R-7 School District students recently captured awards in the Lee’s Summit Reading Council Poster Contest. The 12 winning posters are advancing to state competition. Discover Vision Centers will host an open house to honor winners from 5 to 7 p.m. Jan. 31 at the business, 425 NW Murray Road in Lee’s Summit.
Posters from all students participating in the contest are also being displayed at seven Lee’s Summit businesses involved in the district’s Partners In Education program. A poster created by Daniella Archdekin of Prairie View Elementary was also selected as the logo for the Lee’s Summit Reading Week, held during March. All local winners are receiving gift certificates from KD’s Books.
Winners in the kindergarten through second grade category are Ella Davis, first place, Prairie View Elementary; Kate Hammerly, second place, Richardson Elementary; and Elijah Baker, third place, Longview Farm Elementary.
Winners in third through fifth grades are Daniella Archdekin, Mickaylah Lee and Leah Houston, all Prairie View.
Winners in sixth through eighth grades are Erin Coughennower, Summit Lakes Middle School; Lindsay Calaguin, Prairie View; and Olivia Reynolds, Prairie View.
High school winners are Kylea Smith, Michaela Thomson and Melody Cox, all Lee’s Summit High School.