Science City scholarships available

Some 6,000 Jackson County students in grades K-12 will have the opportunity to visit Science City at Union Station in Kansas City or attend a Science City on the Road stage show in their school for free.

To be eligible for a Science City Jackson County Scholarship, groups must provide education to students in grades K-12 at public, private and charter schools in Jackson County, Missouri. The field trips and programs may occur throughout 2014, including the regular school year and summer sessions. They will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Teachers are limited to one sponsored Science City visit or Science on the Road program per classroom during the current school year.

Representatives from qualifying schools should submit the designated application online at www.unionstation.org/jacksonontheroad.html. These field trips and outreach programs are made possible through a county grant to Science City.


Mock Trial team wins

Truman High School's Mock Trial team defeated Fort Osage and Leeís Summit North to capture 1st place in the Kansas City regionís Mock Trial competition. Truman won both rounds 3-0 and accumulated a 52-point spread over their opponents. The team will travel to St. Louis on March 27 for competition against schools from all over the state. From there, the state champion will qualify for the National Mock Trial Tournament in Madison, Wisc.

Trumanís plaintiff team consists of Meagen Brown, Mitch Herrick, Marina Rojas and Scott Bower with witnesses Alyssa Dockins, Garret Schnackenberg and Mariah Whitmire. Trumanís defense team consists of attorneys Meagen Brown, Mitch Herrick, Alyssa Dockins and Kara Smith with witneses Teala Sadler, Garret Schnackenberg and Marina Rojas. The team is led by attorney-coach Louis Cohn of Caldwell and Moll, LLC and Truman teacher Christine Adams.

Fairmount Career Day March 26

Fairmount Elementary will be hosting Career Day on March 26. From 9:15 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., grades K-5 students will be having 25 minute sessions to meet professionals from various work fields. They will describe to students what they do, how reading, writing and math are used in their job, why and how they got started, along with hands-on activities such as pictures or books kids can see and touch. Coffee and doughnuts will be served in the a.m. for breakfast, as well as a lunch buffet.

The school is looking for professionals to participate. If you would like to attend, contact Fairmount Elementary at 816-521-5405.

Ė Brandon Dumsky