Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

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Brilliant Belinder students pick Wisconsin to win Final Four. This past week, Belinder Elementary students cast their votes for the team most likely to win the NCAA tournament by dropping donations for the Girls on the Run Shoe Drive into one of four different buckets, each labeled with one of the Final Four teams. This 2001 University of Wisconsin graduate is deeply impressed with their instincts: Before the semi-final games started Saturday, the students had picked the Badgers as heavy favorites to win the whole tourney. The shoe drive ends today — all sizes and types of shoes are accepted. The shoes go to Shoe Kansas City.

ScriptPro walkways to be refurbished. Some street closures might be in store as a contractor begins work on the pedestrian walkways over Reeds and Outlook Streets that connect parts of the ScriptPro campus. ScriptPro occupies several buildings on the north side of downtown Mission.

Communities for All Ages presentation. Anyone interested in hearing the presentation regarding the Communities for All Ages program in which Mission is participating can join the comprehensive plan steering committee at 6 p.m. April 8 at the Sylvester Powell Community Center. The project is sponsored by the Mid-America Regional Council.

SM North students are DECA state champions. SM North senior Corbin Tannahill and freshman Cassie Davis won state championships in DECA competition. Tannahill won in human resource management and Davis won in financial operations research. Each had a second place finish in other categories. Nine SM North students will be heading to the International DECA Conference this month in Orlando. Third place winners included Walter Wright, Alyssa Vela, and Kimberly Tran. Fourth place finishers included Madison Brown and Jeanne Yedo. Fifth place finishers included Ben Tyrell and Preston Wagner. Other top 10 State finishers included Gressi Lopez, Jacob Swearingen, Samantha Starr, Quinton Jones, Donovan Deathe, Ariana Williams, Emily Kyle and Michael Allen. SM North also had a special DECA winner as sophomore Madison Brown was voted by her state DECA peers as one of the new DECA State Officers for the 2015-16 school year. Madison will be the reporter next year.

Briarwood holding fundraiser with Mike Savage painting of school. Local artist Mike Savage’s rendering of the soon-to-be-demolished Briarwood Elementary is part of a fundraiser benefitting the school. Families who order a print or personalizable ornament from this website will have 1/3 of the cost of the order donated to the school.

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