Six Lee’s Summit R-7 School District high school seniors were recently named February 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 February were Elyssa Kimberlin, Lee’s Summit High School; Jordan Hopson, LSHS; Carson Severson, Lee’s Summit North High School; Ryan Sorrell, LSNHS; Lettie Dellenbaugh, Lee’s Summit West High School; and Quentin Coates, LSWHS.
Elyssa Kimberlin, daughter of Karin Kimberlin and Charles Oxley, has been active in German club. After high school, Karin plans to attend the University of Central Missouri to major in graphic design.
Jordan Hopson, son of Lisa Hopson and Rob Hopson, has been active in National Honor Society, golf, Skills USA, youth in government and Boys State. After high school, Jordan plans to attend the Coast Guard Academy or University of Missouri at Columbia to major in engineering and then law to become a patent attorney.
Carson Severson, daughter of Kellie Severson and Paul Severson, has been active in track, cross country, bronco smart, National Honor Society, youth advisory council, Spanish Honor Society, Spanish club and A+ Program. After high school, Carson plans to run track and cross country at Adams University and study nursing.
Ryan Sorrell, son of Ria Sorrell and Ben Sorrell, has been active in debate/forensics, basketball, symphony orchestra and youth in government. After high school, Ryan plans to attend Loyola University in Chicago and study abroad his first year.
Lettie Dellenbaugh, daughter of Carolyn Dellenbaugh and Eric Dellenbaugh, has been active in choir, National Honor Society, student senate, Family Career and Community Leaders of America, theatre, lacrosse, softball and basketball. After high school, Lettie plans to attend Truman State University or William Jewell College, majoring in nursing, minoring in Spanish and singing in the college choir.
Quentin Coates, son of J.J. Coates and Will Coates, has been active in soccer, student activity advisory council, titan smart, National Honor Society and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. After high school, Quentin plans to attend Rockhurst University to pursue degrees for a job in health administration and play soccer.