SM East in the spotlight at SMSD board meeting

SM East was in the spotlight twice during the Shawnee Mission School Board meeting Monday night and neither of them had to do with haz-mat teams.

The SM East state champion team in four-speaker division debate was recognized by the board for its win last month at the tournament in Hutchinson. The 6A championship team includes Karl Walter, Henry Walter, Ali Dastjerdi, Erika Levy, Shrushti Mehta and Taylor Thompson. Coach Trey Witt and Principal Karl Krawitz were also part of the recognition Monday.

The other East focus was on incoming principal John McKinney, who will replace Krawitz next year. The board formally approved McKinney’s promotion and he was introduced with his wife and two daughters at the board meeting.

There was no mention during the meeting of the chemical mishap earlier in the day at East.