School notes from around Cass County

December 21, 2012 

Yeokum November Kindness Awards

Belton Yeokum Middle School’s Kindness Awards were announced at November’s character assembly.

Students are nominated by their peers and teachers for acts of kindness shown to others. The November Kindness Award winners are: Delorom Coburn and Keaton Milburn, eighth grade; and Adryun Hodge, Teresa Mincks and Trenton Gharst, seventh grade. The students were recognized and given gifts.



Free ACT prep available for BHS students

Any Belton High School student that needs ACT Prep, particularly in the areas of math and science, can sign up for ACT workshops provided by DeVry University professors at no cost.

The workshops will be held Saturday, Jan. 26 and Saturday, Mar. 23. To register, call 816-943-7340 or email


BHS speech and debate win division championship

The Belton High School speech and debate team traveled to Lincoln Prep to participate in Parliamentary Debate Nov. 28.

For the third Parliamentary Debate tournament in a row, Belton brought home a division championship. Student Miranda Coburn and Maya Farr brought home first place in the novice division. Coburn was also named second overall speaker at the event, beating out over 50 other students.

In addition, the team of Chris Burrows and Tyler Miller brought home third place in the novice division with Miller also earning third overall speaker. At the varsity level, Belton was eliminated from taking top spots overall by the tournament champions but was still able to give Rachel Jacobs fourth overall speaker in the varsity division.


Ray-Pec debate takes first

Raymore-Peculiar forensics and debate students placed first in the individual events sweeps and third place in the overall sweeps at the varsity tournament Dec. 7-8 at Raytown.

Here are the individual results: Dramatic Interp – Alie Gillespie, first place, and Jamie Berry, sixth place; Humorous Interp – Dane Schnake, first place, and Lacey Duley, sixth place; Duo Interpretation – Dane Schnake/Austin Loar, fourth place, and Lauren Ellsworth/Logan Schoessel, sixth place; Poetry/Prose – Justin Howard, first place; Madilynn Mansur, third place; and Oratory – Andrea Ambam, first place.


Father-daughter dance planned

Girls in grades kindergarten through sixth grade are invited to the 2013 Father-Daughter Dance, presented by the Raymore-Peculiar High School Band.

The 10th annual Father-Daughter Dance is scheduled from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at the north high school main gym. The theme is “Enchanted Evening in Winter Wonderland.” Girls are invited to attend with their father or special male companion, such as grandfather, older brother, uncle or family member.

For advance reservations, the cost is $18 for a daughter and male companion. Additional daughters will be $8 each. (Advance registrations must be returned by Feb. 8.) At the door, the cost is $22, with $10 for additional daughters. Admission includes one complimentary photo per daughter, entry into prize drawings, and light refreshments. Souvenirs will be sold during the evening.

Proceeds from the event benefit RPHS Band Student Accounts. For information, contact Sherri Jungman at 816-868-8261 or Missy Wilson at Registration forms will be coming home with girls in January. Please do not send the registration forms to school with your daughter. The completed forms should be sent to: Raymore-Peculiar Band Boosters, P.O. Box 913, Raymore, MO, 64083.

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