Krause joins band

Jordyn Krause, a freshman at Fort Osage High School, has been selected to join the Missouri All-State Band. Over 1,2000 students auditoned, and only 108 students from across the state are selected into the ensemble. The band performs January 22 through 25 at the Music Educators Association Conference in the Lake of the Ozarks.


Students to attend Culver-Stockton

Derek Mason, Christopher Swingle, and Reyven Lawrence, all of Blue Springs, have been accepted into Culver-Stockton’s incoming class of fall 2014. Mason hopes to major in communication, Swingle’s anticipated major is physical therapy and Lawrence’s major is pre-medicine. Culver-Stockton College is a four-year Christian Church residential institution in Canton, Mo.


Trailridge wins award

Trailridge Elementary’s fifth grade students won $1,500 in a national Made by Milk Contest. The competition encourages students to repurpose milk cartons. The school submitted three works of art entries and the winning selection was called "Mystery Milk Machine Hippie Van by the Milk Mustachers." The class plans to purchase a rain barrel for the Trailridge Elementary garden with their prize money and the remaining funds will go to help purchase Chromebooks.

Chamber scholarships

Lee’s Summit Chamber of Commerce is awarding four $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors of Chamber members. Interested students should have a minimum 3.0 grade point average and can visit to submit an application. Applicants will be evaluated on a strong work ethic, commitment to community involvement and an endless pursuit of continued growth and improvement in all facets of their lives. Applications are due Jan. 31.

- Brandon Dumsky