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Friday, August 23, 2019 - 4:08pm

ST. LOUIS — K'Mora Hill sailed through her first day of kindergarten like she'd been there before, just like her mom.

Chrishy Kirkendall graduated eighth grade from Lift for Life Academy in 2007 when it was just a middle school. The academy's high school opened in 2008. This year is the first for the primary grades.

Friday, August 23, 2019 - 4:08pm

ST. LOUIS — Students, professors and drivers on Highway 40 (Interstate 64) will get a new first impression of St. Louis Community College at Forest Park as the Center for Nursing and Health Sciences building officially opened with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Friday.

Chancellor Jeff Pittman has said the $39 million project is not just a new building, but a modern entry way and “front door” to the campus that opened in 1966 on Oakland Avenue. It also addresses the urgent needs of the community, with a burgeoning demand for health care professionals as the population ages.

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 - 9:44am

COLUMBIA, Mo. — The University of Missouri System and Siemens Healthineers announced Friday a 10-year partnership to boost Missouri-based research and improve health outcomes.

The goal, the two entities said in a news release, is to "transform the way health care is delivered in Missouri and beyond." The partnership is called the Alliance for Precision Health, and includes Siemens delivering "advanced medical imaging equipment" to the Columbia campus.

Monday, July 15, 2019 - 1:24pm

Dr. Anne H. Cross, a professor of neurology at the Washington University School of Medicine, has been awarded the John Dystel Prize for multiple sclerosis research.

The award, in its 25th year, comes from the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and the American Academy of Neurology. Along with the award, Cross received $15,000.

Monday, June 10, 2019 - 2:08pm

HAZELWOOD • From kindergarten through graduation, teachers could always count on Tanner Whitworth.

The Hazelwood West High School senior and shortstop on the baseball team did not miss a single day of school since starting kindergarten in 2006.

Whitworth's perfect attendance record over 13 years topped 2,200 consecutive days of class, with not even a single missed period in high school. Whitworth also attended Russell Elementary and West Middle schools.

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