Sherry Peppers JapanHi!  My name is Sherry Peppers and I attend Clearwater High School as a Sophomore.  I have recently been accepted to be a Japanese exchange student through the Youth for Understanding program.  I received the Japan-US Senate scholarship, which is a partial scholarship. I am asking for donations to come up with my remaining tuition of $3,000 by April 15th.

I worked hard for this achievement. To be able to apply I had to have at least a 3.0 grade point average. I was top 10% of my Freshman class. I won 1st place in the local science fair and was the only student from my school to represent Clearwater High School at SEMO. I have been a part of FCCLA (Family Career and Community Leaders of America) for two years. I have been a local chapter officer and a regional officer for two years. With the help of Mrs. Christy Johnson, my FCCLA advisor, I was given the opportunity to apply for this amazing experience with YFU.

I am the first student from our area to apply and be accepted for this student exchange program. I hope this opens up opportunities for my fellow community students to study abroad.

— Donations/Checks can be sent to
Clearwater High School FCCLA
(please put “Japanese Exchange Program” on the check memo)
Rt 4, Box 1004
Piedmont, MO 63957

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phone 384croppedStudents from Clearwater R-1 participated in the Indoor State Special Olympics held last weekend in Fort Leonard Wood.  Dakota Burleson, David Barth, and Thomas Gee won gold medals.  Lacey Townsend took silver, Nick Garling earned bronze and Catherine Henson received a fourth place ribbon.  Congratulations, everyone!


0DSC_0229croppedSenior Michelle Lunyou and elementary art teacher Rhonda Lunyou view their last high school art show along with CHS art instructor Dennis Matthews.  Michelle will be graduating and Mrs. Lunyou retiring at the end of school in May.  Students at Clearwater High School entered several pieces of art in the Black River League Art Show, held on Friday, March 18 at Ellington.  High school winners included:

Vinceanna Shipley – 1st Place – Sculpture – Art 1
Shelby Blech – 2nd Place – Painting – Art 1
Maddie Molzhon – 1st Place – B/W Drawing – Advanced Art
Morgan Morris – 2nd place – B/W Drawing – Advanced Art
Kalaen Lincoln – 3rd Place – Sculpture – Advanced Art
William Allen – 1st Place – Digital Arts – Advanced Art
William Allen – 2nd Place – Digital arts – Advanced Art
William Allen – 3rd Place – Digital Arts – advanced Art
Abby Hampton – 1st Place – Crafts – Advanced Art
Michelle Lunyou – 2nd Place – Crafts – Advanced Art
Abby Hampton – 3rd Place – Crafts – Advanced Art


0IMG_3748The softball season opener for the Clearwater Lady Tigers will be held at Piedmont Rotary Park on Friday, March 18 against Scott City.  Game time is 4:30 pm.  Clearwater hosted its first softball jamboree on Thursday with several area schools in attendance. Teams were able to participate in three “exhibition” games before the regular season.

The first game for the Tigers baseball team is scheduled for Saturday, March 19 in Dexter. The Tigers will pick up their bats against Cooter at 12:00 pm.  A 2:00 game against Dexter will follow.


0IMG_3594These FCCLA students are wearing “Arrive Alive” t-shirts to promote Missouri’s new “It Only Takes One” campaign. In the past, area high schools have participated in a six-week program called Battle of the Belt to raise seatbelt use at their schools. However, seatbelt use is not the only traffic safety issue high school students face. “It Only Takes One” stresses the importance that teen drivers realize it only takes ONE text, ONE drink, ONE call, ONE reach, ONE distraction, to cause ONE fatal moment but that ONE clicked seat belt could be the difference between life and death in a car crash.

Arrive Alive << Click the logo for more information.