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SMITHVILLE — The Warrior Closet, Smithville School District's clothing and supply facility for students and families in need, has moved.

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SMITHVILLE — The Warrior Closet, Smithville School District's clothing and supply facility for students and families in need, has moved.

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KEARNEY — The school district in Kearney is hosting its 2021 Back to School Resource Fair from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12, and 9 a.m. to noon Friday, Aug. 13, at Hawthorne Elementary School, 1815 S. Jefferson Drive in Kearney.

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KEARNEY — The 2021-22 school year kindergarten orientation for Kearney schools will be 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 5, at the following locations: Dogwood Elementary School, 1400 Cedarwood Parkway; Hawthorne Elementary School, 1815 S. Jefferson St.; Kearney Elementary School, 902 S. Jef…

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LIBERTY — Ava Wolesky, a rising senior at Liberty North High School, placed in the top four of the Jimmy Awards for best performance as an actress. Her counterpart from the Starlight Blue Star Awards, Justin Cooley, joined her in the top four.

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As an enticement for students and everyone else to get their COVID-19 vaccination, Metropolitan Community College announced it will give up to 1,000 fully vaccinated people — current students as well as prospective students — a free MCC class for the Fall 2021 semester, according to a press …

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Miranda Ansa Zinola was named to the dean’s list for the spring 2021 semester at South Dakota State University, Brookings. Zinola earned a 4.0 GPA. To earn dean’s list distinctions, students must have completed a minimum of 12 credits and must have earned at least a 3.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale.

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Aubrianna McKee and Landon McKee have both landed on the spring 2021 semester dean’s list at Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa. To be eligible for the deans' list students must have earned a GPA of 3.5 or higher.

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KEARNEY — In addition to keeping Kearney well fed, supplied and served, Cosentino’s Price Chopper also ensures a bright future for the community’s children by supporting schools, according to a press release.

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LIBERTY — Two Liberty High School teachers were recently awarded grants through WGU Missouri’s “Fund My Classroom” initiative. Serena Comegys, an ELA teacher, received a $390 grant, while Elise Carpenter, who teaches science, received a $475 grant, according to a press release.

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Twenty-four Missouri 4-H youth ages 14-18 have been selected by the State 4-H Council to serve this year as the first class of Missouri 4-H Ambassadors. Two Clay County 4-H members are part of the class: David Farr, a Lucky H.S. Club member, and Emmalyn Schnieders, an independent 4-H member. 

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Heidi Becker, a Kearney High School graduate, has returned home after spending June 20 through 26 immersed in learning the ins and outs of the political workings of state, county and municipal government at Girls State in Warrensburg.

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As of Monday, June 14, mask wearing in Kearney and Liberty school district buildings is optional for students and adults. In Smithville, the district ended its mask mandate in the middle of May, a few days before the end of the school year.

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Katelyn Grace Alexander and Ashleigh Sharkey, both of Smithville, Summa Cum Laude from Truman State University, Kirksville, Missouri, during the 2021 spring commencement ceremonies in early May. This distinction is for a 3.9 grade point average or higher.

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Anthony Whalen graduated cum laude from Truman State University in Kirksville during the 2021 spring commencement ceremonies in early May. Cum laude recognizes those who earned a GPA between 3.50 and 3.74.

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Dana Bartch and Brock Boysan, both of Liberty, graduated Magna Cum Laude from Truman State University, Kirksville, Missouri, during the 2021 spring commencement ceremonies in early May. Magna cum laude is for graduates with a grade point average between 3.75-3.89.

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LIBERTY — Cole Lemasters, a Liberty North graduate, has a unique perspective on his senior year. He was involved in choir, and student council, provided the voice of the Eagles at many sporting events including the current baseball season, plus he’s married.

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LIBERTY — Blue Jay Jaqueline Torres-Gomez is a community-minded, service-oriented nursing student hopeful who has found her spotlight can come in many different ways.

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On Saturday, May 22, 246 students from Smithville High School received their diplomas at Cable Dahmer Arena in Independence. Dr. Todd Schuetz, the district superintendent, told the gathering that these students are marked by resilience, overcoming many hard lessons including the most recent …

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SMITHVILLE — High School graduate Carter Pate may be practicing a bit of what comedian Steve Martin said, “Be so good they can’t ignore you.” After all, he understands music, plays guitar, sings and had a weighted GPA above 4.0.

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This slideshow is of the Liberty North Class of 2021's graduation ceremony held Sunday, May 23, in Children's Mercy Park, home of Sporting KC, in Kansas City, Kansas. If interested in reprints for family keepsakes, an order form is available at the end of this gallery. For more details, call…