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Spelling bee champs crowned

North Kansas City School District

Stellar spellers: Spelling bee champions from elementary and middle schools were crowned in competition at Oak Park High School.

They now advance to the division spelling bee in February at the Kansas City Public Library.

Middle-school champions are Joseph Benson from Antioch, Brennen Knabe from Eastgate, Raz Ali from Maple Park, Marin Chamberlain from New Mark and Trent Dixon from Northgate.

Grade-school champions are Chloe Monzon from Bell Prairie, Delaney Nash from Briarcliff, Ethan Huynh from Chapel Hill, Terra Ciccovizzo from Chouteau, Jillian Montgomery from Clardy, Trinity Robeson from Crestview, Grace Chong from Davidson, Jay Bontrager from Fox Hill, Aiden Sorrentino from Gracemor and Caitlin Eisman from Lakewood.

Kaden Sparks from Linden West, Colleen Cox from Maplewood, Andrew Hansen from Meadowbrook, Cayden Vogel from Nashua, Jillian Housh from Northview, Evan Mosier from Oakwood Manor, Kara Parnacott from Ravenwood, Sidney King from Topping, Sara Hanon from West Englewood and Sebastian Foshia from Winnwood.

Platte County R-3 High School

Musicians excel: Outstanding Soloist Awards were won at fall competitions by Brianne Hupp and Gavin Schmidt of the school’s Pride Band.

Gavin performed on the flugelhorn and Brianne on the flute.

At the Missouri Western State University tournament, the Pride Band won first place in the 4A Division. At the Odessa Invitational, the band finished first in the Silver Division.

Park Hill South High School

Artwork on display: Students in Advanced Placement Studio Art painted holiday-themed windows at Spin Neapolitan Pizza in The Village at Burlington Creek.

The students were invited to design and paint the windows for a decorating competition among area merchants. Meg Carson is the teacher.

The windows can be viewed at the pizzeria located at 6100 N.W. 63rd Terrace in Kansas City, North, just west of Interstate 29.

Su Bacon, Special to The Star

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