Staley High School
▪ State honor: Robert Lundien was named Secondary Counselor of the Year by the Missouri School Counselor Association.
As Missouri's nominee, Lundien is now eligible for the National School Counselor of the Year award through the American School Counselor Association.
He was selected for an innovative approach to counseling, leadership and service to Staley High School.
▪ Senior exhibit: Andrew McEachron of Kansas City, North, is one of three students with artwork on display at the Campanella Gallery on the campus in Parkville.
McEachron, a graduate of St. Pius X High School, is majoring in secondary education. The exhibit will be open from Dec. 1 to Jan. 6.
McEachron's artwork is an exhibition of small scaled drawings, "Conversations in Graphite," a collection of observational graphite drawings featuring interactions between people in a variety of public settings.
The gallery is in the university's McAfee Memorial Library. Admission is free.
North Kansas City School District
▪ Stellar spellers: School champions qualified at the all-district spelling bee. They advance to a division bee in February.
Middle-school winners were Violet Leech from Antioch; Naomi Hawkins from Eastgate; Lana Moerer from Maple Park; Lindsey Rippee from New Mark; and Tyle Lovelace from Northgate.
Grade-school spelling bee champions from Bell Prairie were Nicholas Boley; from Briarcliff, Hannah Wheeler; from Chapel Hill, Joseph Benson; from Chouteau, Jackie Murray; from Clardy, Kylie McLane; from Crestview, Thu Dao; from Davidson, Rebecca Matthys; from Fox Hill, Hunter Barnett; from Gracemor, Lily Whitman; from Lakewood, Logan Williams; from Linden West, Kennady Washington; from Maplewood, Emily Balentine; from Meadowbrook, Nathan Beeson; from Nashua, Connor Sun; from Northview, Marin Chamberlin; from Oakwood Manor, Audrey Morman; from Ravenwood, Marcos Rodriguez-Dominguez; from Topping, Antonio Menjivar; from West Englewood, Ahn T Tran; and from Winnwood, Samir Redi.
| Compiled by Su Bacon
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