Six Lee’s Summit R-7 School District high school seniors were recently named March 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 March were Jillian Moore, Lee’s Summit High School; Brandon Neds, LSHS; Eboni Moore, Lee’s Summit North High School; and Derek Somogye, LSNHS. Two students from Lee’s Summit West High School were unable to attend and will be honored at a future meeting.
Jillian Moore, daughter of Cheryl Moore and Thomas Moore, has been active in National Honor Society, lacrosse and Club 121. After high school, Jillian plans to attend the University of Missouri at Columbia.
Brandon Neds, son of Patricia Neds and Robert Neds, has been active in National Honor Society, basketball, swimming, tennis, FCA, tiger mentoring, A+ Program, Medical Explorers, Medical Aces and Boys State. After high school, Brandon plans to attend Missouri State University to major in athletic training and then on to medical school to study sports medicine.
Eboni Moore, daughter of Paulita Moore, has been active in track and field, debate and forensics, A+ Program, National Honor Society and DECA. After high school, Eboni plans to attend the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville to major in apparel studies, focusing on fashion merchandising and buying.
Derek Somogye, son of Teresa Somogye and Paul Somogye, has been active in track and field, cross country, baseball, basketball and National Honor Society. After high school, Derek plans to attend University of Missouri at Columbia to major in journalism.