Liberty High School
National, state honors: The 2014 yearbook, "The Spectator," received a First Class rating and two Marks of Distinction for exemplary work from the National Scholastic Press Association.
From the Missouri Interscholastic Press Association, the yearbook received the highest award, an All-Missouri rating, by earning 488 of a possible 500 points.
The editor-in-chief was Mikayla Minnick; assistant editor/design editor, Kelsey Neth; section editors, Maddie Kern and Chandler Partridge; and photo editors, Kristen Poe and Nicole Throckmorton.
Staff members were Melissa Balderas, Kaylee Black, Emma Bross, Margaret Burton, Hannah Chapman, Ashley Covarrubias, Faith Daugherty, Sophie Davisson, Hannah Dipoto, Taja Dotson, Arley Emery, Chandler Eschbaugh, Morgan Fisher, Lindsey Gercken, Jacob Guenther, Jasmine Hackett, Niah Hatton, Danielle Hammontree, Spencer Hausman, Madison Hayter, Madison Hissong, Chelsea Kauer, Danielle Koger, Alexandra Kretsinger, Alexandra Laycock, Morgan McNea, Molly Meeks, Joanne Moretina, Emily OHair, Grayson Osborn, Samantha Racy, McCurry Rader, Alexandra Russell, Allison Schowengerdt, Kinsey Schroeder, Ramzie Schroer, Montana Smith, Teddy Stansbury, Summer Turner, Rachel Untch, Jordan Wheelhouse, Sarah White and Sadie Zipsie.
The theme for the 2014 yearbook was "Redefined." The students will accept the state award in April.
Missouri Fine Arts Academy
Northland students participate: High school students from Clay County were among graduates of the academy this summer on the campus of Missouri State University in Springfield:
They were from Liberty North, Alexander Havener; from North Kansas City High School, Ian DeWalt, Juliana Garcia, Kyra Manlove, Kathryn Merrill, Dodge Wasinger and Julie Youngers; from Oak Park, Nicole Kretz and Alexandria Lisenbee; from Staley, Mariah Brock, Courtney Hittle and Kenna Stark; and from Winnetonka, Christina Myers, Paden Osburn and Kevin Purkaple.
The academy is a threeweek residential program for students from across the state interested in art, theater, dance, creative writing and music. They were selected by nomination and audition.
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