Architecture student earns honor, and other school notes

01/28/2014 12:00 AM

01/27/2014 11:35 AM

Kansas State University

National honors:

Anthony Dorrel of Kansas City, North, was among architecture students whose work has been accepted for the 2014 Environmental Design Research Association Conference in New Orleans.

More than 700 posters and papers nationwide were submitted. Dorrel is a fourth-year student in interior architecture and product design on the campus in Manhattan.

He is a co-presenter of a poster called “The Changing Times, Changing Needs: The Future of Effective Wayfinding in the Workplace.”

Platte County R-3 High School

Show scheduled:

Students will present “Arsenic and Old Lace” Feb. 5 through 8 in the school’s Wilson Center for the Performing Arts.

Selected for the cast of the comedy were Elise Benny, Kate Boren, Jolee Clement, Parker Doole, Rachel Foster, Bri Fuller, Jacob Hays, Sam Jackson, Spencer Kunz, Connor Mendenhall, Kayley Morris, Caitlin Norris, Spencer Ruwe, Hunter Smith, Nathan Straubel, Jack Streu and Cole Walker.

All shows are at 7 p.m. and tickets are $6.

Student chosen:

Gabriel Unruh has been selected as one of two Missouri delegates to the United States Senate Youth Program in Washington, D.C.

Delegates attend meetings and briefings with the president, senators and congressional staff, a Supreme Court justice and other leaders in the federal government during Washington Week in March. They also will tour national monuments and museums. Students are chosen based on leadership abilities and a commitment to volunteer work.

At Platte County R-3, Unruh is the student body president, founder of the Interact Club, presiding officer of Student Senate and a member of the Missouri All State Choir.

Delegates receive $5,000 undergraduate scholarships from the Hearst Foundations, which provide funding for all transportation and expenses for participants in Washington Week.

Liberty School District

Regional winners:

The robotics team, Earthshakers Team #7223, will advance to world competition in St. Louis this spring.

Team members qualified by winning the Greater Kansas City Regional Championship. They are Weston Brown, Jane O’Kelly and Jacob Walker from Liberty Middle School and Rand Brown and Christopher Walker from Lillian Schumacher Elementary School.

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