And the KC SuperStar is ... Keith Klein

For the second year in a row, a Blue Valley Northwest graduate has won the title of KC SuperStar — and with it a $10,000 scholarship — in the “American-Idol”-style contest.

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‘iPad, iRegister’ voter program earns national award

For the past year, the Johnson County Election Office has loaned a secure iPad to League of Women Voters volunteers who attend the monthly naturalization ceremonies to sign up new voters. The iPad allows them to snap a picture of the naturalization certificates as proof of citizenship under Kansas law.

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Building homes and futures: Habitat for Humanity helps families — and career-seeking students

Olathe North High School student Bekah Volner was hard to miss among the group of builders working on a Heartland Habitat for Humanity house in central Olathe one sunny day in March. In a sea of standard-issue yellow hard hats, she was the builder sporting a hot pink one. It was on loan from one of the adults supervising the group from the Olathe School District’s Construction Trades Program.