Kansas State University
Academic excellence: Caleb Mitchell of Liberty was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa on the campus in Manhattan.
To quality for the national academic honor society, juniors and seniors must have at least a 3.7 grade-point average and be pursuing a bachelor’s degree in the College of Arts and Sciences or have completed 90 or more credit hours from departments in the college.
Mitchell is a junior majoring in civil engineering.
Park Hill High School
Thespians honored: Four students received Cappies Awards for their performances in the high school production of the musical “Hairspray.”
Cappies were awarded to Payton Dishman, a sophomore, for comic actor; Victoria Handford, a junior, for female dancer; Jade Miller, a senior, for featured vocalist; and Michael Weaver, a junior, for male dancer.
Miller also received a Cappies award for featured actress in the play “Curious Savage.”
Jalen Redmond, a senior; Blair Walker, a sophomore; and Michael Weaver, a junior; were cast in the Cappies Summer Camp musical, “Rent,” which opens on July 25 at Ruskin High School.
Cappies is a program that trains high school theater and journalism students to be critics who attend and review shows at other schools. At the end of the year, the student critics vote on the awards.
Eastgate Middle School
Musicians selected: Three eighth-graders were chosen by audition for the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra’s 2014-2015 season.
They are Francis Franco and Daniel Harris, both on viola, and Sean Horton on violin.
The Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of Kansas City is a full orchestra ensemble for young musicians who perform three concerts a season and participate in special performances.
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