Northeast Johnson County morning roundup


Megan Gertzen with SM East coach Trey Witt.
Megan Gertzen with SM East coach Trey Witt.

SM East student Megan Gertzen cleans up at FCI Forensics. SM East’s Megan Gertzen walked away from Saturday’s FCI Forensics with individual titles in three separate categories: dramatic interpretation, poetry and prose. Classmates Jack Eddy and Catherine Beasley were champs in the duo category. SM North freshman Tyler Ruzich competed in the domestic extemporaneous speaking category at the national qualifier and finished 5th overall. He is the first alternate to compete at the National Tournament in Salt Lake City. Tyler was the only freshman in the district to make it into the extemporaneous speaking finals.

Prairie Village native earns research stipend at University of Nebraska. University of Nebraska — Lincoln student Matthew Hanson, originally of Prairie Village, is one of just 87 undergrads at the school awarded a stipend to conduct research with a faculty member of the summer. Hanson is majoring in journalism and will earn $2,400 to help with research for “READiscover: Creating a Reading Platform for the Digital Age.”

Mission city-wide garage sale in May. Mission will hold its city-wide garage sale on May 12, 13, an 14. Residents can register their sales through the city website or by calling city hall.

SM North runners win at Kansas Relays. SM North’s Jazmin Williams won the 300M hurdles withe a time of 44.75 at lat week’s Kansas Relays. She also placed second in the long jump. The boys distance medley was won by the SM North team of Noah Stevenson, Belesti Akalu, Adam Dujakovich and Carter Jacobson in 10:23.

Weathers brothers make All-Metro Basketball teams. SM North brothers Michael and Marcus Weathers were named to the Star’s 2016 All-Metro basketball teams. Michael was named first team and Marcus second team. [The Star’s All-Metro boys basketball team — Kansas City Star]

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