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St. Johns Bank announces scholarship winners

Fort Zumwalt School District

Graduating seniors Jasmine Destiny of Ritenour High, Rachel Etwaroo of Pattonville High School and Mackenzie Janes of Fort Zumwalt North High have been named recipients of a St. Johns Bank Excellence Scholarship. Each winner received a check for $1,000 as part of the scholarship.

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Foundation recognizes students for financial literacy

J. Todd Gentry and the MassMutual Foundation recently celebrated students in O’Fallon who participated in a digital financial education course at Fort Zumwalt Middle. The free FutureSmart SM digital curriculum was custom-made for middle schoolers and is available in both English and Spanish.

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Local team becomes finalist in PSA contest

A team of students from Fort Zumwalt West High has created a public service announcement. This year’s entry, created by Janae Taylor, Katie Pauk and Maddie Wieseman, focuses on how abuse knows no gender. Online voting is open until July 15.

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Local schools earn national honors

For the second consecutive year, Fort Zumwalt School District’s four high schools ranked among America’s Best High Schools according to US News & World Report. Only the top 40% of the more than 17,000 schools ranked high enough for the honor.

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Fort Zumwalt honors educator, employee

Kelsie Ballmann, special education teacher at Rock Creek Elementary, was named Fort Zumwalt School District Educator of the Year. Tony Perotti, facilities Maintenance II at East High School, was also named Fort Zumwalt School District Employee of the Year. Both were nominated and selected by peers. Ballmann previously graduated from West High in 2008 and was one of the first recipients of the Fort Zumwalt Education Foundation’s Grow Your Own Teacher award. She is in her seventh year as a teacher. “From day one, Kelsie has spent countless hours researching the general education curriculum for every grade level and then ...

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Local schools rank in math tournament

In partnership with MathLeague.org, St. Charles Community College hosted the 22nd annual area high school math tournament on Saturday, March 2. The event brought 12 area high schools and 50 students to SCC’s campus and was open to any student in grades nine through 12.

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