This Tiger Sees the Positive Side of Life

Days before we prepared to go to press with Joe’s inspiring story, we were inspired yet again when we learned that the student body at Blue Valley High School had elected Joe to be their Homecoming King. Clearly Joe’s positive presence in the halls of BVHS has encouraged many.

Troop 459 Celebrates Ten Eagle Scouts

Boy Scout Troop 459 recently celebrated the advancement of 10 Eagle Scouts at Colonial Presbyterian Church in Overland Park. The rank of Eagle Scout is achieved by less than four percent of Scouts. To become an Eagle Scout, a boy must earn 22 merit badges, serve in troop leadership roles, and conceive, plan and execute a service project that benefits…

Jack Sock is Making Waves on the WORLD TENNIS SCENE

Blue Valley North 2011 graduate and Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) tennis player has done well in his first five years on the pro circuit. And by ‘well,’ we mean he has earned more than $2-million on the professional tennis circuit.

Area Student Hopes to be a Part of World Cup Soccer

Women’s World Cup soccer may soon include some local talent, so take note of Blue Valley North graduate Parker Roberts. The Mustangs soccer great has played in California for the United States Under 20 team in matches against Brazil, Mexico and Japan this summer. And then on July 5, she started school at the University of Kansas taking two summer…

Local Teen Encourages Others One Page at a Time

Sixteen-year-old Teresa Shockley has an interesting story to tell of hope, perseverance and determination, and it is quite the page-turner, literally.

Twelve Scouts Awarded Eagle through Leawood’s Troop 10

Boy Scout Troop 10 recently honored twelve new Eagle Scouts during an Eagle court of honor at Blue Valley Northwest High School. To receive the award, a scout must complete at least 21 merit badges including 13 required Eagle Scout badges. He must also plan and carry out an approved Leadership Service Project. Since its founding, Troop 10 has had…

The Girls Grant Project

“Who’s your favorite Disney princess?” Not exactly the type of question I was expecting as I sat down at a long, crowded table in the conference room of the Women’s Foundation. Just a few weeks earlier, I’d sent off a detailed application for the “Girls Grant Project” not quite knowing what I’d be getting myself into. Advancing to the interview…