LS Kiwanis gives awards to art students

April 24, 2013 

Lee’s Summit Kiwanis Club recently honored students in its “Artist of the Year” contest.

The Kiwanis recognize outstanding students in the secondary schools. Each art teacher selects one student from the middle schools and from the high schools.

Students this year are Sarvani Mandapati, Bernard C. Campbell Middle School; Isabella Calcara, Summit Lakes Middle School; Michelle Willis, Pleasant Lea Middle School; Sydney Hochsprung, Lee’s Summit West High School; Emma Quinn, Lee’s Summit High School, and Blade Sbisa, Lee’s Summit North High School.

A banquet is held in honor of the students with their parents and art teachers as guests. Each of the winners are awarded a trophy and a gift certificate.

Lee’s Summit Kiwanis is a part of a world-wide organization of volunteers “working to change the world, one child and one community at a time.”

It is seeking new members to help with many community projects, said Tim Hite, a member.

Some other projects and awards include:

The Spencer Wroughton Scholarships for Lee’s Summit High School and Lee’s Summit North High School students

Purchase and delivery of dictionaries to local elementary schools

Kiwanis members reading each week to students at Head Start

Terrific Kids program at Lee’s Summit and Trailridge elementary schools which encourage fifth grade students to set and achieve personal and scholastic goals with awards each month

The Kiwanis Club meets Tuesday nights 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Missouri Room, near the Lakeside Grill, NW Shamrock at John Knox Village. For more information contact Hite at 816-525-2475.

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