Student artists: The artwork of two Northland students is on display in the Campanella Gallery through Jan. 27.
The artists are Troy Elliott, a senior from Smithville, and Emma Martino, a senior from Kansas City, North. Both are majoring in fine art and secondary education.
Elliott’s ceramic work is inspired by fashion and includes high heels, coats and flowers. Martino’s work is based on human form and personal expression in a variety of media.
Also on display is the artwork of Kylie Gordon, a senior from Kansas City. A reception will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday in the gallery located in Norrington Center on the campus in Parkville.
The exhibit is free and open to the public during the center’s regular hours. The center will be closed Dec. 23 through 26, Dec. 31 through Jan. 2 and on Jan. 16.
Liberty High School
Speech, debate results: Orators opened their season by placing at three tournaments.
At the Kickapoo High School tournament in Springfield, Emma Davis won the tournament championship in points of information and Kailyn Peterson won the tournament championship in humorous interpretation.
Placing second was Hannah Sanders in student congress. Third-place finishers were Miles Allain in international extemporaneous; Weston Brown and Molly Day in duo interpretation; TJ Cowger and Grace Johannes in public forum debate; Lexie Cree in Lincoln Douglas debate; Emma Kenney and Hannah Sanders in policy debate; and Natalie Schaller in championship Lincoln Douglas debate.
The squad finished second in varsity team competition.
At the Blue Springs High School tournament, Lukas Hudson and Maggie Quinn placed second in duo interpretation.
Placing first at the Blue Springs South High School tournament were Makana Brooks in original oratory, Olivia McCann in informative speaking and Logan Reiter in humorous interpretation.
Teams tying for first in policy debate were Lauren Bookins and Jennavieve Carmony; Michael Garcia and Faraz Pervaiz; and Taylor Hays and Meng Kai Liu.
Jake Islas placed second in Student Congress. Daisy Smith placed third in dramatic interpretation.
The squad won the overall team competition, finished first in individual events and second in debate sweepstakes.
Su Bacon, Special to The Star
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