CBC Celebrates Two National Merit Finalists

Christian Willis, Turret staff writer

Seniors Reed Sahadevan and Caz Smith have been named National Merit Finalists. Out of the 1.5 million students who take the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, these two scored in the top one percent and were selected as finalists based on their academic credentials. Smith said receiving the award meant a lot, “I’m honored to be selected for this award. It feels great to be recognized for the hard work I have put in over my years at CBC.” There were more qualifications for the award other than just having good test scores, winners had to be an exceptional people inside and outside of the classroom. Smith touched on this briefly, “For my essay, I tried to focus on how I have improved over my life. Anybody can take a good test, but only the excellent will continue to make themselves better. Progress is always better than stagnation.” These two should be very proud of their accomplishment and hopefully it starts a string of National Merit Finalists here at CBC.

Addams Family Joins CBC

Collin Bears, Turret staff writer

Going into the Addams Family, senior Matthew Murray and sophomore Gus Kickham were very excited. Kickham worked on the crew as the assistant director and Murray was an actor. “I knew this show was really funny, and the cast was shaping up to be a lot of fun” said Murray, who was going for the role of Uncle Fester, who is the creepy uncle. “I also knew it was my last show at CBC so I had to make it count.” Murray was going for this role because he knew it would be challenging, and that he would have a lot of fun with it as well. “Throughout the show, Uncle Fester narrates with goofy jokes, silly songs, and embarrassing dancing,” explained Murray. “To top it off, Uncle Fester is also in love with the moon.”

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Back-to-Back: CBC Baseball Gears Up For 2016 Season

Eric Brown, Turret staff writer

The CBC Cadets baseball team comes into the season not only as the top ranked team in the state, but ranked as the 24th best team in the nation. The Cadets team ended the season last year on a high note winning the Missouri State Championship. The baseball team has 13 returning varsity players who hope to go back to back. Senior catcher Donovan Psaris said, “Our big arms, including Drake Salsman and Jake Hausmann are going to need to fill in for the loss of pitching from last year.” The Cadets lost a key player from last year, Matt Vierling, who is currently playing college baseball for the University of Notre Dame. Continue reading

Michael Geer: 2016-2017 SLC Secretary Candidate

Lonell Boyd Jr., Turret staff writer

Michael Geer has made a dream come true. He has always wanted to be a part of something much greater than himself to help the betterment of others. Geer is running for secretary of CBC’s Student Leadership Council (SLC) and said, “I am most qualified for this position because I want to help others and develop a great experience for the student body and future Cadets.” Geer said the No. 1 issue he wanted to change was the attendance rates at the mixers. He wants them to be consistently fun for the students and a place where they can meet new people. Geer wants to address the long canteen lines by “creating separate lines to keep things moving faster. We just have to have organization and corporation.” Geer said his passed SLC experience makes him the best candidate, “I have two years of prior SLC experience, I understand how it works and I have an understanding on what the students want.”

John Lenox Running for 2016-2017 SLC Secretary

Ted Coyle, Turret staff writer

John Lenox, a junior at CBC, is running for secretary of the Student Leadership Council (SLC). “I want to help bring a change to this school,” stated Lenox. He says that the issue at CBC is that the students “feel that they’re not being heard.” Lenox wishes to establish an open source of communication within the student body. He has served multiple leadership positions within his Boy Scout troop and has achieved Eagle Scout rank, and feels that he would bring the “experience of leadership and strong character” that the school deserves. Continue reading