Kansas State University
Commencement performance: Vincent Carlisle, a doctoral student from Parkville, was selected to be the reader at the graduate school graduation ceremony.
Carlisle is earning a doctorate in educational leadership.
Fall commencement ceremonies were held Dec. 11 and 12 on the campus in Manhattan.
Park Hill School District
Top honors: Park Hill South High School students Mandy Fearday, Michael Panella, Nehal Sutariya, Alex Whorton, Cydney Wuebben and Joy Yim won first place in a competition sponsored by Cerner Healthe Foundations.
The winning entry was a presentation and plan for treatment of a patient who has had a stroke. The students were either enrolled in principles of biomedical science or they were members of the school’s Health Occupations Student Association.
Educator recognized: Congress Middle School teacher Deb Still was named a Missouri Lottery Star of the Classroom by the Kansas City Chiefs.
She was chosen for teaching excellence and devotion to students. Still received tickets and field passes to a Chiefs game and her classroom will be visited by KC Wolf.
Liberty North High School
Scholar Bowl winner: Elliott Yoakum earned recognition for being the second leading individual scorer at the Fort Osage Varsity Scholar Bowl tournament.
Twenty-four teams of students competed. The Liberty North team placed fifth.
Outstanding orators: Varsity debaters won second as a team and students placed individually at the Park Hill South tournament.
Co-champions in policy debate were Bryn Ramos and Michaela Scarrow and the team of Todd Rogers and Cami Smith.
Mac Newton and Bret Snider placed first in the public forum debate. Newton also placed first in United States extemporaneous speaking.
Third-place winners in public forum debate were Jordan Jackson and Carman Stephenson.
Compiled by Su Bacon, Special to the Star
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