The one with some forward progress

Jason and Nick held the show back a day this week as they awaiting a decision from the Lee's Summit R-7 Board of Education on the district's equity plan. The duo takes a look at the vote and what that means going forward.

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This is Shawn Harrel, Nate Thurman, Michael Deskovick and Jake Hilger.

They come from different towns and different school districts. They have differing interests and motivations but all share passion for storytelling, filmmaking and the digital media course at Summit Technology Academy. Last month, four members of the class received honors and awards from the eMagine Film Festival hosted by Olathe Northwest High School.

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Bonus Episode: A conversation with the R-7 School District

In another Link 2 Lee's Summit live event, hosts Jason Norbury and Nick Parker sat down with Lee's Summit R-7 School District Superintendent Dr. Dennis Carpenter and Associate Superintendents Dr. Katie Collier and Judy Hedrick on Monday Feb. 26 at the Missouri Innovation Campus. The event, sponsored by Ameriprise Financial, drew more than 50 local residents interested in hearing the conversation covering current issues facing the district.

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This is Tricia Lillygren

She's a state champion head coach. She's spent most of her career at the helm of a Lee's Summit North girls basketball program she's built into a perennial local and state power house. And this season, she garnered the 400th win of her career. But victories are not where she keeps tally. For her, the past 25 years, and the years to come, have been marked by relationships. Connections she's made with both players and coaches. This is Tricia Lillygren.

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