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Olathe Student to Compete at National Competition
Laura Flucke, senior at Olathe North High School, was chosen as the 2019 Kansas Stockholm Junior Water Prize winner and will attend the national competition at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, June 13-16, 2019. The Stockholm Junior Water Prize is a prestigious youth award for a water-related science project. Students address current and future water challenges. The Kansas Water Environment Association sponsored the state event.
“We are so proud of Laura and her representation of our school and community,” Olathe North Principal Jason Herman said. “We wish her the best of luck at nationals.”
Olathe North Students Named KC Scholars
Seven Olathe North High School students were named KC Scholars for University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) and University of Missouri-Columbia (MU). This program annually awards 250 traditional students scholarships for up to $10,000 a year, for up to five years.
UMKC scholarship winners are David Martinez, Karen Moussa and Biruktawit Yami.
MU scholarship winners are Nathan Hurst, Analiyah Keomany, Amandeep Nagra, Sophia Olvera, Emma Reaser and Aaliyah Welton.
ON Student Places Second at International Competition
Eddie Dai, Olathe North High School junior, earned second place in the life sciences, cellular and molecular biology category at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) held in Phoenix, Arizona. Dai will receive $1,500 and an asteroid will be named for him.
“Congratulations to Eddie, earning second place in the world is an amazing achievement,” Olathe North Principal Jason Herman said. “He represented Olathe North and the Olathe community extremely well.”