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2012 MDTA Scholarship Awarded

The Missouri Dump Truckers Association has awarded three $1,000 scholarships for the 2012-2013 collegiate year.  The three recipients are Mackenzie Greis, daughter of Clark and Tabitha Greis of Boonville; Kadie Hays, daughter of Terry Hays and Carroll Fohey of Hannibal; and Katy Hays, daughter of Nancy Hays of Monroe City.

Mackenzie Greis is a 2012 graduate of Boonville High School.  This fall, Mackenzie is attending Columbia College in Columbia, Missouri majoring in Biology in the field of Human Anatomy and Physiology.  Mackenzie aspires through hard work, determination, and the help of this scholarship to receive an outstanding education and a rewarding occupation in the field of Medical Research.

Kadie Hays currently attends the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri majoring in Nursing.  Kadie plans on receiving a Master’s of Science in Nursing to become a Nurse Practitioner specializing in labor and delivery. Kadie graduated from Hannibal Senior High in Hannibal in May 2010.

Katy Hays is a 2012 graduate of Monroe City R-1 High School.  This fall, Katy plans to attend Hannibal-LaGrange University in Hannibal, Missouri majoring in Secondary Education in the field of Communication Arts.  Katy’s desire to be a high school teacher is fueled by her ability to work well with high school students.  Katy plans to teach in the local Missouri area.

Mackenzie Greis
Mackenzie GreisWhile attending Boonville High School, Mackenzie had a 3.98 GPA and was one of the top students in her class taking very difficult college preparatory and dual credit classes. 

While in high school, Mackenzie’s extracurricular activities included:

School and Community Activities

  • A+ Tutoring/Mentoring Program (9, 10, 11, 12)
  • National Honors Society (11, 12)
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes (9, 10, 11, 12)
  • Kiwanis’s Key Club (9, 10, 11, 12)
  • Student Council (9)
  • Church Friendship Group (9, 10, 11, 12)
  • Saints Peter & Paul Church Member (Lifetime)
  • -65233 Youth Rally (9)

Athletics

  • High School Varsity Basketball (9, 10, 11, 12)
  • High School Varsity Soccer (9, 10, 11, 12)
  • High School Junior Varsity Softball (9)
  • High School Varsity Softball (10)
  • Competitive Basketball (4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12)
  • Competitive Soccer (4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11)
  • Competitive Softball (4, 5, 8, 9, 10)
  • Martial Arts (12)
  • Summer Weightlifting (9, 10, 11, 12)

Office and Positions of Leadership

  • Kiwanis’s Key Club - Vice President (11), Representative (10)
  • Student Council President (9)
  • High School Basketball Team Captain (11)
  • Relay For Life Team Captain (9)
  • Missouri Girls State – Nationalist State Council Representative (11)
  • Chairperson of Homecoming Planning and Decorating Committee (9)
  • Chairperson of Homecoming Float Building Committee (9)

Honors and awards received:

  • Principal’s Honor Roll (9, 10, 11, 12)
  • NCMC Award for Scholastic & Athletic Excellence (9, 10, 11, 12)
  • Academic All-State Softball Team (First Team) (10)
  • Pirate Pride Academic Award (11)
  • 1st Place in School Science Fair & 1st Place in District Science Fair (7)
  • High School Varsity Basketball – All Conference (10, 11, 12), All District (10, 11, 12), Broke School 3-point record in a season (66) (11), Broke School 3 point record in career (185) (12), Broke School Free Throw Record in Career (70%) (12), Team Captain (11, 12), KMZU Dream Team (11), Columbia Daily Tribune Dream Team (11), All-Area Second Leading Scorer-Columbia Daily Tribune (18.3 ppg) (11), All-Area Leading Three Point Shooter (66) Columbia Daily Tribune (11), All-Area Second Leading Three Point Shooter (43) Columbia Daily Tribune (10), Pirate Pride Athletic Award (11), District Champions (9), Conference Champions (9), NCMC All-Tournament Team (11), Player of the Month (11), 1,000 Point Club (12)
  • High School Varsity Soccer – All Conference (9, 10), All District (9, 10), NCMC All Tournament Team (9, 10), Player of the Month (11)
  • Competitive Basketball – Lady Deuces Team Captain (10, 11), Lady Deuces Most Valuable Player Award (10), Lady Deuces Hustle Award (10), Lady Deuces Hot Shot Award (10)
  • High School Varsity Softball – Conference Champions (10)
  • Set Advanced P.E. Record (Hang Clean 155 lbs.) (11)
  • Court Warming Candidate (11, 12)
  • Court Warming Queen (12)
  • Prom Princess Candidate (11)
  • Saints Peter & Paul Confirmation Class of 2011 (11)
  • Top Magazine Salesperson (12)
  • Nominated to National Society of High School Scholars (10)

Community and other activities:
Volunteer Work

  • Relay For Life (9, 10, 11, 12)
  • Tutor for High School Math (Algebra 1, Algebra 2, & Geometry) (12)
  • Volunteer at the Columbia Food Bank (9)
  • Christmas Caroling at Local Nursing Homes (11)
  • Volunteer for Catholic School Fundraiser (11, 12)
  • Volunteer for Catholic Church Turkey Dinner (9, 10, 11, 12)
  • Volunteer for the Friends of Historic Boonville’s Big Muddy Folk Festival (4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12)
  • Worked concession stands for school clubs (9, 10, 11, 12)
  • Volunteer for the Friends of Historic Boonville’s Cookie Walk ((9, 10)
  • Helped organize a “Going Green” project by forming an aluminum can recycling project (8)
  • Made sandwiches for kids in the Summer School Program (9)
  • Volunteered at Soccer & Basketball Camps for kids (9, 10)
  • Adopt-a-Family (9, 10, 11, 12)
  • Volunteered for Tsunami Relief (10)
  • Canned Food Drive (9, 10, 11, 12)
  • Wrote letters of encouragement to soldiers overseas (10)

Employment

  • Worked at Ricmar Decorating (Interior Design Shop) (9, 10, 11, 12)
  • Baby sat siblings, relatives, neighbors (9, 10, 11, 12)
  • Lawn Care (9, 10, 11, 12)
  • Job Shadowed at RUSK Rehabilitation Center (12)
  • Painting at Chipley & Company Real Estate (9, 10, 11, 12)

Summer Camps

  • Missouri Girls State, Rotary Youth Leadership Academy, Aquinas Academy, Invited to a People-to-People Scholar Camp in Washington DC, Nominated to a National Youth Leadership Forum for Medicine, Invited to be a People-to-People Ambassador for Athletics, and Invited to be a People-to-People Ambassador in England and France.

Mackenzie is currently not employed.

Kadie Hays
Kadie HaysAt the University of Missouri-Columbia, Kadie has a cumulative college grade point average (GPA) of 3.82.

While in college Kadie’s extracurricular activities included:

  • MU Wellness Peer Educator (College; 9, 10)
  • Member of Student Nurses’ Association (College; 9, 10)
  • Member of National Student Nurses’ Association (College; 9, 10)
  • Member of Nursing Student Council (2010-2011)
  • High School Softball Team (9, 10, 12)
  • High School Soccer Team (10, 11, 12)
  • High School Student Council (9, 10, 11)

Honors and awards received:

  • MU Dean’s List (College; Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011)
  • George Washington Carver Award
  • University of Missouri Excellence Scholarship
  • Graduated from High School Magna Cum Laude
  • National Technical Honor Society (10, 11)

Community and other activities:

  • Volunteer at University Hospital (9, 10)
  • Counselor for Annie’s Hope (bereavement camp for children) (Summer 2011)
  • Service in Action Tutor at Oakwood Elementary (2010)

Kadie is currently waitressing 15 to 20 hours per week.

Katy Hays
Katy HaysWhile attending Monroe City R-1 High School, Katy had a 3.95 GPA. 

While in high school, Katy’s extracurricular activities included:

  • Basketball-1 year
  • Softball-3 years
  • Dance Team-3 years
  • Spanish Club-Vice President
  • Book Club
  • Students With A Goat
  • National Honor Society
  • Academic Gold Club
  • Future Teacher’s Association Club-President
  • Student Council-Senior Secretary
  • Cadet Teaching, Student Office Aide

Honors and awards received:

  • Academic Principal, Superintendent and Gold Club
  • Above Average on End-of Course Tests
  • Lettered in Softball and Dance Team all 3 Years Played

Community and other activities:

  • Pro-Life March in Washington, DC
  • Nutrition Center Volunteer
  • Cancer Awareness and Heart Defect Awareness Activities
  • Confirmation

Katy is currently cashiering 5 to 20 hours per week in addition to babysitting for multiple family members and friends, daily chores around the house, and the volunteer work listed above.

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