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Community notes for Feb. 20

Park Hill School District

Writing winners:

Ben Shinogle, a senior at Park Hill High School, will advance to national competition after receiving a Gold Key in the 2013 Scholastic Writing Awards.

For his persuasive essay, Shinogle also was named a Missouri Writing Region American Voices winner.

Zachary Horton, a freshman at Park Hill South High School, received a Silver Key award for a personal essay.

Awarded honorable mention winners from Park Hill South were Isla Dulle, a junior; Sarah Nelson, a junior; and Caleb Seymour, a freshman; and from Park Hill High School, Samantha Koelliker.

Their work was selected from some 700 entries statewide.

Liberty North High School

Model United Nations:

Students took top honors at the University of Chicago’s National Model U.N. conference this month.

The delegation of China won the top award.

Earning Outstanding Delegate awards were first-place winners Max Accardi, Helen Alpern, Ben Anderson, Josh Anderson, Haley Brown, Haley Ferguson, Bethany Nelson and Spencer Nelson.

Honorable mention delegates were Haley Barbour, Austin Casel, Quinn Mars, Raj Patel, Derek Rogers, Kendall Stockard and Robert Trout.

Verbal Commendation for third place was awarded to Skyler Allen, Kelsey Barnes, Alex Klein and Melissa Stockwell.

The students were among more than 2,600 students from 120 schools. They debated such issues as water sanitation and humanitarian aid in conflict zones.

University of St. Mary

Chosen for show:

Northland students were selected for the campus performance of “God of Carnage.”

Sarah Cronkleton-Kidd of Gladstone was chosen to direct the play. Alyssa Dunning of Parkville was a member of the cast.

The play was produced earlier this month at the university in Leavenworth.