Optimists honor Mehlville, Oakville seniors

Four seniors in the Mehlville School District were among 14 area high school students recently honored by the Mehlville Optimist Club at the organization’s annual Youth Appreciation Breakfast.

The four students are Allison Braun and Adam DuBuque, both of Mehlville Senior High School, and Melody Walters and Megan Langland, both of Oakville Senior High School. Each student was presented with a plaque and a $100 savings bond.

The students were nominated for the award by their high school principals. Each nominated student demonstrated good citizenship, outstanding academic success and exemplary qualities of leadership.

Braun volunteers for the Special Olympics, the Leukemia Walk and the National Honor Society shoebox project for underprivileged children. She has a 3.8 grade-point average and plans to attend the University of Missouri at Columbia and major in secondary education.

DuBuque is captain of the basketball and soccer teams. He is an A-Plus tutor and a teenage health consultant. He has a 3.7 grade-point average and hasn’t decided what college to attend, but plans to major in mathematics and minor in physical education.

Walters is president of the Class of 2007, secretary of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, captain of the Oakville cheerleaders and has a 3.86 grade-point average. She plans to attend the University of Missouri at Columbia and major in education or human development.

Langland is an active member of Student Council, Key Club, French Honor Society and a member of the choir. She has a 4.0 grade-point average and plans to attend the University of Missouri at Columbia or Rolla and major in biological engineering.