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Northwest Missouri State University

News Release

June 4, 2015

Horace Mann celebrates 2014-2015 award winners

The Horace Mann Laboratory School on the Northwest Missouri State University campus celebrated its last day of school May 22 and recognized students for their achievements through the academic year.

Presidential Principal Awards, which are given to students who demonstrate overall contribution to academics and citizenship, were presented to Tobin Boyt, Nesean Hoilett, Hadley Cline, Connor Blackford, Kamden Durnin, Kyawna Scott and Ella Hazen.

Principal’s Citizenship Awards, which are given to students who are role models in the school and community, were presented to Eugene Chung, Elena Leonard, Karsen Durnin, Ella Schulte, Truman Runnels, Nayeli Hoilett, Emily Yocom and Oivia Sisney.

A list of Horace Mann students receiving other honors appears below.

Horace Mann features a unique learning experience that emphasizes individualized instruction, hands-on learning and a low teacher-to-student ratio. The school offers a traditional nine-month academic calendar for students in kindergarten through sixth grade as well as early childhood classes for children ages 3 through pre-kindergarten in the Phyllis and Richard Leet Center for Children and Families. For more information about Horace Mann, visit  

First-year band awards: Dakotah Haughey, Nayeli Hoilett, Zeke Morrow, Emily Pearce, Kyawna Scott, Maria Upegui

Second-year band awards: Ella Hazen, Paige Runnels, Olivia Sisney, Emily Yocom

Daughters of the American Revolution: Maria Upegui, Ella Hazen

Optimist Just Say No poster contest: Lucy Parsons, Kamden Durnin. (Kamden Durnin’s posters went to district level competition.)

Missouri Department of Conservation awards: Anastyn Pettlon, Kamden Durnin, Truman Runnels

Elks Hoop Shoot: Kamden Durnin

Youth Art Month awards: Jarrick Pettlon, Owen Wake, Ethan Scott, Lucy Parsons.

Horace Mann 2015-2016 hall display: Isaiah Morrow, Elena Leonard, Hadley Cline, Ethan Scott, Connor Blackford, Kamden Durnin, Nathan Yocom, Ella Hazen, Kyawna Scott.

Optimist Citizenship Award: Paige Runnels

Perfect attendance awards: Luca Hazen, Jett Wilson, Nesean Hoilett, Brooklyn Hubbell, Ella Schulte, Josie Schreck, Jacob Scott, William Thornsberry, Aston Zion, Dakotah Haughey, Zeke Morrow, Maria Upegia, Nayeli Hoilett

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

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