KC SuperStar semifinals go digital throughout COVID-19 pandemic
KC SuperStar, the Jewish Neighborhood’s Heart’s annual highschool singing competitors, has pivoted to a virtual format for the semifinals.
Twenty-three space highschool college students had been chosen in preliminary auditions in early March for the annual competitors, in a format much like “American Idol” or “The Voice.”
The general public will be capable of view the 23 performances on-line from June 1 by June 10 and forged their vote by a hyperlink posted on the Jewish Neighborhood Heart’s web site. The KC SuperStar High 10 will likely be introduced on June 15 by a livestreamed occasion, and the highest winner of the competitors receives the Edward and Ellen Rose $10,000 scholarship.
A number of seniors from Shawnee Mission and USD 232 faculty districts are semifinalists this 12 months, together with:
- Lucy Brock, Shawnee Mission College District
- Bryson Kendall, USD 232
- Emma Mathieson, Shawnee Mission College District
- Alexa Morgan, Shawnee Mission College District
- Aggie Williams, Shawnee Mission College District
In NBC Information section, Shawnee Mission father or mother Katrina Pickens talks about challenges of distant studying
In a section on NBC Information about whether or not colleges throughout the nation will re-open this fall, Shawnee Mission father or mother Katrina Pickens spoke about the challenges of remote learning.
“It’s simply very exhausting to place them right into a schedule at dwelling, you recognize, the place there’s at all times different distractions,” she stated.
Kansas could enable in-person lessons to restart in August.
JoCo Developmental Helps receives $25,000 grant to assist COVID-19 response and restoration
The Johnson County Developmental Helps obtained a $25,000 grant from the Kansas Well being Basis’s Influence and Capability Grants initiative, which can assist COVID-19 response and restoration efforts, in response to a press launch.
Since employment packages are briefly closed, the funds will go towards “vitamin bills, provides and assets for people receiving assist of their properties,” in response to the discharge. JCDS Government Director Chad VonAhnen stated the division is grateful for companions like KHF who’ve helped JCDS to satisfy its mission throughout the pandemic.
“The unprecedented nature of COVID-19 has modified how we offer providers to most of the individuals who depend on JCDS for care,” VonAhnen stated within the launch.
Nonprofits and authorities organizations can obtain as much as a $25,000 one-year COVID-19 response and restoration grant from the KHF initiative. There have been 477 proposals from organizations all through Kansas that utilized for this system, and 91 are receiving grants, in response to the discharge.