During the weekend of January 3 and 4, 2014, Hunter Chamberlain and Sara Geringer (pictured) attended the High School All-District Band Clinic at the University of Central Missouri (UCM) in Warrensburg. Both students went through a rigorous audition in November in order to be selected to be a part of the All-District Honorable Mention Band. They were selected out of many of the best high school band students from over 20 schools of different size enrollments within the district.
Six Adrian Jr. High band members were selected to participate in the Jr. High All-District band clinic and concert on Saturday, January 11, 2014. These students were selected along with over 250 other of the best band students within the district.
Five of the students were in the 7th grade Honor Band under the direction of Keely Abeln from the Francis Howell School District in St. Charles, MO. Under the direction of Ann Goodwin Clark, recent Director at Park Hill High School, 8th grader Andrew Steward participated in the 8th Grade Honor Band.
During the Christmas assembly the Adrian R-III elementary students did acts of kindness for others and each time they were able to complete a link in the kindness chain. The chain almost went completely around the elementary gym. Way to go, elementary for being kind to each other. With Santa hats on the teachers sang, We wish you a Merry Christmas at the end of the program to all the students.
The Adrian Optimist Club is pleased to honor Students of the Month from the Miami, Ballard, and Adrian schools. Criteria for this honor centers on outstanding academic and civic achievement and school spirit. Staff at each of the schools make the selection, and their decision is based on expansion of these criteria. Each student is honored with a certificate of recognition from the Adrian Optimist Club and $20.00 in Adrian Chamber of Commerce “Chamber Bucks”.
On October 30th-November 2nd, eight members of the Adrian FFA chapter attended the National FFA Convention in Louisville, KY. While in Louisville, members Colten Lovejoy, Wade Cumpton, Blake Doody, Lucas Moise, Bailey Collier, Sam Gregg, Jacob Lacy and Dakota Dillon attended sessions with 50,000 fellow members in blue FFA jackets that taught them valuable lessons about being leaders, finding motivation, and how to train others to become more efficient members in FFA and their communities.