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Boyer, Hatfield Earn Top Academic Honors

Ste. Genevieve High School recently announced the Class of 2020 valedictorian, Christian Boyer, and salutatorian, Koby Hatfield. During high school, Boyer earned A honor roll every semester and a spot in the top 10 percent each year. He also won numerous class awards, including two for French and one for English. He also was chosen…

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Ste. Genevieve Elementary School Library Receives Annual Donation From Webbs

Robert and Peggy Webb have made generous donations to the Ste. Genevieve Elementary School’s library over the past few years. Those donations have funded new book purchases for the students. This year, the Webbs’ donation will go toward replacing some of those best-loved children’s books, including sets by award-winning authors. The library is named the…

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Valle Marks End Of School Year With Graduation Ceremonies In Desert

Valle Catholic Schools recently celebrated student promotions for students completing pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and eighth grade. In order to comply with social distancing guidelines, these events took place on the Valle Catholic Desert. Students remained near their vehicles, while families supported their achievements from inside the car. Social media was used to share a livestream with family members…

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Outdoor Ceremony Planned For Graduation If It Takes Place June 20

Meeting in person but without an audience on May 19, the Ste. Genevieve R-II School District’s Board of Education addressed graduation and prom plans. May 13 had been the last day of school work for the seniors and all of them earned their diplomas. “I am very excited to report that every one of our…

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Silver Sycamore Puts Together Artsy Tribute To Both Schools’ Graduates

The graduating classes of Ste. Genevieve and Valle high schools have missed out on many of the traditions and celebrations that come during the final semester of school due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The community has found some new ways to honor the seniors for completing their high school education. The Silver Sycamore art gallery…

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Runzi Named To Honor Roll At University Of Mississippi

Kendall Marie Runzi of French Village recently was named to the honor roll for the spring semester at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, Mississippi. Runzi was named to the chancellor’s honor roll, which is reserved for students who earn a semester grade point average of 3.75 to 4.00. “Our chancellor’s honor roll students set…

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Valle’s Gatzemeyer Receives Miriam Steiger Scholarship

Ellie Gatzemeyer was recently was awarded the Miriam S. Steiger Nursing and Healthcare Scholarship. Presenting the scholarship was Robert Steiger, husband of the late Miriam Steiger. Steiger and his children set up the scholarship to honor his late wife, who had a lifetime career in nursing, and to help Valle graduates. Gatzemeyer is the daughter…

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Grither Receives MFA Scholarship

Emily Elizabeth Grither, a graduating senior at Valle High School, has won a $2,000 MFA Foundation Scholarship. Grither is the daughter of Sharon and Michael Grither. She plans to attend the University of Missouri in Columbia. The scholarship was sponsored by MFA River Hills Group, Ste. Genevieve. It is one of 330 scholarships presented this…

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Ste. Genevieve High School FBLA Honors Two Members

While the Ste. Genevieve High School chapter of Future Business Leaders of America was unable to have its annual awards and installation banquet this year, the organization recognized two students for their accomplishments: senior Katie Beck, this year’s recipient of the FBLA scholarship; and senior Kristen Parmeley, the FBLA Member of the Year. (Photos, information…

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International Treats Delivered To Students

Students in Dr. Rhett Oldham’s topics and research in history class were used to eating foods from around the world each month when they received a package from Universal Yums, a company that sends out snacks and treats from a different country or region each month. Through the pandemic, students have missed out on treats…

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