Saturday, May 25, 2013
Johnny Londoff Chevrolet gave out scholarships as part of its annual program earlier this month.
Johnny Londoff Chevrolet honored 12 area high school students with scholarships in its recent awards program. The car dealer does the annual program through recommendations from high school administrators based on academics and good citizenship. “My father, John Londoff, Sr., started the scholarship program fifty years ago because he believed the strength of our country came from the education of our youth,” said John Londoff, Jr., president of Johnny Londoff Chevrolet. “We continue the program because we can think of nothing more important than investing in the future of the young people in North County.” The dealership awards $500 scholarships to students each year, according to the dealership’s blog, and has distributed the …
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
For almost a decade, eight McCluer High School graduates have received a full ride thanks to the Gates Millennium scholarship program.
As more and more students search for ways to finance their college education, a number of students in Florissant have been fortunate to have their entire college education paid in full. McCluer High School and Hazelwood Central Senior High School each had Gates Millenium Scholars selected from their schools. For McCluer, this makes its eighth selection in the past decade and gives it the title of having the most students in the state awarded the honor. “We are proud to be the home of such a high number of recipients of this scholarship,” McCluer Principal Gary Spiller said. “It is a tradition that our students are eager to continue. (It) has created a culture of academic success in our school that benefits everyone.” The Bill and Melinda …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Andre Martin was just three of 26 open tryout players offered a contract with the St. Louis Rams.
Andre Martin, a standout football player at McCluer High School, will sign a contract with the St. Louis Rams, according to a report in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Martin, A Ferguson-native who starred in three sports while at McCluer (football, basketball and track and field), was just three of 26 open tryout players offered a contract by the Rams, the Post-Dispatch report said. Martin actually had a choice to make, according to sports talk radio station in Fargo, ND—Martin is about to wrap up his senior year at North Dakota State University. From that report: If Bison sprinter Andre Martin would have ran in the Summit League track championships over the weekend, he could've had a real shot at winning the league title. Instead the …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Rega Wesley-Stewart received $1,000 for her commitment to education Thursday.
Updated Sunday, 11:30 p.m. Another Florissant educator has been bestowed a great honor by Peabody Energy. Thursday, Peabody Energy Leaders in Education awarded McCluer High School math teacher Rega Wesley-Stewart $1,000 for her demonstrated commitment and compassion toward students. Stewart is one of 31 honorees of the St. Louis metropolitan area. Last month, Peabody Energy honored Brown Elementary School Principal Matthew Phillips. "Ms. Wesley-Stewart is an outstanding instructional leader," Gary Spiller, principal of McCluer High School, said. "She has the ability to both challenge and show compassion to our students, and we are so proud that she was selected for this recognition." Wesley-Stewart strives to improve her community and …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
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Thursday, January 10, 2013
The theater department put on a special show Monday as part of a year-long celebration of the 50th anniversary.
McCluer High School students, staff and families gathered at the James J. Eagan Center on Monday to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the school’s musical theater program with a special show. The revue featured 20 musical numbers selected from the school’s 50-year history of musical theater, the school district said. Performers included 40 current and former students under the direction of McCluer's theater director, Doug Erwin. Erwin is also the fine arts content leader for the Ferguson-Florissant School District. "One of the greatest benefits of the performance was watching our current students learning from our alumni and hearing the alumni share with our students how the skills they learned at McCluer have helped them since graduation…
Tuesday, July 31, 2012
The suspect, Donald Ingerson, worked as a high school teacher at five or six school districts in St. Louis County.
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Tuesday, July 31, 2012
A former St. Louis County high school teacher suspected of raping a student in the mid-1970s apparently approached police because he thought he could not be charged in the case, Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch said. Donald Ingerson, 67, is charged with one count of rape and one count of second-degree statutory sodomy. He taught at five or six school districts in St. Louis County beginning in the 1960s and continuing into the 1990s, McCulloch said Tuesday during a news conference at the Buzz Westfall Justice Center in Clayton. McCulloch declined to identify the districts, though he said districts where the suspect worked have been notified and asked to contact police should additional victims come forward. Ferguson-Florissant School …
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Cast and crew members from the award-winning high school production have an opportunity to meet the professionals.
Area high school theater students will get the chance of a lifetime Saturday when some students meet the professional cast and crew of Dreamgirls at The Muny. After a successful run of Dreamgirls at McCluer High School and receiving a number of awards from The Cappies, 11 McCluer High School students will have the opportunity to meet professionals of the Muny production Saturday evening. The Cappies are a "Critics and Awards Program," a national critics and performers program that trains student performers and journalists on how to critique stage productions. Earlier this year, McCluer received a $5,000 grant from the Arts and Education Council’s Maritz Arts and Education Fund for Teachers for the production of Dreamgirls in their high …
Monday, June 4, 2012
The awards gala included performances highlighting musicals and plays during the 2011-12 school year.
High school theater performers and critics converged on the theater at Missouri Baptist University for the annual Cappies Award Gala on Saturday. The Tony-Awards-style gala awarded trophies for best performances in musicals and plays during the 2011-12 school year. McCluer High School walked away with seven awards from this year's gala. Here are the complete winners of this year's Cappies Awards. Cappies Winners Marketing and Publicity Winner(s): Emma Rechenberg, Parkway Central High School, The Diary of Anne Frank Sound Winner(s): Heidi Rose, Corie Zimmerling, Austin Snider, Kaitlyn Snider, Francis Howell High School, Distracted Lighting Winner(s): Rachel Drury, Michael Carter, Chad Meece, Francis Howell High School, …
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Hazelwood Central, McCluer North and McCluer each have representation on the team.
The Suburban North 2012 all-conference baseball team has been announced, and each Florissant high school has been well represented in the number of players participating. Hazelwood Central, McCluer North and McCluer high schools have players represented in the honors. Standing out from the pack, Hazelwood Central players Matt DeZort and Jonathan Harris were selected first team. Both will be attending Missouri State University in the fall. Newcomer of the year: Carter Hanford, Pattonville Coach of the year: Mark Hahn, Pattonville FIRST TEAM SECOND TEAM