Your Monday NewsLink for the week of February 22, 2021. This week’s headlines come from Summit Theatre Group; the City of Lee’s Summit; the Lee’s Summit R-7 School District; Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street and the Downtown Community Improvement District.
NICK: Hello and welcome to Lee’s Summit Town Hall and your Monday News Link presented by Budget Blinds of Lee’s Summit. I am Nick Parker and with me is the Historic Browning’s Liesl Hays.
LIESL: Each week, we'll take a few minutes to give you the news, happenings, and events around Lee's Summit.
NICK: Summit Theatre Group is currently seeking original scripts. The organization will select one winner’s script to submit for a virtual performance at the 2021 KC Fringe Fest. Scripts are due March 1. Visit Link2LeesSummit.com for more details.
LIESL: Lee’s Summit Mayor Bill Baird and United WE announced their collaborative partnership to increase the number of women on local boards and commissions through the Appointments Project. Of the 23 board and commission appointments in Lee’s Summit, 40% are female. Visit our web site for more details.
NICK: Several LSR7 students have received recent accolades. Vy Nguyen, a senior at Lee’s Summit High School, earned second place nationally in the Fall Nationals competition through the Student Television Network.
LIESL: Eight additional district high school students received regional recognition from an organization encouraging young women to pursue technology careers. The students are:
Bethany Danley, Lee’s Summit West
Katie Dustin & Zoey Sears, Lee’s Summit and Summit Technology Academy
Elaina Young, Summit Technology Academy
Receiving Honorable Mentions were:
Eleanor Ammerman, Lee’s Summit
Kyaira Boughton, Lee’s Summit and Summit Technology Academy
Annabelle Franke, Lee’s Summit High
Nina Martinez-Alvarez, Lee’s Summit West and Summit Technology Academy
NICK: Downtown Lee’s Summit Main Street and the Downtown Lee’s Summit Community Improvement District are supporting the City of Lee’s Summit’s “Take Time to Be Kind” campaign by donating $12,300 in Downtown Lee’s Summit gift cards to the employees at Truman Medical Center Lakewood and Lee’s Summit Medical Center.
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