Students participate in Pilgrimage

Area students are participating in the 79th annual Sophomore Pilgrimage, sponsored by General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Missouri, on Tuesday.

The students will observe the legislature is session; tour the Capitol, Governor’s Mansion and Supreme Court Building; and meet with legislators. A luncheon will also be at First United Methodist Church.

Five sophomores from each high school are nominated by the faculty and from these the student body votes on one representative to attend the event.

The local GFWC of Missouri Dianas Club organizes the event with Kathy Bish as coordinator. Committee leaders are: Joan Solomon, Donna Evert, Bernice Lilley, Jan Sonnenberg, Anne Vogel, Ginny Persinger, June Landrum and Ann Maxwell. The state officers will serve as hostesses and members of the GFWC Dianas and Capital City Woman’s Club will serve as guides.

The following local students were selected to attend the event:

Christopher Beyer, son of Robert and Karen Beyer, Linn, is a student of Osage County R-11 High School, where he is a member of the Art Club, Guitar Club, serves as assistant reporter for the Future Farmers of America, is in Lifesmarts and on Student Council.

His sponsor is GFWC Dianas Club.

William Blankenship, son of Ross and Joanne Blankenship, Tipton, is a student at Helias Catholic High School, where he is a member of the Speech/Debate Team and writes for the school paper, “The Crusader Raid.” He is in Club International, Ping Pong Club and plays basketball. He is sponsored by GFWC Capital City Woman’s Club.

Jolie Duffner, daughter of Paul and Sharon Duffner, Jefferson City, is a student at Blair Oaks HIgh School, where she is a member of the varsity track team, varsity softball team, in National Honor Society, Spanish Club, Student Council and Future Business Leaders of America. She is class president and president of Spanish Club.

Her sponsor is GFWC Dianas Club.

Madison Kliethermes, daughter of Mark Kliethermes and Pam Rogers, Jefferson City, is a student at Cole R-5 High School, where she is a member of Future Business Leaders of America, FFA, in National Honor Society, on Student Council and in Ragdolls.

Her sponsor is GFWC Capital City Woman’s Club.

Kaitlyn Loucks, daughter of Bill and Tonya Loucks, Portland, is a student at South Callaway R-2 High School, where she is in Future Business Leaders of America, Spanish Club, Student Council, Fine Arts Club, Trend/Smokebusters, is class secretary and manages the baseball and track teams.

Her sponsor is GFWC Capital City Woman’s Club.

Kate Massman, daughter of Mike and Nancy Massman, Folk, is a student at Fatima High School, where she is a member of FCCLA, SADD, Pep Club, Letterman’s, CYO, plays varsity softball and basketball and is on the honor roll. She received the American Legion Good Citizen Award.

Her sponsor is GFWC Capital City Woman’s Club.

Mary Grace Newman, daughter of Steve and Tammy Newman, Jefferson City, is a student at Jefferson City High School, where she is a member of Student Council. She is a member of First United Methodist Church, is in the Wesley choir and Handbell choir and volunteers at Wolfner Library.

Her sponsor is GFWC Dianas Club.

Paige Nolte, daughter of Steve and Beth Nolte, Morrison, is a student at Osage County R-1 High School, where she is in FFA, is vice president of Student Council, in the Pirate Pride Band, plays basketball and volleyball and is a member of Modern Woodmen of America. She also plays AAU basketball and is a member of St. James United Church of Christ.

Her sponsor is GFWC Capital City Woman’s Club.

Nichole Rehagen, daughter of Greg and Patty Rehagen, New Bloomfield, is a student at New Bloomfield High School, where she is class president, vice president for STEM, and is on the honor roll.

Her sponsor is GFWC Dianas Club.

Krista Stanford, daughter of Charles and Diane Stanford, Jefferson City, is a student at Calvary Lutheran High School, where she is president of SADD, in Key Club, Future Teachers of America and choir, plays volleyball and basketball.

Her sponsor is GFWC Capital City Woman’s Club.

Elizabeth Wyss, daughter of Deborah Wyss, Russellville, is a student at Russellville High School, where she is ranked first in her class, is in FFA and the band, and placed second at the FFA Farm Bureau fall public speaking state contest.

Her sponsor is GFWC Dianas Club.

Accompanying photos: Participating students

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