January 23rd, 2013 by admin
The opening banquet for the 2013 Randolph County Excel class was held Tuesday January 22 at Meadowridge Estates. The banquet was an introduction to the leadership program for the 16 participants and allowed Excel alumni to share their experience with the group as well. The Keynote speaker, Tony Richards of Clear Vision Development Group, set the stage well for the upcoming months of leadership training that Excel provides.
This year’s participants are David Allen, Vicky Davis, Lisa Finnell, Doug Galaske, Shanna Garrett, Gloria Gelski, Brian Haeffner, Kimberly Martin, Scott McGarvey, Jorgi McNamara, Jaime Morgans, Kelly Pedigo, Nico Scheeres, Mike Skubic, Joan Snodgrass, and Tricia Stoneking. This group will meet weekly for the next four months to learn more about our community and ways that they can help make improvements. The program includes interviews with local officials, tours of local businesses, leadership seminars, and team building sessions.
Randolph County Excel has a long tradition in our community. It was the first program of its kind and many other Missouri communities since have modeled similar programs after it. The program is overseen the Randolph County Excel Board, a 501c3 charitable organization with considerable assistance provided by the University of Missouri Extension office.
January 15th, 2013 by admin
The 2013 Randolph County Excel Kickoff Banquet is scheduled for Tues January 22nd. The dinner will be at Meadowridge Estates at 6PM. We have lined up a great speaker and the evening is always very memorable with great testimonials from prior participants. If any Excel alumni would like to attend, the dinner cost is $15. Please RSVP in advance to email@example.com by Friday Jan 18th.
August 20th, 2012 by admin
Preparation are under way for 2013 Excel. Our brochure and application are available in the links to the right. Please mail your applications by December 1st. This is an amazing program that you will not forget. Taking the time to improve your leadership skills will pay off before the program is even completed.
March 15th, 2012 by admin
January 13th, 2011 by admin
The Randolph County Excel XII class has been assembled and the kick off will be here soon. All alumni are invited to attend the Kick Off Banquet on Tuesday, January 25th at 6PM. The event is being held at Meadow Ridge Estates, just off of Union Street near Moberly Regional Medical Center. Our guest speaker for the evening will be University of Missouri Chancellor, Dr. Brady Deaton.
Please RSVP to Johanna Reed Adams at AdamsJR@missouri.edu by Friday, January 21st if you will be attending. The meal will cost $15 per person and can be paid at the door.
October 14th, 2010 by admin
The application deadline for the next Excel class has been pushed to December 1, 2010. Please send in your applications if you would like to be part of the next class!
August 14th, 2010 by admin
The brochure and application for Excel 2011 have been posted on the website. They can be downloaded at www.randolphcoexcel.org.
The brochure includes the schedule for this intense learning experience along with the expectations of the class. The application is also available. We are looking forward to the start of a new Excel season.
August 2nd, 2010 by admin
Please keep watching our site, as details for Excel XII are being finalized. Brochures and applications will be available soon.
February 4th, 2010 by admin
Randolph County Youth EXCEL members met with Senator Kurt Schaefer at the Capitol in Jefferson City Wednesday. The group surrounded Sen. Schaefer, rear center, on the Capitol steps. University of Missouri Extension county program director Dr. Thomas Fuhrman is rear left. Sam Richardson, Randolph County EXCEL past president, is rear right. (Photo courtesy Missouri Senate)
Fourteen student leaders from Randolph County high schools got an inside look at Missouri government Wednesday through a study tour organized by the University of Missouri Extension Division’s Youth EXCEL program.
The group members, 10 from Moberly High School and four from Higbee High School, were introduced on the Senate floor early Wednesday morning by Sen. Kurt Schaefer (R-Columbia) and briefed on the chamber’s procedures.
Afterward Linda Bushman, of Sen. Schaefer’s staff, escorted the Youth EXCEL group to the House of Representatives. Rep. Steve Hobbs (R-Mexico) led the group directly to the floor of the House, where the members mixed with dozens of state officials preparing for the annual State of the Judiciary speech delivered by Missouri Supreme Court Chief Judge Ray Price.
The Randolph Youth EXCEL members had front row seats for the speech to the joint session of the General Assembly in the House gallery. During his speech, Judge Price called on major changes with the Missouri Department of Corrections and the incarceration of drug and alcohol abusers.
In the afternoon, the Randolph Countians met Judge Price during a visit to the Supreme Court, across the street from the Capitol.
The group also toured the Missouri Archives at the Kirkpatrick Building as the guests of Secretary of State Robin Carnahan, met with Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder and sat in on a major hearing of Chairman David Sater’s House Appropriations Committee on Health. The panel considered changes in the MO Health Net division of the Department of Social Services–an $8 billion part of the state’s $23 billion budget.
Young appetites were not neglected on the visit to Jefferson City, either. The group had breakfast in the Hawthorne Restaurant in the Capitol, surrounded by representatives and senators. They went to the popular Madison’s Restaurant for lunch, likewise amidst Capitol denizens. And they topped off their day with a stop at the famed Central Dairy ice cream parlor.
The Moberly High School members of Youth EXCEL: Sadie Appling, Lauren Bell, Sarah David, Chance Drewery, Suzanne Heddinghaus, Ally Jorgensen, Davis Keleher, Hales Schauer, Mark Loeber and Trent Snodgrass.
Higbee High School members are: Michael Couey, Kathryn Hall, Jessica Schlachtele and Mark Skidmore.
The Youth EXCEL group was accompanied to Jefferson City by Dr. Thomas Fuhrman, county program director for the University of Missouri Extension Division, and Sam Richardson, past president of Randolph County EXCEL.
Transportation for the trip was provided by Pastor Vic Comstock and Family Life Fellowship.