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Nativity spring musical is ‘Malice in the Palace’
Hy-Vee displaying art by Lee’s Summit kids
Gold Key Award given to Gabby Trombino
Fort Osage industrial technology show May 7
Student essays put young authors in finals

Nativity spring musical is ‘Malice in the Palace’

The Nativity of Mary youth choir will be presenting its spring musical, “Malice in the Palace,” the story of Esther .

The event is at 7 p.m. May 7 at Nativity of Mary Church, 10017 E. 36th Terrace in Independence. Admission is free.

The musical tells the story of Esther, with a powerful message that the smallest person, acting bravely, can make an enormous difference and that God has placed us where we are for a reason.

The 45-minute program is filled with humor, pathos and inspiring music.

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Hy-Vee displaying art by Lee’s Summit kids

Students enrolled in the Kids Country before and after school care program at Richardson and Hawthorn Hill elementary schools recently created artwork featured in the “spring party” displays at the Hy-Vee store in Lee’s Summit.

The students created Kansas City Royals baseball players and fans as part of the exhibit, which will be displayed beginning April 25. In all, approximately 40 pieces of art are being featured at the store.

Hy-Vee is involved in the Lee’s Summit School District through the Partners In Education program.

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Gold Key Award given to Gabby Trombino

Gabby Trombino, a student at Truman High School, is a recipient of the American Society of Newspaper Editors/Quill and Scroll 2009 International Writing/Photography Gold Key Award.

The award was given in recognition of a sports photograph titled “Fight for Control.”

Trombino was one of 237 entries selected out of 2,748 total entries to receive this national award, placing her in the top 10 percent.

As a National Gold Key Award winner, Trombino is eligible to apply for the $500 Edward J. Nell Memorial or the $1,500 George and Ophelia Gallup scholarships in journalism.

Trombino’s photojournalism teacher at Truman High School is Ben Merithew.

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Fort Osage industrial technology show May 7

Fort Osage High School will host its annual Industrial Technology Contest/Show next week.

The event is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 6 to 9 p.m. May 7 at Fort Osage High School, 2101 N. Twyman Road.

Student work will be on display, and visitors are encouraged to participate in the judging of  student work.

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William Southern teacher wins accolade

Bailey Wilson has been recognized as an Outstanding Beginning Teacher by the Missouri Association for Colleges of Teacher Education.

Wilson is a fourth grade teacher at William Southern Elementary in Independence.

Award recipients were selected based on a combination of evaluations of outstanding graduates completed by the institution and recommendations from the school district where the teacher has been deemed highly effective in their first two years in the classroom.

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Student essays put young authors in finals

Students at Lee’s Summit High School were named finalists in the 2008-09 White Rose Student Essay Contest.

Students selected are Cara Eads, Aaron Hanshaw and Courtney Stanger.

This year’s theme was “Children in Hiding: Dilemmas and Decisions.”

The contest is open to students in grades eight to 12 throughout the Kansas City area. It is sponsored by the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education in Overland Park, Kan.

Finalists will be honored May 12 with two top winners announced.