The Missouri Dance Team Championship will take place February 29th at the Hyvee Area in Kansas City, Missouri. The St.Teresa’s dance team consists of Annie Riffel, Amy Schaffer, Maggie Thompson, Carley Donnelly, Molly Langdon, Lily Todd, Sadie Shugart, Samantha Amey, Ella Masek, Maggie Armstrong, Sabrina Shugart, Olivia Quinn and Emma Mullins.
St. Teresa’s Academy announced the hiring of Mike Higgins, as the fifth head coach in the program's 22-year history.
STA Class Reps,
Due to the snow, anticipated freezing rain, and low temperatures expected this evening, we are cancelling the Class Rep Meeting that was scheduled for tonight (Wednesday, February 12, 2020).
But we are offering TWO (2) dates next week, hoping that if you live in KC you can make one or the other!
Please click here to sign up for ONE date that works for you!
Thanks for you patience. Stay warm and safe!
Senior Mary Massman has been named one of more than 4,500 candidates in the 2020 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The candidates were selected from nearly 3.6 million students expected to graduate from U.S. high schools in the year 2020.
Inclusion in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program is one of the highest honors bestowed upon graduated high school seniors. Scholars are selected on the basis of superior academic and artistic achievements, leadership qualities, strong character and involvement in community and school activities.
Tryouts for the 2019-20 spring season begin
On December 17, Mollie Plas, STA senior, received the Neil Smith Community Service Award from the Derrick Thomas/Neil Smith Third and Long Foundation. This special honor is presented to a female athlete in the class of 2020 who has demonstrated outstanding community service. Mollie received $1,000 and a traveling trophy for display at St. Teresa’s.
The Stars were ranked 13th out of 16 teams based on season average times going into the race. Their times in Joplin the week pior were insanely fast, with girls averaging new personal records of 61 seconds off their previous best times. When they ran the Joplin course last Friday, those that had GPS watches all measured it just a little bit short of a 5K, with three people measuring it as 3.08 miles when running all the tangents, the way a course is supposed to be measured.
The cross country team raced at the Class 4 Sectional 3 meet in Joplin on Saturday. Eight of our ten runners ran new personal best times and our top four runners were sectional medalists, finishing the 3.1 mile course in 19 minutes. Sydney Swan was our top finisher in 12th place, Maddie Weiford finished in 15th place, Merideth O’Donnell finished in 20th place, Veronica Fast finished in 21st place. Delaney Hupke finished in 33rd place, Sydney Waldron finished in 38th place and Lilly Hupke finished in 52nd place.
Mary Massman, STA senior, earned the highest possible ACT composite score of 36.
Only around two-tenths of one percent of students who take the ACT earn a top score. For example, in the class of 2018, only 3,741 out of more than 1.9 million graduates who took the ACT earned this highest composite score. A student’s composite score is the average of the four test scores (English, math, reading, and science), which are each scored on a scale of 1-36.