Northeast Johnson County morning roundup


Photo courtesy SM East theatre.
Photo courtesy SM East theatre.

Shawnee Mission East’s fall play, “Our Town,” has performances Friday, Saturday. Shawnee Mission East’s theatre department debuted its fall play, “Our Town,” Thursday, and has performances set for 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the school as well. Tickets are $7 for general admission, or free with an SM East student ID. “This classic by Thornton Wilder tells the story of the daily life in the small town of Grover’s Corner, NH, but the theme of living life to the fullest still resonates today,” says director Brian Cappello. “It has a cast and crew of 35 students who really bring this wonderful show alive.”

Overland Park police conducting seat belt enforcement around elementary schools next week. The Overland Park Police Department will be strictly enforcing seat belt laws around elementary schools in the city between Oct. 31 and Nov. 4. The stepped-up enforcement effort is part of a statewide campaign to reduce the number of child deaths and injuries that result on account of kids not being properly secured. Buckle everyone up, people.

Shawnee Mission high school journalists honored. The Columbia Scholastic Press Association recognized Shawnee Mission School District journalists for their outstanding work, naming them CSPA Crown Award Finalists. Shawnee Mission North and SM South were honored for news publications and SM West and SM East were honored for hybrid news publications.

Troop 282 in Leawood honors three new Eagle Scouts. Colin Hueser, Connor McDougall and Sam Wright have achieved Eagle Scout, the highest achievement attainable in the Boy Scouts of America, at Troop 282 in Leawood. Hueser is a sophomore at Shawnee Mission East; McDougall is a senior at SM East, and Wright is an eighth grader at Indian Woods Middle School. So far this year, 11 scouts at Troop 282 have achieved the Eagle rank.

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