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Alumnus Andrew Peterson begins new business as a private chef

Alumnus Andrew Peterson begins new business as a private chef

Zoe DeYoung, Staff Writer

February 28, 2020

At just six years old, 2016 alumnus Andrew Peterson remembers sitting on his kitchen counter cutting vegetables because he was too small to see over the countertop.  "We all helped cook and enjoyed our family dinner, so the idea of dinners was instilled in me early on,” Peterson said. “That pla...

No curriculum, no teachers, no tests: Alumna Alexis Franklin paves the path for a unique type of learning

No curriculum, no teachers, no tests: Alumna Alexis Franklin paves the path for a unique type of learning

Ridwan Oyebamiji, Features Editor

February 10, 2020

Students enter through the doors of the school ready to start their day, but instead of sitting at their desks to start their morning work or turn in their homework, students socialize until they feel they are ready to begin working. By students taking responsibility for their own education, alumna Ale...

Alumnus Stuart Portman takes an unconventional path to work at the U.S. Senate

Alumnus Stuart Portman takes an unconventional path to work at the U.S. Senate

Ridwan Oyebamiji, Features Editor

January 30, 2020

Always showing a passion for health and politics, alumna Stuart Portman combined his interests to become an advisor at the U.S. Senate. Portman’s Journey After graduating high school in 2009, Portman attended the University of Denver where he double-majored in Biology and Political Science on a pre...

Alumnus Rasheen Aldridge reaches for the stars in Missouri politics

Alumnus Rasheen Aldridge reaches for the stars in Missouri politics

Sophia Johnson, Convergence Journalism Writer

January 28, 2020

2012 alumnus Rasheen Aldridge woke up at 5:30 a.m. to get ready for school when he was in high school. Being bused from the city required him to get up early in order to get to his bus on time.  “I was one of those kids who lingered, so my mom made sure I got up a little early because I would ...

Alumna Vicky Hedgecock animates “Call of The Wild”

Alumna Vicky Hedgecock animates “Call of The Wild”

Ashlyn Gillespie, Convergence Journalism Writer

January 22, 2020

After deciding to become an animator her freshman year of high school, 2012 alumna Vicky Hedgecock worked in high school and college to gain animation skills and experience. She is currently animating the movie "Call of the Wild,” coming to theaters Feb. 21, 2020. “The major push for me to pursue anima...

Behind the scenes: Alumna Kim St. Onge shares her journey to becoming a broadcast journalist

Behind the scenes: Alumna Kim St. Onge shares her journey to becoming a broadcast journalist

Makinsey Drake, Convergence Journalism Writer

January 9, 2020

Covering stories from the Iowa Caucuses to the Joplin Tornado, 2008 alumna Kim St. Onge can now be seen on  KOMU-TV. St. Onge studied public relations at Mizzou until she found her passion for journalism. “One of my best college friends introduced me to broadcast journalism. I instantly fell in ...

Your college may not be the perfect school for you… and that’s okay

Your college may not be the perfect school for you… and that’s okay

Fatema Rehmani, Awards Coordinator

December 13, 2019

2019 alumna Nell Jaskowiak’s post graduation plans, like the majority of the senior class, consisted of heading straight to college in the fall. Her university of choice was Rhodes College, where she intended to major in Environmental Science. After years of preparation for college, Jaskowiak looked forwa...

From high school baseball to playing professional, alumni Sherron Rives uses passion for baseball to coach youth teams

From high school baseball to playing professional, alumni Sherron Rives uses passion for baseball to coach youth teams

Michael Lolley, Staff Writer

December 3, 2019

Graduating in 1989 and continuing his baseball career into professional game, alumni Sherron Rives is now giving back to his community by teaching the game to youth players in the St. Louis area. “I was able to play professionally in the minor leagues for the Detroit Tigers organization. I wouldn’t...

More than a substitute: alumnus Scott Winfrey shares the impact he hopes to have on students

More than a substitute: alumnus Scott Winfrey shares the impact he hopes to have on students

Drew Boone, Staff Writer

October 4, 2019

As a substitute teacher, you get limited time with the students in class due to a plan already written out for you by the teacher. Not only does substitute teacher and alumnus Scott Winfrey accomplish this, but he also hopes students walk out of his class gaining experiences they otherwise would not have h...

From student council president to State Representative hopeful, Alumna Trish Gunby shares strategy for getting into office

From student council president to State Representative hopeful, Alumna Trish Gunby shares strategy for getting into office

Ridwan Oyebamiji, Features Editor

October 1, 2019

After hearing much encouragement from her peers, 1979 alumna Trish Gunby decided to take her involvement to the next step by choosing to run for Missouri State Representative of the 99th District. If elected, Gunby will be representing cities such as Manchester, Valley Park and Twin Oaks. “When o...

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