Members of the Golden Girls dance squad were named an All American team by the National Dance Alliance.
They were Sydnee Arnold, Lindsey Buckholz, Ellie MacDonald, Abby McGregor and Hayden Robertson.
Other dancers nominated for All American were freshmen Abbie Benner and Clarissa Lenger, sophomore Rachel Shepherd, juniors Courtney Benner and Breanna Pinedo, and senior Alex Tegeler.
The Golden Girls won a superior rating on home routine, a technical excellence award, bronze and superior ratings for team routine and a showmanship award.
Other team members who attended the dance alliance camp this summer were Willow Arnold, Lindsey Downey, Lindsay Marvine, Lexi McCann, Alayna Powell, Sydney Rice and Jamee Slagle.
All members of the dance team were ranked superior on individual routines.Plaza Middle School
Maya Birchler and Laurel Burns, sixth-graders, will help select books for the Truman Readers Award.
Given by the Missouri Association of School Librarians, the award honors authors who write for young teens. Books need to be published two years before nomination, written by an author living in the United States and demonstrate literary value that will enrich teens’ personal life.
Angela Van Batavia, media center specialist at English Landing Elementary School, will help select a book for the Show Me Readers Award.Excelsior Springs Area Career Center
Three Liberty High School students who attended the career center were recognized with awards.
Seniors Ashley Downing was named EMT-Student of the Year and David Sollazzo received the Achiever’s Award.
Recognized as the Career Exploration Student of the Year was Austin Quandt, a sophomore.