Liberty High School
Musicians selected: Students were chosen to perform at the Midwest Honor Band and Orchestra Festival in February.
Musicians are Alex Soto, bass; Zoe Moody and Heather Shipley, viola; and Nolan Burroughs, Natalie Juno, Amy Jurgensen and Sungjune Park, violin.
They also will participate in clinics and rehearsals at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Park Hill School District
Journalists excel: Park Hill High School students Jordan Elder and Jordan Evans were awarded honorable mentions in the Student Television Network Public Service Announcement Challenge.
They created an announcement on cyberbullying: “Connect Respect Protect.” It was one of five nationwide to be recognized.
Park Hill South High School students received excellent ratings in a national high school journalism competition at the convention of the Journalism Education Association-National Scholastic Press Association.
They were Nick Claassen in sports writing, Kyla Sims in yearbook theme page design and Vivian Brockman in photo portrait.
Honorable mentions were awarded to Maddie Anderson in sports photography, Rilie Barnes in yearbook inside pages design, Brittany Coffey in feature story of the year, Jenna Engle in sports photography, Tehya Eno in photo story, Connor Hills and Shaefer Schuetz in feature story of the year, Reilly Scott in first-year photo and Brooke Yager in review writing.
Park Hill South’s broadcast, “South Side Scoop,” was a finalist for the Pacemaker Award for best daily newscast for the fourth year in a row.
Liberty Kiwanis Club
Students honored: Four middle-school students were recognized for major academic improvement during fall semester.
Club president Tony Zahn presented awards to Tatum Anderson of South Valley Middle School, Jaushua Flanagan of Heritage Middle School, Robert Hayden of Liberty Middle School and Spencer Hall of Discovery Middle School.
Compiled by Su Bacon, Special to the Star
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