North Kansas City High School
Educator excels: Lewis McKenzie was recognized as Outstanding Computer Science Teacher at a state conference earlier this month.
Lewis was honored at the annual Project Lead The Way conference at Blue Springs South High School.
He was among seven individuals selected for service to Project Lead The Way, their school district, and their students. Honorees were nominated and chosen by their peers.
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Nearly 800 teachers, students, administrators, nonprofit, and business leaders attended the conference along with state and local government representatives. Project Lead The Way is designed to encourage an interest in science, technology, engineering, and math and to develop problem-solving, critical thinking and teamwork skills.
Students to perform: Two Northland middle-school students — Anya Kuhn, an eighth-grader at Kearney Junior High School, and Andrew Letsch, an eighth-grader at Discovery Middle School in Liberty — are among 14 singers selected from the Kansas City area for the cast of Stars of Tomorrow.
The singers will perform at five holiday events throughout the Kansas City area.
A Northland show is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Dec. 2 at Penguin Park, 4124 N.E. Vivion Road. All shows are free and open to the public.
Liberty High School
Winning designers: The team of Maxymilliano Herrera, George Meyer, and Connor Williams won the Architectural Excellence Award in Kansas City area competition.
They competed at the KC ACE Mentoring Live Design Charette. Their design was judged to be the best architectural solution to meet functional needs, and to create an aesthetically pleasing and livable space.
Compiled by Su Bacon/Special to the Star
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