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Chris Nilsen
Chris Nilsen

Kansas State University

Architecture graduates: Northland students are among outstanding fifth-year students whose design work won prizes.

Phillip Macaluso of Parkville, a 2016 master of architecture graduate, was a member of the team of students awarded the Kremer Prize for collaborative design achievement in their final semester. The winning project was ‘Tallgrass Prairie Orientation Station.”

Also nominated for the prize were members of the “Recycling System Vision Study for Downtown KC” project. Working on the project were Levi Caraway of Kearney and Nathan Mattenlee, David Maynard and Lindsay Stucki, all of Kansas City, North.

Liberty Kiwanis Club

Scholarship recipients: Three graduating seniors from the Liberty School District were awarded $500 scholarships.

Selected from Liberty High School were Courtney Parker and Emily Szczuka and from Liberty North High School, Ying Chow.

Students were selected based on community volunteer activities and an essay about their plans for the future.

Park Hill School District

Graduating senior honored: Chris Nilsen, a graduate of Park Hill High School, has been named by Gatorade as the Missouri Track & Field Athlete of the Year.

Nilsen was selected for maintaining high academic achievement and for breaking the national high school record for pole vaulting. He plans to continue competing at the University of South Dakota.

Board of education recognized: The Park Hill School Board was one of 16 boards chosen by the Missouri School Boards’ Association for a 2016 Governance Team Award.

To qualify, members of a board must meet association certification requirements and be committed to professional development in the areas of student achievement, school law and finance, board operations and contemporary issues in education.

Board members also must participate in legislative advocacy for public schools and demonstrate a commitment to regional and statewide leadership.

Compiled by Su Bacon/Special to the Star

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