Berean Christian Academy students and staff members were recently honored at the Hands of Hope luncheon in Monett. The event was sponsored by The Fun Zone, of Cassville. The students and staff were chosen by the academy based on Christian character and being a positive role model at school. Pictured in the front, from left, are: Karyl Vermillion, first grade teacher, and students Remington Sanders, Lexi Keeling, Taylor Dill and Abigail Hoenshell. Back row: Gary Holder, Bible and social studies teacher; students Austin McCleery, Caleb Keeling, Noah Bartkoski; Stefanie Young, third and fourth grade teacher; and Amy Lucas, secretary.