Park Hill speller goes to national bee, and other school notes

03/17/2014 12:39 PM

03/17/2014 12:39 PM

Park Hill School District

Spell-bound:

Peyton Wiewel, a sixth-grader at Plaza Middle School, will advance to national competition after winning the Northwest Regional Spelling Bee in St. Joseph.

Wiewel previously won the Platte County Spelling Bee and the Park Hill School District Spelling. The Scripps National Spelling Bee will be the last week of May in Washington, D.C.

Liberty School District

Aspiring artists:

Student artwork has been selected for the University of Central Missouri high school competitive art exhibition.

From Liberty High School, the artists are Sara Maclay, Ray Pottios and Elijah Wallace.

The artists from Liberty North are Lauren Birkeness, Issac Brown, Dominique Dodd, Darian Emmett, Holly Hawkins, Lauren Koluch, Ariel Kuznia, Chelsea Larabee, Anna McElheny, Haley Mead and Brianna Vandawalker.

The students will be recognized at a reception on March 29 on the campus in Warrensburg. The exhibit opens March 24 and runs through April 4.

Liberty High School orators:

Members of the speech and debate squad qualified for national competition by earning top honors in the Park Hill South High School tournament.

Qualifying for the national tournament were Haley Brown, who placed third in original oratory and in humorous interpretation; Josie Emery, fourth place in dramatic interpretation; and Haley Ferguson, second place in original oratory.

Delta Kappa Gamma

Grant for future teacher:

The Gamma Theta chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma will award a $500 grant to a Northland woman who plans to become an educator.

To apply for the Memorial Recruitment Grant, a student must live in the Northland, be preparing for a career in teaching, have completed two years of undergraduate work and have maintained a grade-point average of a 3.0 or better. The grant is awarded for the recipient’s junior or senior year of college.

For more information, call Bonnie Dickson at 816-454-9219. Completed applications and transcripts must be postmarked by April 19.

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