Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

SME Robotics

NEJC schools put their robots to the test. SM East, SM North and Bishop Miege were among the 60 high school robotics teams that competed Saturday in the FIRST Robotics Regionals in Kansas City. More than 1,000 high school students from three states competed in the regional. The teams had six weeks to design and build their robots, which had to accomplish several tasks in competition rounds. Bishop Miege was the only one of the three NEJC schools to make it into the final rounds Saturday, but was not part of the winning three-team alliance that will advance to the next level of competition.

Roeland Park “Spring Wine Fling” coming this weekend. The big day has nearly arrived in Roeland Park. The Citizens Fundraising Initiative for R Park’s inaugural Spring Wine Fling is coming this Saturday, March 25. The event, which will be held at the Roeland Park Community Center, will feature tastings of more than 30 different wines from five wineries, as well as “gourmet small plates and tasty desserts.” All proceeds from the event will go to help purchase a new picnic shelter for R Park. You can find out more information about purchasing tickets here.

Shawnee Mission East junior Sophia Nearmyer gets perfect score on ACT section. Shawnee Mission East junior Sophia Nearmyer found out recently that she’d scored a perfect 36 on the reading portion of the ACT test she took in February.

Indivisible KC organizing protest of Trump budget outside Yoder’s office. The group Indivisible KC is organizing a group of District 3 constituents to gather at the downtown Overland Park office of Rep. Kevin Yoder at noon this Thursday, March 23, in a show of opposition to the proposed budget of President Donald Trump. Yoder sits on the House Appropriations Committee.