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PHHS Graduation 2024

Park Hill High School Class of 2024 and Parents/Guardians,

We are excited to announce that Graduation 2024 will be on Saturday, May 18, 2024, at 7:00 p.m. at Hy-Vee Arena! More detailed information will be sent to you as our plans come together but we wanted to get the date and time to you so you can begin to plan for this special event. Keep your eyes open for further information.

The following link 

PHHS Graduation 2024 

is to our newsletter that contains everything you will need to know for graduation.  The newsletter will be updated as new information is received so check back frequently. You will also be able to access the newsletter directly from the PHHS website. 

National Speech and Debate Honor text with student photo to the right

Congratulations to Park Hill High School junior Jack Unsell for achieving Premier Distinction, the highest degree in the National Speech & Debate Association Honor Society!

KC Scholars Awards text on a blue background. There is the outline of a shield around the KC.

Congratulations to the two Park Hill High School seniors receiving $50,000 scholarships to Missouri State University through KC Scholars.

All-State Band and Orchestra text with the PHHS and PHS logos

Congratulations to our Park Hill and Park Hill South High School students who received All-State Band and Orchestra honors. 

Talha Agha and Simbo Bero school pictures with QuestBridge Match text

We are #ParkHillProud of Talha Agha and Simbo Bero from Park Hill High School for earning top honors in the QuestBridge National College Match program.

KC Scholars Awards text on a blue background. There is the outline of a shield around the KC.

We are #ParkHillProud of the eight Park Hill School District students receiving $50,000 awards from KC Scholars.

Project Adam Heart Safe School Designation in white text on a blue background

Congress Middle School, LEAD Innovation Studio, Line Creek Elementary, and Park Hill High School have joined Hopewell Elementary as Project ADAM certified schools!

All-District Bands and Orchestra text with instrument graphics

Band and orchestra students from Park Hill and Park Hill South High Schools competed against students from schools throughout the Kansas City region to earn positions in the All-District Bands and Orchestras.

PHHS Stuco students and staff gathered for a photo

Congratulations to Park Hill High School Assistant Principal Dr. Corey Willich for being named the Missouri Association of Student Councils' Northwest Administrator of the Year!

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We are #ParkHillProud of Elisha-Daniel Agbor, Ethan Hurd, Lauren Oakley, James Barrie, Jessica Yu, and Tyler Dinh! The six Park Hill High School seniors were named Commended Students in the 2024 National Merit Scholarship Program.

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Congratulations to our recent graduates earning the AP Capstone Diploma. To achieve this honor, students must earn scores of 3 or higher in AP Seminar and AP Research and on four additional AP Exams of their choosing.

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Congratulations to Park Hill High School senior Jessica Yu for earning a perfect score on the ACT.

Team Academic Award

Congratulations to Park Hill High School's 2022-2023 girls' volleyball team for earning the Team Academic Award from the United States Marine Corps and the American Volleyball Coaches Association. This is the eighth year the school's volleyball team has won the award.

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Park Hill High School senior James Barrie earned a perfect score on the ACT.

Theater Superstars

Theater students from Park Hill High School celebrated a fantastic year of theater along with other area high schools at the KC Cappies Gala.

State Solo & Ensemble Vocal Category with a large note and strip of sheet music

Dozens of Park Hill High School choir students competed against students from schools throughout Missouri at the State Solo and Ensemble Festival recently. We are #ParkHillProud of their outstanding performances, making them the best in the state.

KC Scholars logo in white on a blue background with a yellow star

Thirty-six Park Hill School District students earned awards from the KC Scholars program this year. KC Scholars is a college scholarship and college-savings program designed to create individual impact and to positively impact the Kansas City region’s economy and workforce.

Two group photos of award winning students

Broadcast students from our high schools participated in the Journalism Educators of Metro Kansas City’s (JEMKC) annual contest. They won several awards, including First Place in Broadcast Sweepstakes for the best program overall! The competition recognizes the best in student media from both sides of the state line.

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Dozens of Park Hill School District band and orchestra students competed against students from schools throughout the Kansas City region at the District Solo and Ensemble Festival recently.

Three student photos over a blue background.

Three seniors in the Park Hill School District earned recognition in Missouri Scholars 100, a statewide program that honors 100 of Missouri's top academic students in the class of 2023.

Four group photos of Journalism Day winners

Journalism students from Park Hill and Park Hill South High Schools brought home awards from the Missouri Interscholastic Journalism Association at Journalism Day in Columbia.

Boys and Girls State in white text near a white graphic of the capitol building

Thirty-eight students from Park Hill and Park Hill South High Schools, including students at the LEAD Innovation Studio, earned spots in the Missouri Boys State and the Missouri Girls State summer programs.

A white DECA logo and text with two student photos to the right

Congratulations to Park Hill High School seniors Milkey Sarbessa and Daniel Lynn for being named state champions at the DECA State Career Development Conference. 

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Congratulations to the Park Hill School District sophomores who earned spots at the Missouri Scholars Academy summer program at the University of Missouri!  

Top High School Football Player in Kansas City

Congratulations to Park Hill High School senior quarterback Kendrick Bell who recently won the 39th annual Simone Award, the top award for the best all-around high school football player in the Kansas City area.

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More than a dozen Park Hill High School band and orchestra students competed against student musicians from across the state in Columbia, Mo., recently to earn positions in the All-State Band and All-State Orchestra.

All District Choir graphic

Dozens of Park Hill School District choir students competed against students from schools throughout the Kansas City region to earn positions in the All-District choirs. All-District orchestra and band auditions will take place in November.

National Merit Semifinalist text on a blue background

Congratulations to Park Hill High School senior Ari Staggs and Park Hill South seniors, Sophia Nguyen, Ryan Kempton and Tessa Mitchell for being selected as Semifinalists in the 2023 National Merit Scholarship Program. 

Volleyball Academic Award 2022

Congratulations to Park Hill High School 2021-2022 girls volleyball team for earning the Team Academic Award from the United States Marine Corps and the American Volleyball Coaches Association for the seventh year in a row

KC cappies

Students from Park Hill High School earned honors from the Kansas City Cappies for their work in the school play and musical. Phoebe Monsees, Jalen Mack and Alessandra Rossi won awards for “The Addams Family” costumes; Urielle Gabriel won a female dancer award for “The Addams Family”; Sarah Gabriel won a female critic award; and Dillon Potts won a male critic award.

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Fifteen Park Hill High School and Park Hill South High School DECA students earned recognition at the State Career Development Conference. Milkey Sarbessa from Park Hill High School was elected to serve as the Missouri State DECA president for the 2022-2023 school year, and Faith Moise was elected to serve as a Missouri representative leader.

KC scholars graphic

Twenty-seven Park Hill School District students earned awards from the KC Scholars program this year. This program, started by the Kauffman Foundation, awarded scholarships of up to $10,000 a year to students across the region, including students from across the Park Hill School District.

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The Park Hill High School and Park Hill South High School yearbook staffs received the Gallery of Excellence award from the Walsworth Publishing Company.