Steelville High School seniors in the Class of 2018 received a total of $210,069 in scholarship monies to continue their education after graduation. Scholarships were announced at the Senior Award Night held at the high school on Thursday, May 10, and printed inside the graduation programs for the commencement ceremony held on Sunday, May 20.
The top two scholars of the Steelville High School Class of 2018 were Gwendolyn Cook and Hannah Cottrell. The valedictorian and salutatorian were recognized at the graduation ceremony that took place in the Paul E. Simmons Auditorium on Sunday, May 20.
Forty-seven graduates received their diplomas at Steelville High School on Sunday, May 20, during commencement ceremonies. Friends and family filled the Paul E. Simmons Auditorium to share the momentous occasion with the graduating seniors of the Class of 2018 and to celebrate this accomplishment.
Both the Steelville City Council and the Steelville School Board have agreed to discussions about the possibility of sharing a police officer whose primary role would be as a School Resource Officer. The idea was first presented by Police Chief Mike Sherman to the school district about a year ago, but it was not pursued at the time. However, Superintendent Mike Whittaker told board members at their May meeting that he felt it was an option that was definitely worth considering.
Steelville’s City Pound should get some upgrades or perhaps even a new location. Volunteers with the Friends of the Steelville Pound were at the May 7 city council meeting to let officials know about a donation that could help with that work, and the council discussed the possibility of relocating the facility.