Two Liberty students rank in state’s top 100, and other school notes

04/01/2014 12:00 AM

03/30/2014 6:15 PM

Liberty High School

State honors:

Graduating seniors Christopher Morgan and Paul Spring have been named two of the state’s top 100 students in the class of 2014.

The 2014 Missouri Scholars 100 is a program honoring students for academic excellence based on their grade-point average and test scores on college-entrance exams.

They also must rank in the upper 10 percent of their class and have completed advanced courses in math, science, English and a foreign language.

Katelyn Brown and Tyler Richards of Liberty North High School earned Honorable Mention in the program.

Northland Career Center

Students selected:

High school students have been named Student Ambassadors for the vocational-technical center in Platte City.

The ambassadors give tours of the center and make presentations at middle schools about the educational and career opportunities at the Northland Career Center.

The Student Ambassadors are Anna Rich from Liberty High School; Shyanne Crook, Drew Harmer and Dalton Thate from North Platte; Hannah Buckholz, Tyler Dilsaver, Domonic Spino and Cody Young from Park Hill High School; Kiele Connor, Leighanne Farnsworth and Paige Mallett from Park Hill South; McKayla Hoskins, Rachel Rhinehart, Morgan Schomburg, Marissa Sepulveda and Austin Nalder from Platte County R-3; Bridget Crabtree from Staley; and Carly Kempf and Tyler Zimmerman from Winnetonka.

Park University

Leadership recognized:

Bailey Puckett, a sophomore majoring in political science and international politics, has been selected as a Campus Compact 2014 Newman Civic Fellow.

The award is given to college students for efforts to improve social conditions in their communities. Puckett, a graduate of Platte County R-3 High School, is a volunteer for Jewish Vocational Services in Kansas City. She teaches refugees how to use public transportation and has created a brochure about the challenges refugees face in the communities where they live and the cultural benefits the refugees offer.

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