Court Warming 2017
Members of the Cole Camp High School Future Business Leaders of America
(FBLA) Chapter and Dama Cooper, local chapter adviser, recently attended the
2017 District 10 FBLA Leadership Conference held on February 7, 2017 at the UCM
campus in Warrensburg, Missouri. FBLA is a career and technical student
organization for all high school students participating in business programs.
Many members and advisers representing District 10 chapters met to elect
district officers, transact business of the district chapter, and compete in
the district leadership awards program. Delegates representing the Cole Camp
Chapter in the district competitive leadership awards program were: 1st
place: Emily Niccum and Brittany Shannon, Global Business; 2nd
place: Katelyn Schlesselman and Emma Dieckmann, Introduction to Business
Presentation; 3rd place: Katelyn Schlesselman, FBLA
Principles and Procedures; 4th Place: Emily Niccum and
Meredith Pruitt, Digital Video Production; Emma Dieckmann, Paige Doogs and Mickayla
Acklin, Social Media Campaign; Katelyn Dixon and Savanah Pruitt, Marketing; 5th
Place: Caitlin Weller, Publication Design; and Erina Kryshchendyuk, Help
Desk. Advancing to State Competition are Emily Niccum, Brittany Shannon and
Katelyn Schlesselman. Other members, Paige Doogs, Josilyn Harms and Emily
Niccum will be competing in a straight to state event – 3D Animation.
FCCLA members Josilyn Harms, Emma Weller, Tori Harding, Emma Dieckmann and advisor Donna Smiley attended Region 12 officer elections in LaMonte on January 18, 2017. As current Region 12 Officers, Josilyn and Emma, helped to conduct the interviews. Emma served as voting delegate and Tori was selected as a Region 12 officer for the 2017-2018 School year.
Two Cole Camp R-1 Cheerleaders have returned from a once in a lifetime experience!!
Payton Haase and Tara Weathers, Cole Camp R-1 Seniors, returned from London on January 2nd after performing in London's New Year's Day Parade. These two young ladies were selected as All-American Cheerleaders this summer, earning them the opportunity to go to London. All-American Cheerleaders are selected to try out based on superior cheerleading, dancing and leadership skills at camps across the country. Only the top ten percent for the more than 325,000 cheerleaders and dancers who attend the varsity summer camp sessions earn this opportunity!!! This is Cole Camp's 4th year in a row with having a cheerleader make it as All-American!! People from 20 countries around the world are in the London Parade. Congratulations Tara and Payton!!!!
Congratulations to Cole Camp High School English Teacher, Brittany Latham. She has been chosen as the Rural Secondary Teacher of the year by the Missouri Association of Rural Educators (MARE).
Mrs. Weant, our 5th and 6th grade science teacher, is pleased to announce that three of the winners of the State of Missouri's Radon Poster Contest are from our school!! The top three state posters will be sent to the National Radon Program Services as entries to the national contest. Haley Brown won 1st place, Jalen Howerton won 2nd place and 3rd place was awarded to Olivia Watson. Cathy Wood, Health Program Representative said, "considering the number of entries we received this year and the high quality of those entries we should be very proud of this achievement!" This contest is sponsor by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services Bureau of Environmental Epidemiology. The purpose is to help raise awareness about the harmful effects of indoor radon gas and to reduce the number of homes with elevated levels of radon by informing people of the danger and encouraging testing. We wish all three participants the best of luck in the national contest!!!
The Cole Camp FCCLA members traveled to State Fair Community College on October 6th to attend the FCCLA Region 12 Meeting. The theme of the meeting was "Don't Stop Believing in FCCLA". The organization is celebrating its 70th year. Almost 800 members, advisors, and guests attended from 38 chapters across the west central part of the state. Josilyn Harms, chapter president and Emma Weller, chapter first vice president participated in the meeting development and presentation as Region 12 FCCLA officers. The guest speaker for the event was Joe Fingerhut, who gave an entertaining presentation inspiring youth to take advantage of the opportunities they are exposed to everyday. He spoke from the heart about adversity using humor to connect with the youth audience. The Regional Community Outreach project this year was a Miracle Minute held to benefit CASA in Sedalia. The group raised over $500 in one minute.
A Grant was received from the America's Farmers Education Program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, will provide enhanced learning opportunities for Cole Camp Middle School students to develop important and leading skills - helping to shape the future of agriculture. Robyn Shearer, Middle School Science teacher applied for the grant.
Five Cole Camp teachers presented at Missouri State Teachers Association's Leadership Symposium on July 18 and 19. Cole Camp CTA was asked by their field representative, Kim Bielinski, to present and share all the activities that they take part in throughout the year. Cole Camp's CTA has been regarded as one of the most active CTAs for their size throughout the state. Feedback was very positive and the group was asked to present four different times to groups, often standing room only. Members presenting were Todd Smart, Lindsey Tinney, Lori McCullough, Carrie Homan, and Elizabeth Smart.
Ashley Campbell, current middle school student, received first place in the National Rural Essay contest for the Elementary division this summer. Ashley's essay was about the pride of the Cole Camp community and school. Ashley proudly displays her National Award with Middle School Principal, Tyler Clark.
Notice of Nondiscrimination
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