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Heritage Middle School

Show to open: Students will perform “Annie Jr.” on Nov. 6, 7 and 8 in the auditorium of the school at 600 W. Kansas St. in Liberty.

The show is an adaptation of the Little Orphan Annie musical.

Courtney Hadley plays the role of Annie and Max Brown performs as Oliver Warbucks. Other members of the cast include Mae Amos, Warren Barge, Cooper Bratcher, Eleanor Carlile, Caroline Casel, Moriah Clock, Sophia Conover, Ramsey Davies, Dylan Davis, Megan Day, Ryan DeCamp, Marshall Demoure, Jaeda Dickens, Colt Duncan, Alex Geisert, Nadia Higareda, Allie Hinkley, Regan McKay, Victoria Morelli, Morgan Neal, Annalise Pinedo, Shane Rance, Simone Smith, Sienna Snead, Allison Swearingin, Jared Tyler and Simon Whitsitt.

The curtain rises at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 and may be purchased at the door.

North Kansas City High School

Scholars advance: The varsity Scholar Bowl team has qualified to compete in the national tournament of the Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence.

Winning team members are seniors Cameron Minor and Alex Niederberger; junior Peyton Galloway; and sophomores Josh Neudorf and Ian Thomas. They qualified for the National Scholastic Championship competition at the first tournament of their season, the Hallsville Invitational, where they placed fourth.

This is the 10th year the North Kansas City High School Scholar Bowl team has qualified to compete at the national level.

The national tournament will be held in June in Reston, Va. The North Kansas City team will be among 96 teams competing from across the country.

The varsity team competes again in November at Fort Osage. Coaches are Randy Jackson and Pat O’Keefe.

Liberty North High School

Top honors: The Screaming Eagles Marching Band tied for first place in the parade category and placed second in field show competition earlier this month.

The band competed in the Southwest Iowa Band Jamboree against 60 other bands.

Chelsea Douglas, a senior piccolo player, won an outstanding performer award.

| Su Bacon, Special to The Star

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