Anna Merkel, an eighth-grader, qualified as a semifinalist in the 2013 Missouri Geographic Bee.
She is one of 100 top-scoring students statewide who will compete on April 5 at Moberly Area Community College.
The test is open to students in fourth through eighth grades and is sponsored by the National Geographic Society. Students begin the competition in their schools.
Anna is the daughter of Dean and Karen Merkel of Gladstone.Northland Career Center
Culinary arts students attended the monthly chefs meeting of the American Culinary Federation.
The meeting was held at Olathe North High School. Career center instructor and chef Paul Santaularia is the chairman of the board of the federation’s local chapter.
Attending the meeting from Liberty High School was Samantha Damgar; from Oak Park, Karolyn Alspaugh, Brenden Grinnell and Amanda Renno; from Park Hill, Darius McCray, Sean Mosby and Jemisha Smith; from Park Hill South, Jasper Stanley; from Platte County R-3, Leina’ala Pitzenberger and Taylor Zakaras; from Smithville High School, Daniel Parker; and from Winnetonka, Raven New.Liberty North High School
Student artwork has been selected for an exhibition at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg.
Included in the High School Competitive Art Exhibition is award-winning artwork by Sarah Bannon, Gabrielle Barbour, Jordan Clark, Nolan Denton, Madison Eklund, Micaela Patterson and Josh Reeves.
The display is in the Art Center hallways and Gallery 115 until April 5.