Several area residents are among those who have been presented scholarships to the University of Missouri-Columbia.

 

Several area residents are among those who have been presented scholarships to the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Leaders of the Kansas City Chapter of the Mizzou Alumni Association presented 25 local incoming freshmen with MU scholarships. The scholarships, which total $36,000, were presented in July at the chapter’s annual picnic at Loose Park.
Recipients include –
Blue Springs - Brett Watkins, Blue Springs High School.
Grain Valley - Brandt Vircks, Grain Valley High School.
Independence - Katelin Jarnegin, William Chrisman; Zach Large and Kara Rinella, both of Truman High School and James Smith, Center Place.
Lee’s Summit - Alex Weidner, Lee’s Summit North and Laura Cooke and Steven Schafer, Lee’s Summit West.
Raytown - Garrett Poorman, Raytown South.
The Kansas City Chapter holds two events each year to support its fundraising endeavors. The Black and Gold Tiger Ball is a black tie event held in April, and the Friends of Mizzou Picnic and Auction is a family-friendly event held each August. In the past 10 years, the Kansas City Chapter has awarded more than $350,000 in scholarships to area students.
The Mizzou Alumni Association Kansas City Chapter is a not-for-profit educational organization, representing more than 26,000 alumni in Jackson, Platte and Clay counties in Missouri and Johnson, Wyandotte and Leavenworth counties in Kansas.
For more information about the Kansas City chapter, visit www.kctigers.com.