2015 Scholarship Winners

In alphabetical order:

Michelle Dopp of New Covenant Academy

Sydney Downs of Stockton High School

Neelly Gray of Stockton High School

Ashley Hobbs of Stockton High School

Macaylah Gant Hodge of Hillcrest High School

Ashley Pendleton of Willard High School

Tessa Peterson of Willard High School

Quincy Young of Stockton High School

Naturalist Scholarship: Michelle Dopp

Congratulations to all scholarship recipients!

Writers Hall of fame in the news...

Writers Hall of Fame Writing Winners from the annual LAD competition will be feted at a banquet on April 30 in the Crystal Ballroom at the Kentwood Arms in Springfield, MO.  Congratulations to these fine young writers:

Callie Andrews, Spokane High School
Olivia Chapman, Reed Academy
Anthony Davis, St. Agnes
Sydney Downs, Stockton High School
Josh Fisch, CHS/Springfield Scholars
James Gambon, St. Joseph
Willow Harris, Logan Rogersville
Halle Hartman, Archie Middle School
Sophia Hom, CHS/Springfield Scholars
Julia Horton, New Covenant Academy
Madison Huffman, Kickapoo High School
Mariah Krueger, Willard High School
Jaclyn Lewis, Logan Rogersville
Rebekah Mauschbaugh, Willard High School
Jimmy Moore, Spokane High School
Dylan Moulder, Inman Intermediate
Daniel Nguyen, Central High School
Katie Schacher, Archie Middle School
April Schuerger, Willard High School
Lexi Smith, Reed Academy
Maddie Smith, Reed Academy
Carrie Stoll, Willard High School
Tanner Wilson, Phelps Center for the Gifted 
Will Young, Phelps Center for the Gifted





2015 Quill Award inductees:

Randall Chowning and Larry Lee


Each year the Writers Hall of Fame selects a distinguished writer with ties to Missouri to receive its highest honor, the Quill Award.

This year the distinction goes to two accomplished songwriters: Randle Chowning and Larry Lee.  They met as young men and helped found a band that put Springfield on the map.  As part of The Ozark Mountain Daredevils, Chowning and Lee helped propel the group to international success before moving on to many other noteworthy projects.  They continue to write and perform together as Beyond Reach.

The Quill Award serves as a reminder of the importance of writing and encourages young people to develop their own joy for the art.  Included in the evening will be live and silent auctions, offering a wonderful variety of items you can bid on to raise money for the Writers Hall of Fame scholarship fund for young writers!