North Platte High School
Scholarship recipient: Erin Manville, a 2016 graduate, was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the 1,000 Dream Fund.
The national fund was founded to help young women fulfill their professional dreams. Manville will attend Kansas State University in Manhattan in the fall. She hopes eventually to own a thrift book store and use the proceeds to support literacy efforts for all ages.
Liberty North High School
Journalists recognized: The 2016 yearbook Ayrie has been named to Walsworth Yearbooks’ Gallery of Excellence.
Only the top 5 percent of yearbooks published by Walsworth receive such recognition. The Ayrie will be displayed at regional, state and national conventions as an example of the accomplishments of excellent yearbook staffs.
Shelby Adkins was the editor-in-chief of the 2016 yearbook. Members of the editorial board were Madison Colley, managing editor; Michaela Alexander, copy editor; Alydia Claypool, student life editor; Emily Schonemann, varsity sports editor; Jordan Givens, junior varsity sports editor; Jessica Schell, academic/classes editor; Faith Irvine, clubs editor; Brooke Culpepper, clubs groups editor; Zaria Jones, underclass editor; Catrina Wilson, senior section editor; and Amanda Bonnot, Anna Floyd, Jane Kemp and Kole Wright, photo editors.
Honors graduate: Mike Desautels, a battalion chief for Gladstone Public Safety, was named the 2016 Graduate Student of the Year on the campus in Parkville.
Desautels also was awarded the Stanley Fisher Memorial Award by the Greater Kansas City Chapter of the American Society of Public Administrators. The award recognizes students of public administration who have shown dedication and interest beyond class work.
At Park, Desautels earned a master’s degree in public affairs with an emphasis in disaster and emergency management. He has been a member of Gladstone’s public safety team for 12 years as a fire station quality assurance manager and also coordinates emergency management activities for the city of Gladstone.
North Kansas City Kiwanis Club
Graduating seniors recognized: Students from the four North Kansas City School District high schools were awarded scholarships.
Recipients were Nathaniel Campell from North Kansas City High School, Ali Ishkuntana of Oak Park High School, Alexandra Leimkuhler of Staley High School and Angela Kleinmeyer of Winnetonka High School.
The students each received $1,000 scholarships to help with college expenses.
Park Hill High School
International winners: Eight students earned recognition at the DECA International Career Development Conference in Nashville, Tenn.
Eva Su, a graduating senior, earned a medallion for her performance in the professional selling event. She also qualified as a national finalist and earned an award of excellence.
Kayla Decker, a junior, earned a medallion for her score on the marketing cluster exam and an award of excellence for sports and entertainment promotion plan.
Others earning the award of excellence were Peyton Counts and Taryn Huffer, seniors, for public relations team project; Jackson Foutch and Madi Hale, juniors, for creative marketing team project; a Chris Kaufman, a senior, in sports and entertainment promotion plan; and Chris Winkie, a senior, for food marketing.
Platte County R-3 High School
Awards to students, staff: Graduating seniors have been awarded scholarships by the Platte County Education Foundation.
The recipients are Logan Fulk, Tara Hansen, Kendall Johnson, Katherine Kelly McCormack, Addison Stickler and Heather Timmons.
Also awarded were classroom grants and a site grant. Teachers receiving grants were Krinai Harrison, Sherri Johnson, Jennifer McCutcheon, Suzanne Morris, Angela Perkins.
Great Beginnings Preschool was awarded a $1,000 site grant for “Lego Education: Let’s Build Social Skills Together” activity program, submitted by Chris Pfaff.
Antioch Middle School
Winning essayists: Three eighth-graders placed first in the Dreamkeepers literary competition at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Danielle Blankenship placed first in the dance/literary category, Skyler Dildine in the literary essay category and Quynh Phan in the instrumental music/literary category.
The students attended an awards banquet and were presented with $100 prizes.
Compiled by Su Bacon
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