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Bedell at Graduations 2020

On Thursday, the City Council is scheduled to vote on an incentive package for BlueScope, a billion-dollar multinational corporation. After a 100 percent property tax abatement for 20 years, they want 13 more, holding the City Council hostage by saying they might move to Kansas.

And what they want is the continuation of a deal that has already disproportionately impacted the funding of Kansas City’s schools, libraries and mental health resources.

Jontell Washington Student of LCPA

Jontell Washington is a builder.

In his case, Jontell knows how to build bridges across linguistic gaps. A member of Lincoln College Preparatory Academy’s Class of 2020, he is one of 59 scholars from across Kansas City Public Schools who earned their Missouri Seal of Biliteracy this year.

Tyrell Wooddard in Model 717 at MINDDRIVE

 Tyrell Woodard is a magician.

With a blowtorch and his brain, Tyrell can craft innovative objects that combine every element of STEAM: science, technology, engineering, art and math. He can build cars that require no fossil fuels.

Essay Board student Sofia Murasi

Last fall, Mr. Odam conceived of a college essay board comprised of KCPS staff members who would donate their time and expertise to help students perfect their compositions. The idea was to tap into the considerable talent that can be found across Team KCPS.

Morgan McPartland teacher of Carver

May 4-8, 2020, is Teacher Appreciation Week. Everything we do in Kansas City Public Schools revolves around the relationships between our teachers and our students. I want to express my gratitude for the work our teachers do every day.

Lincoln Prep's Jermaine Hamilton-Jordan Named Metro's Best Linebacker

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Megan Batchelor

Kansas City, June 5, 2020: Lincoln College Preparatory Academy junior Jermaine Hamilton-Jordan is being honored with the 2020 Ronald Warren Outstanding Linebacker Award by the Greater Kansas City Football Coaches Association.

Jermaine Hamilton of Lincoln Prep

This annual award recognizes the best prep linebackers on either side of the state line in the Kansas City region. The award is named after a standout linebacker at Southeast High School whose life was cut-short in 1993.

"The award recognizes the linebacker in the greater Kansas City area who best exemplifies the special qualities and overall spirit of Ronald Warren," an announcement on PrepKC website reads. "He was an outstanding player who put fear in the eyes of opposing coaches. But even more important than his on-field abilities were his leadership qualities and citizenship off the field."

This is the first time a player in the Interscholastic League has won the Warren Award, according to Lincoln Prep Head Coach William Lowe. The fact that Jermaine is only a junior and still has one more season of prep football to play makes this honor even more extraordinary, he said.

Jermaine was credited with 149 total tackles and helped lead the Lincoln Prep Blue Tigers to a 12-1 record during the 2019 season, according to PrepKC. That included 18 tackles for a loss and nine sacks. He is currently committed to playing at the University of Arkansas after he graduates.

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