Successful collection drive:
Students donated 7,954 cans of food to the Bishop Sullivan Center to help feed the hungry in Kansas City.
The students began the drive with activities at Halloween and fundraising events continued until Thanksgiving break. On Nov. 27, students were challenged to bring in at least 10 cans each.
Tommy Givens and William Givens were the top collectors with 500 cans. Runners-up were Lydia Essig, 208; Noah Essig, 173; Missy Lachowitzer, 145; Allison Vaughn, 125; and Emily Bollinger, 124.
The top collectors will be rewarded with a dress-down day during final exams and they will get to throw a pie at a teacher.
Juniors were the winning class and they will get their own dress-down day and ice cream.Staley High School
Broadcast students participated in regional video competition at Drury University in Springfield.
Jared Kohler placed first for live shot on site and third for news story, mail in. Also awarded third place were mail-in entries from Colin Baker and Kohler in long feature story and Kylie McConnell, Erin McKeon and Anna Schuetz for humorous segment.
The students attended sessions taught by broadcast professionals and worked one on one with a professional anchor. More than 320 students from 23 schools competed.Liberty North High School
The speech and debate squad placed third in sweepstakes at the Raymore-Peculiar tournament among 18 schools competing.
Raj Patel won the individual sweepstakes award for the most team points earned. Placing first were Patel and Quinn Mars in public forum debate, Mars in U.S. extemporaneous and Patel in foreign extemporaneous.
Earning second place were Emma Allman in humorous interpretation, Jessica Pittman in U.S. extemporaneous and Patel in original oratory.
Third-place winners in policy debate were the team of Ying Chow and Michaela Scarrow and the team of Kendall Stockard and Derek Rogers. Alex Klein placed third in Lincoln Douglas debate, Stockard in foreign extemporaneous and Lauren VanNess in humorous interpretation.