Shawnee Mission students among winners of SevenDays’ art competition. Three Shawnee Mission students are among the eight winners of this year’s SevenDays competition for designs to adorn buttons that will be distributed during this year’s celebration of diversity across cultures, religions and races. The organizing committee chose winning designs for seven separate themes, and then one for this year’s whole campaign. SM West senior Anabeth Lakker won for her design illustration the theme of “CONNECT.” SM North senior Ethan Ensley won for the theme “ONWARD.” And SM Northwest sophomore Jonathan Ramos Tecorall won the overall design.
All-girls hockey team with many Shawnee Mission area members headed to Canada for tourney. The Kansas City area’s first all-girls hockey team will finally have a chance to compete against other young teams when it heads to a tournament in Ontario, Canada. The team, based at Carriage Club, has 10 players, six of whom live in the Shawnee Mission area. They are: Hallie O’Bryan of Westwood Hills; Abby Crossley and Ava Thorne-Thomsen of Fairway; Ana Klein of Mission Hills; and Eliza Berg and Izzy Wong of Prairie Village. [Kansas City’s first-ever all-girls hockey team — KSHB]
SM East grad running for Congress in California. Doug Hassett, a Prairie Village native who graduated from SM East, has announced he is running as a Republican for California’s 36th District Congressional seat, which is currently occupied by Democrat Raul Ruiz.