ISD Students Shine at Academy Awards

Posted May 4, 2018

Congratulations to the Independence School District students, teachers and Industry Partners honored at the Second Annual ISD Academy Awards. The Academy Awards celebrate the hard work and dedication of all involved in the ISD Academies.

Three students from each of the six ISD Academies, including Arts and Education, Business, Industrial Technology, Public Service, STEM and the Freshman Academy were recognized. One student from each Academy was named the Academy Student of the Year. The ceremony also highlighted Academy teachers who go above and beyond to better prepare ISD students for college and careers.

Industry Partners received the Community Engagement Award, recognizing their contributions and continuous support for ISD Academies and students. The industry partnerships help to provide ISD students with the guidance and experiences to excel in their fields of interest.

Congratulations to all award winners and honorees:

Academy Teacher of the Year: Colonel Mike Byrd, Public Service Academy
Jason Stacy, Arts & Education Academy
Dan Harper, Business Academy
Allison Cook, Freshman Academy
Billy Diman, Industrial Technology Academy
Debbie Cox, STEM Academy

Arts & Education Academy Student of the Year: Jose Mendoza
Oscar Adan
Kaili Miller

Business Academy Student of the Year: Shelby Fordham
Joshua Brison
Desiree Norfleet

Freshman Academy Student of the Year: Sophia Grace Vickers
Anastacia Crispin-Santos
Rysie Martin

Industrial Technology Academy Student of the Year: Colby Hendrix
Carson Moon
Gabriel Schlagle

Public Service Academy Student of the Year: Augustus Spano
Isabelle Jaynes
Tanner Smith

STEM Academy Student of the Year: Anna Bogart
Derrick Bailey
Jacob Bennett

New Business Partner of the Year: Cory Mullins – Drones4Hire

Business Partner of the Year: Staff Sergeant Clayton Fidler – MO National Guard
Bonnie Fizer & Kim Kluge, KinderCare
Glenda Knisley – Independence Fire Department
Gene Bosley & Pat Strand – Kansas City NARI
Sean & Beckie Fite – Sonshine Sports Apparel
Dr. Jason Vollmecke, Vollmecke Chiropractic

Engagement Awards:
City of Independence
Hollis + Miller Architects
Kansas City NARI
Metropolitan Community College
Orbital ATK
Park University
Truman Medical Center Lakewood
Vollmecke Chiropractic

*Special thanks to photographer Mike Dotson for these images