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Students Achieving Academic Distinction

2017 – 2018


Luke Baxter is the valedictorian of the 2018 senior class with a 4.0 GPA.  Elizabeth Boos is the salutatorian of the 2018 class.

CFS seniors Max Baker and Chandler Sartain were selected as members of the “20 Under 20” by the Columbia Business Times.  This select group of seniors were chosen from area high schools as high achievers and potential future community leaders based on their young, innovative business achievements, volunteer activities, or other school and community involvement.

Avi and Kari Arbova were selected as co-recipients of the “Amanda Joy McDaniel’s Champion Award”.  This scholarship award is given to a CFS student, faculty member, or staff, who overcomes obstacles and exhibits outstanding character and support to others.

Kenya Gutwein was selected by CFS seniors and faculty as the recipient of the “First Knight Award”.  This scholarship award is given to the CFS senior who best exemplifies the character of the Christian Knight, the school’s mascot.

CFS Sophomore, Will Dunscombe, has been accepted to attend the Missouri Scholars Academy this summer.  MSA is a three-week residential, academic enrichment program hosted at the University of Missouri – Columbia for 300 of the top students in Missouri entering their junior year.

CFS Juniors, Josh Burris and Michael Stroud, have been accepted to attend Missouri Boys State, a one-week residential, leadership and citizenship program held at University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg.

CFS senior, Luke Baxter, has been selected for the Missouri Scholars 100, a statewide program which recognizes 100 of Missouri’s top academic students in the graduating class of 2018.  

CFS Senior, Kate Walter qualified for the International DECA competition by placing 2nd at State in Marketing Communications.  Over 1900 students from around Missouri competed in this 3 day event held in Kansas City.  Kate will now join DECA for the International Career Development Conference April 20-25 in Atlanta, GA.

Elizabeth Boos, a CFS Senior,  has been recognized by the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program as a Commended Student.  Although Elizabeth will not continue in the competition for National Merit Scholarship awards, she placed among the top 3% of the 1.6 million students who took the 2016 PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test.