Staley High School
Educator honored: Cherie Burgett, journalism teacher, has been named a finalist in the National High School Journalism Teacher of the Year program.
Burgett was one of nine teachers chosen nationwide by the Dow Jones News Fund.
To be named, teachers must mentor students to create award-winning publications, must use the latest digital tools and techniques for story telling and must have taught or advised high school media for at least three years.
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Burgett has been teaching and advising journalism students at Staley for nine years. In April, she was named Missouri Journalism Teacher of the Year by the Missouri Interscholastic Press Association.
Burgett holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees and is a 1994 graduate of Winnetonka High School.
National Merit Scholarship Corp.
Semifinalists named: Northland seniors have been chosen as National Merit Semifinalists.
The students were selected based on comprehensive qualifying exams they took as juniors.
Semifinalists are Benjamin Ross from Liberty North High School; Jason Neudorf from North Kansas City High School; Dylan Lloyd from Oak Park High School; Kelly Decker, Korinne Masters and Dayten Rose from Park Hill High School; and Brett Francis and Sarah Komar from Park Hill South High School.
To advance to the level of finalist and to compete for scholarships next spring, semifinalists must fulfill several requirements.
Oak Park High School
Academic accolades: Orlando Quintana has been named to the College Board’s National Hispanic Recognition Program.
The program identifies academically exceptional Hispanic and Latino students. Quintana was selected based on scores of exams taken during his junior year.
Compiled by Su Bacon,
Special to the Star
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