LOCAL SCHOOLS

Franklin Smith

Elementary Spring Craft

Fair set for April 14

The Franklin Smith Elementary Spring Craft and Vendor Fair is set for Saturday, April 14.

The fair will run 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 14 on the lower level of Franklin Smith Elementary, 1609 S.W. Clark Road in Blue Springs.

Local business and crafters will be selling items for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, graduation, prom accessories, baby or wedding shower gifts or just because.

The fair will feature more than 50 booths and a raffle and will have concessions for sale. There will be face painting, pony rides and a free kids craft table.

All proceeds will benefit students at Franklin Smith Elementary. Admission and parking are free.

For more information, visit the Facebook pages https://www.facebook.com/FSECraftandVendorFair/

or https://www.facebook.com/events/838876532982370/

 

 

Blue Springs South

student earns

SEMO scholarship

Truman Delles of Blue Springs has received the Residence Life Leadership Award to attend Southeast Missouri State University for the 2018-19 academic year.

Delles is the son of Keith and Monica Delles of Blue Springs, and will be a 2018 graduate of Blue Springs South High School.

 

COLLEGES

Pair of local students

earn academic honors

at Culver-Stockton

Timothy Berg, an elementary education major from Blue Springs, was named to Culver-Stockton's President's List for academic achievement during the fall 2017 semester.

To be named to the President's List, students have earned a 4.0 GPA and were enrolled in a minimum of 12 hours.

Derek Mason, a sports communication major from Blue Springs, was named to the Culver-Stockton College Dean's List for the fall 2017 semester.

To be named to the Dean's List, students have earned between a 3.5 and 3.99 GPA and were enrolled in a minimum of 12 hours, with no grade lower than a C.

 

Local students earn awards

for Western Kentucky

in forensics tournaments

The Western Kentucky University forensics team traveled to Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, and Murray to take part in four tournaments the weekend of Feb. 3-4.

In Illinois, WKU’s squad of seven, including a pair of students from Blue Springs, placed second in team sweepstakes at the Urbana-Champaign tournament.

Results from the Third Annual Urbana-Champaign/Springfield “Illini Stars Swing” tournament are as follows:

• Sam Moore, a senior from Blue Springs, Missouri, tournament champion in prose interpretation and second in duo interpretation (with Lyric Davis) at the Urbana-Champaign tournament; third in duo interpretation (with Lyric Davis) and sixth in prose interpretation at the Springfield tournament.

• Lyric Davis, a senior from Blue Springs, Missouri, second in informative speaking and second in duo interpretation (with Sam Moore) at the Urbana-Champaign tournament; third in duo interpretation (with Sam Moore) at the Springfield tournament.

The pair of Blue Springs students also took home awards in a pair of tournaments Feb. 10-11 at McKendree University in Lebanon, Ill.

At both tournaments, WKU was crowned team sweepstakes champion, ahead of such teams as the University of Alabama and Bradley University. In all, the team collected 11 individual event championships, half of the total possible.

Results from the McKendree University/Eastern Illinois University "Purr-fect Pals Fur-ensics Swing" tournaments are as follows:

• Sam Moore, a senior from Blue Springs, Missouri, tournament champion in prose interpretation and second in duo interpretation (with Lyric Davis) at the Eastern Illinois tournament; fifth in prose interpretation at the McKendree tournament.

• Lyric Davis, a senior from Blue Springs, Missouri, second in duo interpretation (with Sam Moore) at the Eastern Illinois tournament; fourth in prose interpretation at the McKendree tournament.

 

Independence student

on OCU dean’s honor roll

Briana James of Independence has been named to the Fall 2017 Dean's Honor Roll at Oklahoma City University.

Dean's Honor Roll status is awarded to students who successfully complete a minimum of 12 credit hours and maintain a grade point average of 3.5 or higher.

 

LS North graduate

named to dean’s list

at Washington University

Taylor Morrison, a Lee’s Summit North High School graduate, has been named to the dean’s list for the College of Arts & Sciences for the fall 2017 semester at Washington University in St. Louis.

Students must complete at least 14 graded units while earning a minimum grade point average of 3.60 to be included on the dean’s list.

 

Three local students

earn academic honors

at Stephens College

Three students from Eastern Jackson have earned academic honors for the fall 2017 semester at Stephens College in Columbia, Mo.

Rachel Mallinson of Sugar Creek and Amber Steinwachs of Blue Springs were named to the high honors dean’s list. Students who attain high honors must finish at least 12 credit hours and achieve a grade point average of 3.8 to 4.0.

Mallinson is a junior digital filmmaking major. She is the daughter of Kathy Mallinson.

Steinwachs is a junior education major. She is the daughter of Tamatha Steinwachs.

Davielle Swinson-Spears of Independence was named to the honors dean’s list. Students who attain honors must finish at least 12 credit hours and achieve a grade point average of 3.6 to 3.79.

Swinson-Spears is a junior psychology major. She is the daughter of Zena Swinson.

– Compiled by Karl Zinke