Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

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Wentz on the Super 60 mound. Photo via Kyle Bates on Twitter.
Wentz on the Super 60 mound. Photo via Kyle Bates on Twitter.

Wentz delivers in front of Super 60 scouts. SM East senior Joey Wentz was in Chicago over the weekend to take part in Prep Baseball Report’s Super 60, an event that gives professional scouts a chance to watch the top high schoolers from Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Michigan, Kentucky, Kansas, and West Virginia show off their skills. Wentz didn’t disappoint, hitting 93 on the radar gun during his pitching demonstration.

Miege grad Shane Ray among Denver Super Bowl champs. Before he was a standout linebacker for the University of Missouri and now the Denver Broncos, Shane Ray was a Bishop Miege Stag. Coach Jon Holmes took to Twitter after the Broncos’ Super Bowl victory Sunday to congratulate the former Stag football star.

Crestview among recipients of Confidence in Kansas Public Education Task Force Task Force Challenge Awards. Crestview Elementary is one of five Shawnee Mission schools to receive a Challenge Award from The Confidence in Kansas Public Education Task Force. The awards recognize academic achievement despite student populations with lower socio-economic status. Crestview is being recognized for third-grade math, third-grade reading and fifth-grade reading.

SM North registers 83 voters. A voter registration drive at SM North that was conducted by the Johnson County league of Women Voters last week registered 83 students to vote. The applications to the election office will be stamped in time for students to participate in the March caucuses. Many of the students registered by providing their birth certificate on their smartphones.

Mission reschedules committee meetings. The Mission City Council, which normally meets as the Community Development and Finance and Administration Committees on the first Wednesday of the month, will meet this Wednesday. The meetings were postponed from last week. The meetings will start at 5:30 p.m., an hour earlier than normal.

Community Center site of commercial shoot. Last year it was Johnson Drive that drew the attention for a commercial shoot for the Kansas Lottery. Last week the cameras were rolling again, but this time at the Sylvester Powell Community Center for the filming of a Price Chopper commercial.

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