Delta Kappa Gamma International
▪ Scholarship available: The Gamma Theta chapter is offering a Memorial Recruitment Grant of $500 for a college student majoring in education.
Applicants need to be Northland women who have completed two years of undergraduate work and who hold a grade-point average of at least 3.0 Transcripts must be included with applications. The grant will be applied to her junior or senior year in 2015-2016.
The deadline is April 18. For more information or an application, contact Bonnie Dickson at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 816-454-9219.
▪ Resident assistants and mentors named: Northland students have been appointed to serve as resident assistants and first-year experience mentors during the 2015-2016 academic year on the campus in Parkville.
First-year experience mentors are Derek Braun, a sophomore majoring in graphic design from Parkville; Troy Elliott, a junior majoring in secondary education from Smithville; and Nyshele Posey, a sophomore majoring in biology, from Kansas City, North.
Anna Menninger, a sophomore majoring in criminal justice administrations/corrections from Platte City, has been selected as a resident assistant staff member.
Platte County R-3 School District
National award winners: Madelyne Hartleroad, a sophomore at Platte County R-3 High School, and Ashley Tohm, an eighth-grader at Platte City Middle School, won National Writing Medals.
They advanced to the national level by winning Gold Key awards in the state Scholastic Art and Writing competition. Their entries were judged in New York by authors, poets and playwrights. Both students received national Silver Key awards.
Other state Gold Key winners were Spencer Kunz from the high school and London Brewer, Anna DeSalvo, Maren Johnston and Alex Vanover from the middle school.
The national award ceremony will be in June at Carnegie Hall in New York.
Smithville High School
Named a finalist: Christopher Rick, a senior, is among National Merit Scholarship Program semifinalists who have met all requirements for the finalist level.
Students advance by demonstrating distinguished performance and high potential for future academic accomplishments. Rick now can compete for National Merit Scholarships this spring.\
Perfect score: Becker Lethcoe, a junior, scored a 36 on the ACT, a national college admissions exam.
The exam tests knowledge in English, math, reading and science. Less than one percent of those who take the test earn the highest score possible.
Liberty North High School
National winner: Marky Mutchler, a sophomore, has been named the 2015 OutstandingYoung Birder of the Year.
She won top honors in an American Birding Association contest for students from 14 to18 years of age. Contestants were judged on their field notebooks, conservation and community leadership, illustration, writing and photography.
Marky placed first in illustration, second in conservation and community leadership and third in photography to become the national winner.
She exhibited birdrelated art and photography last year at the Missouri Department of Conservation’s Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center in Kansas City.
Park Hill School District
Artists advance: Three first-place winners in the Missouri PTA Reflections contest will enter the national contest.
The winners were Nathaniel Cline, a sophomore at Park Hill High School, in literature; Sailor Dreps, a fifth-grader at Chinn Elementary School, in film production; and Grant Pace, a junior at Park Hill South High School, in visual arts.
Reflections is a national arts competition sponsored by PTA. The theme this year was “The world would be a better place if . . . .”
District winners: High-school students taking courses at Northland Career Center will advance to state SkillsUSA competition.
Qualifying at the district competition from Park Hill High School were first-place winners Carter Kreutziger in Career Pathways Showcase: law, public safety and security team event; and Hannah Raynor in crime scene investigations team event and in Career Pathways Showcase: government and public administration team event.
Park Hill High students placing second were Veronique Johnson in crime scene investigations team event; Abigale Leu in professional development technology information; Max Noll in action skills; Christina Schank in basic health care skills and in Career Pathways Showcase: health sciences team event; and Annie Sweetwood in crime scene investigations team event.
Placing third were Leu in Career Pathways Showcase: government and public administration team event; Schank in professional development technology information; and Sweetwood in criminal justice technology information.
From Park Hill South High School, first-place winners were Stephen Estes in power equipment technology information and Daireus Thomas in Career Pathways Showcase: law, public safety and security team event. Estes also placed second in diesel technology.
Others placing second were Kasey Ayres in Career Pathways Showcase: transportation, distribution and logistics team event; Leighanne Farnsworth in early childhood education and in early childhood education technology information; and Jake Sayre in Career Pathways Showcase: transportation, distribution and logistics team event.
Third-place winners were Brian Johnson in Career Pathways Showcase: law, public safety and security team event and Ryan Thomas in crime scene investigations team event.
| Su Bacon, Special to The Star
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