Chrisman students in scholars program
Kyle Read and Hunter Hickey, students at William Chrisman High School, have been accepted into the University of Missouri-Kansas City summer program Students as Scholars.
The program has two sessions, which will be combined into six weeks. The first three weeks is a program called the Talented 30, which is a leadership-based program that will help give knowledge in writing, leadership. Students will also take a modern dance class. At the end of the first session, the students will give a presentation over what they have learned in the science-based program. Read and Hickey will also become CPR certified as part of the program.
The last three weeks is GEOPATHS. In this portion of the program, the students will take part in an ACT test preparation. The program consists of taking two ACT tests, studying and broadening their knowledge.

Truman tech students place at state event
Students at Truman High School recently competed in the state Industrial Technology Competition at the Lake of the Ozarks. This year, Katie Roby earned a perfect score on her black and white photo and received a best-in-show award.
The following students received individual awards.
Mechanical drafting – Shane Brixey, first place and Owen Cobb, first place.
Bench metals – Tyler Bates, first place.
Metal welding – Dustin Wallace, first place and Dennis Jones, first place.
Grand Award Jewelry – Lucas Gibson, first place.
Grand award architecture – Blake Boehm, first place.
Woodworking – Liz Boatright, first place; Ben Bush, first place; Matt Hess, first place; Ian Herrell, first place and Gus Hendred, first place.
Metals – Shawn Stolte, first place.

St. Mary’s music students compete at state
Students from St. Mary’s High School in Independence recently competed in the State Music Competition at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
The following students received individual awards.
“II” rating – Nick Vlasin, vocal solo; Jessica Holder, vocal solo and Angelica Marotta, Claire Swope, Jessica Holder, Maggie O’Neal, Steven Stone, Nick Vlasin, Ryan Winner and B.J. Pettus, mixed quartet.

Gray earns certification
Jim Gray, middle school athletic director in the Independence School District, was recently notified that he has completed all steps for national certification through the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association. He can now claim the designation of Certified Athletic Administrator.

Malia Shelton wins spot in honors choir
Malia Shelton, a student at Bingham Middle School, has been selected for the Missouri Choral Directors seventh/eighth Grade Honor Choir in Jefferson City.
In addition, Anna O’Renick, a student at Mill Creek, has been selected for the Missouri Choral Directors fifth/sixth Grade Honor Choir.