The Raymore-Peculiar Sunrise Optimist Club on April 23 honored top students at Raymore-Peculiar High School during its 35th annual Excellence in Education Banquet.
The club honored the top 37 seniors, the top 20 juniors, and the top 13 sophomores in their respective classes. Emily Craig, 2009 Ray-Pec graduate and English Language Arts teacher at Ray-Pec High School, was the keynote speaker. Greetings were also shared by Dr. Mike Slagle, Superintendent of the Ray-Pec School District, and Keith Fattig, Optimist West Central Governor.
Also during the banquet, the Ray-Pec Sunrise Optimist Club honored four seniors who will receive scholarships from the club. Congratulations to Andrew Brokaw, Jillian Griffin, Ella Means, and Derek Nissen.
Tom Circo, president of the Ray-Pec Sunrise Optimist Club, and Steven Miller, principal of Ray-Pec High School, presented the awards.
Alia Abdelgawad, Aubrey Best, Morgan Blair, Delanee Breuer, Andrew Brokaw, Paige Bruflat, Evelyn Bursley, Landan Como, Cheyenne Cook, Anna Cranston, Isabella de Leon, Brady Dillon, Michaela Duran, Shannon Finn, Emma Fobes, Sarah Gray, Jillian Griffin, Abigail Hellums, Kaylee Hill, Tyreek Hood, Dawson Jones, Mackynzie Jones, Andrea Juarez, Aidan Luebbert, Liberty MacLean, Nolana Marr, Ella Menzel, Jaylen Nevins, Derek Nissen, Trent Osgood, Elizabeth Pace, Hope Phillips, Aaron Schmalzried, Tallie Scott, Whitney Taylor, Jeri Walters, and Gracie Wright.
Grace Bowen, Aidan Brokaw, Kaelyn Bruss, Erin Compton, Jeneva Craig, Jonah Craig, Katelyn Hazen, Savannah Jordan, Natalie Kies, Samantha Larkins, Patrick Martin, Mia Mikulicz, Audrey Mitchell, Olivia Nelson, Alanna Reeser, Hayden Scammacca, Brayden Schulze, Dallin Seeley, Tyson Whelan, and Riley Zimmerman.
Isabel Blakely, Isabel Bowen, Grace Chambers, Sophie Dick, Elly Dillon, Owen Eissler, Hailey Feagins, Alex Gawron, Lana German, Hannah Gross, Madison Johnson, Eyan Karr, and Ezra Robertson.
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Emily Craig, 2009 Ray-Pec graduate and English Language Arts teacher at Ray-Pec High School, was the keynote speaker.
Scholarship recipients: Ella Means, Jillian Griffin, Derek Nissen, and Andrew Brokaw.
From left: Superintendent Dr. Mike Slagle, Principal Steven Miller, and Teacher Emily Craig.