The 2013 Research Scholarship
Any current senior who plans to graduate in the class of 2013 may enter. Research papers can (and should) be re-written to better meet the judging criteria. A scoring guide is included in the packet. A panel of judges will blind-score the papers. Judges will not know the names of any writer until after the winning paper is decided. The 2014 scholarship and future awards are currently in doubt based on fundraising amounts. The scholarship is supported solely by funds raised in our before-school coffee sales and our annual holiday gift card fundraiser.
Keep the scholarship alive for 2014: Buy a coffee!
Support the research scholarship by purchasing a Starbucks Frappucino for just $2! These are exclusively offered before school on late start Wednesdays in 2012/2013, while supplies last.
2013 winner: Congratulations to Jonah Graves!
|Congratulations to Jonah Graves! Jonah's research over malware got top score of all the papers submitted for the 2013 LMC Senior Research Scholarship. Jonah will receive $500 toward his college education and a commemorative plaque. A memorial plaque with his picture will hang in the LMC with previous winners.|
Haley Denney wins the 2012 research scholarship with an investigation of how the Civil Rights Movements and the Vietnam War protests affected each other in the 1960s. Haley's 14-page research paper beat out other interesting submissions on topics including paying college athletes, women's rights, sex education, electro-shock therapy, and many more.
Haley plans to attend Texas Christian University next year, where she will be the first scholarship winner to become a Horned Frog (the school's mascot). The $500 prize will go toward her undergraduate degree at that school. She will receive a trophy at Academic Achievement Awards in May, and a commemorative plaque will hang in perpetuity in the LMC. All money raised through gift card sales goes to the scholarship fund, which will now reset for the 2013 graduating class. Congratulations, Haley!
Scholarship Fundraiser Dates:
We have an ongoing gift card sales fundraiser. Although the main fundraiser is before winter break, gift cards can be purchased at any point throughout the school year with proceeds benefitting the research scholarship.
Lisa Weeda is the grand prize winner for the 2011 research scholarship. Judges felt Lisa's research on recently de-classified documents related to Japanese war crimes during World War II, and the U.S. government's complicity in covering up the atrocities, stood out above other scholarship entries. There were a number of high quality research projects submitted for consideration once again this year.
Lisa will use the $500 prize from the scholarship toward her undergraduate work at the University of Missouri-Columbia next fall. She will receive a trophy at Academic Achievement Awards in May, and a commemorative plaque will hang in perpetuity in the LMC. All money raised through gift card sales and book fairs goes to the scholarship fund, which will now reset for the 2012 graduating class. Congratulations, Lisa!
|Ryan Hagedorn is the winner of the 2010 LSHS Research Scholarship. Ryan's paper on the impact of No Child Left Behind legislation rated first on each judge's scoring, ahead of 18 other quality entries from other graduating seniors. Judges commented on the variety and quality of Hagedorn's sources, and the superiority of the writing. Ryan wins $500 toward his academic career at the University of Arkansas. He will receive a trophy at Academic Achievement Awards in May, and a commemorative plaque will hang in perpetuity in the LMC. All money raised through gift card sales and book fairs goes to the scholarship fund, which will now reset for the 2011 graduating class. Congratulations, Ryan!|
|Congratulations to senior Joseph Bushur, the 2009 LSHS LMC Research Scholarship winner! Judges blind-scored all the entries, and Bushur's research paper edged out all others in a very close race. Bushur's research examined Fred Phelps, and judges were impressed with both the level of research and the analysis Bushur provided in answering his essential questions surrounding Phelps' messages. Bushur will get a check made out to him and Miami University (Ohio), where he will attend in the fall. All money raised through gift card sales and book fairs goes to the scholarship fund, which will now reset for the 2010 graduating class.|
Support the future of the LSHS Research Scholarship!
Each year the LMC hosts several fundraisers. These are the only source of income for the research scholarship. In 2011/2012, we have just one fundraiser: the annual gift card sales. Please help this tradition continue by supporting these fundraising events!
The LSHS LMC created the Lee's Summit High School LMC Senior Research Scholarship in 2006 to promote excellence in writing, research, and scholarship. Each May, the LSHS LMC awards one graduating senior a scholarship to start their higher education. Funds come exclusively from our gift card sales fundraiser.
2010-2011 Lisa Weeda, The University of Missouri-Columbia
2009-2010: Ryan Hagedorn, University of Arkansas
2008-2009: Joseph Bushur, Miami University (Ohio)
2007-2008: Julie Strope, The University of Missouri-Columbia
2006-2007: Christopher Clark