Mr. Eric White, Director of Learning at Cassville R-IV, is pictured with George and Nikki Foster. The Foster family arranged the donation of 2 pallets of disinfectant wipes that were donated to the Cassville Bright Futures Program. The wipes will be used in the classroom to help keep students and staff healthy this fall.
Bright Futures, established at Cassville Schools in 2011, is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to bringing community members together to focus on the success of children.
Jefferson City, MO – One-hundred and eight high school students participated in Missouri's 56th annual Missouri Electric Youth Tour to Washington, D.C., June 14-20. Local delegates were Zane Mebruer of Cassville and Ricky Miller of Wheaton. They were sponsored by Barry Electric Cooperative.
The seven-day tour provides an action-filled week for high school students, offering them opportunities to learn firsthand what it is like to be involved in politics, leadership positions, community service and today’s pressing issues.
“The Youth Tour is the highlight of the summer for many students and we’re proud to send our best and brightest to Washington, D.C. this year to participate,” said Chris Massman, vice president of Member Services for the Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives in Jefferson City.
Highlights included the young people visiting with representatives from their congressional districts and touring famous monuments, the Smithsonian Institution’s museums and Arlington National Cemetery. After a 30 year hiatus, the group also went on a tour of the White House. The youth group also took a sightseeing and dance cruise on the Potomac River one evening with delegates from other states.
Other events of the week included participation in the Electric Youth Day, during which a special program coordinated by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association brought together with nearly 2,000 Youth Tour delegates from across the United States. The delegates enjoyed featured speeches by government leaders and motivational speakers, such as Mike Schlappi, an inspiring four-time Paralympic medalist and two-time world wheelchair basketball champion.
Since 1964, the nation’s cooperative electric utilities have sponsored more than 50,000 high school juniors and seniors for visits to their U.S. congressional delegations, energy and grassroots government education sessions and sightseeing in Washington. For more information about the AMEC Youth Tour program, please go to www.amec.org/content/youth-programs
The 2018-19 school year marked the 150th anniversary of Cassville Schools! One way the district celebrated was by compiling a time capsule that was buried on campus and will be opened by future wildcats in the year of 2068.
After staff and students worked together to compile what went inside the time capsule, maintenance staff built a concrete vault to protect the capsule from damage then buried the vault.
Barry County Ready Mix donated a large rock that was placed over the site where the time capsule has been buried. The stone, along with new landscaping, is located on campus in front of the Central Office.
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