Senior Profiles

2017 Senior Profiles 

Courtney Beckett 

Courtney Beckett, the daughter of Tony and Deena Beckett, is a thirteen-year veteran of CIS. Courtney has been an active member in the CIS community by participating in Science Olympiad, academic team, and Madrigal choir. She even dabbled in some tennis and soccer. She has volunteered with various organizations, from her church youth group, to the CIS and local libraries. Courtney also traveled abroad with AFS for two weeks in Ireland during the Summer of 2016, where she got to experience an entirely different culture and language. Courtney will attend the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO, where she currently plans to study classical languages and linguistics.


Shristi Bashista 

Attending CIS for six years, National Merit Finalist, Shristi Bhandari Bashista, has definitely made her mark. Daughter of Alka and Rabi Bhandari, Shristi has been involved in choir, Science Olympiad, state and district music festivals and performed in several drama productions during her stay.  She also served as Writing Club President and NHS Vice-President. Shristi put together the Empathy Program as a Partners of Americas Youth Ambassador. In the fall, Shristi will attend Barnard College at Columbia University in New York, New York.


Charlie Bondurant

The son of Charles and Holly Bondurant, Charlie Bondurant started CIS in Kindergarten. Charlie has been involved in various activities that include: Running Club, Model UN, Science Olympiad, student council, NHS, NJHS, Frisbee Club, soccer, cross country, and track. He also was a member of the group of volunteers who traveled to Papua New Guinea as a part of Be the Change. In the fall Charlie plans to study psychology at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, Colorado.


Khristen Bryant 

Since entering CIS in fourth grade, Khristen Bryant has contributed to the school community with her talent and passion for music and athletics. Khristen, daughter of Micheal and Karla Bryant, was a member of CIS’ track, cross country, and soccer teams. Khristen also was an active member in Madrigal choir and a Be the Change volunteer to Papua New Guinea in 2016. Khristen took the athletics world by storm by winning the following various awards: WIN (Women intersport network) for Columbia 2017 high school athlete award winner, Missouri state class 1 pole vault record holder 2015-present, Missouri State class 1 100m hurdle record holder 2016-present, KU relays: high school girls pole vault record holder 2016-present, Columbia Tribune female athlete of the year 2016, International Track and Field competition with DownUnder Sports. Khristen will be attending the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas in the fall where she has an interest in biological science and psychology.



Henry Cleavinger

Henry Cleavinger is also a thirteen-year veteran of CIS. Son of Catherine and Peter Cleavinger, Henry is a part of a small but thriving group of students who have attended CIS for the entirety of their academic career. He is dedicated to a wide-range of extracurricular activities which include: Model UN, Science Olympiad, Track and Field, student council, Jazz Band, cross country, wrestling, soccer, Frisbee Club, which he founded, and MUDD club. Henry also joined the Be the Change volunteer group who traveled to Papua New Guinea and volunteered at the local food bank. Henry plans to attend the University of Colorado Boulder in Boulder, Colorado in the fall.  

Josh Cohen 

Josh Cohen, a dedicated academic, is the son of Daniel and Signe Cohen. Josh has been at CIS since his sixth grade year with a wide array of interests. He has participated as tennis and soccer team captain. He’s a member of the track and cross country teams, Model UN, Science Olympiad, and Academic Bowl, where his team placed 2nd in the state. He served as Student Council Vice-President, NHS President, and competed at the CMU Math/Science competition. Josh holds several achievements such as the soccer team’s highest scorer, National Merit recognition, and Cum Laude in the National Latin Awards. Josh visited many countries with CIS during his school career such as Papua New Guinea with Be the Change, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Liechtenstein, Spain and France. In the fall, Josh will attend the University of Missouri, in Columbia, MO.  

Will Devoy 

Will Devoy has been with CIS for six years and is the son of Annie and William Devoy. During his time at CIS he has been involved in academic competitions, Model UN, Science Olympiad, National Honor Society, Student Council, and several music festivals.  He lead CIS to a second place finish in the state Academic Bowl competition.  In the fall, he will attend Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas where he plans to study mathematics.





Mikayla Fraunfelder 

 One of the more recent additions to the Class of 2017, Mikayla Fraunfelder arrived at CIS in the 10th grade. Mikayla, the daughter of Wendee and Rick Fraunfelder, has added her own special touch to this senior class by involving herself across a spectrum of activities. As a member of the Writing Club, she has served as Vice-President all three years. She has also been a member of Madrigal choir, an academic team substitute, student council secretary, National Honors Society secretary, Drama club, Be the Change, and Science Olympiad. Mikayla has also been a youth ministry music volunteer and volunteered at Camp Invention at CIS. In the fall, she will attend the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington where she plans to study neuroscience.




Deven Pogue 

Deven Pogue, the son of Amy Bellamy, has been with CIS since sixth grade. Deven has been involved in a range of activities that include: tennis, Science Olympiad, and volunteering at the food bank. He also competed in the Fayette Band Competition and traveled to Italy with CIS, which happens to be his favorite school memory. He plans to attend the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri in the fall, where he plans to study information technology or psychology. 




Brennen Roehlke 

The son of Sue Laffey and Kent Roehlke, Brennen Roehlke has been with CIS for nine years. Brennen has been a strong athletic presence for CIS. He has participated as both cross country and track captain, a member of the soccer, tennis, and Frisbee Club. Brennen was also an active member of Model UN, Be the Change, and a volunteer at the food bank. He will be attending the University of Missouri in the fall and plans to study computer engineering. 


Brett Shaible

Brett Shaible, the son of Jason Shaible and Kristina St. Clair, is the most recent addition to the Class of 2017. In the fall, he plans to attend Columbia College in Columbia, Missouri to study software programming. 





Nathan Weil 

Since the first grade, son of Daniel and Lisa Weil, Nathan Weil has been a member of CIS. With a wide array of interests, he has participated across the board in sports, academic and music activities. He has played for the soccer and cross country teams. He participated in every choir he could. He was a part of the jazz band, National Junior Honor Society, National Honor Society, and Be the Change.  He was also the student council representative in the fourth grade. Nathan has been a fantastic help with the fourth grade students in the Cube. He will be attending Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering in the fall of 2018 after completing a gap year.