Results from the Big 8 Art Show. Congratulation to all. Portraits-Achromatic Maria Sustaita-1st Place Painting- Tempera-Rep Kendal Tucker- 6th Place Painting-Oils-Rep Bella Maggio-3rd Place Bella Maggio-5th Place Acrylic-Non Rep Jacob Glover-2nd Place Rosie Ackerman-5th Place Rosie Ackerman-6th Place Printmaking-Relief Destiny Taylor-3rd Place Bella Maggio-6th Place Airbrush/Spray Paint Ian Jackson-1st Place Kaitie Fischer-2nd Place Ian Jackson-3rd Place Alex DeWitt-4th Place Ian Jackson-5th Place Ceramics-Wheel Formed Kaitie Fischer-5th Place Ceramics-Wheel Formed Adeline Patillo-5th Place Ceramics-Mixed Adeline Patillo-4th Place Sculpture-Relief Lexie Brashers-2nd Place Textiles/Fibers-3D Lexi Brashers-1st Place
National Honor Society officers and senior members inducted 33 new members into the Aurora R-8 chapter. Congratulations, Inductees.
Thursday, May 5th at Aurora High School we will hold our annual National Honors Society induction at 6:00. At 7:00 we will have our Senior Awards/Scholarship ceremony.
Every year, the Aurora R8 School District recognizes its honor graduates using the Laude system. There are three levels of recognition in this system based on the final weighted grades at the end of the student's 7th semester. The three levels of recognition are: Summa Cum Laude - "with highest praise" Magna Cum Laude - "with great praise" Cum Laude - "with praise" We are pleased to announce the following honor graduates. These students will be awarded their Laude medals at the Senior Awards Assembly on Thursday, May 5th at 7 pm in the high school gym and recognized at graduation. *Summa Cum Laude* Arlind Osmani Alexander Phelps Cameron Savage Joseph Hargus Isabella Maggio Kaci Singer Brooke Schutte Mackenzie Hall Xane Shirley Gabriella McVey Makenna Besett *Magna Cum Laude* Felix Barrientos-Perez Mallorie Schmidt Devin Sims Kohl Rohlman Jayden Wagner Mikailey Butts *Cum Laude* Daniel Jones Elizabeth Stapleton Jaesik Friggle Josh Cornell Gabriel Henson Saige Spooner Khianna Hart Berrick Dobyns Thalia Figueroa Bailey Andrews Hannah Hudson
On Saturday, May 7th from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM the Big 8 Art show is being held at Mt. Vernon High School. Make some time to swing by and check out the many talented artist from the Big 8.
Congratulations to the following band students on their Solo and Ensemble performances at State on April 30th. Gold Medal: Adam Bland -Tuba Solo Adam Bland, Emily Gearhart, Olivia Ray - Trombone Trio Silver Medal: Emily Gearhart - Euphonium Solo Adam Bland, Emily Gearhart, Nathan Gearhart, Olivia Ray - Low Brass Quartet Bronze Medal: Brittney Simagna - Flute Solo
Track and Field Monett Relays Results Top Results Girls: MaKena Hall 1st Place 100m Hurdles, 1st in Triple Jump, 3rd Pole Vault Auri Phillips 1st Place 300 m hurdles, 2nd place 100m hurdles, DJ Jaramillo 1st place in 1600m Maci Montgomery 2nd in discus Gabie McVey 1st in discus 400m relay 3rd place (Simpson, Hall, Blevins, Phillips) 1600m relay 3rd place (Ernest, Jaramillo, Burch, Phillips) 3200m run 5th Place Katie Sharpe
AGRICULTURE STUDENTS EARN HONORS AT STATE COMPETITION In the State Chapter Activity Program, the Aurora FFA Chapter earned a 3-Star chapter rating with a final placing of 15th, this award is only given to the top 10% of the 353 chapters in Missouri. Students enrolled in the Aurora Agricultural Education program competed in different Career Development Events held during the 94th annual Missouri State FFA Convention at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Fifteen students earned state gold medals during their competitive events. In addition, 21 students competed in their first in-person state FFA competitive event. Aurora students earned the following honors in their respective Agricultural Education career events: Division II Public Speaking – Taylor Lauffer – 3rd Place – Group I Gold Medal Horse Evaluation – 5th Place – Group I Gold Rating Brittney Simagna – 5th High Individual - Group I Gold Medal Carissa Simagna – Group I Gold Medal Luke Miller – Group I Gold Medal Caymen Cornelison Nursery & Landscape – 5th Place – Group I Gold Rating Lexie Burch – 6th High Individual - Group I Gold Medal Kyrstin Gold – 7th High Individual - Group I Gold Medal Jaydn Rohlman – Group I Gold Medal Taylor Lauffer FFA Knowledge – 7th Place – Group I Gold Rating Darian Dummit – 11th High Individual – Group I Gold Medal Castle Spieker – 13th High Individual – Group I Gold Medal Emilee Coffey – Group I Gold Medal Seth Shoemaker Farm Management – 12th Place Grant Henderson – Group I Gold Medal Thalia Figueroa Lyndsey Hankins Entomology – 12th Place – Group I Gold Rating Logan Rysted – 10th High Individual – Group I Gold Medal Marisol Castillo Karina Lopez Lexie Brashers Poultry – Group II Rating Levi Garrett – 12th High Individual – Group I Gold Medal Matthew Cutbirth Brody Seitz Livestock – Group II Rating Tony Guess – Group I Gold Medal Bailey Andrews Emma Rosencrans Orran Cope Dairy Cattle – Group II Rating Jaelyn Ernst – Group I Gold Medal Ailyn Reyes Clayton Jaramillo Harley Prevo In the State Proficiency Award program, which recognizes students’ accomplishments with their respective Supervised Agricultural Experience project, members received the following honors: Top 16 State Finalist were: Lexie Burch – Agricultural Communications Cooper Hicks – Ag Mechanics Fabrication & Design Grant Henderson – Ag Mechanics Repair & Maintenance Entrepreneurship Devin Sims – Ag Sales Entrepreneurship Elizabeth Martin – Diversified Horticulture Emma Rosencrans – Environmental Science & Natural Resources Lyndsey Hankins – Food Service Jacob Jordan – Forest Management Orran Cope – Specialty Animal Production Lexie Brashers – Specialty Crop Production Berrick Dobyns – Swine Production Entrepreneurship In the FFA program award area, several members competed and earned the following honors: State FFA Degrees: Bailey Andrews Berrick Dobyns Denby Grosenbacher Grant Henderson Dalton Hess Cooper Hicks Lane Johnson Emma Rosencrans Devin Sims Missouri FFA Delegates Harley Prevo Ailyn Reyes
Cassville Relays Girls Results Aurora team takes 5th overall Top Results Girls: MaKena Hall 1st Place 100m Hurdles, 1st in Triple Jump Auri Phillips 1st Place 300 m hurdles, 2nd place 100m hurdles, DJ Jaramillo 1st place mile run Payden Blevins 4th place Javelin, Maci Montgomery 3rd in discus Gabie McVey 2nd in discus
Congratulations to the Girls track team they took 3rd overall at the East Newton relays on Thursday. Results: MaKena Hall 2nd Place 100m Hurdles, 2nd in Triple Jump, 2nd in pole vault, 2nd 4x100m relay Auri Phillips 1st place 4x400m relay, 2nd Place 300 m hurdles, 3rd place 100m hurdles, 2nd 4x100m relay Gabie McVey 4th place Discus DJ Jaramillo 1st place mile run, 2nd 4x100m relay Payden Blevins 4th place Javelin, 2nd place 4x200 relay Jaelyn Ernest 1st place 4x400 relay, 2nd place 4x200 relay Aubrey Simpson - 2nd 4x100m, 2nd place 4x200 relay Maci Montgomery 3rd in discus Alyssa Burch 1st 4x 400 relay, 2nd place 4x200 relay Kloey Boyd 1st 4x 400m relay
We could not be more proud of these students. They have played challenging literature and played it very well. Today, the high school band performed at MSHSAA Large Ensemble Festival at Logan-Rogersville High School and received an exemplary rating, the highest that can be received. Your hard work and dedication to this ensemble paid off today! Congratulations!
Tune in tonight for some Houn' Dawg Baseball action.
Congratulations to Trey Mulholland. He has signed with Crowder College where he will continue his Academic and Baseball careers.
Congratulation to Sage Welch. He signed with Baptist Bible College where he will continue his Academic, Basketball, and Golf Careers.
Results from the Missouri FBLA State Leadership Conference. Robert Wagner earned 4th Place in "Networking Infrastructure" Robert has earned the honor of competing at the FBLA National Leadership Conference in Chicago, IL June 30-July 2, 2022 The Parliamentary Procedure team of Brittany Simagna, Carissa Simagna, Ethan Wolf, and Cooper Blackburn earned 8th Place at the MO State Leadership Conference.
Congratulations to the AHS girls track team for taking 1st place at the Pierce City relays.
Congratulations to Angie Miller, Kim Mobley, and Leanne Cope (pictured left to right) for winning the MO Association of School Librarians Collaboration Award. Way to represent AHS!
Congratulations to the Aurora Girls and Boys Track Teams, the Girls placed 1st and the Boys placed 2nd in the annual Ice Box Relays!!!
Congratulations to the AHS March Students of the Month (pictured left to right) Freshman - Jaelyn Ernest Sophomore - Addison Swadley Juniors - Kaylin Dutton and Olivia Ray Senior - Makenna Besett
The following are the District FFA Results from last Saturday, Monday, and Tuesday with 8 teams and 1 speaker qualifying for state competition. We also had several top 20 individuals at districts. Dairy Cattle - DISTRICT CHAMPIONS (State qualifier) Harley Prevo - 2nd High Individual Clayton Jaramillo - 10th High Individual Jaelyn Ernest - 12th High Individual Ailyn Reyes Horse Evaluation - DISTRICT CHAMPIONS (State qualifier) Luke Miller - 2nd High Individual Carissa Simagna - 8th High Individual Brittney Simagna Caymen Cornelison Nursery/Landscape - DISTRICT CHAMPIONS (State qualifier) Kyrstin Gold - 1st High Individual Lexie Burch - 2nd High Individual Jaydn Rohlman - 12th High Individual Taylor Lauffer Entomology - RESERVE DISTRICT CHAMPIONS (State qualifier) Logan Rysted - 1st High Individual Karina Lopez - 15th High Individual Marisol Castillo Lexie Brashers Division II Public Speaking - 3rd Place (State qualifier) Taylor Lauffer Farm Management - 5th Place (State qualifier) Lyndsey Hankins -7th High Individual Grant Henderson - 14th High Individual Thalia Figueroa Poultry - 8th Place (State qualifier) Levi Garrett - 3rd High Individual Matthew Cutbirth Brody Seitz FFA Knowledge - 9th Place (State qualifier) Castle Spieker - 7th High Individual tie Darian Dummit Seth Shoemaker Emilee Coffey Livestock Evaluation - 12th Place (State qualifier) Emma Rosencrans - 15th High Individual Bailey Andrews Orran Cope Tony Guess Dairy Handlers - Clayton Cline - 2nd Place Colton Wrinkle - 3rd Place Abbi Koehler Maddie Krantz Derek Arnold Agronomy - Silver Rating Sydnee Hert Destiny Jaramillo Caitlyn Enoch Dairy Foods - Silver Rating Tyler Jordan Damari Valenciano Hailie Steketee Aaron King Soils Evaluation - Silver Rating Berrick Dobyns - competed as an individual Congratulations to all! These FFA members have represented our chapter and school well.