ND Students on the Move

Notre Dame students had very busy summers learning and serving at camps, conferences and academies!

John Paul Alipala, Elias Huff and Sam Canter ventured out to Cody, Wyoming, for the Boy Scout Summer Camp at Camp Buffalo Bill.

David Johnson, Zachary Ochs and Alex Austin attended Missouri Boys State, while Ava Poe attended Missouri Girls State. Alex Austin also attended the National Order of the Arrow Scouting Conference in Knoxville, Tennessee.

Luke Richey attended the Missouri Scholars Academy and Luke Seyer attended the Missouri Leadership Seminar (MLS).

Charlie Spence partook in a two-week virtual coding camp for girls titled Kode With Klossy, while Nicholas Dial participated in Math Contest Camp at Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri.

Several Notre Dame students participated in healthcare learning programs over the summer. Matthew Austin took pre-med courses for college credit through Columbia University in New York City. Sophia Emmons and Aveney Kandiah attended ATSU-Truman’s Healthcare Academy, while Eve Jones and Molly LeGrand participated in Mizzou’s Mini Med School.

Junior Suna Mungee had a very busy summer from conferences, to worldwide service projects and athletic camps. Suna attended the ATSU Truman Healthcare Academy in June, and from May to July took PSY 1010-20 General Psychology through St. Louis University through their Visiting Young Scholars Program. She also attended the virtual conference of College Preparedness through the University of Notre Dame, Emory and John Hopkins. Her many service projects included time spent at the Hindu Jain Temples in Pennsylvania, Illinois, Massachusetts and Catholic Charitable organization in Bangalore, India. She was a student volunteer at Southeast Hospital, and she was a camper at Southeast Missouri State University’s tennis camp. Suna also received an Award of Excellence and was invited as a delegate for the 2023 Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Lowell, Massachusetts, by the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists.

Notre Dame has 33 students and recent graduates, plus nine chaperones, attend the 2023 Joan Strohmeyer Notre Dame Mission Trip to Dulac, Louisana. Student attendees included the following: Meredith Ash, Bridget Bailey, Corbin Baird, Riley Baird, Carolyne Cork, Will Dodson, Tryston Duby, Michael Eftink, Camden Essner, Karoline Harold, Caleb Heisserer, Gracen James, Lexi Jansen, Colleen Jimerson, Kathleen Johnson, Sylvia Kester, Isabel Knaup, Aden Marshall, Lyla Martin, Will Morgan, Kaelyn Nelson, Mena Pavone, Lily Pennington, Sophie Priggel, Kate Prost, Marianne Renaud, Lindsey Ringstaff, Andrew Rubi, Isabel Seyer, Ella Shaffar, Abigail Spooler, Lydia Strohmeyer and Eli Youngblood. Chaperones included the following: Kirk Boeller, Tim Garner, Lenny Kuper, Jerry Landewe, Matt Rowland, Angela Schaefer, Mallory Siebert, Gerry Strohmeyer and Sarah Strohmeyer.

Thirteen of our students and faculty visited the City of Lights during a trip to France. Our world travelers included the following: Amy Worley, Annita Layton, Alex Austin, Roddy Baz, Katy Boehme, Olivia Jackson, Kayli Johnson, Eve Jones, Kate Lewis, Hayden McVay, Ella Pletcher, Reagan Randolph and Andrew Rubi. Dr. Beverly Brown, Benita Jackson and Yvonne Randolph were parent chaperones.