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June 17, 2014

University of St. Mary honors, and other school notes

Northland school notes

University of St. Mary

Semester honors: Northland students were named to the Spring 2014 Dean’s Honor List for earning a grade-point average of at least a 3.5 on the campus in Leavenworth.

Honor roll students are Cody Gaul from Excelsior Springs; Mitchell Ludwig, Jasmine Nichols, Nathan EuDaly, Alyssa Sousa, Samuel Vollbrecht and Terry West from Kansas City, North; Elizabeth Burkemper from Kearney; Brennan Juhl from Parkville; Alina Baldwin, Aida Pence and Hunter Timmons from Platte City; and Derek Howe and Nathaniel Petty from Smithville.

North Kansas City School District

Graduating seniors selected: Ryan Duffy of Staley High School and Ryan Jeschke of Winnetonka High School have been named to the 2014 Missouri Scholars 100 program.

Schools nominate students based on a grade-point average of at least 3.75, high scores on college-entrance exams, excellent attendance, exemplary school citizenship and involvement in activities. They also must rank in the top 10 percent of their class and have completed upper-level courses in math, science, English and a foreign language.

Park Hill School District

National winner: Grant Pace, a sophomore at Park Hill South High School, won an award of excellence in the visual arts category at the National PTA Reflections contest.

The Reflections program is a national competition sponsored by the PTA. Students submit entries in the visual arts, photography, literature, musical composition, dance choreography and video production. The theme for this year’s contest was “Believe, Dream, Inspire.”

State winners: Park Hill High School seniors earned top honors at the Missouri Family, Career and Community Leaders of America state leadership conference.

Kaylin Lake won a gold medal in the Focus on Children event. She will advance to the national leadership conference in July in San Antonio, Texas.

Taylor Cofield won a silver medal in the advocacy event and Derrick Kauffman and MacKenzie Thomas won a bronze medal in the life event planning category.

To compete at the state level, the students won gold medals in their categories at the regional conference in March.

| Compiled by Su Bacon

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