Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon watches Stewartsville student Ty Friend try to even the score Thursday morning at Stewartsville C-2 School. Gov. Nixon made his free throw and after Ty missed his attempt, the governor gave Ty one more chance for redemption at the three-point line. Ty was picked to shoot hoops with the governor because he's a high school junior who is participating in the A+ program and is on the school’s basketball team. Ty missed his shot, making the final score Nixon 1, Ty 0.
Posted: Thursday, April 18, 2013 6:00 pm
Updated: 9:44 am, Mon Apr 22, 2013.
STEWARTSVILLE, Mo. — Gov. Jay Nixon visited the Stewartsville C-2 School District Thursday morning to applaud the school’s academic excellence and for giving its students an opportunity to earn an A-plus scholarship.
At an assembly, Mr. Nixon told the crowded gymnasium that 118 Missouri high schools, including Stewartsville, recently had received A-plus designations. He added that 99 percent of Missouri’s public high school students now can earn scholarships under the program.
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Thursday, April 18, 2013 6:00 pm.
Updated: 9:44 am.