Students, staff recognized at Jan. 28 board meeting
Students, staff recognized at Jan. 28 board meeting
Thursday, January 30, 2020
Read about the students and staff who were recognized at the Dec. 10 Board of Education meeting.

PATTONVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
Lindenwood Fashion Show
Senior Jordyn Rice placed second at the Lindenwood University High School Fashion Show for a dress she designed. The piece was an original design she created in her fashion design class at North Tech High School. Students from Mary Favazza’s Advanced Clothing and Textiles class at Pattonville High School, in which Rice is also enrolled, attended the show.

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Shown above is Jordyn Rice.


State thespian honors
Pattonville Thespian Troupe No. 1934 was recognized as an Honor Troupe while taking part in the Missouri Thespian Conference. Three students advanced to nationals. Emily Barton earned a Superior rating in solo musical, which qualified her to advance to nationals. She also performed as a soloist during the All-State closing number. Michael Pirrie, who was also part of the improv team, and Elise Thompkins advanced to nationals after earning a Superior in duet acting at the state conference. Additionally, Lydia McCullough and Michael Nelson competed in the duet musical event and were also part of the Improv Intensive Team that competed at the conference. Maddie Branson was also part of the improv team that competed. Finally, the following students participated in the Tech Challenge during the state conference: Sofia Boughton, Mandy Galli, Brooklin Hatley and Rachel McCormick, who also participated in the improv team and the short film competition. The thespians are directed by theater teacher Lara Corvera.


Young Artists Exhibit
Eleven students and two teachers had artwork selected for display in the Young Artists and Their Teachers Exhibit. In photography, Sophia Hinojosa Sada placed first and Jack Goetz placed second. In digital art, Aaron Morris placed first, as well as second in drawing, and Tiana Knight placed third. Lilly Lofland placed second in sculpture. Other students who had work selected for display were: paintings by Leliyan Hughes and Adrianna Marshall and art by Kyra Correa, Alessandra Nero, Emily Schrumpf and Sydney Williams. Art teachers Kelli Dornfeld and Robin Woodrome also had artwork selected for the show. They, along with Beth Kathriner, Scott Fader and Marcia Mueller, taught these students.

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Honored for participation in the Young Artists Exhibit were, from left, Sydney Williams, Leliyan Hughes and Aaron Morris.


All-Suburban bands
Four students were selected for All-Suburban bands. Thomas McFarland and Seth Miranda were selected to the All-Suburban Jazz Band, with Max McFarland as an alternate. This is Thomas McFarland's sixth consecutive and Max’s McFarland's third consecutive year earning All-Suburban honors. Additionally, Owen Moeller was selected as alternate to the All-Suburban Concert Band. The band is directed by Denny McFarland, Laura Livesay and Anna White.

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Shown above is Seth Miranda.


All-Suburban Honors Orchestra
Six students were selected to the All-Suburban Honors Orchestra. Anna Kasprzyk and William Skaggs were selected for bass. Jade Boyd, Nathan Moser and Natalie Young were selected for viola, and Elly Lu was named second alternate for viola. The Pattonville orchestra is directed by teacher Michael Dunsmoor.

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Shown above is Anna Kasprzyk.


Counselor presentations
Two counselors from Pattonville High School were selected to present at the St. Louis Graduates Professional Development Institute. POSITIVE School counselor Michael Boulanger and college and career counselor Michelle Luraschi spoke on the topic "Strategies in Action: Partnering with Schools, Industry and Community Partners." Luraschi was also selected to present a session with a colleague on "Engaging Parents and Families."