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Congratulations, Whitney & Beech!

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Leo Gallagher of Springfield, Missouri, are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Whitney Leigh Gallagher, to Robert Beech Reagan, the son of Connie Ann Reagan of Lake Tapawingo, Missouri, and Mr. Robert Forest Reagan of Oak Grove, Missouri. The bride-to-be is the granddaughter of Marie Brinkman of Pittsburg, Kansas, Mr. and Mrs. O. Gene Bicknell of Englewood, Florida, the late Pauline Didlake, and the late Mr. Leo Gallagher.

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Cheers to Volunteers! – Melynn Sight

Melynn Sight has known Barnett Helzberg, founder of University Academy, all of her life. She was a Helzberg Leadership Fellow, and Barnett was her mother’s elementary school sweetheart. Melynn is now volunteering at University Academy in a unique anti-bullying curriculum, Step Up Sisterhood, which was developed by Synergy Services’ STOP Violence program. Melynn meets with a group of nine-year-old girls on a monthly basis to discuss bullying, rumors or injustices.

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Spotlight on Centurions – Ryan Myers

Ryan Myers earned a bachelor of science degree in agricultural education from the University of Missouri. He is a member of Centurions, class of 2017. Ryan serves on the Arts and Education Task Force and the recruitment committee. He and his wife, Sara, have three children, Meredith, Isaac and Luke. Ryan enjoys coaching soccer and basketball.

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Miles of Smiles – Brush Up On Fashion

February 18th was the date for Miles of Smiles’ VIP Kick-off Reception for Brush Up On Fashion at the beautiful home of Shirley Pryor. Guests enjoyed delicious hors d’oeuvres and a special shopping event with Meierotto Jewelers. Susan Hiland is serving as chairman of the third annual luncheon and fashion show on April 8th at the Argosy Casino Hotel & Spa.

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Friends of University Academy – Documentary Screening

February 25th was the date for Friends of University Academy’s Documentary Screening  of An American Ascent for friends and supporters at Alamo Drafthouse. Guests enjoyed a private screening of the film, a panel discussion and an opportunity to meet one of the climbers, Rosemary Saal, as well as Andy Adkins, co-producer; and James Mills, author of The Adventure Gap and co-collaborator on the film.

Guests enjoyed a fun cocktail hour in the Chesterfield Room at Alamo Drafthouse.

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