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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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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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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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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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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…

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Kearney, Liberty and Smithville school districts will hold the course and continue to require masks for the remainder of the school year.

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Kearney High School seniors Eliana Walker, Kaycee Maynard, Kennedy Jacobsen and Melanie Smith each garnered top 10 awards during a regional Project Lead the Way event recognizing students for their capstone projects. The virtual event was held May 4 and included entries from 446 students.

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KEARNEY — To celebrate the seniors at Kearney High School, parents and other organizers are again holding a senior car parade. This year, the parade starts at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 2.

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SMITHVILLE — Summer hours for the Warrior Closet, the clothing and food assistance pantry open to school district families in Smithville, will have hours in May. During those times, families can get summer clothes, swimsuits and grocery items.

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LIBERTY — Students currently in seventh or eighth grade in the Liberty School District or St. James Catholic School can apply to join the Liberty Junior Police Academy, taking place this summer.