Carlie Powers, of Polo.

The 21st annual KMZU Academic Achievement Awards Banquet was held Friday evening in Wellington.  Click to hear KMZU’s Kristie Cross recap the event with keynote speaker Senator David Pearce:

Senator David Pearce

“I was so impressed with the caliber of the students,” said Senator Pearce,”It was the best of the best and this is what is so great about America and Missouri.  So many times we hear the bad things, but the potential here is just tremendous and each of these students tonight had an amazing biography.”

The evening was topped off with the drawing of this year’s scholarship winner.  Carlie Powers of Polo was the recipient of the $500 reward which will be used to further her education.