Pierce City graduates rake in scholarships, awards
Students now preparing for college, military
A total of 19 Pierce City High School graduates have earned more than $250,000 in scholarships and awards to be applied toward collegiate expenses as they enter the next phases of their lives.
A list of students and their scholarships follows.
• Ragan Blinzler, University of Missouri Excellence Scholarship, University of Missouri Expected Education Scholarship, Pierce City Athletic Booster Club Scholarship and Ridpath Carver Scholarship.
• Donell Kleiboeker, UM Excellence Scholarship, UM Alumni Association Agency Scholarship, Elyzabeth H. Schell Agricultural Scholarship, Ozark Electric Scholarship, Southwest Missouri Cattlemen's Scholarship, Missouri Credit Union Scholarship, Wendy's Missouri High School Heisman Scholarship, Missouri Cattlemen's Scholarship, Pierce City Eagle Pride Scholarship, Pierce City Athletic Booster Scholarship.
• Dallas Kleiboeker, UM Curator's Scholar Award Scholarship, UM College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Scholarship, Missouri Cattlemen's Scholarship, FCS Financial Scholarship, Missouri Credit Union Scholarship, Pierce City Athletic Booster Club Scholarship, John Deere Scholarship.
• Kelly Kaiser, University of Arkansas Non-resident Tuition Scholarship, Ozark Volleyball Officials Association Scholarship, Cox Monett Auxiliary Scholarship, Earle and Roseanne Staponski Memorial Scholarship, Apple Hill Gift Shop Scholarship and Community Foundation of the Ozarks Laverta Arnhart Scholarship.
• Myka Masters, Missouri Southern State University Presidential Scholarship, MSSU A+ Scholarship, Margaret and Clark Reid Scholarship.
• Aliyah Raley, Evangel University Softball Scholarship, Pierce City Athletic Booster Scholarship, Pierce City First State Bank Scholarship.
• Anna Lechner, Community Blood Drive of the Ozarks Scholarship.
• Gage Brown, Doug Weatherly Memorial Scholarship.
• Trenton Byers, Central Methodist University Football Scholarship, Pierce City Athletic Booster Club Scholarship.
• Riley Fields, Ozarks Technical Community College Community Merit Scholarship, Ozarks Electric Coop Scholarship.
• Grace Haase, OTC College Leadership Scholarship.
• Mariah Halstenberg, Barry County Youth Camp Scholarship, Pierce City Athletic Booster Club Scholarship, Pierce City Arts Council Scholarship.
• Hunter Hatfield, University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff Baseball Scholarship, NewMac Electric Scholarship.
• Hailey Keltner, MSSU Golden Lion Scholarship, MSSU A+ Scholarship, BluCurrent Scholarship, Apple Hill Gift Shop Scholarship, Sean O'Connell and Debra Lynn O'Connell Living Trust Scholarship, Jim Shane Memorial Scholarship.
• Ethan McLaughlin, OTC Community Merit Scholarship.
• Libbey Strickler, Decatur Lodge Scholarship.
• Katlyn Timbrook, Pierce City Athletic Booster Scholarship.
• Hunter Tindell, Pierce City Howdy Neighbor Days Scholarship.
• Luther Woods, OTC Community Merit Scholarship.
Two graduates are preparing to enter the United States military.
• Aric Zabala has joined the U.S. Marine Corps.
• Riley Boyles has joined the U.S. Navy.