Platte County R-3 High School
Student-athlete honored: Tyler Clemens, a senior, was nominated for the KC Metro Champions of Character High School Awards.
The awards are given by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics to recognize student-athletes who exemplify the core values of the association: integrity, respect, responsibility, sportsmanship and servant leadership.
North Kansas City School District
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Scholars recognized: Three students have been recognized for exceptional promise as National Merit Commended Scholars.
They are seniors Joel Galler, North Kansas City High School; Brady O’Donnell, Oak Park High School; and NiNi Truong, Staley High School.
Commended students are among the highest scorers on National Merit Scholarship qualifying tests in the fall of their junior year.
Liberty School District
Liberty North High School: Individuals earned top honors and the speech and debate team placed second at the Raymore-Peculiar High School tournament.
Earning first place were Mac Newton in radio speaking and Whitney Wilson in original oratory. Second-place winners were Noah Graham in dramatic interpretation, Mac Newton in original oratory and Todd Rogers and Cami Smith in policy debate.
Placing third were Sydney Neal in original oratory and Mac Newton in U.S. extemporaneous speaking.
Mac Newton also won the Russell Johnston outstanding individual student award by placing in all four of his events. He placed fourth with Bret Snider in public forum debate.
Liberty High School: Champions at the Raymore-Peculiar tournament were Phoebe Alpern in international extemporaneous speaking, Samantha Bennett and Jordan Cowger in public forum debate and Max Cronin in Congressional debate.
Co-champions in Lincoln Douglas debate were Ethan Cook, Max Cronin, Lynsie Daniels and Natalie Schaller.
Earning individual honors were Natalie Schaller, second place in U.S. extemporaneous speaking, and Paul Ambrose, third place in Congressional debate.
| Compiled by Su Bacon, Special to the Star
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