Peyton Anderson receives AO Duer scholarship – Lee’s Summit Tribune

October 15, 2022

Peyton Anderson of Lee’s Summit is a student-athlete in track and field at the University of Graceland (Iowa). Peyton shows leadership in both his sports and his studies, and many who named Peyton echo the strong character, incredible work ethic and leadership he displayed during his short time at Graceland. .

Anderson has continuously challenged himself academically by completing a full course load, maintaining a perfect 4.0 GPA while working on a major in economics, with minors in data science and sports management . Peyton is involved in internal leadership roles, helps tutor students on campus, and continues to be incredibly committed to her studies and athletic career.

These mentorships are usually reserved for juniors and seniors, but the combination of Anderson’s solid understanding of the material, good communication skills, and leadership ability made him a great choice, even as a sophomore. It was that same level-headed leadership and respect for his peers that saw Anderson elected to be his hall’s next president next year, which takes several tries to complete and is a privilege to hold this position. job.

Anderson displays NAIA’s five core values ​​in his daily life and is the perfect candidate for this award.

Founded in 1895 and sponsored by the Community of Christ, Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa, is more than just a school. It is a community of passionate, caring and dedicated individuals who prioritize their relationships with students. Campuses are located in Lamoni, Iowa and Independence, Missouri. For more information and to see other student achievements, follow @gracelandu on Twitter and like Graceland University on Facebook, or visit

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