R-7 high school students named April Optimist students of the Month

May 1, 2013 

Six Lee’s Summit R-7 School District high school seniors were recently named April 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 April were Ashlyn Black, Lee’s Summit High School; Jake Cooper, LSHS; Elizabeth Brock, Lee’s Summit North High School; and Matt Magerkurth, LSNHS. Two students from Lee’s Summit West High School were unable to attend and will be honored at a future meeting.

Ashlyn Black, daughter of Lisa Black and Michael Black, has been active in National Honor Society, swimming, tiger mentoring, DECA, A+ Program and Future Business Leaders of America. After high school, Ashlyn plans to attend the University of Kansas to study nursing.

Jake Cooper, son of Nancy Cooper and Kevin Cooper, has been active in National Honor Society, trapmasters, Skills USA, tiger mentoring, National Honor Society, tennis and robotics. After high school, Jake plans to attend Missouri University of Science and Technology to pursue a dual major in mechanical engineering and aerospace engineering.

Elizabeth Brock, daughter of Christi Brock and Duane Brock, has been active in symphony orchestra and symphony string orchestra. After high school, Elizabeth plans to attend the William Jewell College to earn a degree instrumental music education.

Matt Magerkurth, son of Marilee Magerkurth and Fred Magerkurth, has been active in symphony orchestra, concert choir, chamber choir, jazz band, marching band, school musicals and National Honor Society. After high school, Matt plans to attend college.

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