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Park Hill students earn spot in national career conference, and other school notes

Park Hill High School

State winners:

Seven students qualified for the International Career Development Conference in Atlanta, Ga., by placing at the Missouri DECA conference.

Teams of seniors advancing to international are Regina Bolin, Taylor Cofield and Mandey Reid in public relations project; Shane Belew and Kim Rau in advertising campaign event; and Wisdom Nwike and James Schold in financial services team decision-making event.

Individual qualifiers were Colston DiBlasi, a junior, leadership delegate; Noah Higgins-Dunn, a junior, in apparel and accessories marketing; Mackenzie Thomas, a senior, in creative marketing project; and Abby Peoples, a senior, in automotive services marketing.

Peoples also won the Harry Applegate scholarship from National DECA and will be recognized at the international conference. DECA is a vocational organization for students enrolled in a marketing class.

Liberty School District


Students in family and consumer sciences earned top honors at the state leadership convention of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America.

From Liberty North High School, gold medalists were Jordan Clark and David Crow in sports nutrition and Holly Liebel in clothing construction.

Silver medalists were Caitlyn Fuller and Sydney Neal in interpersonal communication and Gabby Saffier in recycle and design; bronze medalists, Rachel Kirch, Aubrey Larkin and Hannah Larkin in chapter service project.

Gold medalists from Liberty High School were Addison Moore, Morgan Musselman and Mikayla Stevens in Focus on Children; silver medalist, Catherine Holmes in teach and train; and bronze medalists, Michael McHale in leadership and Erin Kiely and Brianna Schweitzer in entrepreneurship.

Park University

Campus honors:

Northland students were recognized at a leadership awards banquet this month.

Named Outstanding Class Members were Nancy Shinyambala from Kansas City, North, for non-graduating senior; Tiffany Goodier from Smithville and Ray Kincaid from Gladstone for the junior class; and Anna Menninger from Platte City for the sophomore class.