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Northland athlete picked for Special Olympics bocce ball team, and other school notes

Updated: 2013-10-21T14:38:43Z

Park Hill South High School

Athlete chosen: Morgan Coombe has been selected to compete in the Special Olympics 2014 USA Games in New Jersey.

Coombe, a senior, has lettered in Special Olympics at the high school. She will compete as a member of Team Missouri in bocce ball, a competition involving rolling a ball toward a target ball.

She is one of 110 female athletes chosen nationwide to compete in the sport.

Northland Career Center

Leadership training: Two Park Hill High School students attended a leadership training institute in Washington, D.C., sponsored by SkillsUSA.

Vanessa Jenkins and Marisol Rivas are studying law enforcement and crime scene investigation at the career center in Platte City.

Jenkins is the historian and Rivas is the treasurer of Missouri SkillsUSA. The students participated in sessions covering advanced leadership skills, citizenship and employability skills.

Kansas State University

Northlanders in intern exhibit: The work of students from the College of Architecture, Planning and Design is on display at the campus in Manhattan.

The exhibit showcases the work of students who completed internships during the 2012-2013 academic year.

Interior architecture and product design students whose work is featured are Anh Nguyen from Gladstone, and Elizabeth Cassity and Anthony Dorrel from Kansas City, North.

The work of architecture student Andrew Zelenak from Liberty is also featured. The exhibit runs through Oct. 25 in the Chang Gallery in Seaton Hall.

Liberty High School

Homecoming court: Seniors were selected as the Top 10 King and Queen candidates.

The queen candidates were Haley Brown, Haley Closson, Bailee Day, Hannah Goodwin, Amy Hartgrove, Murron Paeth, Zoe Pixler, Kristen Poe, Abby Schott and Taylor Wetzel.

King candidates are Brock Dorothy, Kyle Gabrielson, Austin Gale, Sam Griffin, Tim Leonzon, Brady Newland, Tanner Prendergast, Jacob Shipley, Jakoby Swanson and Jacob Zimmerman.

Candidates were required to meet qualifications that included grades, attendance and participation in extracurricular activities.

Northland Christian School

Academic accolades: Sixteen students were inducted into National Honor Society.

Members are chosen based on leadership, school involvement and a grade-point average of at least 3.5.

The new members are Joshua Alstatt of Holt; Sarah Davis, Cameron Higbe, Joy Randle, Markus Sturdevant, Clayton True, Lauren Wray and Morgan Zupan of Kansas City, North; Brandon Cole of Liberty; Madison Borden, Wren Martin and Bailey Sager of Platte City; Natalie Berry of Platte Woods; Rachel Shepherd of Riverside; and Sadie Elliott and Harris Kruse of Smithville.

The school at 4214 N.W. Cookingham Road in Kansas City, North, educates preschoolers through 12th graders.

Liberty North High School

Outstanding orators: The speech and debate team placed second in varsity sweepstakes and third in overall sweepstakes at the Glendale/Kickapoo tournament in Springfield.

Earning individual honors were Caitlyn Fuller, second in novice dramatic interpretation; Raj Patel, second in foreign extemporaneous speaking and third in original oratory; Summer Blankenship, third in novice humorous interpretation; Jessica Pittman and Melissa Pittman, third in policy debate; and Brett Snider and Whitney Wilson, third in novice public forum debate.

Students from 31 school competed in the tournament.

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