Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

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SM East's Gunnar Englund, who started as quarterback on the school's first-ever state champion football team, is among the scholar-athletes recognized by the Kansas City Star.
SM East’s Gunnar Englund, who started as quarterback on the school’s first-ever state champion football team, is among the scholar-athletes recognized by the Kansas City Star.

Kansas City Star honors northeast Johnson County students among 2015 Scholar-Athletes. The Kansas City Star this week released it annual list of Scholar-Athletes from across the metro area. The winners from northeast Johnson County schools were: Kansas City Christian’s Johnny Goodwin, who had a 4.0 GPA at graduation and is headed to the University of Texas to play tennis next year; Bishop Miege’s Hunter Friesen, who was ranked fourth in a class of 162 and earned three varsity letters in wrestling; Gunnar Englund, who finished high school with a weighted GPA of 4.2 and earned varsity letters in football and basketball; and SM North’s Emily Stava, who finished top in her class and won four varsity letters in cross country and three in track and field.

Miege girls soccer team earns NSCAA National Team Academic Award. For the sixth year in a row, the Bishop Miege girls soccer team has earned a National Team Academic Award from the National Soccer Coaches Association of America. The team’s 20 players had a cumulative GPA of 3.93 for the 2014-2015 school year.

Mission Hills native wins rowing accolade. Mission Hills native and Worcester Polytechnic Institute senior Emily Hofmeister has been named to the All Eastern College Athletic Conference rowing team for Engineers. Hofmeister is a graduate of SM East.

Yes, there will be fireworks again this year. The cities of Roeland Park, Fairway and Westwood will again present the annual fireworks display at the grounds of Bishop Miege High School in Roeland Park. The fireworks will be held on July 3 starting at approximately 9:30 p.m. The rain date is July 6.

Parking extension for 47th and Mission. The Roeland Park City Council Monday granted three additional parking spots and a changed configuration for what is now the vacant lot on the southwest corner of 47th and Mission Road. The allowed parking spaces increase from 31 to 34 and changed the configuration. The use of the lot for parking has been extended until the end of July while a Special Use Permit for the land is processed by the planning commission. The spaces are primarily used by Taco Republic across the street in Kansas City, Kan. The developer has said the long-term plan is to put a restaurant on the parcel.

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