Northland Art League
Aspiring artists: Four winners were chosen in the 13th annual Northland Children’s Drawing Contest.
Winning in the 11- to 12-year-old age group was Alaina Mink; in the 9- to 11-year-old group, Siena Goitom; in the 7- to 8-year old group, Andrea Pham; and in the 5- to 6-year-old group, Andrew Pham.
The theme for the contest was “A Place I Would Like To Visit Someday.” Alaina chose Florence, Italy; Siena, Paris; Andrea, the Bahamas; and Andrew, the planet Mars. Winners received $25 gift cards from Country Club Bank.
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Thirty-five entries were submitted. All entries are on display in the children’s section of the North Kansas City Public Library.
The contest also was sponsored by the North Kansas City Kiwanis Club.
Liberty North High School
State winner: Rachel Adger, a freshman, won the Outstanding Junior Entry from Missouri award at the National History Day contest this summer in Maryland.
Rachel won in the Junior Individual Website category for her site, “The Freedom Riders: Taking a Stand by Sitting Down.”
The contest is sponsored by the State Historical Society of Missouri. More than 5,000 students participate and Rachel was one of 60 Missouri students selected to compete at the national level with students nationwide.
She entered the contest as a student at South Valley Middle School.
West Platte Elementary School
Eclipse preparation: Three days before the solar eclipse, grade-school students in Weston explored the solar system virtually with special goggles.
The goggles are virtual reality tools that allow wearers to explore outer space through an artificial computer-generated environment.
The exploration was led by Laura Evans, University of Missouri Extension 4-H youth development specialist. The goggles were provided by a Missouri 4-H Google Computer Science Pathway grant.
Su Bacon, Special to The Star
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