Press Release


Wednesday, August 22, 2007
by Beth Sowers

Hannibal, MO - Hannibal-LaGrange College was the host of many different activites this summer. The campus was busy with anything from sports camps to youth ministries.

On June 14, the Hannibal-LaGrange College Lady Trojan basketball program held their youth basketball camp for ages 5-13. There were 32 total participants. Head Women's Basketball Coach Brad Phillips and Head Men's Basketball Coach Jason Durst ran the camp. Two current Lady Trojans, Julie Gares and Angie Swagmeyer, helped out as well as two prospective players, Sara Rondeau and Indhira Ramirez.

The week of June 5-8, the HLG soccer program held a soccer camp for kids ages 5-14. There were 54 campers in attendance.  Helpers at the camp were HLG soccer players Christine Stevens, Katie Porter, Brittany Johnston, Megan DeHues, Estevao Franco, and Michael LiPetri. HLG Head Women's Soccer Coach Jason Nichols and his wife, Chrystal Nichols, ran the event.



On Friday and Saturday, June 8-9, the HLG Lady Trojan basketball program held their high school shoot-out. Eight teams participated in the event, including Canton, Hannibal, Mark Twain JV and varsity, Monroe City, South Shelby JV and varsity, and Edinburgh, Indiana.


The week of June 11-15, Centri-Kid was held on the campus of HLG. Designed especially for kids who have completed 3rd, 4th, 5th, or 6th grade, Centri-Kid got its start in the summer of 2000 with 300 people in attendance. Since then, Centri-Kid has grown to over 17,000 campers in 40 locations across the country. The campers spent the week participating in high-energy worship; kid-friendly, interactive Bible study; and recreational activities. Centri-Kid is in conjunction with LifeWay Ministries.



Saturday, June 16, the HLG volleyball program held a volleyball clinic for 8th graders-seniors. There were 17 participants at this event, which HLG Head Volleyball Coach David Ganser hopes to continue to host annually. HLG volleyball players Kathryn Heyer, Ashlee Millstead, Stephanie Doyle, and Anna Lee Welty helped out with the clinic, along with Ganser and his wife, Katie.

Super Summer, a camp organized by the Missouri Baptist Convention, was held on the campus of Hannibal-LaGrange College the week of June 18-22. Students who completed 7th-12th grade participated in evangelism training, worship services, seminars, and recreational activities. For more information check out www.mobaptist.org.



A group from the Taiwan Project visited Hannibal-LaGrange College on Thursday, July 5. The Taiwan Project is in partnership with the University of Missouri and HLG. For more information about this program, please contact Kurt Haner at khaner@hannibal.k12.mo.us.

The HLG Science Department hosted their fifteenth annual Science Camp with six different sections from June 11-29. There were 105 total students that participated, and three helpers with each camp, including: Judy Taylor (Mark Twain Elementary 4th grade teacher), Ben Conley (Eureka, MO), Gretchen Neisen and Missy Ebers (HLG senior education majors), and Grace Meyer (Hannibal, MO). Dr. Judy Lemons, HLG assistant professor of science education, is the founder and coordinator of the camps.



HLG hosted four computer camps this summer, with a total of 42 area students. Michelle Todd, chair of the Computer Information Systems department, was the instructor for all four camps. The campers learned things like internet safety, keyboarding, building a webpage, and design.

Contact Information

Carolyn Carpenter
Director of Public Relations