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Jennifer Kelch “Teacher of the Year”

Posted on May 4, 2015 at 9:47 am

Jennifer (Kerpash) Kelch, high school art teacher, has been named “Teacher of the Year” for the Jennings School District in the area of Fine Arts and Elective teachers. She is the daughter of Peggy (Martin) Mitchell of Foley, Ala. and the late Harry Kerpash of Silex, and the granddaughter of Jim and Joan Martin of Moscow Mills. For more than 15 years, this educator has been bringing art to all

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  • Silex FBLA attends state leadership conference

    Posted on May 4, 2015 at 9:38 am

    Silex FBLA members competing at the state leadership conference in Springfield.

    From April 11-14, nearly 4,500 students grades 5-12, college students, and advisers, descended upon Springfield for the Missouri Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) – Phi Beta Lambda State Leadership Conference. Silex High School had eleven (11) members in attendance, under the direction and support of adviser Kayla Calvin. Students main focus was competitive events, in which nearly 3,400 of the attendees participated.  Events range from Accounting I to Website

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  • Silex FFA members receive their State Farmer Degree

    Posted on May 4, 2015 at 8:43 am

    Pictured are the State Farmer Degree recipients from Silex, (l-r) Brandelyn Martin, Maria Gissenaas, Matthew Mueller, Brandi Peasel, and Maggie Kientzy.

    The Silex FFA Chapter is very proud of the recipients that received their State FFA Degree at the 2015 Missouri State FFA Convention on April 17. These individuals have been chosen, based on an application that focuses on their Supervised Agricultural Experience Programs, National FFA Organization involvement and their community service. The top 7 percent of Missouri FFA members are allowed to apply for this prestigious degree. Five Silex FFA

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  • Troy Buchanan High School senior Payton Rhodes named Missouri Scholar

    Posted on May 4, 2015 at 8:31 am

    Rhodes MOScholar

    Troy Buchanan High Senior Payton Rhodes is one of Missouri’s top 100 seniors. He was honored in Columbia as one of Missouri Scholars 100. Out of 60,000 seniors from across Missouri, students selected for the Missouri Scholars 100 are recognized for their academic  strength. A few of the requirements include scoring 29 points or higher on the ACT, an average GPA of 3.75 with no weighted grades and rank in

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  • From the Archives: Tornado strikes Millwood community

    Posted on April 27, 2015 at 2:38 pm

    60 Years Ago April 29, 1955 Gerald Hardy was the first elementary student in Troy to receive the Sauk polio serum. He attends the Taylor School. A tornado  struck the community west of Millwood on  April 23 at 5 pm resulting in heavy damage to several properties. 50 Years Ago April 30, 1965 Several teams from the Troy FFA Chapter received I ratings in state judging including: Meat Judging-Billy Wieman,

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  • All of Us Dance brings together special education students from all over the area

    Posted on April 27, 2015 at 10:21 am

    Students dancing at the All of Us Dance on Saturday, April 18 at the Ninth Grade Center gymnasium.

    Saturday night, April 18, the All of Us Club at the Ninth Grade Center hosted the a dance. The club invited special education students from 12 high schools to the Ninth Grade Center for a free prom. “We did it last year,” said Special Education teacher Tara Cox. “It was on March 1, and we only invited eight schools. That was the day we had the really bad ice storm.

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  • Area chapters earn FFA state chapter awards

    Posted on April 27, 2015 at 10:14 am

    Troy FFA placed second out of 338 chapters in the state, earning a Top Chapter Award at the 87th Missouri FFA Convention. Only 10 percent of state chapters receive a top chapter designation each year. Chapter activity awards, sponsored by FCS Financial, are given to chapters achieving excellence in student, chapter and community development. The Troy FFA Chapter advisors are Jana Flynn, Rob Calvin, Doyle Justus and Matt McCrory. Student

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