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Optimist Club's Youth Appreciation breakfast

Six local sixth graders were honored Nov. 18 at the Maryville Optimist Club's Youth Appreciation breakfast. Pictured left to right are Noah Elliot, Bethel Orshiso, Christian Hostetler, Bethany Schenkel, Maggie Kempf and Michael Burch.

Nov. 29, 2010

Horace Mann students honored at Optimist Club breakfast

MARYVILLE, Mo. - Students at Northwest Missouri State University's Horace Mann Laboratory School and Early Care and Education Laboratory Center were among six local sixth graders honored Nov. 18 at the Maryville Optimist Club's Youth Appreciation breakfast.

The Horace Mann students recognized were Noah Elliot, son of Neil and Jackie Elliot, and Bethel Orshiso, daughter of Haimanot Kelborro and Tekle Wanorie.

Other students honored were Maggie Kempf, daughter of Mark and Michell Kempf and Michael Burch, son of Charley and Amy Burch, of St. Gregory's School; and Bethany Schenkel, daughter of Steve and Christine Schenkel and Christian Hostetier, son of Rachel Barnett, of Maryville Middle School.

The students were selected by their teachers for having optimistic attitudes, making contributions in the classroom, and making good use of their time and talents.

Each student was introduced by an optimist member who gave insight into the student's interests and hobbies. The students also introduced the family and teachers who accompanying them to the breakfast. The students were presented framed certificates, Walmart gift cards and movie passes from The Hangar.

Optimists introducing the students were Betty Bush, Bob Bohlken, Rick Smail, Dixie McGary, Lois Terhune and George Gille.

Students, teachers, principals, parents and grandparents along with the Optimist members, attended the breakfast at the St. Francis Hospital Hospitality Room.

Horace Mann Laboratory School and Early Care and Education Laboratory Center, is an innovative program that provides a clinical experience for pre-service teachers, and a diverse and interactive learning environment for children ages 3 through sixth grades. Housed in Brown Hall, Horace Mann Laboratory School is a kindergarten-sixth grade school with about 130 students. Additionally, early childhood classes for children age 3 through pre-kindergarten are based in the Early Childhood Center on the lower level.


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468