To kick off the 2014 - 2015 school year, Adrian PTO provided lunch for the Adrian R-III staff on Monday, August 11. PTO finds ways like this throughout the school year to honor and recognize the staff for their dedication and commitment to the students. The lunch was enjoyed and appreciated by everyone.
Five Adrian TSA members and Advisor Jim Hogan traveled to TSA Nationals in Washington, D.C. this summer. Emilea Dines, Katie Pugh, Ryland Howard, Alex Apple and Matthew Smith participated in the largest TSA Nationals since it began with a more than 6,000 student competitors. Smith earned a 7th place finish in Technology Sketch and the crew of five brought home top 20 finishes in all of their events. At Nationals, Smith was elected as the 2014 - 2015 State TSA President.
Adrian R-III Librarian Karen Cochran organized and took the fourth grade students to the Adrian Community Library on Monday and Tuesday, May 19th & 20th. The students were able to find out where the library was located as they walked to and from the library. On Monday, MacKenzie Ferguson accompanied the group with Mrs. Cochran. The group met Roma Welch from the Adrian Community Library, and she discussed what the library has to offer: summer programs and hours as well as information about getting a library card, computer use, fundraisers, walking books program, etc.
Josh Hawkins, a graduate of the Adrian Class of 2014, earned the prestigious Bright Flight Scholarship. To qualify, seniors have to be in the top 3% of all Missouri students taking the ACT or SAT tests. In addition, seniors have to score a 31 or higher on the ACT test to qualify.
For more more Adrian Blackhawks award recipients, see the June 5 issue of The Adrian Journal.