The Camdenton R-III School District Education Foundation’s biggest project, “Elegant Evening”, is fully underway. Students’ amazing abilities will be on display during this one-of-a-kind event scheduled for Friday, April 28, 2017 at the Camdenton High School (CHS) Commons area. Appetizers and Art Gallery walk begin at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m.

The Camdenton R-III School District Education Foundation’s biggest project, “Elegant Evening”, is fully underway. Students’ amazing abilities will be on display during this one-of-a-kind event scheduled for Friday, April 28, 2017 at the Camdenton High School (CHS) Commons area. Appetizers and Art Gallery walk begin at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30 p.m.

Elegant Evening supports the Education Foundation’s motto, "Steering the Course for the Future".

Serving the District for 15 years now, the Foundation has distributed more than $190,000 toward scholarships to graduating seniors and educators, classroom grants, individual Outstanding Students Awards for those who participate extensively in the Elegant Evening, and other worthy activities that fall outside the District’s operating budget.

This will be the 15th annual Elegant Evening, serving as the one and only fundraising event for the Education Foundation. The numerous talents of Camdenton students will be showcased in the areas of visual & culinary art, music, academia, robotics, agriculture and more.

The extraordinary CHS Jazz Band will be one of the featured entertainments, along with the special Bel Cantos choir. The spotlight will also be on the District’s very talented Art Department with their prestigious Gallery Walk featuring grades K-12 and a live art demonstration.

During the evening, the Foundation will celebrate its prestigious Hall of Leaders with the induction of Pat Morgan, who is being honored posthumously as Outstanding Education Professional. As her nominating committee noted, “Pat was an inspiring, well-respected, beloved and dedicated teacher of 33 years, making certain that not only her students succeeded but so did her peers.” 

She also devoted 10 more years after retirement volunteering for Laker youth, providing them a firm foundation to build upon and excel in life. Mrs. Morgan will be praised during the Elegant Evening festivities with an introduction and plaque unveiling.

As part of their classwork, Lake Career and Tech Center (LCTC) Culinary Arts students specifically focused on creating exceptional delicacies for consideration as the Elegant Evening dessert.

From chocolate mirror glazed cake to coconut lime mousse in a handmade cookie shell, as well as gourmet S'mores, spring-like strawberry delight and a double layer caramel covered chocolate sculpture, the students presented desserts worthy of the world's finest of restaurants.

Want to know which dish was chosen? Come see for yourself by contacting Linda Leu at the District’s administration office (573-346-9213) for Elegant Evening reservations by the April 14th ticket deadline. 

For more information, please visit www.camdentonschools.org, click on District Information, then Education Foundation.