PEAK students place fifth in Battle of the Brains

This is the second year Liberty PEAK students placed fifth in Burns and McDonnell's Battle of the Brains, bringing another $10,000 in grant funds to the school district for science, technology, engineering and math education.

LIBERTY — Personalized Enrichment and the Advancement of Knowledge students from Alexander Doniphan, Kellybrook and Shoal Creek elementary schools clutched $10,000 in grant funds for science, technology, engineering and math education for Liberty Public Schools.

Competing again in the Burns and McDonnell annual Battle of the Brains competition, the local schools were pitted against other area districts for a chance to earn grants of up to $50,000 and a grand prize of having their exhibit be permanently installed at Science City in Kansas City's Union Station.

Liberty PEAK students took fifth place with their Backyard Explorers idea.

Starting with 840 proposals from 270 schools in 50 school districts, this is the second time Liberty students have made it to the top five in the competition.

More details on the competition and win will be in a future edition of the Courier-Tribune.

Northwest Editor Sean Roberts can be reached at or 389-6606.​

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