West Platte High School
Marching band honors: Lea Moose, a junior, won the Grand Champion trophy at Drum Major Camp this summer.
Lea leads the West Platte Marching Bluejays at home football games.
The camp was held at Platte County R-3 High School and 22 students from 11 schools participated.
Oklahoma State University
Academic excellence: Six Northland students were named to the President’s Honor Roll for earning all A’s during spring semester on the campus in Stillwater.
Honor-roll students were Jordan Cowger and Kenneth Rogers from Liberty High School; Emily Glotfelty from Winnetonka High School; Andrew Leippert from Staley High School; Samantha Roy from Park Hill South High School; and Savanna Stoy from Excelsior Springs High School.
To qualify for the President’s Honor Roll, undergraduates need to carry a full-time load of at least 12 credit hours and earn a grade-point average of 4.0.
North Kansas City School District
State recognition: Lon Waterman, director of transportation, has been named Administrator of the Year by the Missouri Association for Pupil Transportation.
Waterman has been with the district for 24 years, seven of those as transportation director.
Platte County R-3 High School
National ranking: The team of Wes Valentine and Will Valentine earned fourth place at the national Future Business Leaders of America conference in Anaheim, Calif.
The team competed in the Public Safety Announcement category and addressed drone safety and security issues.
The fourth-place win is the highest national ranking to date for the high school.
Su Bacon, Special to The Star
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