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Valorie Coleman
Public Relations Director
College of the Ozarks
Point Lookout, MO 65726
Office: (417) 690-2212
Cell: (417) 365-2727

December 6, 2012

Subject: School of the Ozarks Joins Mark Twain Conference

Mark Twain Conference  members unanimously approved School of the Ozarks, a college preparatory lab school for grades 9-12 at College of the Ozarks, to join the Conference beginning the 2013-14 year.

“The Mark Twain Conference is a long-established conference of quality schools,” said Brad Dolloff, S of O Headmaster. “We are excited to enter into a conference which will provide many additional academic opportunities for students.”

Comprised of schools Chadwick, Niangua, Hurley, New Covenant (Springfield), Everton, Bradleyville, and now School of the Ozarks, the Conference sponsors a range of activities including a varsity basketball tournament, junior high and senior high volleyball tournament, quiz bowl, science fair, business fair, art fair, spelling bee, and chess, choir, band, communication arts and math events.

“Membership in the Mark Twain Conference will increase the number of opportunities our students have to participate in visual and performing arts, as well as athletics,” said Dolloff.

School of the Ozarks, which launched this fall, offers students a classical, Christian education grounded in the Great Books.  Modeled after College of the Ozarks, it charges no tuition but requires students to participate in meaningful work experiences.  For more information on School of the Ozarks, please visit


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