The Greater Kansas City Mizzou Alumni Association chapter presented 32 recent high school graduates throughout the metropolitan area with scholarship awards on Wednesday, July 11 at the Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City, Missouri. Lee’s Summit R-7 Board of Education Vice President Jacqueline Clark, who also is a member of the chapter’s board of directors, was present to offer her congratulations.
Thirty-one incoming Mizzou freshmen earned a scholarship for the 2018-19 academic year. Seven students who attended high school in Lee’s Summit were among the 31 recipients.
A Raytown South High School graduate received a four-year Endowed scholarship, which is $5,000 per year.
The seven Lee’s Summit high school recipients are: Diana De La Cruz- St. Michael Catholic, Ebelechukwu Echedu-St. Michael Catholic, Alexis Griffin-Lee’s Summit North, Annabelle McConaughey-Summit Christian, Brooke Lally-Lee’s Summit North, Andrew Mitchell-Lee’s Summit, and Haley Niner-St. Michael Catholic
“This year’s seven Mizzou alumni scholarship winners from Lee’s Summit high schools has to be a high water mark,” Clark said. “As an alumna of both Lee’s Summit High School and the University of Missouri, I am pleased to see so many of our community’s graduates earn this very competitive scholarship to begin their respective academic careers at Mizzou.”
The Kansas City Chapter was formed in June of 1882 by Mr. E. G. Taylor, Law 1879. The chapter represents all MU alumni members in the five county Kansas City metropolitan area (Clay, Jackson, and Platte in Missouri; Johnson and Wyandotte in Kansas). Today, there are more than 4,100 members, which is approximately 20 percent of the alumni in the KC area.
The Greater Kansas City Mizzou Alumni Association chapter hosts two major fundraising events annually to fund student scholarships. The chapter’s “Friends of Mizzou Tiger Tailgate & Auction” will be Saturday, Aug. 4 beginning a 5:30 p.m. at the Silverstein Eye Centers Arena. Online registration is available at: www.mizzou.com/KCtailgate2018.
The “Black and Gold Tiger Ball,” a creative black tie gala will celebrate its 20th anniversary in Kansas City on Saturday, April 6, 2019. Event details will be available soon.
“We encourage Mizzou alumni, family and friends to attend these area events so we can continue to raise funds to send metro students to Mizzou,” Clark added.
The Mizzou Alumni Association (MAA) has more than 40,000 members worldwide. It supports the best interests and traditions of Missouri’s flagship university by providing members the opportunity to develop a lifelong relationship with Mizzou.