Park Hill School District
Administrator honored: Larry Smith, principal at Lakeview Middle School, received the Exemplary New Principal of the Year award from the Greater Kansas City Missouri Principals Association.
The award recognizes principals who have served less than three years. Smith was nominated for student-centered leadership, student engagement and focus on a positive working environment.
Hall of Fame
Northlander honored: Richard Hinderliter of Gladstone will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in October at his high school in Wichita, Kan.
Hinderliter is a graduate of the Class of 1954 at Wichita High School North.
In the Northland, Hinderliter is treasurer of the Northland Art League, past president of North Kansas City Kiwanis Club and liaison between the club and Key Clubs at Oak Park and Winnetonka high schools. He also is an Eagle adviser to Boy Scout Troop 260.
Blue Star Awards: Northland students and their high schools were recognized for exceptional achievements in musical theater for the 2016-2015 academic year.
Liberty North High School’s production of “Mary Poppins” earned James Sisson the outstanding artistic contribution; Emmy Caywood, outstanding actress in a featured role; and Courtney Carr, technical achievement award.
The Liberty North musical also won outstanding lighting design and outstanding scenic design and construction, Tier II.
Winnetonka High School was awarded outstanding scenic design and construction, Tier I, for “In The Heights.”
Compiled by Su Bacon/Special to the Star