Six Lee’s Summit R-7 School District high school seniors were recently named December Optimist Students of the Month by the Lee’s Summit Breakfast Optimist Club. The club honors six seniors each month for outstanding scholarship and citizenship.
Recognized students for December were Nikki Perrilloux, Lee’s Summit High School; Wes Orth, LSHS; Olivia Wheat, Lee’s Summit North High School; Patrick Graham, LSNHS; Rylie Buehrig, Lee’s Summit West High School; and Talon Townley, LSWHS.
Nikki Perrilloux, daughter of Paulette Rowe and Noland Perrilloux, has been active in National Honor Society, student senate, science olympiad and is an International Baccalaureate Diploma candidate. After high school, Nikki plans to attend Kansas University to become a pharmacist.
Wes Orth, son of Beth and Charles Orth, has been active in band, orchestra, musical, math team, tiger mentoring and is an International Baccalaureate Diploma candidate. After high school, Wes plans to attend a liberal arts college to pursue a degree possibly related to education.
Olivia Wheat, daughter of Sarah and Darrin Wheat, has been active in dance team, bronco smart, Spanish Honor Society and National Honor Society. After high school, Olivia plans to attend Drury University and major in elementary education with a minor in Spanish.
Patrick Graham, son of Lori and Gene Graham, has been active in National Honor Society, student senate, ITS, theatre, choir, youth in government and Missouri Boys State. After high school, Patrick plans to attend college to pursue degrees in vocal performance/opera studies and public policy/social policy.
Rylie Buehrig, daughter of Tracey and Donnie Buehrig, has been active in robotics, symphony orchestra, musicals and National Honor Society. After high school, Rylie plans to attend a university to major in applied physics.
Talon Townley, son of Gina and James Townley, has been active in ROTC, robotics and National Honor Society. After high school, Talon hopes to attend the Air Force Academy to study engineering.