Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

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This year's graduating class from Mission's Citizens Police Academy.
This year’s graduating class from Mission’s Citizens Police Academy.

Mission Police Academy graduates 20. The Mission Police Department last week concluded its citizen police academy program that included 10 sessions. Twenty citizens, including Mayor Steve Schowengerdt and wife, Mary, graduated from the academy this year.

SM East grad featured on Central Standard show about men’s fashion. Recent SM East graduate Noah Marsh, who launched a company that makes wooden bow ties after coming up with the idea in woodshop class, was one of three guests on Thursday’s edition of Central Standard on KCUR, which explored trends in men’s fashion. Marsh was part of a panel with Negro Leagues Baseball Museum President Bob Kendrick and Paolini Garment Company owner Tom Paolini, who used to operate out of a storefront in Mission. [Sharp-Dressed Men — KCUR]

Briarwood student wins National PTA Reflections award. Briarwood student Ishya Bhazvar is among the select group of students from across the country who have been honored in the National PTA’s 2015 Reflections content, which encouraged students to create art and music based on the theme “The world would be a better place if…” Bhazvar earned an Award of Excellence for a music composition entitled “Snowflake Dance.”

Merriam begins party in the park tonight.  The first of three “Rock N’ Party in YOUR Park” events kicks off tonight in Merriam. Bring a lawn chair or blanket for live music, food, games and bounce house. The free event runs from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. tonight at Brown Park, 5040 Booker Street. The park parties are sponsored by the Merriam Downtown Partnership.

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