Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

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Johnson County Commission honors Indian Hills for 60 years of educating NEJC youth. The Johnson County Board of County Commissioners on Thursday recognized Indian Hills’ educators as part of the school’s 60th anniversary celebrations. Current principal Scott Sherman and longtime Indian Hills educator Ed Gould were on hand to receive a certificate from the board, presented by County Commission Chair Ed Eilert.

Briarwood community to say farewell to building May 22. Briarwood Elementary families will be bidding their 50-plus year old building adieu with a little fun next week. The community is hosting a movie night next Friday, May 22 at 7 p.m. In addition to a showing of the film Big Hero 6 at 8:30 p.m., the event will include self-guided tours of the school and the chance to purchase a commemorative brick. Demolition of the school will start this summer to make way for a new building.

Indian Hills’ Meg Shermer wins Great Speeches event. Meg Shermer, the Indian Hills’ seventh grader who participated on the school’s cross country team despite being visually impaired, took first place at a Great Speeches regional forensics tournament at the Indiana School for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

SM East student takes first in entrepreneurship category at DECA event. SM East senior Sydney Bahr was name the first place winner in the Entrepreneurship Participating Event — Independent Business category at the DECA International Career and Development Conference. The competition had 15,000 participants from around the world.

Lancers looking to add fourth consecutive state tennis title. SM East’s tennis team this weekend will look to rebound from its first Sunflower League loss in more than a decade by aiming for its fourth consecutive state title. State play begins at the Olathe-College Boulevard Activity Center Saturday, with the Lancers looking to last year’s state runner-up Jack Santilli, who is 23-2 on the year, to help lead the Lancers to another team title. [Five things to watch at Kansas boys tennis state tournaments — Kansas City Star]

Mission named “Community for All Ages.” The City of Mission joined three Missouri cities in being named the first in the metro to earn the distinction of being name “Communities for All Ages under a new recognition program through the Mid-America Regional Council. Mission is being recognized at a First Suburbs Coalition meeting this morning in Roeland Park. Mission earned the Bronze level which recognizes heightened awareness of the issues and requires a resolution or commitment by the city’s elected body, along with community presentations and public engagement. The communities have developed programs and tools to help communities respond to the rapid increase in the older adult population and make their communities more welcoming for all age groups.

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