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Vince Drake Gets Last Chance at Trinity Catholic’s First State Title

 By Jim Wieners

For 47 years Vince Drake was coaching High School Soccer beginning at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in 1968 and will finish Saturday, June 6, for Trinity Catholic High School at Blue Springs High School.

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McCluer North Girls State Track & Field Winners

McCluer North Girls Track Barges to State Repeat; Central Girls win Sectional

By Jim Wieners

Throughout the 2015 Girls Track & Field Season McCluer North and Hazelwood Central teams battled each other in seven meets. In most of them Hazelwood Central fared one place better than McCluer North including the May 23 Class Five, Sectional Two at Mary Institute and Country Day School meet won by Hazelwood Central with McCluer North finishing second.

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McCluer Students Dominate Competition in Regional Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge

    McCluer High School students dominated the competition in the 2015 Regional Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge, winning the top three spots.

Destiny Davis was the overall winner, with Jacob Tiemann second and Daija Jackson third.  Top finishers Davis and Tiemann will compete at the national level in New York this October.

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Hazelwood’s Cold Water Elementary Named a National School of Character

      Cold Water Elementary is one of 13 schools statewide to be named a national School of Character by Character.org (formerly the Character Education Partnership) and was recognized as a state honoree in March. Character.org will honor the designated schools and districts at its twenty-second National Forum on Character Education to be held the weekend of October 15-17 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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Job Skills Taught in Not-For-Profit Run by Disabled McCluer Students

Kenneth Holzapfel, a teacher at McCluer High School, received a $2,500 grant to form a legal not-for-profit catering business that will be owned and operated by McCluer students with disabilities. This extension of the workforce training program for disabled individuals began as a result of a 2012 Gold Star Grant.

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Emerson Gold Star Grant Winners Announced

Emerson surprised teachers at four local schools by announcing it will award them Emerson Gold Star Grants to fund projects in the classroom.  The grants, which are awarded annually through a competitive application process open to past recipients of the Emerson Excellence in Teaching Award, will support a range of projects that would otherwise not have been funded.

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