Marquon Goldsby, a freshman at Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts, earned the title of Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City Youth of the Year and will receive a $1,000 scholarship. Marquon was selected for his sound character, leadership skills and willingness to give back to the community. He will complete against other Boys & Girls Club members for the Missouri State Youth of the Year title and an additional $1,000 college scholarship from Tupperware Brands Corporation.
Senior Derrick Parker of Lincoln College Preparatory Academy recently earned the prestigious title of Coca-Cola Scholar. Derrick is the only Coca-Cola Scholar this year from Missouri, and is the first in the history of Lincoln Prep. Derrick will receive a $20,000 scholarship, as well as a trip to Atlanta in April to meet the other scholars and compete for an additional $10,000 scholarship.
MaKenna Lockhart, a junior at Paseo Academy of Fine and Performing Arts, won first place in the Kansas City regional Shakespeare Competition, sponsored by the local branch of the English-Speaking Union (ESU) on Sunday, Feb. 16 at the Coterie Theater. She will go on to represent ESU's Kansas City Branch at the National Shakespeare Competition held at Lincoln Center in New York City on May 5, 2014.
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