Amelia Suptic, a sixth-grader at Prairie Elementary School, was named a Top 3 Winner for an essay she submitted to the Kindest Kansas Citian Contest.
She wrote an essay about Billy Brimblecom Jr., who started a nonprofit called Steps of Faith to help people obtain needed prosthetic devices.
Her essay was selected out of nearly 5,000 submissions to the contest. Suptic will be honored at an awards celebration in May.
The following Shawnee Mission students were among the Top 100 in the essay competition:
Sophia Beedle, Prairie Elementary
Connor Brief, Prairie Elementary
Hattie Brooks, Prairie Elementary
Paige Henderson, Prairie Elementary
Francie Garrison, Prairie Elementary
Georgia Wikoff, Prairie Elementary
Suraya Abdulrazak, Brookridge Elementary
Emme Hansen, Brookridge Elementary