North Kansas City High School
▪ Student poets: Brook DeWitt, a junior, won first place in the Cambridge University Press Poetry competition.
The topic for the international contest was “memories.” Students were required to submit an audio or video recording of an original, spoken-word poem starting with “I remember . . . .”
Earning commendations were Abdullahi Elmi, Shelby Perry and Clayton Resz.
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Liberty North High School
▪ Student journalists recognized: The school’s 2014 yearbook, “The Ayrie,” earned an All-American rating, the highest honor given by the National Scholastic Press Association.
The yearbook also received four Marks of Distinction for Concept/Essentials, Coverage, Design and Writing/Editing.
Editors-in-chief were Jenna Carey and Meric Schonemann.
Staff editors were Sydnee Arnold, people; Sarah Brewer, classes; Megan Fogle, layout; Alison Irwin, managing; Jessica McCartney, sports; Sydney McIntire, clubs; and Emily Vandel, student life.
Writers were Shelby Adkins, Skyler Allen, Alydia Claypool, Madison Colley, Brooke Culpepper, Montana Grizzle, Celeste Meyer, Maddie Mosbauer, Keara O’Brien, Savannah Vulver and Sarah Young.
Plaza Middle School
▪ Contest winners: Students were named winners in a competition to create a display about the school’s bullying prevention rules.
First-place winners were Morgan Cox in the comic category, Ben Goodin in the video category and Tess Phillips in the bookmark category.
Second-place winners were Yana Aldana in video, Josh Garza in bookmark and Freddie Penrod in comic.
Martin Luther Academy
▪ Open house: The school will hold an open house from 5 to 7 p.m. on Jan. 15.
The academy is a private Christian school that educates students in kindergarten through eighth grade. It is at 7112 N. Overland Drive in Kansas City, North. For more information visit www.martinlutheracademy.org or call 816-734-1060.
| Compiled by Su Bacon
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