The commencement exercise at South Holt R-1 in Oregon, Mo., on Sunday afternoon, May 18, began with Elgar’s “Fanfare and Processional,” a traditional choice for graduating seniors. The senior choir continued the music performance with “Maybe Someday” and “Remember When.”
On sunny Saturday, May 17, the Mound City Panthers, Nodaway-Holt Trojans and South Holt Knights gathered with other District 7 and 8 qualifiers in Kearney, Mo., for the Class 1 state sectional track meet.
Although reasons for homeschooling may vary (concerns about bullying, a need to cater to a specific child’s learning needs, a desire to provide a faith-based education), numbers are on the rise; more students are being homeschooled now than before — and figures continue to climb.
“I’ve never been shy by any means,” Mound City R-2 sophomore Montana Kunkel said as she worked on a black hi-lo skirt in Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) teacher Karlene Harrison’s classroom Wednesday afternoon, April 23. “I made plans for myself, and I always stuck to that.”