North Kansas City School District
National honors: Yearbook staffs at Oak Park, Staley and Winnetonka high schools earned recognition for their publications.
The 2014 yearbooks were named to the Walsworth Yearbook Company’s Gallery of Excellence, a selection of the best of those published by the company every year.
The yearbooks qualified based on comprehensive coverage, innovative design and superior copy and photography.
Editors of the Oak Park “Cambia” were 2014 graduates Gabrielle Brancato and Katelyn Ramsey. Editors of the Staley “Legacy” were Alexandria Freese, a 2014 graduate, and Rachel McLees, a senior.
Andrew Green, a 2014 graduate, was the editor for the Winnetonka “Odyssey.”
The yearbooks will be displayed at regional, state and national conventions and workshops.
Park Hill High School
Educator recognized: Tyler Unsell was awarded his second diamond from the National Forensic League.
The award is given to teachers and coaches who demonstrate a history of excellence and service to debate and speech students. It’s based on the cumulative success of the students.
Diamond Coach Awards represent excellence and longevity. Coaches can earn diamond awards at five-year intervals.
Unsell was presented the award at the National Speech and Debate Tournament in June.
Lewis and Clark Elementary School
Regional honors: Katie Lawson was named Clay-Platte Region Assistant Principal of the Year for 2014.
She has been with the Liberty School District for 15 years and at Lewis and Clark for nine years.
Lawson was recognized by the Missouri Association of Elementary School Principals.
| Compiled by Su Bacon
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