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Northwest District student councils collaborate to design workshops for next fall

Students from Barry School and Platte County R-3 High School are planning workshops for the district student council meeting in the fall. Pictured are (front row, from left): Barry School Student Council members Lyric Ewing, Cosette Stephenson, Makayla Morris, Hayli Fee and Macie Martin and (back row, from left) Platte County R-3 High School Student Council members Allie Corbin, Kate Mayer, Ashley Soto, Lauren Woodhead, Shairry Lene, Anabelle Rodriguez, Molly Duggan and Kayla Duggan.
Students from Barry School and Platte County R-3 High School are planning workshops for the district student council meeting in the fall. Pictured are (front row, from left): Barry School Student Council members Lyric Ewing, Cosette Stephenson, Makayla Morris, Hayli Fee and Macie Martin and (back row, from left) Platte County R-3 High School Student Council members Allie Corbin, Kate Mayer, Ashley Soto, Lauren Woodhead, Shairry Lene, Anabelle Rodriguez, Molly Duggan and Kayla Duggan. Photo provided

Platte County R-3 School District

Councils collaborate: Student councils are planning now for the annual Northwest District Meeting in October.

Students from the 2018 officer schools met this month to prepare for the district meeting of the Missouri Association of Student Councils. West Platte High School will serve as this year’s president, while Platte County R-3 High School will be the vice president, Barry School will be the second vice president, and Savannah High School will serve as secretary.

Platte County R-3 High School students are planning workshops for high school student council members and Barry School students are planning workshops for middle school students. They also are recruiting other schools in the Northwest District, while coordinating space and technology needs of the workshops.

The Northwest District Meeting will be at West Platte High School in Weston.

National Geographic Bee

Headed to state: Several Northland students will compete in the National Geographic Missouri State Bee on April 6 at Moberly Area Community College.

The students qualified by winning their school bee for the competition, which is organized by the National Geographic Society for students in fourth through eighth grades.

The Northland winners are Aisatu Nakoulima from Antioch Middle School, Ari Staggs from Congress Middle School, Eli Witt from Discovery Middle School, Rachel Kriz from Lakeview Middle School, Antonino Libarnes from New Mark Middle School, Griffin Gregg from Oakhill Day School and Tyler Trickey from South Valley Middle School.

The state champion advances to the national contest in May in Washington, D.C.

Liberty High School

Leaders selected: Five juniors were chosen to attend American Legion Boys State of Missouri and Missouri Girls State in June.

Those selected for were Girls State Grace Johannes, Abigail Luetke, Abigail Maloney and Kathleen Wilcock, while Riley Brookins was picked for for Boys State.

The participants will attend eight-day summer programs on the campus of the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg, Mo.

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

Compiled by Su Bacon, Special to The Star

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