What a weekend for the CIS Lions! On Saturday, November 3, teams and individuals earned honors in academic, artistic and athletic endeavors. Read on to learn more about our achievements.
Honor Choir - Two upper school students represented CIS at the Northeast Missouri All-District Honor Choir. Sophomore Abigail Reardon and junior Libby Cleavinger both auditioned in September and were selected to be a part of the Honor Choir. The audition consisted of singing one prepared solo art song, as well as a sight-singing and key signature identification portion. Students from over 30 different high schools in Columbia and the surrounding areas gathered at Moberly High School on the morning of November 3 and spent a full day in rehearsals with two fantastic clinicians—Dr. Adam Zrust, from the University of Central Missouri, and Dr. Charles Robinson, from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Students were divided into a 9th/10th grade choir and an 11th/12th grade choir and the day’s work culminated in a concert that evening.
CIS Robotics - Congratulations to the 4th-8th grade robotics engineers, who competed in the Columbia First Lego League qualifying competition. They had to design and program their robot to complete different challenges, engineer a solution to a problem in space, and demonstrate their excellent team work. CIS Robotics received an award for excellence in programming, qualifying them to go on to the state competition.
Cross Country - Congratulations to upper school studentsRowan Musick and Lila Nittler for their outstanding performances during the MO Cross Country State Championship! Senior student Rowan placed 10th in his class in the state of Missouri, which is a best for CIS boys. Lila, a freshman, ran a strong race in her debut appearance in the state competition. We’re so proud of our XC athletes!
Middle School Academic Bowl - The CIS Academic Bowl teams continue their success! At the Tuscumbia tournament on Saturday, the 7th/8th grade teams took 1st, 3rd, 6th, and 8th out of 18 teams and five of the top 10 individuals- 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 7th, and 8th. The 6th grade team took 4th and 6th out of 18 teams and two individuals medaled.