Alton High School has been named to the U.S. News & World Report “Best High Schools in America” list. Only 146 of 555 public high schools in Missouri received this honor. When compared to other schools in our class 3A district we ranked first in the composite score.
Alton Elementary School has received an “A” grade from DESE. This score is based on academic performance and attendance. Also grades K-2 have scored above the average score in all areas tested on the Terra Nova tests given this spring.
We need to congratulate several of our softball and baseball players for making all-conference. (Softball- Alex Mills, Molly Steele, Jenna Woodside, and Hannah Brewer Honorable Mention. Baseball- Frank Alford, Wes Carswell, Dusty Chester, Eric Honeycutt, Kalon Honeycutt and Skyler Chronister Honorable Mention. Kalon also was named MVP of conference and Coach Jarvis Reed was named Big Springs Conference Coach of the Year.)
We have had several students do well in several competitions. We are proud of each and every student who does their best in each of these competitions. (Michael Barton-1st Interscholastic Competition, Becca Barton-1st Bookkeeping and Accounting, Andy Chapko-1st English,Eric Honeycutt- 1st Psychology/Sociology, Tom Koson-3rd Computer Technology, Miranda Moore- 2nd Psychology/Sociology, Molly Steele-1st Speech, Noah Williams-1st Geography & 3rd European History, Becca Brandon-1st Overall Bookkeeping and Accounting, Eric Honeycutt- 1st Overall Psychology/Sociology, Miranda Moore-3rd Overall in Psychology/Sociology, Noah Williams- 2nd Overall in Geography) As a school we placed 1st place in our division and 3rd Overall. Great Job.
Congratulations to the following Alton FFA members for qualifying for state competitions. (Dairy Team- 3rd Overall Luke Buckner, Blane Marrow, Kaitlin Jones, and Shelby Cooper. Forestry Team- 3rd Overall James Alford, Kay friesz, Jonathan Ragan. FFA Knowledge Team- 6th place Kaley Keplinger Ashley Brandon, Caleb Buffington Bailey Johnson. Livestock Team- 7th place Nathan Simpson, Bryar Trevino and Jacob Whittington. Poultry Team- 7th Place Liz Baty, Chris Pearson, Cody Whittington, and Joe Storr. Dairy Foods Team- 6th Place Eric Honeycutt, Frank Alford, Dustin Shaw and John Shields.
We also had several band students receive excellent ratings in their competitions. (Amber VonAllmen- I Flute Solo, Victoria Johnson- I Clarinet Solo, Drew Hufstedler- I Trumpet Solo, Savannah Hornback- I Flute Solo, Darci Elliott- I Flute Solo, Christopher Church- II Clarinet Solo, Aaron Woodson- I Saxophone Solo, Matthew Townsend- II Trumpet Solo, Cordell Hufstedler- I Trombone Solo, Jason Shields-II Drum solo, Savannah Hornback/Darci Elliott- I Flute Duet
Alton schools would like to congratulate all of our students who take their time to represent themselves and our school. The results of all of these competitions as well as any others that we may have missed show why we feel we have the best students and faculty one could ask for. Again Thank You and Congratulations.