Lady Mustang signs with Lincoln University

Kara Harwood

Lady Mustang Kara Harwood has signed a Letter of Intent to play golf at Lincoln University.  Lincoln is a Division II school in Jefferson City, Missouri.  Kara signed her scholarship intent on Tuesday, November 16th.  This full-ride scholarship will provide Kara with an education in the field of her choice.

Mustangs take 2nd at Clinton Speech and Debate Tournament

On Saturday, November 13, twelve schools competed at the First Annual Clinton High School Speech and Debate Tournament.  The Mustanges brought home the 2nd place trophy, coming in behind Warrensburg High School.  Individual winners are as follows:

Prose – 3rd place Payton Atteberry, finalist Morgan Brown
Oratory – 1st place Payton Atteberry, finalist Lacey Masters
Humorous Interpretation – finalists: Katie Whitney, Loivia Sparks and Danielle Opie
Dramatic Interpretation – 1st Place Katie Whitney, finalists Arri Jones and Olivia Sparks
Extemporaneous Speaking – finalists Olivia Sparks and Payton Atteberry
Duet Acting – 3rd place Jonathon Smith and Tori Baigi, finalist Arri Jones & Micaela Voegelia and Sean Devine & Danielle Opie
Improvisational Duet Acting – finalists Sean Devine and Jonathon Smith
Radio Speaking – 2nd place Katie Whitney, 3rd place Morgan Brown, finalists Payton Atteberry and Tanner Atteberry
Original Works – 1st place Katie Whitney, finalists Brittni Wyatt and Matt Sulka

The EHS Speech and Debate Team will be competing again on December 4th at St. James High School.

All-Conference Mustangs!

Congratulations tothe following football players for their All Conference achievements!

Brad Dinwiddie – Honorable Mention Running Back, Honorable Mention Outside Linebacker
Mason Farris – 2nd Team Offiensive Line
Matt Pehle – 1st Team Tight End, 2nd Team Defensive Line
Cannon Carlock – 1st Team Kicker
Kory McPheeters – 2nd Team Kick Returner
Logan Shinn – Honorable Mention Inside Linebacker
Uria Armstrong – Honorable Mention Inside Linebacker
John Hall – 2nd Team Defensive Back

3rd Annual “Maroon and Gold” Alumni Game

The 3rd annual Eldon High School Football Alumni Game (Maroon & Gold Game) will be held on Saturday, November 27th at 2:00 p.m.  The game will be held on the High School Football Field and is open to any past alumni of Eldon High school that has completed 2 years of varsity football. 

The gate fee for this event is $5 for adults and $3 for students.  The proceeds from this game will benefit the Eldon football program.

Mustang Minutes November 15, 2010


ELDON School District

Meeting of the Board of Education November 15, 2010

 The regular meeting of the Board of Education was called to order at 6:55 p.m.

(Immediately prior to the meeting the Board recognized student achievements at the High School Commons)


Approved on the consent agenda were:

¨       Approval of Minutes

¨       Payment of Bills

¨       Substitute List Updates

¨       2010-2011 School Bus Snow Routes

¨       School Board Candidate Filing Public Notice

Old Business:

¨    There was no old business. 

 New Business:

¨       The Board approved the request by the FFA Alumni to become a group affiliated with the District.

¨       The Board heard the Alternative School report.

¨       The Board heard the Review of Assessment Data.

¨       The Board approved the proposed changes to policies GCBA-R and GDBA .

¨       The Board approved the bid by Mid Mo Property for brick sealing

¨       The Board named a committee to select and propose names for the Boards’ consideration in renaming the “Old Gym”.


The Board accepted the following Recommendations:


Larry Pope – Custodian

Roger Hendricks – Transportation

Roger Kirkweg – Custodian


Monday, December 20, 2010, 6:30 p.m.



The Eldon School District will foster a sense of pride through our professional learning community.  We will focus on the needs and achievements of all learners.  We will support and build upon the strengths of our students, staff, parents and community to promote excellence through education.

Mustangs on the All Conference Team

The all Conference Volleyball Team for 2010 has been announced

Congratulations to Kelsi Mueller and  Katie Kirkweg for being selected to the All Conference Volleyball Team. 

Kudos also to Alex Griffith who is All Conference Honorable Mention.

Mustang Speech Team takes 1st place!

The Mustang Speech Team competed Friday with 13 other schools at Stover High School.  EHS brought home the 1st Place Team Trophy ahead of Helias High School and Warrensburg High School.

Individual winners include:

                Payton Atteberry – 1st Place Medal – Original Oratory

                                                       Finalist – Radio Speaking

                Gina Heck – Finalist – Original Oratory

                                         Finalist – Poetry Reading

                Jon Smith and Tori Baigi – Finalist – Duet Acting

                Arri Jones and Micaela Voegeli – Finalist – Duet Acting

                Tori Baigi – 3rd Place Medal – Humorous Interpretation

                                      2nd Place Medal – Children’s Storytelling

                Katie Whitney – Finalist – Humorous Interpretation

                                                  1st Place Medal – Radio Speaking

                Tim Vanderveld – Finalist – Humorous Interpretation

                Arri Jones – 2nd Place Medal – Dramatic Interpretation

                Olivia Sparks – Finalist – Dramatic Interpretation

                Sumar Foster – Finalist – Extemporaneous Speaking

                                                Finalist – Original Works

                Matt Zulka – Finalist – Poetry Reading

                Dareth Armstrong – Finalist – Poetry Reading

                Tanner Atteberry – Finalist – Radio Speaking

                Payton Atteberry and Tim Vanderveld – 1st Place Medal – Improvisational Duet

                Jon Smith and Sean Devine – Finalist – Improvisational Duet

                Brittany Sash – Finalist – Original Works

The Mustangs will be on the road again this weekend at Clinton High School.

Eldon Students selected to Central District Honors Band

Left to Right: Travis Seek, Darcee Espinales, Chelsie Lewis

  In October, around 280 students from all over Central Missouri auditioned for the Central District Honor Bands.  

Eldon was honored to have 12 students, who as a result of a rigorous audition process, were selected for one of the two bands. The following students were selected and participated in the bands this past Saturday:

Honor Band:

Leah Simspon – Clarinet 8th Chair

Olivia Sparks – Clarinet 17th Chair

Abigail Wardenburg – Bass Clarinet 3rd Chair – took Contra Clarinet

Abigail Wardenburg – Contra Clarinet 1st Chair

Andrew Kempker- Tenor Saxophone 1st Chair

Cassie Visser – Baritone Saxophone 2nd Chair

Katie Whitney – French Horn 5th Chair

Emily Willingham – French Horn 6th Chair

Brittni Wyatt – French Horn 7th Chair

Aaron Hill – Option 1 Percussion 2nd Chair

Concert Band:

Chelsie Lewis – Clarinet 15th Chair

Darcee Espinales – Clarinet 20th Chair

Olivia Sparks – Oboe 1st Chair – took Clarinet

Travis Seek – Option 1 Percussion 2nd Chair

FFA Grasslands team places at State

Grasslands teams

This year the Eldon FFA Chapter had two grasslands teams participating at State Competition.  The FFA Grassland Team received 9th place at the competition.  Members of that team are Ryan Looten, Arika Myers, Elaine Herx and Chelsea Pemberton.  The 4-H Grassland Team members are Tyler Wray, Amber Abbett, Dillon Smith and Kailene Twombley.  These members have worked hard and we congratulate them!

Greenhand and Chapter Degree Ceremony

The Eldon FFA Greenhand and Chapter Degree Ceremony was November 2, 2010.  Ninty-three Greenhands and sixty-three Chapter Degree members were inducted that evening.  Also in attendance were over 100 parents, adminstration and friends. Guest speakers for the evening were FFA State Officers Mareta Sherman and Jessica Kueffer.