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Bolivar students walked away from the national Family, Career and Community Leaders of America competition June 26-July 2 in Atlanta, Georgia, with three top finishes.

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The Bolivar R-1 School District looks to keep its eye — and its money — on curriculum during the next school year following the approval of the fiscal year 2018 preliminary budget.

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Southwest Baptist University’s Phi Beta Lambda organization had six students compete at the PBL National Leadership Conference on June 23-26 in Baltimore, Maryland, and claimed eight top-10 finishes, as well as a national championship.

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Bolivar High School sophomores and juniors gathered in May at the Roy Blunt YMCA of Bolivar for a service day. According to Paula Shepard, the YMCA’s executive director, the day included time for age diversity training.

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The Bolivar Area Homeschool 2018 history team garnered first- and third-place finishes at the 2018 Southwest Baptist University high school history bowl held earlier this year on SBU’s Bolivar campus.

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The Bolivar R-1 school board returned from the Missouri School Boards’ Association Leadership Summit June 2 with a host of honors, including recognition as a 2018 Missouri Outstanding Board of Education in the category of climate, culture and organizational efficacy.

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On Friday, May 11, Marion C. Early Junior Honor Society inducted new members and 2018-19 officers. Above, newly inducted members are, from left, Kindall Hill, Laura Weihe, Brooke VanDyke, Emma Mabary, Hailey Presley, Jacob Presley, Maggie Painter, Taylor Blehm, Natalie Bland, Alana Bratkov, …