golfMcKenna Montgomery returned to tournament golf play and showed she still can manage a golf course. Montgomery, a Chesterfield native, captured the recent 25th Metropolitan Amateur Golf Association’s Women’s Amateur title with a 6-over 150 at Sunset Hills Country Club. Her name goes on the Jayne Watson trophy and she will keep it for the next year.

Screen Shot 2017-06-02 at 1.14.38 PMCusumano now owns the best single-season scoring average in SIU history. Her average round score of 75.78 tops that of Alison Hiller, who previously held the record with 76.36 strokes per round from the 2001-02 season. “It’s like a dream,” Cusumano said. “To finish with that record, it feels like a dream. I can’t even describe how much it means to me.”

screen-shot-2017-01-05-at-1-10-26-pmSeek out Bill and Jamie Cawthon’s truck for sausages with the perfect snappy-then-tender texture and brilliant flavor. The secret to the texture is a two-step cooking process: sous vide and then grilled to order.


Nourish by Hollyberry, the market and café from Holly Cunningham’s acclaimed catering service, announced it will begin offering a meal-subscription service this fall. Based on customizable preferences, the program will deliver prepared, flash-frozen entrées, side dishes, desserts and more to customers’ homes.

Ryan Haxel, a 2012 graduate of Westminster Christian Academy, closed out Round 2 at Normandie Golf Club with a 1-under 70 – the only red-figure round of the two-day event – to capture the 30th Normandie Amateur.

Screen Shot 2016-02-19 at 9.59.38 AMTo kick-start “Project Wake Up,” as the documentary is named, Lindley and his friends used the Go Fund Me crowd funding site, where in one campaign they raised $10,000 in 24 hours, and peaked around $30,000.

Screen Shot 2016-01-29 at 11.29.34 AMKirk Day School teamed up with Westminster Christian Academy and Promise Christian Academy to give over 200 Christmas gifts to foster children served by One Heart Ministries.

Screen Shot 2016-01-15 at 9.49.34 AMKirk Day School partnered with Westminster Christian Academy and Promise Christian Academy to provide over 200 Christmas gifts to the foster children served by One Heart Family Ministries. The ministry serves children in foster care by recruiting, training and supporting Christian families willing to open their homes and hearts to nurture children in need.

Carla PowellWestminster Christian Academy has named Carla Meyer Powell ’99 as Director of Guidance and Counseling, effective August 1, 2015. Powell will work alongside four other counselors to provide individual counseling to students and parents in need, education and information on pertinent developmental topics, and guidance on academic planning.

TU energy management senior Brett Baumgartner ’11 has spent much of his summer combing through historic issues of the Oil and Gas Journal as part of a research internship funded by the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN).