Northeast Johnson County morning roundup

Maxell_BraaschShawnee Mission East grad wins prestigious award for K-State seniors. Maxwell Braasch, who graduated from SM East in 2013, has been named the recipient of this year’s Outstanding Graduating Senior Award from Kansas State University. The award is given to just 15 K-State seniors each year.

Shanwee Mission West’s Erin Smith wins Kansas BioGENEious award. The awards keep piling on for Shawnee Mission West junior Erin Smith, whose work on early detection of Parkinson’s disease has drawn national attention. She took first place in the statewide Kansas BioGENEious competition, and was just named the 3rd place finisher at the National Junior Science & Humanities Symposium in San Diego.

Bishop Miege basketball player Francesco Badocchi commits to Virginia. Bishop Miege standout Francesco Badocchi, a native of Italy, announced on Twitter this weekend that he has committed to play for the University of Virginia.