Ozark City Schools provides hope, resources for homeless students

Inside school walls, students may appear to have their needs met and a place to go home to after the last bell. But in reality, there is a hidden population of homeless children. “We have several students that are classified as homeless. We have several that have come here because they have nowhere to go….

28 students receive $1,000 each for fulfilling Mariah’s Challenge

Twenty-eight area students each received a $1,000 scholarship Tuesday night for accepting and fulfilling the Mariah’s Challenge promise — that they would not be involved with alcohol. Montana Gov. Steve Bullock was featured speaker at the ceremony at Montana Tech, said Jon Wick, Mariah’s Challenge spokesman. The annual ceremony serves as the crowning achievement for…

Falcon Bluffs Middle School learns business with charity goal

The entrepreneurs and manufacturing class at Falcon Bluffs Middle School is no ordinary shop class. Students in John Trujillo’s eighth-grade elective do more than learn how to make wood products and use machinery. They learn how to market, run public relations and sell their product to the community. They then give back, donating the proceeds…

Benton County high schools raise more than $200,000 for charity

Students in three Benton County high school fundraising competitions raised more than $206,500 for charities this school year. The Mr. and Ms. Spartan contest at Corvallis High School was the biggest money-raiser locally: its 45 participants brought in nearly $129,500 for the Mario Pastega House, the Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence, Community Outreach Inc.,…