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In the schools: Loida, Jokerst Elks’ Students Of Month

From staff reports Ste. Genevieve High School senior Finnegan Jokerst and Valle Catholic High School senior Samantha Loida have been named the Elks’ students of the month for December. Jokerst is currently ranked fourth in the soon-to-be graduating Class of 2022, earning “A” honor roll each semester. He has been in the top 10 percent…

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In the schools: Dragon Band Has A Successful Fall

From staff reports The Ste. Genevieve High School Marching Dragons competed in contests throughout the fall, with success.  The Dragons placed third at the Farmington Invitational and fourth at the Rebel Invitational in Park Hills.  SGHS also served as host for the 13th Annual Ste. Genevieve Marching Festival, with 18 area bands competing. The Dragons…

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Academics: SGHS Gaming Club Hosts First Smashgiving Event

From staff reports This year, the Ste. Genevieve High School Gaming Club held its first annual Smashgiving event, a fundraising effort where student gamers competed in a Super Smash Bros tournament. The event was held on Nov. 23, and club members could enter the tournament through bringing in a donation to local families during Thanksgiving. …

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In the schools: Ste. Genevieve celebrates Red Ribbon Week

From staff reports Students from Ste. Genevieve County R-II School District, along with those attending parochial and private schools in the county, recently celebrated Red Ribbon Week. Red Ribbon Week occurred in late October, with this year’s theme “Drug Free Looks Like Me.” Throughout the week, students participated in activities promoting healthy decisions. The Ste.…

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Academics: SGHS American history classes tour historical park

From staff reports Recently, about 50 Ste. Genevieve High School American History students attended a walking tour of historic downtown Ste. Genevieve and the Ste. Genevieve National Historical Park. This was the first field trip to the new national park for Ste. Genevieve County R-II students. The high school history department was proud to share…

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Academics: Local students visit Van Gogh exhibit

From staff reports Ste. Genevieve Middle School and Ste. Genevieve High School students recently went on a field trip. French teacher Bre Uzell took her French III, French IV and French V students to visit Beyond Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience at the St. Louis Galleria’s Starry Night Pavilion. Vincent Van Gogh was a 19th…

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Academics: Fallert visits Valle for “Warriors At Work”

From staff reports Valle Catholic High School welcomed alumnus Lieutenant Col. Mike Fallert to speak to students as part of the “Warriors At Work” program. Fallert graduated from Valle Catholic in 1985, and retired from the United States Air Force in 2019. Fallert talked with students about all the branches of the military — explaining…

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In the schools: Valle Catholic honor rolls, first term

HONOR ROLLS VALLE CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS (CLASS OF 2022) HIGH HONORS Camryn Basler, Ella Bertram, Josh Bieser, Rachel Blum, Isabelle Fallert, Charlie Friedman, Aiden Heberlie, Lillian Hoog, Katie Kertz, Ashlyn Klump, Olivia Linderer, Samantha Loida, Luke McClure, Reese Metzger, Abigail Marzuco, Callee Naeger, Michael Okenfuss, Nathan Schwent, Collin Vaeth, Hailey Weibrecht and Mia Weiler…

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In the schools: St. Joseph turkey winners

St. Joseph School in Zell had a turkey art contest before Thanksgiving. Here are the winners. Best disguised turkey honors went to Kallie Meyer for her gumball turkey. The People’s Choice winner was Wyatt Stolzer for his race car theme. The favorite turkey was Bryce Howell’s hunting turkey. The school said it was hard to…

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Academics: Elks Honor Huck, Marzuco

From staff reports Valle Catholic High School student Abigail Marzuco and Paige Huck from Ste. Genevieve High School were selected as the Elks’ students of the month for November. Marzuco has maintained a 4.0 grade-point average and high honors throughout her high school career. Abigail has been top 10 in her class, and a two-year…

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