Staley students earn top debate honors, and other school notes

11/26/2013 12:00 AM

11/25/2013 1:35 PM

Staley High School

Outstanding orators:

Debaters earned top honors in competition at Central High School in St. Joseph earlier this month.

In public forum debate, David Reed and Iris Siadatifard placed first and were undefeated and Ashlyn Marbry and Ashlyn Perry also placed first.

In forensics, Kenna Stark placed third in storytelling.

Park Hill School District

Journalists excel:

High school students earned top awards in national competition.

From Park Hill South High School, Derek Braun, a senior, earned first place for newspaper page-one design at the National Scholastic Press Association/Adobe Design of the Year competition.

The daily newscast, “South Side Scoop,” won the Pacemaker Award, the association’s highest honor. Creating the winning show last year were seniors McKade Hermansen, Slone Kays and Joey Panella; juniors Brittany Coffey and Connor Hills; and graduates Spenser Braymer, Seth Cline, Courtney Coyle, Austin Dorrell, Emma Frazier, Evan Jones, Daniel Kerwin, Savannah Kutz, Sara Marselli, Rachel McMillan, Hunter Norton, Zac Ricketts, Skylar Rolstad and Rachel Schisler.

Awarded excellent ratings were Hatty Campbell, a senior, in newspaper editorial writing; Gabby Kessler, a senior, in yearbook academics writing; and Erin Stump, a junior, in newspaper news writing.

From Park Hill High School, Rylee Stoulil, a senior, received a superior rating in the news writing category and Derek Baker, a senior, earned an excellent rating in yearbook clubs copy and captions.

The Park Hill students competed against more than 1,600 students from across the country at the Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association convention this month in Boston.

Kansas State University

Northland student chosen:

Jordan Green, a sophomore in animal sciences and industry from Liberty, was named a K-State Libraries ambassador.

Ambassadors serve two-year terms as advocates and representatives of the campus libraries at social, cultural and fund-raising activities. They were selected based on applications and interviews.

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