Each summer, many Ste. Genevieve High School students are chosen to represent our district at leadership conferences throughout the state of Missouri. We want to congratulate all of these students; they were recognized because of their leadership skills and potential, and we are incredibly proud of them and their achievements.
Missouri Scholars Academy
Congratulations to Ste. Genevieve High School sophomore Collin Fritsch, son of Gerald and Andrea Fritsch, who was nominated to attend Missouri Scholars Academy for the summer of 2021. Founded in 1985, the program is held for 330 of Missouri’s upcoming juniors and is typically held on the University of Missouri - Columbia campus. This year, the academy will be a week-long virtual leadership camp. The program is based on the premise that Missouri’s gifted youth must be provided with special opportunities for learning and personal development in order for them to realize their full potential. The program is funded through the University of Missouri, the Missouri Legislature, a fee from those students attending, and through contributions from alumni, parents and businesses and corporations around the state. Ste. Gen. Vision Care sponsors local student participation in the program.
Missouri Leadership Seminar
Congratulations to Ste. Genevieve High School sophomore Lindsey Crump, who was chosen to take part in the Missouri Leadership Seminar during the summer of 2021. Lindsey is the daughter of Robert and Teska Crump. The seminar is typically held at the University of Central Missouri campus and seeks to give student government leaders, academic achievers, athletes and others the opportunity to learn about topics that impact their lives today and in the future. This year, the seminar will be a virtual leadership camp. Last year’s seminar was cancelled, and all 2020 nominees, including 2020 SGHS nominee Abigail Moore, are invited to attend the virtual camp this year, as well.
Congratulations to Ste. Genevieve High School sophomore Madeleine Terry, who was chosen to take part in the Sophomore Pilgrimage during April 2021, and to SGHS sophomore Madison Coin, who was chosen as an alternate attendee for the program. Maddie is the daughter of Bruce and Julie Terry, and Madison is the granddaughter of Rose and Sam Hughey. The Sophomore Pilgrimage is typically held in Jeffersity City, Missouri, but was held virtually this year. Maddie had the opportunity to lead the pledge at the virtual seminar! This project promotes good citizenship and enables students to see state government in action. Students watch elected officials in session and are presented with a Certificate of Merit in Citizenship. The GFWC Woman’s Club of Ste. Genevieve (a chapter of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs), sponsors local student participation in the program.
Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Program
Congratulations to Ste. Genevieve High School sophomore Ariella Taylor, who was chosen to take part in the Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Program during the summer of 2021, and to SGHS sophomore Brayden Huck, who was chosen as alternate attendee for the program. Arie is the daughter of Paul and Dana Taylor, and Brayden is the son of Dan and Tina Huck. HOBY is typically held at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, but will be held virtually this year. The seminar is designed to help high school sophomores recognize their leadership talents and apply them to become effective, ethical leaders in their home, school, workplace and community. Arie was selected based on her leadership, academics and character. The GFWC Woman’s Club of Ste. Genevieve (a chapter of the General Federation of Women’s Clubs), sponsors local student participation in the program.
Missouri Rotary Youth Leadership Academy
Congratulations to Ste. Genevieve High School sophomores Lani Yamnitz and Brynna Wehner, who were chosen to take part in the Missouri Rotary Youth Leadership Academy during the summer of 2021. This leadership academy will be held at University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Missouri. Lani is the daughter of Justin and Renee Yamnitz, and Brynna is the daughter of Dustin and Amber Wehner. The academy is a four-day service leadership program that introduces Rotary’s “Service Above Self” philosophy. The curriculum, developed and administered by professional educators, includes a personality self-assessment, team building activities, and a two-day service project simulation. The Ste. Genevieve Rotary sponsors local student participation in the program.
Missouri Boys State
Congratulations to Ste. Genevieve High School juniors Mason Gegg and Frederick Brewer for being chosen to participate in the American Legion Boys State of Missouri program. Mason is the son of Wesley and Stephanie Gegg, and Fredrick is the son of Toby and Theodosha Brewer. Missouri Boys State is an eight-day hands-on experience focusing on the fundamentals of government at the University of Central Missouri campus. This program invites these students to develop their leadership skills through going through the motions of governmental processes. Student leaders build an entire state government in a single week. The two students were selected based on their leadership, academics and character. Students who were originally accepted for the 2020 summer program (which was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic) have been invited to participate during the 2021 program, including now-senior Devin St. Clair. Both Mason Gegg and Fredrick Brewer will be participating in the 2022 program. The American Legion Post 150 sponsors local student participation in the program.
Missouri Girls State
Congratulations to Ste. Genevieve High School juniors Paige Huck and Lana Kemper, who were chosen to take part in Missouri Girls State during the summer of 2021, and to SGHS juniors Kali Schweigert and Zoe Cook, who were chosen as alternate attendees for the program. Paige is the daughter of Daniel and Heather Huck, Lana is the daughter of Toby and Della Kemper, Kali is the daughter of John Schweigert and Kim Brown, and Zoe is the daughter of James and Christina Cook. Missouri Girls State is held in Warrensburg, and the program is a hands-on experience focusing on the fundamentals of government where students learn to develop their leadership skills through going through the motions of governmental processes. The American Legion Ladies Auxiliary sponsors their participation in the program.