School notes for June 19

06/17/2013 2:16 PM

06/17/2013 2:16 PM

Oak Park High School

Outstanding orator:

Agnes Rieger, a senior, won first place in the national competition of The American Legion High School Oratorical Scholarship Program.

She recieved a scholarship of $18,000 for college. In the legion’s Constitutional Speech Contest, Rieger won with an oration titled “Let’s Talk About Pennsylvania.”

She advanced to the national level after winning the state championship. Students participated in three rounds of competition in Indianapolis. In addition to a prepared speech, they also spoke extemporaneously about a randomly assigned constitutional topic.

Liberty High School

Selected to academy:

Benjamin Anderson and Emma Pletcher are among 330 gifted students statewide chosen to attend the 2013 Missouri Scholars Academy.

The academy is a three-week residential program on the campus of the University of Missouri in Columbia. The curriculum includes intensive instruction, guest speakers, performers, discussions, career education and social activities.

Gladstone Rotary Club

Scholarships awarded:

Five students in the North Kansas City School District received college scholarships from the Gladstone Rotary Club.

They were Jake Chamberlain from Winnetonka High School; Courtney Wiggins from Oak Park High School; and Lauren McCroskie, Brooke Ravencraft and Courtney Ravencraft from Staley High School.

Nearly 40 students applied. Recipients were selected based on an application, a written essay, school activities, academic achievements and career interests.

The Gladstone Rotary Club awards scholarships annually to Northland graduating seniors and partners with area schools throughout the year in community and academic service and in support of international projects and the goals of Rotary International.

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