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Chosen for Boys, Girls State: High school students attended the American Legion Boys State and the American Legion Auxiliary Girls State this summer.

From North Kansas City High School, Brandon Henderson was named a Citizen of the Week and awarded a $10,000 scholarship to use as a staff member for the program.

The award is given to a participant who best represents leadership and the values of Boys State. At North Kansas City High School, Henderson is president of the speech and debate team.

Others attending from North Kansas City were Jacob Shutts and Max Tate. Participating from Oak Park High School were Joseph Anello III, Quinn Armstrong, Dalton Dildine, Marckson Francois, Tyler Franksen, Joseph Hancock, Cody Kolka, Andrew Macken and Michael Roman.

Students from Staley High School were Connor Fregoe, Noah Lockhart, Gage Relford and Grant Verhulst; and from Winnetonka High School, Micha Brown-Davis and Eldridge Villegas.

Attending Girls State were Sabrina Foster from Oak Park, Sumaiya Alam and Madison Keith from Staley, and Lilian Juma and Suzanna Zimmerman from Winnetonka.

Boys State and Girls State are designed to teach youth about government, to develop leadership skills and to gain an appreciation for the rights of citizens. Participants run for office, learn public speaking and create and enforce laws.

Both programs were held at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg.

Park University

Northlanders promoted: Emily Sallee of Platte City and Rebekkah Stuteville of Parkville assumed senior staff responsibilities on Aug. 1.

Sallee was promoted to the position of associate vice president for faculty affairs and Stuteville to the position of vice provost and associate vice president for academic affairs.

Sallee, who teaches English, has been with Park University since 2004. She has served as dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and chair of the Department of English and Modern Languages.

Stuteville, who teaches public administration, joined Park University in 2008. She has served as associate vice president for academic affairs, director of the Master of Public Affairs program and associate dean of the Hauptmann School for Public Affairs.

Compiled by Su Bacon,

Special to the Star

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