Waynesville High School students and 2017 graduates received $9,700 in checks made out to them for their Advanced Placement scores.

The 75 students received $100 for each AP test in math, science or English language arts that they scored a 3 or better on.

The funds were made available through a college and career readiness program from the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI), thanks to a grant from the Department of Defense Educational Authority (DoDEA). Waynesville was the first school in the State of Missouri to implement this program.

Helping to present the awards on Oct. 13 before the football game were:

•  Command Sgt. Maj. Paul R. Millius of the 787th Military Police Battalion

•  Capt. Matt Blakeney of the Chemical 3-10 IN

•  School Board President Butch O’Riley

•  School Board Vice President Paul Shultz II

•  School Board Member Dan Deering

• Waynesville superintendent Dr. Brian Henry

•  WHS Principal Courtney Long

 Parents of 2017 graduates were encouraged to participate and accept the check on behalf of their children.