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School notebook

Northland Christian School Stellar spellers:

Students spelled their way to winnings in the school’s spelling bee.

Winners were Elizabeth Kruse, an eighthgrader; Grace Tetro, seventh grade; Grace Lockridge, sixth grade; Sydney Brockway, fifth grade; McKia Needham, fourth grade, and Catie Summy, third grade.

Located at 4214 N.W. Cookingham Road in Kansas City, North, the school educates preschool through 12thgrade students.

Spelling bee winners will compete at the district bee in January at Heartland Christian School in Belton.

Kansas State University Commencement honors:

Vincent Carlisle, doctoral student in educational leadership from Parkville, was selected as the reader at the Graduate School ceremony on the campus in Manhattan.

More than 1,800 students received degrees earlier this month. Nearly 300 were master’s degrees and 90 were doctorates.

Liberty High School Outstanding orators:

The varisty speech and debate squad won the sweepstakes award for debate competition at the Park Hill South High School tournament. The squad also won overall sweepstakes award.

Ben Anderson, won the tournament championship in Lincoln Douglas debate and in international extemporaneous.

Others earning individual honors were Phoebe Alpern, second in international extemporaneous speaking; Haley Ferguson, second in original oratory; and Riley Peek, third place in original oratory and in Lincoln Douglas debate.

Novice debaters competed at the North Kansas City High School tournament. Jane

Awoh placed second in original oratory; Alie Potter was third in international extemporaneous,

and Jacklyn Drewry and Grace Williams were third in policy debate.

Aspiring artists:

Students competed in the National Parks Service art contest to create a drawing of a fossil.

Marissa Holt won second place; Alena Schiller, third; and Hannah Gail, honorable mention. The theme for the contest was “Your Nomination for the National Fossil.”