DRURY UNIVERSITY recently released its spring 2019 dean’s list. Several local students were awarded a spot on the list after earning a GPA of 3.6 or greater while carrying a full-time course load of 12 or more semester hours

  • From Bolivar — Danielle Alexander, Hannah Brown, Jackson Brown, Makenzie Cornell, Tabitha Francka, Anna Meadows, Stephanie Milburn, Arianna Robinson, Ryan Kuchta, Colin Lepley and Linda Parker.
  • From Fair Play — Anna Perkins.
  • From Halfway —  Elaine Choate and Hailey Looney.
  • From Morrisville — Emily Hinkle and Michaela Presley.
  • From Walnut Grove — Tyler Bean, Grace Hayter and Joshua Prust. 

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MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY recently named scholarship recipients for the 2019-20 academic year.

Polk County recipients, according to MSU, include the following: 

  • From Aldrich — Daliah Simpson, Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship.
  • From Bolivar — Mattie Ashlock, Provost Scholarship; Emma Behnke, Provost Scholarship; Stephanie Dejeu, Missouri State Promise Scholarship; Tracy Hall, University Scholarship; Taylor Maize, Provost Scholarship; Lane Mashburn, Inclusive Excellence; Andrew Mauck, University Scholarship; Grayson Rogers, Provost Scholarship; Justin Sherman, Board of Governors Scholarship; Clara Sikes,Transfer Academic Scholarship; Malerie Stanton,Provost Scholarship; Alyson Thompson, Board of Governors Scholarship; and Jonathan Trout,Board of Governors Scholarship.
  • From Dunnegan —  Karissa Coble, Provost Scholarship, and Orion Micheal Ramsey, Deans Scholarship.
  • From Fair Play — Hannah Michaelis, Provost Scholarship, and Logan Underwood, Deans Scholarship.
  • From Halfway — Madison Agee, Provost Scholarship, and Kamryn Voris, Missouri State Promise Scholarship.
  • From Humansville —  Abigale Stewart, Missouri State Promise Scholarship. 

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KYLE DROWN, a previous Bolivar R-1 student and a graduate of Buffalo High School, earned a Master of Divinity from Pittsburg Theological Seminary May 31 in commencement ceremonies at East Liberty Presbyterian Church in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.



Drown earned a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical studies and preaching from Johnson Bible College in Knoxville, Tennessee, in 2007.

He is the son of Jim and Martha Hamilton of Buffalo and Kip and Gina Drown of Savannah, Georgia. He and his wife, Janet, have three children and live in Latrobe, Pennsylvania, where he is associate minister at Hempfield Church of Christ.

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