Board Recognizes Six Outstanding Seniors

Board Recognizes Six Outstanding Seniors
Posted on 05/16/2018
Six OFHS Seniors & Principals

The Board of Education recognized six outstanding Orchard Farm seniors at the May board meeting. Principal Dr. Greg Jones and Assistant Principal Jennifer Wilhelm selected seniors Josie Wagner, Julie Johnston, Taylor Payne, Payton Dill, Blake McFarlane and Brandon Siebert for the honor.


Julie Johnston:


According to Dr. Jones, Johnston is one of those students that no matter the situation, always does the right thing. “Julie is a quiet leader who leads by example and one of the best OFHS has to offer,” he said.


Senior Class Treasurer

Volleyball - offensive and defensive leader

4.075 GPA

Straight As

Advanced courses: Spanish 4, Brit Lit, College Comp, College Algebra, Human Anatomy, AP Chemistry, AP Calculus, and Medical Interventions

ACT score is in the 87 Percentile

All 5 EOCs scored Advanced


Josie Wagner 


According to high school leadership, Josie is an exceptional student involved in so many different clubs and activities. She is also the first OFHS student to take a truly personalized learning course: The Novel.


Josie’s academic resume` is off the charts:

Senior Class President

4.123GPA

Advanced courses: all four years of PLTW Biomedical Science, AP Psychology, AP Spanish, AP US History, and AP Calculus (just to name a few)

34 ACT Composite score including perfect scores of 36 on the English and Science subtests


Josie is also Missouri Scholars 100. This is a prestigious honor that is awarded to only the top 100 seniors in the whole state – over 60,000 statewide.


CAPS graduates: Payton Dill, Blake McFarlane, Taylor Payne, and Brandon Siebert


This outstanding group of four students have made Orchard Farm High School very proud. They are the very first group of students to complete the CAPS program for Global Business & Entrepreneurship.  Everyday this year, these four students have spent their mornings outside of the school building, working and learning alongside other area high school students and business mentors. Some of the highlights from this year include: 

  • The SLU Pitch Competition which had 120 applicants, we had three students compete in the final round of 12, and ultimately Payton took 2nd place overall
  • Payton & Taylor have become published authors - composing an article for Street Scapes magazine about the CAPS program
  • And all of the students are completing internships with companies such as LMI Aerospace, Connections to Success, the City of Saint Charles Municipal Court, ReMax Gold and Meyer Realty

Each month, the Board of Education recognizes students from one of the schools in the Orchard Farm School District. Building leadership select the students to receive the honor.

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