O'Fallon Progress

O’Fallon seniors honored as students of the month

The O’Fallon Marching Panthers attended the University of Illinois Marching Championships on Oct. 15 and came home with the Governor’s Trophy.
The O’Fallon Marching Panthers attended the University of Illinois Marching Championships on Oct. 15 and came home with the Governor’s Trophy.

Two O’Fallon Township High School seniors have been named Rotary Club Students of the Month for October — Maddie Stacey and Parker Crain.

Maddie, 18, is the daughter of Pam and Tim Stacey of O’Fallon. She is a member of the chamber choir, Great Expectations show choir, Model U.N., FOR Club, HANDS Club, National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, Thespian Society, Wellness Club, fall play and Panther Beat. She was second-runner up of the Miss O’Fallon Scholarship Pageant and won Miss Congeniality.

She serves as manager for the show choir and lead delegate for the OTHS Model U.N. She is also a member of the Scott Credit Union Youth Advisory and the Loyal Lodge of Ondessonk and Tekakwitha.

Maddie currently works as an instructor at the Mathnasium in O’Fallon.

Parker, 17, is the son of Bob and Michelle Crain of O’Fallon. He is president of the OTHS National Honor Society chapter, senior class representative in student council, Eagle Scout and junior assistant scoutmaster for Troop 85, and a youth group leader at St. Nicholas Catholic Church.

He’s also a member of the math team, Spanish Honor Society, Spanish club, Panther Beat, Future Science Professionals, Camera Club and Future Business Leaders of America.

Parker currently works as an after-school care supervisor and I.T. assistant at St. Clare Catholic School in O’Fallon.

O’Fallon Marching Panthers

The O’Fallon Marching Panthers attended the University of Illinois Marching Championships on Oct. 15 and came home with the Governor’s Trophy, which is awarded to the band that scores the highest overall.

The field of 41 bands was separated into small schools (1A, 2A, 3A) and large schools (4A, 5A, 6A). Marion Catholic High School from Chicago Heights, Ill., won the class 4A competition with a score of 86.20. Prospect High School from Mount Prospect, Ill., captured Class 5A with a score of 82.35. O’Fallon won class 6A including best music, best visual, and best general effect with a score of 89.15.

Next weekend the Panthers will perform at the Bands of America Super Regional Championships in preliminary competition in St. Louis, Mo., at The Dome at America’s Center. The Panthers will take the field at 4:30 p.m. Friday.

Central District 104

On Oct. 12, Central Elementary School had a fire prevention assembly. The O’Fallon Fire Department came to school to talk to the students about ways to prevent fires and what to do in case of a fire. Jennifer Dunlap, a fourth-grade teacher, dressed in firemen gear to show the students what it would look like if they were to come in contact with a fireman.

On Oct. 13, 911 operators from the O’Fallon Police Department came to talk to the second graders about when to call 9-1-1.

O’Fallon District 90

Carriel Junior High School’s girls cross country team won state, and the Carriel boys team placed sixth. Both the boys and girls cross country teams at Fulton Junior High were in the top 10.

Creation Corner

On Oct. 4, the children at Creation Corner participated in a fall fun day, which included pumpkin picking, games, music and story time and tractor wagon rides.

St. Clare Catholic School

The fifth and sixth grade St. Vincent de Paul Society held elections for 2016-17 officers. The winners were: treasurer, Kerry Costello, secretary, Alyssa Broeckling, vice president, Keegan Umali, and president, Adeline Smith.

More than 400 food items were donated during the school’s food drive and delivered to the O’Fallon Food Pantry.

Jamie Forsythe: 618-239-2562, @BND_JForsythe

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