High School: Cherokee Trail High School
Class: 2022 (December)
Jeremiah, “J”, is from Aurora and graduated from Mizzou in December 2022, in just two and a half years with a BS in Psychology, minors in Economics and Women & Gender Studies, and received the Multicultural Certificate.
While his time at Mizzou was shorter than most other students, he made the most of it. He founded and served as President of Sexual Education and Advocacy, was a founding member and Vice President of Stay Calm, served as an officer at both Black Collegiate Network and Mizzou Student Suicide Prevention Coalition, and was a member of many other organizations, including the Chancellor’s Leadership Class.
In addition to being a Rocky Mountain Tigers scholarship recipient, J was also a Podgursky Scholar, a Mizzou ‘39 Award recipient, and elected Mizzou Homecoming King in 2022.
High School: Chaparral High School
Over the past four years, I have been lucky to call both Columbia and Colorado home! As a senior, I can look back and see that Mizzou has provided me with a place to grow and thrive in college. I have grown in my passion for learning and my involvement with PHA, College Mentors for Kids, campus ministries, becoming a peer learning assistant for microbiology, and serving as an ambassador for prospective students through Mizzou Outreach. These past semesters have undoubtedly inspired me and showed me what it means to be a true Mizzou Tiger.
I look forward to seeing how my future at Mizzou enables me to become the best nurse and person that I can be! I am so thankful for the Rocky Mountain Tigers efforts that help me to know I have a Colorado family in Missouri. I always feel a special sense of home when I meet my fellow Colorado Tigers. I would like to give recognition to our donors who make it possible for students like me to pursue their dreams out-of-state with genuine encouragement and generous financial support. Thank you sincerely, and of course, M-I-Z!
High School: Kent Denver School
Major: Broadcast Journalism and International Studies
My junior year proved to be a busy one. I am currently approaching the end of my turn as MSA Vice President. I loved my job of representing the student body and am excited for my next chapter! This year I worked on a number of initiatives including implementing a safety app for campus, organizing a basic needs competition with UofSC’s student government, and appointing 60+ students to Campus Standing Committees.
In the coming months, I will be traveling to Washington DC to lobby Congress on behalf of Mizzou students and meet with legislators from the Missouri delegation. I am excited to be back in DC even for a short time and see my efforts come to fruition after organizing my first lobbying effort. In addition to my student government work, I am a staff photographer at the Columbia Missourian this semester. As a part of the Missouri Method, I have had the opportunity to photograph some incredible events including the State of the State Address at the Missouri Capitol and the Chiefs’ Super Bowl Parade.
Thank you so much for supporting the Rocky Mountain Tiger Scholarship Endowment. Your continuous support over my three years at Mizzou has been indispensable. It has provided me with the chance to dream big and pursue all the incredible opportunities that have come my way as a Mizzou student. MIZ!
High School: Fairview High School
Major: Journalism and Political Science
I am an executive board member of Women in Media and am also currently conducting undergraduate research with my research mentor, Professor Alison Young. In my free time, I love to walk on the MKT trail or visit Rocheport.
I am so happy to be at Mizzou! I have great friends there and have loved partaking in some of the Mizzou traditions with them this year! I always feel supported by the faculty and have doors open for me at Mizzou that I wouldn’t have open otherwise. I’m so grateful to have this college experience. Go Tigers!
High School: Parker
Major: Health Sciences
High School: Prospect Ridge Academy
Major: Animal Sciences
I’m Shannon Draper, and I’ve lived in the small town of Sedalia, Colorado for thirteen years. I’m an avid participant in National Honors Society, 4-H, and Livestock Judging, and have enjoyed raising and showing livestock for the past seven years. I’ll be honest, Mizzou wasn’t even on my considered colleges list until I met the representative when she visited my high school. She explained how the animal sciences and vet programs worked at the college, and informed me about the veterinary scholars program which offered pre-acceptance into the vet school. This caught my attention, and after visiting the university, I immediately fell in love! The campus was beautiful, every person I met showed so much respect and love for the school, and it just felt right for me. I also learned about the swine club and was ecstatic about joining since I’ve been involved in the swine industry for as long as I can remember! The solidifying piece was receiving the honor or being accepted to the vet scholars program, and the rest is history. University of Missouri, here I come
High School: Golden High School
My name is Kaylyn Townsend, I am from Golden Colorado, and just recently graduated from Golden High School. This last semester I was an intern at Outdoor Lab, and completed my final semester of senior year online. I play soccer and swim, and plan to continue this at Mizzou. I plan on majoring in biochemistry. During my sophomore year was when I decided to go to Mizzou, and although I couldn’t apply, deep down I knew Mizzou is where I wanted to go. Not only does it have a community that feels familiar to my own community, the environment, professors and everyone around just felt so welcoming. I am pleased to say that I will be attending Mizzou for the next 4 years.
High School: Discovery Canyon
Hi, my name is Ellie Weien and I LOVE Colorado, but I am so excited to be somewhere new to see and experience new things and meet new people! I love the outdoors like laying out in a hammock, hiking, paddle boarding or any outdoor activity where I could encounter a dog;) I play ukulele and love to sing in the car. I am passionate about talking to people and hearing their stories, because I feel like everyday ordinary people have some of the best lessons, advice and stories that should be heard, especially in a time where the media is so divided and biased. This led me to Mizzou and of course, they are known for their J-School, so it’s a perfect fit. Beyond academics, I knew I wanted a big school with lots of spirit and student life, in a small town. That’s exactly what Columbia and Mizzou are to me. I’m so excited for this new chapter!
High School: Eagle
High School: Colorado Springs