Carpenter Wins Scholarship

Cami Carpenter, a senior from the Chillicothe R-II School District, is the regional winner of a $1000 scholarship awarded by FutureBuilders, the education foundation of the Missouri School Boards’ Association.

MSBA and FutureBuilders established the scholarship program in memory of John T. Belcher, who was instrumental in developing innovative financing programs for Missouri school districts. The learning environment for thousands of Missouri's public schools’ students was improved as a result of his work.

A $1000 scholarship is awarded to a student in each of MSBA's 17 regions. From that group a statewide winner will be selected. Applicants were judged on the basis of academic performance, extracurricular activities and the quality of an essay. More than 250 applications were submitted this year.

The Missouri School Boards’ Association is a private, not-for-profit organization that supports school boards and district in ensuring student success.