Lee’s Summit City Council spent its work session June 14, 2018, evaluating its vision statement for the city’s economic development. Mayor Bill Baird sought input from members after one objected to investing public money in the downtown area.
Summit Theatre Group in Lee’s Summit, Missouri, tackles “Next to Normal,” which deals with timely topics such as mental illness, bipolar disorder, suicide and drug abuse. The show opens June 15, 2018, at MCC-Longview Cultural Arts Center.
Three vocalists from Lee’s Summit area are finalists for KC SuperStar. Heart screenings will be offered at Lee’s Summit High School. Lee’s Summit students win medals at District Technology Contest. Summit Christian Academy students honored.
The biennial Golden 50 reunion held at Lee’s Summit High School brought alumni together from across the country. This year, the classes of 1967-1968 were honored at the event, where they had a chance to catch up with old friends.
Four Pleasant Lea eighth-graders will now have the chance to play their string instruments at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Isabel Julo, Angel Brock, Aaliyah Roland and Kailee Loffer have been chosen for the Middle School Honors Performance Series, which will perform June 23.
Lee’s Summit CARES Presents: Got Talent on June 9, 2018, showcased 18 performances by young artists who vied for scholarships. Winners were Clouds and Cannonfire, Elaine Watson, Kennedy Newell and Madison Grand & Allison Beech.
On Thursday, the Lee’s Summit City Council voted to move forward with discussion of the proposed annual budget. They also approved an ordinance by Summit Orchards creating a community improvement district for their mixed-use development.
Lee’s Summit music teacher David Tourtellot will participate in Teacher at Sea in July. Summit Christian Academy students visited Ultrax Aerospace Inc. Three Summit Ridge Academy students will take part in the Teen Fringe Festival in July.
Lee’s Summit CARES Presents: Got Talent on June 9, 2018, raises money for a nonprofit coalition that focuses on children and family issues. Performers 18 and under from Lee’s Summit and Johnson County, Kansas, will compete for scholarships.