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  • Rock Bridge High School senior named Purdue University Stamps Scholar

    Rock Bridge High School senior Gianna Durante from Columbia, Missouri has been named one of the incoming Stamps Scholars at Purdue University, where she will also be a member of the Honors College.

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  • Battle High School Teacher named the 2021 James Madison Fellow for Missouri

    The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation of Alexandria, Virginia announced today that it has selected Battle High School social studies teacher Travis Daller as the 2021 James Madison Fellow for Missouri.

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  • CPS tennis coach inducted into national hall of fame

    Rock Bridge High School Tennis Coach Ben Loeb is the newest member of the National High School Tennis Coaches Hall of Fame. Coach Loeb was honored during a ceremony last week by the National High School Tennis Coaches Association. Coach Loeb's teams have won over 1,100 dual meets, won 19 state championships, and 41 Final Four appearances (December 2020). He has been a head coach at both Hickman and Rock Bridge high schools during his high school coaching career and has won a state championship at both schools.

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  • Columbia Area Career Center’s HOSA State Winners

    Congratulations to all of the Columbia Public Schools’ Columbia Area Career Center students who competed in the HOSA—Future Health Professionals, Virtual Missouri State Leadership Conference.

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  • CPS Students Place at Spring Visual Art Exhibition

    Congratulations to Senior AP Artists from Battle High School and to Rock Bridge High School for placing in the 18th Annual Juried Spring Visual Art Exhibition for Area High Schools at Moberly Area Community College.

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  • Columbia Fund for Academic Excellence awards announced

    Seven Columbia Public Schools’ educators have been selected as this year’s Columbia Fund for Academic Excellence honorees. Since its inception in the 1979‐80 school year, the Columbia Fund for Academic Excellence has served to recognize more than 250 educators in the Columbia Public School District for their outstanding teaching, leadership and support for students. Each year, educators are selected from nominations submitted by parents and peers as outstanding educators.

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  • Hickman student earns national writing award, $10,000 scholarship

    Hickman High School Senior Grace Gomez-Palacio is one of 16 students nationwide to earn one of scholastic writings highest honors - the Scholastic Art & Writing Award Gold Medal for her writing portfolio. In addition to the gold medal recognition for her writing portfolio, Grace has also been awarded a $10,000 scholarship. Her Creative Writing Teacher Nancy White has also been awarded a $1,000 grant to use in her classroom.

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