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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Way to go George!

We have some exciting news to share about one of our Wildcats!

Harrisonville High School senior George Frees has been selected to a nationally prestigious merit scholarship program. He has been named a 2021 Stamps Scholar at the University of Missouri.

This nationwide program is funded through the Strive Foundation with 37 universities throughout the United States participating and only 200 scholars selected nationally each year. 
Frees is one of eight Stamps Scholars selected to the 2021 freshman class at Mizzou.

Frees will receive a four-year, full scholarship, plus an additional $16,000 enrichment fund to use in his academic and professional development. He may use the award to study or volunteer outside the United States, conduct research, or participate in a leadership program or academic conference. Frees will also enroll in the Honors College at Mizzou.

To be eligible to apply for the Stamps Scholars Program at the University of Missouri, a student must have at least a 32 ACT (or 1420 SAT) and hold at least a 3.5 core GPA. Selection for this honor includes a rigorous application and interview process. Frees is the son of Karl and Laura Frees.

His high school activities include Academic club, cross country, National Honor Society, National Technical Honor Society, Band, FFA, science club, TRACTION, and CAPPIES.

He has served as the Academic Club Captain, a trumpet section leader in band, Chapter Vice President in FFA, Science Club President, and TRACTION Club Vice President.

Frees is dual-enrolled at Summit Technology Academy in Lee’s Summit where he attends class each afternoon as a student in the Medical Intervention/Biomedical Innovation program.

At Cass Career Center and Summit Technology Academy, Frees conducts agriscience research on ethanol biofuel production from sugarcane.

Outside of school he is involved in Youth Symphony of Kansas City and he provides surgery assistance at Wilhite and Frees Equine Hospital.

At Mizzou, Frees plans to major in biochemistry and plant sciences to become a genetic engineer in botany and microbiology.

Congratulations George! #WildcatPride