T-shirts supporting the Van Gorp family were worn during a ceremony at Heritage Christian Academy to honor former volleyball coach Janice Van Gorp, who suffered a brain aneurysm on August 17th and died the following day.
Shawnee Mission East junior Andy Spencer was honored Wednesday with the Kenneth Smith Award, which recognizes the top high school boys and girls golfer in the Kansas City area. Blue Springs’ Mariah Peters won the girls’ award in the fall.
Christine Leinonen, mother of Orlando shooting victim Christopher Leinonen, spoke of her son's support for Hillary Clinton and called for gun reform in an emotional speech at the Democratic National Convention. Leinonen was part of several consecutive speeches on gun reform Wednesday at the Philadelphia convention.
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