JJ Shields is a School of the Osage K-12 senior who is going to Central Methodist University to major in Biology this fall.  She wants to go into conservation and ecology research.  In her time away from school, JJ enjoys running, taking private singing lessons, and working at Grandma’s Candy Kitchen.  Her main goal in life is to experience as many places and cultures as she can.  Mrs Rowland helped fuel this passion and goal on a recent Europe trip. “The whole experience was mind blowing and gave me a new look on life. I felt more confident in myself and my abilities than I ever had.  It was incredible.”  JJ, we are pleased to have provided the strong foundation you are using now and you will use in the future to fuel your success!