Victoria Gurera, a health science senior from Belton, is the student of the month for February at Cass Career Center, having been nominated by three instructors.
She is a two-year member of SkillsUSA and the National Technical Honor Society. Teachers say she effectively manages a part-time job; home-school classwork; her health science, English and math work; and the duties of being a West Central District SkillsUSA officer.
“She is a leader in her class and she is doing fantastic work at clinicals, representing CCC in the exact manner we desire,” the staff said.
DECA students headed to state
Fifteen members of the Cass Career Center chapter of DECA have qualified for the state competition March 11-13 in Kansas City.
The students earned the privilege through their performance at the district competition Feb. 7 in Independence.
Qualifying for state were Brooklyn Airrington, Tate Cardinal, Lanie Carl, Bethany Cox, Kelsie Donovan, Savana Hayward, Haley Holden, Grace McLaughlin, Noah Mills, Drew Mulvey, Michael Schuhler, Cassidy Spencer, Kayla Stewart, Susana Tracy and Peyton Zaring.
Pleasant Hill chooses National Honor Society members
Pleasant Hill High School inducted a new crop of students into the National Honor Society last week.
The new members are Daniel Albin, Andrea Allen, Blake Atkins, Katherine Bauer, Bre-Ann Bissonnette, Marissa Bowman, Sierra Bowman, Emma Braley, Averee Brattin, Sydney Bunch, Kennedy Burton, Jackson Caley, Kacie Beth Creighton, Rachel Denney, Kaitlin Evans, Dawson Ferdig, Jordan Hamlin, Anastasia Hanes, Reagan Harrison, Sophia Harvey, Kayleigh Hitchcock, Gabriel Hodge, Micala Marie Huffman, Shelby Jack, Evan Jacobs, Corey Kelly, Grace Kenyon, Danielle Lichte, Adelynn Link, Tori Long, Lauren Mann, Taylor Markham, Sarah Morris, Emma Mueller, Cailtin O’Hanlon, Avery Quilter, Ali Ray, Grace Riley, Jerod Rottinghaus, Garrett Schick, David Shanks, Tristan Sudduth, Stewart Watson, Halee Werner, Benjamin Yoder, Tori Young, Paige Zieman and Saylor Zurcher.
Ray-Pec wins forensics sweepstakes
The Raymore-Peculiar forensics squad finished first among 10 schools at the recent Oak Grove Forensics Tournament.
Four Panthers performance won first place — Ian Van Horn in Humorous Interpretation, Logan Daniels and Trevor Diepenbrock in Duo Interpretation, Kerstin Randolph in Extemporaneous Speaking, and Katie Clewell in Informative Speaking.
Second-place honors went to Diepenbrock in Poetry Interpretation, Samantha Williams in Oratory, and Clewell in Extemporaneous Speaking.
Finally, Becca Bessette and Riley Linn in Duo Interpretation and Van Horn in Prose Interpretation nabbed third-place finishes.
Winter Guard competition coming to Harrisonville
Here’s something fun to watch: Harrisonville High School will host a Winter Guard competition Feb. 17 with 40 groups from around the state.
Doors will open at 8:30 a.m., with competition throughout the day in the main gym. Harrisonville is scheduled to perform at 11:47 a.m. Awards ceremonies will take place at 1:15 and 5:15 p.m.
Admission is $7 for adults; $5 for seniors and students ages 5 to 18. Concessions will be available.
Ray-Pec sets calendar for next year
The 2018-19 school year for the Raymore-Peculiar School District will start Aug. 15, a Wednesday, with Preview Day slated for Aug. 13.
Next year’s calendar, approved late last month by the school board, calls for students to be dismissed early on Dec. 21 for winter break. Classes will resume Jan. 7, 2019.
Spring break will be March 18-22, 2019, and the district has designated three potential make-up days for bad weather — Feb. 19, March 25 and April 22.
The last day of school will be May 22. Any other make-up days will be added to the end of the academic year.
Roosters claim Scholar Bowl victory
The Pleasant Hill Scholar Bowl team won a Missouri River Valley Conference quad recently, defeating Grain Valley, Odessa and Higginsville.
The Roosters won a battle of undefeated teams against Grain Valley by 200 points, according to the district.
Compiled by Elaine Adams, Special to The Democrat