North Kansas City School District
Outstanding journalists: Seniors have been named to the 2016-2017 Honor Roll by the Missouri Journalism Education Association.
The honorees are Mariah Thompson from North Kansas City High School; Allee Armitage, Oak Park; and Adam Freese, Tinh Nghi Ngo and Lindsey Norby, all from Staley.
To qualify for the honor roll, students must hold at least a 3.75 grade-point average and have worked in student media for two or more years. The students are nominated by journalism teachers or advisers.
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Graduating seniors honored: Twelve students were named to the Kearney bank’s Junior Board of Directors Class of 2017 at an awards ceremony on May 2.
They were Reid Alexander, Tristan Bevan, Jonathan Bradfield, Jennifer Cates, Nathaniel Fehr, Chloe Gillespie, Emmalyn Pratt, Brooklyn Shumate, Jeremiah Smith, Evan Waddell and Matthew Waddell, all from Kearney High School; and Joseph Pluenneke from St. Piux X High School.
The students learned about budget management, financial planning and the importance of a good credit score through a program sponsored by KCB Bank. They used a computer simulation to manage a fictional bank by making loans, building a portfolio and budgeting for advertising and staff.
Winning the bank managment simulation with a total net income of $1,915,000 were Bradfield, Pluenneke, Shumate and Smith.
Park Hill High School
Aspiring authors: Short stories by three sophomores will appear in Truman State University’s literary journal, “Chariton Review.”
The writers were Chloe Arnold, Jayme Roth and Regan Smith. The short stories were part of a the Young Voices of Missouri project.
More than 300 short stories from 40 schools were submitted.
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