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Prom was a rustic romance for CHS Conway High School’s 2018 Prom was held April 14 in Springfield JESSICA RIZOR ◆ CHRONICLES@LCR1.ORG On Saturday, April 14, students from Conway High School and their dates got to enjoy an evening to remember at the 2018 Prom. Every year at Conway, a prom committee is chosen at the beginning of the year. The committee consists of a group of juniors as well as two advisors, Mr. Schoelles and Ms. Cooper. These juniors work together to go out and look at different venues for prom as well as pick the theme of the prom. In addition to this, the prom committee also holds different types of fundraisers in order to get money to spend on all of the prom cost. This year ’s prom theme was “A Rustic Romance.” It was held at the Savoy Ballroom on historic Commercial Street in Springfield. In total there were 126 students who attended the event. Food that was served was mainly finger foods and snacks. They had a veggie tray, Chex mix, jerky and cheese cubes, mini cheesecakes, grapes, fresh strawberries, a chocolate fondue fountain, a nacho cheese fondue fountain, soft pretzels, and finger sandwiches Ms. Cooper said, “My favorite part was watching the students finally get up from their seats and start to enjoy themselves on the dance floor--and checking out the sweet dance moves some of the teachers have been hiding. It’s nice to see everyone smiling and enjoying themselves; it’s a nice reward after putting in some serious work.” Towards the end of the night they held the event that everyone was waiting for- the announcement of Prom King and Queen. It was a tough vote between all of the candidates, but the 2018 Prom King and Queen were Tristen Taylor and Tristan Mitchell. Tristan Mitchell said, “It was a very unexpected but pleasant surprise that I got prom queen; I was not expecting it.”

Juniors Mady Jones and Rachel Daniel and their dates enjoyed their recent prom.

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Free throws and chili Event raises money for Conway’s National Honor Society ALEXA HIGBEE


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Caleb Little shoots free-throws for recent NHS fundraiser to benefit students.

On Saturday, April 7, National Honor Society hosted their first ever FreeThrow and Chili Kick -Off. NHS heard about other schools hosting this event and decided to give it a try. It cost $5 to enter for the free-throw competition and another $5 to eat chili and soup that the members of NHS provided. Caleb Little, Conway High School senior, and Jamie Dame, community member, went to sudden death in order to establish the winner of the $50. Caleb Little took home the cash prize after a hard competition against the

community member. To be a member of NHS you have to be faculty recommended to fill out an application and maintain a GPA of 3.45. After filling out an application and turning it in, an anonymous board reads over and elects the students that they feel best meet the qualifications of NHS. NHS had a goal of $150 and ended up raising more than $200. All the funds raised went to NHS week. NHS week is a way for the club to influence the school. Each day they have a new theme and encourage all students and teachers to participate in the fun. See ‘NHS’/ page 5

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Students pass eggs from one spoon to the next during a relay race at summer school last year.

School’s IN for summer Students look forward to the Conway Summer School Program ALEXA HIGBEE

CHRONICLES@LCR1.ORG Summer school is a great way for students to get ahead in their academics and keep their minds thinking year round. Laclede County R-1 Schools are proud supporters of summer school and all it offers. This year school officials want to make summer school have more of an academic focus to help students excel in all areas. There will be an end of summer school trip to Fritz’s Adventure in Branson for grades 1-8. There will be a separate trip for the kindergarteners to attend. Students in grades K-8 can miss no more than 4 days of summer school to be able to attend the trip. “High school students will be able to catch up or get ahead on

credits. Junior high students will be able to sharpen their math skills. Elementary students will continue to grow academically through reading and project based learning activities,” Summer school principal Meghan T h o m a s s a i d . “ We have some exciting activities planned!” As many high school/ former students may k n o w, g e t t i n g a l l r e quired classes out of the way and working in wanted classes before graduation may be a struggle. Summer school is a great way to relieve some of the stress. Two weeks of summer school is equivalent to one

semester and all 4 weeks is equal to a full credit. Personal Finance and Oral Communication are 1 semester classes that are required for those planning to graduate and is offered during summer school. A+ and Yearbook are also semester classes. A+ is required for those wanting to go into the A+ program. Credit Recovery (if needed) and PE are required before graduating. Chronicles is offered as an all summer class and counts as an English credit. As of right now Laclede County R-1 Schools will not be having other

schools attend their summer school program. The U.S Department of Agriculture makes it possible for meals during summer school to be free. Breakfast will be served from 7:308:30 a.m. and lunch will be served from 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Both meals will be served at Ezard Elementary. Last year, Laclede County R-1 Schools had about 200 students attend the summer school program. They hope to have just as many, if not more, this summer. For more information please contact Meghan Thomas at or call Laclede County R-1 Schools. The members of NHS are especially appreciative of all the support they received and hope to receive even more in future years.

NHS Monday’s theme was motivational memes and test questions. Tuesday was Nerd Day. College apparel was worn on Wednesday. Thursday was throwback and Friday Fand o m D a y. T h e y a l s o provided prizes for all

from page 4 students in Conway High School and Junior High that have had all A’s all year. Another thing the NHS members will soon be raising money for is the welcoming ceremony that all new NHS members attend.

“The banquet is a way to recognize the members’ hard work and encourage them to continue working hard,” said NHS member Amy Daniel. “Attending this event will allow the members the opportunity to contin-

ue the legacy of the group.” Ta k i n g t h e n e w members of NHS to this banquet is a great way to impact and ignite a spark in them. Senior and NHS member Alex Curry said, “The ceremony inspired me

and made me realize what I was doing really was making an impact and helping others who needed it most.” NHS plans to continue to host this fundraiser in future years. The members and sponsor have brainstormed


ways to improve the fundraiser and make it a more exciting experience. Next year, adults will be at the goal personally counting every shot made and the final two will have to shoot at the same goal.

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Conway Chronicles May 1, 2018  

A cooperative effort between Conway Schools and the Lebanon Daily Record.

Conway Chronicles May 1, 2018  

A cooperative effort between Conway Schools and the Lebanon Daily Record.