Kansas State University
▪ Semester honors: Northland students qualified for the fall honor roll on the campus in Manhattan.
Students earning a grade-point average of at least 3.75 on 12 or more credit hours were from Dearborn, Caleb Jones; from Kansas City, Brianna Chatmon, Katherine Cross, Grant Ferland, Chandler Gallagher, Grant Geiger, Madeline Gilchrist, Christopher Goodale, Jordan Green, Brooke Hall, Cara Hillman, Amanda Rogowski and Courtney Taylor.
From Liberty, Austin Peterson, Kathryn Smith and Jarrod Zaborac; from Parkville, Alexandra Olson and Tyler Santoro; from Platte City, Ashley Burgess, Rhett Delay, Reilly Halter, Megan McCoy and Elizabeth Witsken; and from Smithville, McKenzie Veselic and Jason Warring.
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Liberty School District
▪ International relations contest: High school students participated in the University of Chicago Model United Nations Conference.
Earning Outstanding recognition from Liberty High School were Phoebe Alpern and Ben Anderson, Cassidy Murray and Olivia Wilson and Mallory Pinson.
Josh Anderson and Varun Lahoti were named Distinguished Delegates.
Liberty North High School finished among the the top five teams. Luce Apollon, Dasia Caraballo, Taylor McCloskey, Sara Venier and Elliott Yoakum were named Outstanding Delegates.
Receiving Honorable Mention were Zach Klein, Maddi VanDyne and Jake West. Tyler Lamport, Derek Rogers, Emma Taylor and Robert Trout were awarded Verbal Commendation.
Competing were more than 100 students from the United States and other countries.
Park Hill School District
▪ Marketing competition winners: High school students earned top honors in the regional DECA Career Development Conference.
From Park Hill South High School, Bradley Wright, a senior, placed second in business finance and third in personal finance.
From Park Hill High School placing first were Jacob Cowley and Mrudula Gandham, seniors, in marketing communications team event; Ethan Hayes, a senior, in marketing management series; Taryn Huffer, a junior, in hospitality and tourism professional selling; Jill Kallenberger, a senior, in quick-serve restaurant management; in travel and tourism team event and in hospitality services team event; Sean Moise, a senior, and Ryan Moise, a junior, in travel and tourism event; Madison Pehlman, Savannah Poolman and Angie Willemsen, seniors, in public relations project; and Eva Su, a junior, in principles of marketing.
Jacob Cowley also placed first in human resource management and Mrudula Gandham in professional selling event.
Earning second place were Park Hill students Josh Evano, a senior, in financial consulting; Ethan Hayes and Hunter Roberts, seniors, in travel and tourism team and in fashion promotion plan; Taryn Huffer in principles of marketing; Tyler Lake, a junior, in principles of business management; Sean Moise and Ryan Moise in sports and entertainment promotion plan; and Katie Reichert, a senior, in sports and entertainment marketing.
Third-place winners were Mallory Geisinger and Allison Maier, seniors, in fashion promotion plan; Noah Higgins-Dunn and Olivia Muller, seniors, in learn and earn project; Shelby Jarrard and Brittany Panzica, juniors, in creative marketing project; and Mackenzie Jones, a junior, and Mercedes Robinson, a senior, in sports and entertainment promotion plan.
DECA is a vocational organization for students enrolled in a marketing class.
| Su Bacon,
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