Education briefs for Aug. 24, 2011.

Two from EJC win scholarships

Marianne Braden, Blue Springs and Mariah Wheaton, Independence, are among the 2011 recipients of four scholarships offered by United Consumers Credit Union. Wheaton, a 2011 graduate of William Chrisman received a $1,000 scholarship and will attend William Woods University. Braden, a 2011 graduate of Blue Springs High School, received a $500 scholarship. She plans to attend MCC this fall.

This is the first year for the United Consumers Credit Union scholarships, but the program will be a recurring opportunity for members of the financial institution.

Simon awards presented in EJC

The Simon Youth Foundation awarded five Simon Youth Academy Scholarships to students in the E-Studies Program at Independence Center. The renewable scholarships can be used for four years.

Students who received the scholarships are Jamie Martin, $3,000, Fort Osage High School; Janessa Mitchell, $7,000, Grain Valley High School; Alexander Falls, $7,000, Fort Osage High School; Mariah Steele, $7,000, Grain Valley High School and Blake Bolin, $7,000, Oak Grove High School.

Scholarship awards

The Automobile Dealers of Kansas City Charitable Foundation recently presented scholarship awards to two student who have exhibited the drive and interest to pursue an automotive career. Among these were Charles Jones and Taylor Lester, both graduates of Blue Springs South. The students also attended classes at the Fort Osage Career and technology Center.

The foundation was established to help support the needs of the community through donations, services and scholarships. Jones plans to attend MCC-Longview and Lester plans to attend the University of Central Missouri in Warrensburg.

Anna Price heads to Truman State

Anna Price, Independence, recently attended the Truman State University Summer Orientation Program on campus in Kirksville, Mo.

Incoming Truman students and their parents attending a one-day summer orientation were able to enroll in classes and visit with currently enrolled students as well as Truman faculty and staff about transitioning to college life. The goal of the program is to welcome and introduce all first-year students and their families to the University. Price is a 2011 graduate of Truman High School.

LS North football team aids Joplin

 Members of the Lee’s Summit North High School football team traveled to Joplin in July to help with recovery following the tornado. The team members helped three families clean up their properties.