This Senior Send-offs feature is an effort to recognize student-athletes at Liberty, Kearney and Smithville high schools who had the end of their senior year disrupted by school closures as a result of COVID-19 and related stay-at-home orders.


Abby Couch


Kearney High School


Basketball, Soccer


Missouri State University (soccer)


Speech-Language Pathology

Favorite high school memory:

"My favorite sports memory from high school is going to state in both basketball and soccer and getting third in both."

Coach/Teacher who made the biggest impact:

"I have been blessed to have a lot of wonderful coaches and teachers throughout my life who have all impacted me (positively) in some way."

Thing you will miss the most about high school:

"I will miss getting to see my best friends every day, the sports I participated in, and the hometown feeling at a Friday night home football game."

Best part about high school and this community:

"The best part about the town I live in is that it is very supportive of everything that Kearney is involved in."


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