Local Student News: SMSU Scholarships, Concordia Concerts

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Southeast Missouri State University

The following students have been awarded scholarships to attend Southeast Missouri State University for the 2017-2018 academic year:

  • Allie Penny of Wentzville has received the Residence Life Leadership Award. Penny is the daughter of Jim and Ashley Penny of Wentzville, Missouri, and will be a 2017 graduate of Timberland High School.
  • Samuel Witte of O’Fallon has received the Regents’ Scholarship. Witte is the son of James and Jennifer Witte of O’Fallon, Missouri, and will be a 2017 graduate of Lutheran High School.
  • Michael Dubowski of O’Fallon has received the University Scholarship. Dubowski is the son of Dave and Peggy Dubowski of O’Fallon, Missouri, and will be a 2017 graduate of Fort Zumwalt West High School.
  • Ann Heitmann of St. Peters has received the Residence Life Leadership Award. Heitmann is the daughter of Steven and Diane Heitmann of St. Peters, Missouri, and will be a 2017 graduate of Francis Howell North High School.
  • Alexis Hemsath of Wentzville has received the Residence Life Leadership Award. Hemsath is the daughter of Michael and Christine Hemsath of Wentzville, Missouri, and will be a 2017 graduate of Francis Howell High School.
  • Brittany Briner of Wentzville has received the Residence Life Leadership Award to attend Southeast Missouri State University for the 2017-2018 academic year. Briner is the daughter of James and Jean Briner, and will be a 2017 graduate of Francis Howell High School.
  • Kacey Hopkins of St. Peters has received the Residence Life Leadership Award. Hopkins is the daughter of John and Connie Hopkins of St. Peters, Missouri, and will be a 2017 graduate of Fort Zumwalt East High School.
  • Michael Schoen of St. Peters has received the University Scholarship. Schoen is the son of Mike and Deb Schoen of St. Peters, Missouri, and will be a 2017 graduate of Duchesne High School.

Concordia University, Nebraska

Alison Coomer and Samantha Coomer, both of Wentzville, participated in four Christmas at Concordia concerts. The concerts brought more than 3,000 Concordia students, faculty and staff, alumni and community members to St. John Lutheran Church near campus. The concerts featured the Women’s Chorale, Male Chorus, Concordia Handbell Choir, University Brass Ensemble, University A Cappella Choir and University Symphonic Band.