Briefly Noted: Nine Pembroke Hill seniors from Johnson County named national merit semifinalists

Pembroke Hill School’s 16 seniors, nine of whom live in Johnson County, were named National Merit semifinalists. Photo courtesy of Pembroke Hill School

Nine Pembroke Hill seniors from Johnson County named National Merit semifinalists. Nine Pembroke Hill seniors from Johnson County were named semifinalists by the National Merit Scholarship Program. About 16,000 students, out of 1.5 million seniors across the country, have been recognized as semifinalists, representing less than one percent of high school seniors. Here is the list of this year’s National Merit semifinalists from Johnson County:

  • Jared Cambier
  • Sophie Hammond
  • Ellie Hughes
  • Cat Leal
  • Patrick Panko
  • Matthew Park
  • Anna Stechschulte
  • Ty Toney
  • Honor Torrance

Shawnee Mission hosting training for parents on student mental wellness. The Shawnee Mission School District is hosting “Navigating Your Child’s Mental Wellness,” an event designed to provide adults with a navigation system of children’s mental wellness, help adults identify warning signs and offer resources if they think a child is at risk. The event takes place at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 25 at Corinth Elementary School, 8301 Mission Road, Leawood. Free childcare is provided. RSVP at