Liberty North High School
Aspiring artist: Marquette “Marky” Mutchler, a freshman at Liberty North, was invited to display her artwork through September at the Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center.
A reception, hosted by the Missouri Department of Conservation, will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Sept. 2 for the opening of her exhibit. Mutchler will be the guest speaker at the Burroughs Audubon Society’s meeting after the reception.
The exhibit will include images of birds, insects and other nature subjects. Mutchler has drawn more than 300 birds and won awards for her work.
In 2013, her painting of a nighthawk took first place in the youth division of the American Birders Association Bird of the Year Art Contest. Other awards include second place in the Missouri Student Art contest for a detailed drawing of a red-tailed hawk and two first-place honors in art contests at the Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary in Liberty.
The Discovery Center is at 4750 Troost Ave. in Kansas City.
University of St. Mary
Northlander chosen: Aubrey Harris, a graduate of Winnetonka High School, has been awarded a UPS Scholarship for $2,425.
Harris is a senior in the nursing program on the campus in Leavenworth.
The scholarship was provided through the Kansas Independent College Association and is based on academic achievement.
Liberty School District
Administrator honored: Jim Hammen, director of student services, was presented with the Missouri “Friend of School Social Work Award.”
He was chosen by the School Social Workers Association of Missouri. The award is based on dedication and passion to social work.
| Compiled by Su Bacon
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