North Kansas City School District
▪ Journalists earn top honors: High school students earned top honors in national competition earlier this month.
From North Kansas City High School, Molly Green, a senior, earned a superior rating for news/feature photography in "The Buzz" news magazine.
From Oak Park High School, earning excellent ratings for the "Cambia" yearbook were Ryan Bennett for photography portfolio and Marie Desmurger for an entry in first-year photography. Both are seniors.
Marissa Hubbard, a senior at Staley High School, earned an excellent in review writing for the "Talon" magazine.
From Winnetonka High School, Alyssa Magrone, a sophomore, received an excellent in review writing for the "Griffin Rites" news magazine.
The students competed with more than 2,000 high school journalists nationwide at the fall national high school journalism convention of the Journalism Education Association and the National Scholastic Press Association.
Liberty School District
Middle-school musicians: Students were selected by audition for the Middle Level Honor Band of the Kansas City Metro #3 All-District Band.
From Heritage Middle School, musicians selected were Levi Anderson, Luther Crum, Alison Gatzemeyer, Cole Hadley, Brandan Herrera, Jackson Krop, Alex Murray, Jacob Rains, Abby Reinhart, Mitchell Sidden, Aaron Stockmann and Jared Tyler.
Students chosen for the honor band from South Valley Middle School were Carter Binning, Lydia Bolin, Claire Buchmann, Gabby Burns, Abby Dougherty, Erin Ellington, Michael Fuller, Olivia Garcia, Harrison Heutnick, Savannah Hinton, Zach Imhoff, Lauren Johnson, Mckenna Pipes, Caleb Reibenstein, Isaiah Roberts, Monica Rosa, Cooper Smith, Josie Smith and Katie Wilson.
The KC Metro #3 Middle School All-District Honor Band will perform at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 13 in the auditorium of Park Hill High School.
Missouri Sheriffs' Association
College expense help: The sheriffs’ association offers $1,000 scholarships to 16 students throughout the state who plan to study at a Missouri college or university and pursue a criminal justice career.
Applicants need to have a grade-point average of at least a 2.0 and a reference from the school counselor. They also need to be involved in extracurricular activities and submit a paragraph with the application about their goals 10 years after high school graduation.
To apply, visit www.mosheriffs.com, and click on "Scholarship Info" in the lefthand column. Applications are due by Jan. 31.
| Compiled by Su Bacon
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