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Jackson Kellogg and Elijah Nielsen received Eagle Scout badges this month.
Jackson Kellogg and Elijah Nielsen received Eagle Scout badges this month. Photo provided

Boy Scout Troop 260

Court of Honor: Jackson Kellogg of Gladstone and Eli Nielsen of the Village of Oaks received Eagle Scout badges this month at North Cross United Methodist Church.

Kellogg is a spring graduate of Oak Park High School where he was active in band and chorus. He served as senior patrol leader for his troop and his Eagle project included building birdhouses at his church.

Nielson is a spring graduate of North Kansas City High School where he earned an International Baccalaureate diploma. He served as troop librarian and his Eagle project involved building storage boxes for the school drama department’s costumes and clothing.

North Kansas City School District

Students chosen: Fifteen high school students were accepted to the Missouri Fine Arts Academy in Springfield.

The academy is a summer program for student artists in theater, dance, creative writing, instrumental and vocal music and visual arts.

Students selected from North Kansas City High School were Nichole Clark, Sadie Johnson and Jacob Shutts; from Oak Park, Rylie Barling, Desiree Byas, Mackenzie Lukenbill, Erin Hill and Zane Weaver; from Staley, Alayna Dick, Sienna Henson, Xavier Munoz and Mycah Williams; and from Winnetonka, Janae Bell, Sylvanya Engdahl and Jordan Ferguson.

Students were chosen for the academy based on a portfolio or audition video, essay, application and interest and involvement in the arts.

Park Hill School District

Boys State: Ian McBride, a senior at Park Hill High School, has been chosen to represent Missouri at American Legion Boys Nation this month in Washington, D.C.

As a state delegate, McBride will participate in conventions, debates, elections, senate sessions, committees and hearings on mock legislative bills and resolutions.

Girls State: Madi Loescher, a senior at Park Hill South High School, was elected Missouri Girls State governor during the 74th session at the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg.

Izzy Wussow, a senior at Park Hill High School, was elected lieutenant governor. They will serve during the 2015-2016 school year.

As governor, Loescher received a $1,000 scholarship. She will preside over the 75th session next summer.

High school guidance counselors select students to participate in Missouri Girls State and Boys State programs.

Compiled by Su Bacon,

Special to the Star

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