Thank you to everyone who came out for the golf tournament which was sponsored for the tenth year by Dugan Paint‭ & ‬Flooring.‭ ‬Thank you to FOX‭ ‬4‭ ‬Kansas City News meteorologist Joe Lauria who promotes charity golf tournaments on his weather forecasts and visited the Foundation tournament.‭ ‬Thank you to our sponsors,‭ ‬some of whom have also supported us every year.‭ ‬Thanks to Bryant Motors for donating the cash prize for the closest to the pins and the winners were Marcia Azan on‭ ‬#7‭ ‬and Paul Curry on‭ ‬#10.‭ ‬The Putting Contest was won by David Baldwin.‭ ‬Congratulations to all our contest winners.

The Sedalia School District Foundation Distinguished Alumni Award has been established to recognize graduates of Smith-Cotton High School for outstanding achievements and contributions to society following graduation. These recipients reflect strong role models with strengths of character and citizenship to inspire and challenge today’s students.

The Sedalia School District Foundation seeks to identify individuals who have left a legacy and have kept education a priority in their community. The criteria for selection of this award are:

  • Candidates must have graduated from Smith-Cotton High School at least 10 years prior to nomination.

  • Candidates must have contributed to society, education and/or their respective communities in an exemplary manner.

  • Candidates must have achieved outstanding success in any of the following areas: the arts, business, community service, humanitarian efforts, education or a profession.

The Distinguished Alumni Award nomination packet is available to download and print.

2016 SSDF Distinguished Alumni Award application

2016 Distinguished Alumni Award nomination applications must be received in the SSDF office by May 12, 2016.

Friday,‭ ‬September‭ ‬16‭ ‬and Saturday,‭ ‬September‭ ‬17,‭ ‬2016

The following events will take place in celebration of Smith-Cotton High School’s football homecoming.‭ ‬Sedalia School District students,‭ ‬parents,‭ ‬alumni,‭ ‬and friends are welcome to participate in the following events.

Friday,‭ ‬September‭ ‬16

10:30‭ ‬a.m.‭ – ‬The Sedalia School District Foundation will present the Distinguished Alumni Award to Dr.‭ ‬Diane Cordry Golden.‭ ‬The Ceremony will be held in the Heckart Performing Arts Center at Smith-Cotton High School.

3‭ ‬p.m.‭ – ‬Homecoming Parade under the direction of Smith-Cotton High School Student Council‭ ‬will make its way through downtown Sedalia.‭

5‭ ‬p.m.‭ – ‬The Sedalia School District Foundation invites Smith-Cotton alumni and the Sedalia community to join us for our annual tailgate party in front of Smith-Cotton High School gymnasium.‭ ‬Hamburger or hot dog,‭ ‬chips,‭ ‬and drink meal.‭ ‬Donations are welcome.‭

7‭ ‬p.m.‭—‬The Smith-Cotton Tigers take on the Nevada Tigers at the Jennie Jaynes Complex.

Saturday,‭ ‬September‭ ‬17

7:30‭ ‬a.m.‭ – ‬9:30‭ ‬a.m.‭ – ‬Pancake and sausage breakfast and tours of the Smith-Cotton Junior High campus‭ (‬the original high school.‭) ‬Entertainment is provided by‭ “‬Future Alumni‭” ‬from Sedalia School District elementary and junior high schools.‭ ‬Advance pancake tickets are available by calling‭ ‬660-829-2562.‭ ‬Tickets will also be available at the door.

9:30‭ ‬a.m.‭ – ‬11‭ ‬a.m.‭ – ‬Tours of the Smith-Cotton High School campus at‭ ‬2010‭ ‬Tiger Pride Blvd.‭ ‬conducted by Smith-Cotton students and administrators.

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Since 2001 Major Saver cards sales have resulted in $440,307.50 for the Foundation and Sedalia School District. In 2018 the Sedalia School District Foundation and participating schools shared $18,097.50 through the sale of Major Saver cards.

Purchase Major Saver cards online at

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Tournament Sponsor: Dugan’s Paint and Flooring Center

June 29, 2015 | Sedalia Country Club

Please join Foundation Friends, Family, Supporters and anyone interested in KeepingEducation a Priority!

Check-in & Cookout begin at 11:00 am Shotgun Start begins at 1:00 pm

Click HERE for the Registration Form and further details.

Interested in Supporting the Golf Tournament?  Click HERE for Opportunities!

Homecoming 2015 was a great success! 

Thank you to everyone who joined the fun!

Congratulations, Kim Anderson, Distinguished Alumni of the Year!


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