory, 3rd place: Samartha Shrestha; Elementary Data Analysis, 2nd place: Emily Weisenberger; Non-Routine Level 1, 2nd place: Jack Bagley, 1st place: Samartha Shrestha; Algebra 1 Team Event, 2nd place: Rachel Juhlin, Taylor Shivelbine, Will Shivelbine and Caleb Ambler; Algebra II Team Event, 2nd place: Samartha Shrestha, Alex Gentle, Emily Diamond and Melissa Hopkins; Geometry Team Event, 2nd place: Jack Bagley, Riley Knight, Reed Dickson and Rachel Williams; Trigonometry Team Event, 1st place: Vikas Rudrappa, Aaron Mehner, Alex Mehner and Sydney Messerli; Problem Solving, 1st place: Cape Central High School. Math teachers at CHS include Mary Shelton, Donna Martin, Tracy Lohmeier, Cheryl Sebaugh and Rachel Sprandel, team coordinator.
The Cape Central High School golf team was recognized at the May Cape Public Schools Board of Education meeting for its successful 2012-13 season. Pictured above, from the left, are Board President Tony Smee, CHS Golf Coach Dick Wadlington, CHS Junior Travis Simmons, CHS Freshman Kobe Franklin, and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jim Welker. Not pictured is CHS Sophomore Luke Kinder, who was unable to attend.
The team qualified for State Competition at the golf sectionals at Crown Pointe Golf Course in Farmington.
Each year, the Missouri School Boards’ Association (MSBA), through its Future Builders Foundation, awards seventeen scholarships to Missouri high school seniors. Claire Herbst, a recent graduate of Cape Central High School, is a recipient of one of those scholarships, and was recognized last night during the May meeting of the Cape Girardeau Public Schools Board of Education. Pictured above with Claire are Board President Tony Smee, left, and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jim Welker.
Claire will be attending Drake University, in Des Moines, Iowa, and will be majoring in pharmacy. She is the daughter of Charlie and Dr. Sydney Herbst.
John T. Belcher was a Missouri businessman who was instrumental in developing a number of innovative financing programs that improved the learning environment for thousands of public school students. Though Mr. Belcher lost his battle with cancer in 1989, his courage was an inspiration to all who knew him. The scholarships are presented in his honor.
The Cape Girardeau Public Schools Board of Education, during its May board meeting, recognized several outstanding students for their leadership, scholarship and service to others. Recipients of the Terrific Tiger Award are pictured above with School Board President Tony Smee, left, and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Jim Welker, right. Pictured from the left are: Trenton Sikes, 5th grade, Central Middle School; Marlette Southhall, kindergarten, Franklin Elementary; Hannah Kelley, 4th grade, Clippard Elementary; and Tanner King, 4th grade, Alma Schrader Elementary.
Four Cape Central High School students qualified for National competition following State Future Business Leaders of America competition in Columbia. Those traveling to Anaheim California for National competition are Josh Greaser in Business Law, Joshua Sander in Personal Finance and Alex Mehner in Business Communications. Aaron Mehner will be receiving the America Award which is a National award which he has worked for most of this school year. He was also recognized at State as Outstanding Chapter Member and also received the BAA Leader Award.
The four Cape Central High School students were part of a seven-member group that traveled to Columbia for State Competition after winning at the District level in February. Competing at State were: Alex Mehner– Business Communication and Business Calculations; Joshua Sander– Computer Applications and Personal Finance; Josh Greaser– Business Law and Emerging Business Issues; Aaron Mehner– Job Interview and Emerging Business Issues; Emily Diamond– Business Math; Russell Sprengel– Personal Finance.
FBLA Adviser Mrs. Theresa Taylor will accompany her students to the National Conference. Mrs. Taylor has been a business teacher and FBLA Adviser for the past eleven years at Cape Central High School. She teaches Computer Applications, Advanced Computer Applications, Webpage Design and PhotoShop. When asked about State Contest, she said, “I could not be more proud of my FBLA kids. They are an amazing group of students. I look forward to taking them to National Competition.”
In the photo below, Cape Central High School students Aaron Mehner, Alex Mehner, Emily Diamond, Josh Greaser and Joshua Sander celebrate their recent FBLA success. Russell Sprengel is not pictured.
When Cape Central Junior High School Athletic Director Terry Kitchen (CHS Class of ’70) put the word out to his class mates that Tiger Fieldhouse needed updating, it didn’t take long for benefactors to line up to help. Coach Kitchen, at right in the photo, also contacted national and international unions and businesses which benefited from construction projects of the District’s 2010 bond issue. They responded generously by supplying state-of-the-art scoreboards, which can be seen in the photo. Lonnie Lusk, Class of ’71 and member of the Cape Noon Optimist Club, at left in the photo, poses with a new Tiger head, painted by local artist Gary West, Class of 1970. It will be hung above the new scoreboard.
“We are so fortunate to have alumni who care about their alma mater and organizations which support us,” commented Coach Kitchen. There are actually two new Tiger-head paintings which will be mounted above the new scoreboards at each end of Tiger Fieldhouse. The scoreboards were contributed and installed through a joint effort of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers; St. Louis Chapter of National Electrical Contractors Association; Electrical Connection.org; and Total Electric Inc.
Cape Central High School art students won seven of the ten awards presented at the recent 27th Annual Eighth Congressional District High School Art Competition, including the Grand Prize, won by CHS Junior Courtney Limbaugh. In the photo above, Courtney poses with her parents, Lisa and David Limbaugh, during an awards reception at the Arts Council gallery in downtown Cape Girardeau. Her winning art work, “Joy,” is at top left. As Grand Prize Winner, Courtney is entitled to two tickets to Washington, D.C., to compete with high school artists from each state and congressional district. The winner of that show will receive a scholarship to Savannah College of Art and Design. Other award-winning CHS artists are, Bethany Morris, Sydney Messerli, Billy Leighton, Emily Stephen, Josephine Young (students of Art Teacher Elizabeth Thomas) and Elizabeth Green (student of Art Teacher Carlynn Forst).
College-bound students at Cape Central High School are defraying college expenses while the local community is benefiting from tutoring and mentoring the students provide at no charge, thanks to the innovative A+ Scholarship Program, which has grown dramatically at CHS. Two years ago, ten students were eligible for the scholarship, and this year the number has nearly quadrupled. According to Program Coordinator Janet Rueseler, “CHS participants have individually contributed at least 50 hours of tutoring and mentoring at no charge to area students. In addition to keeping their own grades and attendance up, our A+ students have mentored and tutored at CHS, CJHS, Middle School, most of the elementary schools, Boys and Girls Club and The Bridge. The Class of 2013 contributed 2535 tutoring hours. A+ Scholarship funds pay the tuition and general fees at community colleges and vocational/technical schools.
Cape Central High School’s Tyler Anderson, a 3-year varsity soccer starter, is pictured above signing a letter of intent to attend Union University, in Jackson, TN, on a soccer scholarship. Seated with him are his parents, Erica and Brian Anderson. Standing at left is CHS Head Soccer Coach Dan Martin, and at right, CHS Athletic Director Lance Tollison.
Anderson scored 5 goals and earned 8 assists throughout his career as a back at CHS. He was the team captain in 2012 and earned All-Conference Honorable Mention. “Tyler provided excellent leadership and was a solid back field player for us. We wish him the best as a student athlete at the next level,” said Coach Martin. Anderson plans to major in pharmacy at Union.