Alumni Association Awards

Outstanding Alumni

Award

Ann McCoy, the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award graduated from CHS as Valedictorian of her class in 1980.

  • Bachelor of Science in  Elementary Education and mathematics, UCM

  • Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in mathematics, UCM

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Mathematics Education, University of Missouri –Kansas City

  • Taught in Clinton Schools for 22 years – Elementary classroom teacher, mathematics resource teacher, middle school math teacher

  • Taught at the University of Central Missouri for 11 years

  • Currently department chair for Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education

  • Author of a book and journal articles on teaching and learning mathematics

  • AWARDS:

  • Past - Clinton School District Teacher of the Year

  • Missouri Outstanding Postsecondary Mathematics Teacher

  • Leroy Sachs Award for service to mathematics education

  • UCM College of Health, Science, and Technology Award for Excellence in Teaching

  • Friend of Education Award from the Clinton School District

  • Distinguished Award from Missouri Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association

  • SERVRED AS:

  • Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics – currently president

  • Missouri Mathematics Association for the Advancement of Teacher Training – past president

  • CHS Booster Club - past president

  • CHS Alumni Board Member

  • And many other volunteer roles in our community and schools

  • PERSONAL:

  • Husband Mike, also a retired Clinton teacher and coach

  • 3 – Sons, one of which is currently a Clinton School teacher -5 grandchildren

Dr. Ken Scott was the 2016 Outstanding Alumni.  He has been resident since 1959 and leader in Clinton upon arrival.  He is a member of the CHS Class of 1965.  

Frances Harvey was recognized as the 2015 CHS Outstanding Alumni.  She has been a long-time resident and leader in the community.  Frances has been involved in a number of community activities, including:  All School Reunion,

Chamber of Commerce, Home Health Services Board, Christian Women’s Club, Samaritan Center, and Olde Glory Days, among many others.

 

 

She also directs children's choir and plays piano and the United Methodist Church.

 

 

 

 

 

Karen Keith, a 1970 CHS graduate, was recognized as the CHS Alumni Association’s 2014 Outstanding Alumni at the high school’s Academic Excellence Banquet on April 23.

 

Karen spends countless hours taking pictures at CHS sporting events. In fact, she has submitted over 50,000 photos to the CHS staff for their use! It has been rare to attend a sporting event and not see Karen taking photos of CHS athletes and fans. She has also taken senior pictures for a number of CHS students, helping to make their high school experience even more memorable.

 

Karen is a lifetime Clinton resident, mother of two, and grandmother of three.  She has also worked with the MU Extension Youth Program. She joins Marvin Rhoades and JC Smith as recipients of the annual award.

The recipient of the 2013 Outstanding Alumni Award, Marvin Rhoads, is a lifelong resident and leader in our community.  He has shown time and time again that just residing in a community is not enough.  Marvin was born in Clinton in 1933.  He was an active Boy Scout, one of the first Eagles Scouts for his Troop, a Boys State attendee, and a 1951 CHS graduate.  He served in the US Air Force during the Korean War, attended the University of Kansas, and married Ronna Mayer in 1962.  He purchased Fashion Boot in 1972 after working there in High School.  He has served on the Clinton Main Street board, the Henry County Historical Society board, and the Clinton City Council.  He is also a member of the Clinton Elks Lodge.  Marvin has been very active in the All School Reunion and helped to start the CHS Alumni Association in 2011.

The newly-formed Clinton High School Alumni Association presented the first Outstanding Alumni Award to J.C. Smith at the CHS Academic Excellence Banquet on April 25, 2012.  JC was honored by the Alumni Association Board for his “personal commitment to the betterment of our schools, our students, and our community.”

 

CHS Alumni Association President Michael Harrison presented the award to JC.  Dr. Harrison remarked, "I was honored to present JC Smith with the very first Outstanding Alumni Award given by the CHS Alumni Association. As a lifelong resident and leader in our community, JC has shown time and time again that just residing in a community is not enough. You don't find many people that are willing to give back the way that JC has!"

Alumni Association Scholarship

Congratulations to the following members of the CHS Class of 2018 who received the CHS Alumni Association Scholarships: Gentry Wishard, Hunter Cates and Alaina Pogue

The Clinton High School Alumni Association is offering one $1000 and three $500 scholarships. The Alumni scholarship is awarded through a joint venture between Clinton educators and alumni. The recipient of the $1000 scholarship is Andrew Pogue. The recipients of the $500 scholarships are Gunner Clark, Sara McGhee and Allison Petry.

The Clinton High School Alumni Association has offered a $500 scholarship since 2013. In 2015, the Association added two additional scholarships funded by the Brick Fundraiser at Cardinal Stadium. In 2016, the Association added one addtional scholarship funded by the All Class Reuion.  The Scholarships seek to recognize the students who best exemplified the attributes which we hold dear as past graduates. The recipient demonstrate a broad interest in all aspects of student life while at Clinton High School. Moreover, the honoree excelled while participating in various activities, led by example, and gave as much as they gained from that participation.

 

The 2016 recipients are Cliff Nichols, Nathaniel Lampton, Adriane Dehn and Jordan Winn.

 

 

The Clinton High School Alumni Association has offered a $500 scholarship since 2013. In 2015, the Association added two additional scholarships funded by the Brick Fundraiser at Cardinal Stadium. The Scholarships seek to recognize the students who best exemplified the attributes which we hold dear as past graduates. The recipient demonstrate a broad interest in all aspects of student life while at Clinton High School. Moreover, the honoree excelled while participating in various activities, led by example, and gave as much as they gained from that participation.

 

The 2015 recipients are Jacob Jeffrey, Katie Cothern and Camille Wetzel.

 

 

 

Tessa Bartlett received the 2014 Alumni Association Scholarship during the high school's annual Senior Awards Night.  The $500 scholarship was presented by Dr. Rob Wetzel, a member of the alumni association board.

 

In high school, Tessa was active in girls tennis, National Honor Society, the Technology Student Association, theatre, and student council.

 

Tessa will attend Missouri State University in Springfield, where she will pursue a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. 

 

 

 

 

Janie Wetzel was the recipient of the first CHS Alumni Association Scholarship.  The $500 scholarship was presented on May 6, 2013 at the high school’s annual Senior Awards Night.  


“Being the first person to receive the Clinton Alumni Scholarship fills my heart with pride and joy,” said Janie.  “Although I don’t  know what the future holds, I hope to one day return to Clinton to continue to grow as a CHS alumni.”


In high school, Janie was involved in volleyball, basketball, FBLA, National Honor Society, START, choir, and the Freshman Mentor Program.  She will attend Westminster University in the fall to study nursing.

 

 

Mail

PO Box 743

Clinton, MO 64735

 

Call

660-885-2237

2018