Elementary students excel:
Tessa Mitchell, a third-grader at English Landing Elementary School, achieved recognition in a national math competition.
Tessa was the only third-grade student in Missouri to earn a 95 percent score in the Noetic Learning Math Contest.
English Landing second-grader Averi Cochran was recognized for scoring 85 percent. Averi and Tessa also were named to the program's honor roll. More than 18,000 students nationwide participated.
Other Park Hill grade-schoolers were named to the National Honor Roll, representing the top 10 percent of participants.
They are Mark Mason from Chinn Elementary School; Max Casey, Austin Felton, Andrew Fitzpatrick, Nathan Hilzinger, Carter Salzman and Justin Stryker from English Landing; Alana Bauer, Keegan Good, Jake Kenslow and Allyson Scribner from Graden; Evan Dixon and Gus Jones from Hawthorn; Erik Bergstrom, Grant Bergstrom, Nathan Carrillo, Alexandra Harms, Gracie Moran and Cooper Robke from Line Creek; and Maryam Hafeez from Prairie Point.
From Renner, Joshua Nichols made the honor roll; from Southeast Elementary, Greyson Langer, Laney Toigo and Willem VanAsselt; from Tiffany Ridge, Aisha Aiono, Jacob Emery, Krishna Gandham Sanjana Kotha and Braeden McClure; from Union Chapel, Ava Barnard, Jasyn Cates, Drew Gadd, Kaitlyn Lakes, Parker Rivers, Conor Roe, Alyssa Seufert, Brian Sweney and Timmy Tasler.Liberty High School
Students were selected by audition for the Missouri All State Jazz Band and the Missouri All State Band.
Qualifying for the All State Band were Leya Young, first chair bassoon, and Meranda Dooley, 15th chair clarinet. They will perform at the Missouri Music Educators Association conference/clinic later this month at Osage Beach.
Meagan Gardner was named to the All State Band Honorable Mention for flute and Travis Geier to the All State Jazz Band Honorable Mention for baritone saxophone.Park Hill South High School
Mariah Ramirez, a senior, was named a Quest Scholar.
She was selected by the QuestBridge National College Match program from among applicants nationwide. She will attend Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn.
The selection was based on grades, test scores, essays and letters of recommendation.