Academic Awards Ceremony
KCC held its first high school academic awards program on May 9. The program featured the induction of new members to National Honor Society (NHS) and honored students who exemplified the mission statement for each of the academic departments.
New NHS inductees were introduced by current members who gave speeches that highlighted the ways in which the new inductees exemplified the four pillars of the organization: character, service, scholarship, and leadership. The new inductees include sophomores A.J. Adhiambo, Brayden Kern, J.D. Bickley, Sophie Kieffer, Hannah Breth, Ian Ko, Ethan Buresh, Joshua Kucera, Maddie Cates, Annelise Madderom, Megan Dixon, Elise Gamble, Graham Pierce, Olivia Price, Sophie Hill, Gabe Reid, Michael Holst, and Jessica Steggerda and juniors Paige Hardt and Patrick LaGue.
After the NHS ceremony, teachers took the stage to present their academic awards to the students who most exemplified their department’s mission statements. Twenty-three students from 13 departments were honored overall during the program. Click here to view the individual students honored
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Forensics Team Takes Regionals
The Regionals forensics team got up early and traveled two hours away to Effingham, Kan. to compete at Effingham High School on Saturday morning. After several hours of intense competition, which included duet acting, improv duet acting, humorous solo acting, and poetry and prose reading, several students qualified to compete in the State Festival forensics competition which will take place on April 30.
Unfortunately, a mix up happened and instead qualifying for State Championship, the forensics team qualified for the State Festival, which is a little different and less prestigious. However, those that had already qualified for State Championship are still able to go and that will take place on April 30 as well.
“More people than ever made it to State than ever before which was really exciting!” senior Kathryn McKenzie said.
“We’ve had more people qualify for state than we’ve ever had before.” Added math teacher and forensics coach Brian Miller. Read more
Junior Verbally Commits to Play Lacrosse
College is one of the biggest decisions that students have to make. For some, it’s simple and easy to choose, but for others it is very difficult. For Junior Callie Eldred, her college decisions have already been made. Eldred verbally committed to Lindenwood University in St. Charles, Missouri this January to play lacrosse. Read more
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Congratulations to senior, Connor Christians, on receiving the Graham Zusi aand Minsky's Pizza Award College Soccer Scholarship
"Congratulations, Connor Christians on winning the Minsky’s College Soccer Scholarship! Minsky’s teamed up with Pizza Czar and pro soccer star Graham Zusi and launched the KC Youth Soccer Scholarship Fund this past fall. After all the entries were in and tabulated Minsky’s worked with the Kansas and Missouri High School Soccer Coaches Association to pick a winner.
With an exceptional 3.9 GPA and a passion for soccer, we’re proud to award $2,000 to go toward Connor’s future college career. Connor attends Kansas City Christian High School where he is senior class president and captain of the high school soccer team.
After falling in love with soccer at the age of four, Connor has since played a leading role on his high school team with 12 goals and 6 assists in 14 games. Connor has also introduced a new tradition within his team called the “Senior Soccer Awards,” where the seniors award an underclassman who has displayed good character and hard work ethic with a gift card once a week." read more
Congratulations to senior, Bryce Johnston!
Bryce Johnston won the Boys State governorship. Bryce was elected governor of the 2015 American Legion Boys State of Kansas on Tuesday. Johnston ran as a candidate for the Federalist party, and edged out the candidate from the Nationalist Party. More than 450 incoming high school seniors from Kansas are participating in the event, which started Sunday, May 31, and concludes Saturday, June 6. The original article from the PV Post is linked here
KCC is the 2015 2A team golf state runner up
Congratulations to Coach Orwig and the boys' golf team in their 2nd place finish at State. Team members are: Matthew Horner, Luke Streeter, Nate Streeter, JT Trott, JD Bickley and Blase Pivovar. As a team they shot a 326.
Congratulations to Nate Streeter, as he shot a 78 and finished 11th and Luke Streeter who shot a 79 and finished 12th at the state meet.
2015 Track and Field State Results
Congratulations to Savannah Ko on her 2nd Place in Pole Vault on May 29. This was Savannah's fourth consecutive year qualifying and competing for state in pole vault.
The boys 4x800 m relay team of Bryce Johnston, Kyle Sykes, Luke Rovenstine, and Theo Young, finished in 6th place with a time of 8:38. Initally they finished 7th but moved up after it was announced that another team had been disqualified.
Congratulations to Savannah, Bryce, Kyle, Luke and Theo!
Johnny Goodwin and Jackson Vander Ark/Alex Kartsonis Capture State Tennis Titles
Congratulations to senior, Johnny Goodwin, as he took home his third State Singles Tennis Title on Saturday, May 16 with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Sacred Heart’s Stratton Brown in a rematch of 2014. The Doubles Team of Jackson Vander Ark (soph) and Alex Karstonis (sr) took home the State Doubles Tennis Title by beating Central Plains’ Layne Beiberle-Michael Ryan 1-6, 6-2, 6-1.
Congratulations to the team on their Third Place at State.
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KCC Alumni Update
Sara Goodwin represented Princeton at the Cissie Leary Invitational at the University of Pennsylvania on September 12-14, 2014. There were 10 colleges represented at the tournament. Sara won her first round of doubles against a team from the University of Richmond (8-6) and also won her first round of singles versus a Yale Player (7-5, 6-2). Congratulations to Sara on her continued success!
KC Christian’s Johnny Goodwin is The Star’s All-Metro boys tennis player of the year
Since his first season with Kansas City Christian School, Johnny Goodwin has been a player to watch in the Kansas City area high school tennis scene.
He won the Kansas Class 3-2-1A state title as a freshman, placed second as a sophomore and rose to the top again this season, finishing as state champion with a 30-0 record.
Read more here
Kansas City Christian earns first-ever boys tennis state title
SM East wasn’t the only northeast Johnson County high school to take home a state tennis title this weekend. Kansas City Christian emerged as winner in the 3-2-1A tournament in Goddard, earning the Panthers their first-ever boys tennis championship. KCC Coach Brad Belden said the team thought they had a good shot at the title... Read More