North Kansas City School District
Gifted students selected: Ten students were selected to attend the Missouri Scholars Academy in June on the campus of the University of Missouri.
The academy is a three-week academic program for students who will be juniors. Scholars selected from North Kansas City High School were Anna Branch, Destiny Chau and Viet Nguyen; from Staley High School, Juliann Leak, Angel Newman, Stephen Rippee and Emily Siler; and from Winnetonka High School, Matthew DeHass, Hannah Hernandez and Harper Ross.
Liberty High School
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Scholarship recipient: Mikaylie Parco, a graduating senior, was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from Hunt Midwest to help with college expenses.
At Liberty High, Parco was a member of the National Honor Society and participated in a variety of sports, music and service activities.
Northlander promoted: Leah Fletcher of Gladstone has been promoted to the position of director of career development on the campus in Parkville.
She will oversee the university’s Career Development Center which serves Park alumni and students on 40 campuses nationwide.
Fletcher holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Northwest Missouri State University and a master of education degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Park Hill High School
Broadcast journalist honored: Jordan Elder was awarded the Mike Wallace Memorial Scholarship award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
The $10,000 scholarship is given to a student who has great leadership potential in broadcast journalism.
Elder also earned the Student Pillar of Excellence for craft talent from the Mid-America Chapter of the national academy. The honor recognizes a high school student with the best on-air performance.
She recently was named the national 2015-2016 Student of the Year by the Student Television Network for her consistent effort, strong production values, professionalism and work outside school.
Compiled by Su Bacon
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