Education briefs for Sept. 28, 2011.

Truman entrepreneurs receive funding

Michelle Martinez, a May 2011 graduate of Truman High School, received a $1,000 Youth Entrepreneurs Scholarship during the Youth Entrepreneurs Dreams to Dividends regional events last spring. Scholarships and venture capital grants ranging from $50 to $8,000 were awarded to more than 70 Youth Entrepreneurs students. These awards, made available by individual and corporate donors, provided students with the opportunity to continue their business ventures or pursue higher education.
Madyson Smith, a student at Truman High School, received $750 in venture capital funds through the Dreams to Dividend Program. She placed second in the Kansas City Metro in the regional business plan competition.

Doane College gives Driskell scholarship

Aaron Driskell, Independence, was among those to receive a scholarship to Doane College in Crete, Neb. for the 2011-12 school year. A May 2011 graduate of Van Horn, Driskell received the Community Award. The $5,000 per year scholarship is given to incoming students with a minimum ACT score of 21 and at least a 3.0 grade point average.

BSHS grad selected for leader program

Madison Clark, a 2011 graduate of Blue Springs High School, was among those selected for Bank of America’s Student Leaders Program.
The program is a paid, eight-week summer internship at the Youth Volunteer Corps of America. During the internship, students had the opportunity for learning and professional development experiences, while also while also supporting a local community organization.

LSN grads appointed to Naval Academy

Chris Mershon and Jake Williams, 2011 graduates of Lee’s Summit North, received appointments to the United States Naval Academy. Blue and Gold Officer Jack Rush presented the students with recognitions based on their national appointments in a special ceremony last spring.