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National Merit corporate scholars, and other school notes

National Merit corporate scholars

Students from the Liberty High School and Pembroke Hill School have won corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarships. The awards are financed by corporations, company foundations and other business organizations, and they are the first National Merit scholarships to be announced.

Paul T. Spring of Liberty High School received the National Merit Emerson Electric Co. Scholarship. Tyler P. Spinks of Pembroke Hill School received the National Merit Bayer Scholarship.

Liberty North High School

Historians excel:

Michaela Scarrow will advance to national competition after placing second in the historical documentary category at state history day competition.

Michaela’s research project was titled “Mental Disabilities: From Cursed Beings to Equal Citizens.” She will compete in June at the Kenneth E. Bering National History Day Competition.

Also participating in the state contest were Kaylee Chase and Molly Hedrick, who submitted entries in the historical research paper category.

Park University

Journalists win:

Northland students won awards for their work on the student newspaper, “The Stylus,” at the annual Missouri College Media Association conference.

Winning second place were Andi Enns from Parkville in investigative writing and Jasur Rakhimov from Kansas City, North, in sports illustration photo.

Zach Olmstead, a graduate of Kearney High School, placed third in entertainment review. Stuart Brewer from Parkville placed third and won honorable mention for sports column.

Karen Eckman from Parkville received honorable mention for news writing.

The newspaper won the Sweepstakes and Best Newspaper awards.

North Kansas City School District

Outstanding orators:

Dominic Hernandez, a senior at Oak Park High School, won second place in state competition.

He placed in humorous interpretation at the Missouri State High School Activities Association Tournament in Speech and Debate.

Also competing were Dalton Anderson, a senior at Staley High School, Caleb DeWitt, a freshman at North Kansas City High School, and Lauren Mills, a junior at Oak Park.