CPS Foundation awards outstanding Leaders at ‘Night of Stars’


Abby Kempf

[vc_text_separator title=”Hall of Leaders introduces 12 new members” border_width=”2″]Ranging from 25 to 80, the Hall of Leaders inducted 12 new members with a lot of passion for CPS Oct. 15 in the RBHS auditorium. The theme for the event was “Night of Stars,” featuring music from a RBHS string quartet, the RBHS jazz band and the fall musical, Barnum.
The new inductees were composed of outstanding CPS volunteers, alumni, and retired educators. Shana Far, the youngest inductee, attended CPS throughout her elementary and secondary schooling and went on to perform in national companies. She currently lives in New York City with her one-year-old son and husband and designs jewelry.
An older inductee, James Nunley, attended CPS when segregation was still in place. He spoke of this injustice, but also of the drive it gave him to guarantee that his posterior did not suffer the same separation.
Besides highlighting these unique individuals, the night serves as a fundraiser for the CPS Foundation. The event cost $75 per attendee and the money will all go towards enriching CPS.[TS_VCSC_Lightbox_Gallery content_images=”276767,276768,276769,276770,276771,276772,276773,276774,276776,276777,276778,276779,276780″ content_images_size=”full” content_images_titles=”Sophomore Helen Keithahn plays the violin as part of a string quartet. The quartet played for guests as they entered – as well as the national anthem during the ceremony. photo by Stephanie Kang,Senior Culinary Arts student Reagan Soumokil serves h’orderves before the event. photo by Abby Kempf,Culinary Art students pour drinks to serve guests prior to the event. photo by Abby Kempf,Jazz band plays while guests file into the auditorium. photo by Abby Kempf,Junior Kylie Renwick and senior Neil Cathro perform a scene from Barnum – the fall musical. Cathro plays the title character – Barnum. photo by Abby Kempf,President Nile Klinginsmith offers the closing remarks – thanking visitors for their support of the CPS Foundation. photo by Abby Kempf,Hall of Leaders Honorees watch as Klinginsmith delivers the closing remarks. photo by Abby Kempf,Hall of Leader Honoree Kerri Packard poses with her nominator. photo by Abby Kempf,,Patty James – retired baton twirler and the founder of the University of Missouri Golden Girls – poses following the reception. photo by Abby Kempf,Recipient Shana Far poses following the reception. She flew in from New York City to accept her award. photo by Abby Kempf,A guest fills his plate with treats made by Columbia Area Career Center Culinary Arts classes. photo by Abby Kempf,,” el_file2=””][/TS_VCSC_Lightbox_Gallery]