North Kansas City Kiwanis Club
Scholarships awarded: Two graduating seniors from the North Kansas City School District received $1,000 scholarships.
They were Cayla Adamson from Winnetonka High School and Josie Ballard from Oak Park High School.
To be eligible, students must be members of Key Club International, a high school organization sponsored by Kiwanis International. The mission is to serve the children of the world.
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At Winnetonka, Adamson was vice president of the school club. She had a 3.92 grade-point average, was voted All District in track and field and served as assistant to the naturalist at Martha Lafite Thompson Nature Sanctuary.
Ballard was president of the Oak Park Key Club and also served on student council. She compiled a 3.98 grade-point average.
Park Hill South High School
Journalists honored: The 2016 yearbook, “The South Paw,” rated a Gallery of Excellence award from the Walsworth Publishing Company.
Yearbooks are chosen based on design, theme, copy writing, photography and overall appearance.
Accepting the award were yearbook editors Maddie Anderson and Mimi Rodgers.
Registrar appointed: Cynthia Otts has been named registrar on the campus in Parkville.
The registrar is responsible for the accuracy and security of student data and records and the integrity of academic operations. Otts worked at Park previously as a financial aid specialist and recently served as associate registrar at Indiana State University.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from William Jewell College and a doctor of education degree in educational leadership and policy studies from the University of Kansas.
She began her duties at Park on Aug. 1.
Su Bacon, Special to The Star
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