BVW’S Mark Collins is Blazing His Own Trail

A lot of young people with famous parents or parent want to make their own life and career. The 5'11", 175-pound Jaguar defensive back is on track to have a good senior season and move into college football next year.

BVW Graduate Collin Wiles Hits the Minor Leagues

Blue Valley West graduate Collin Wiles was the 53rd player selected in the 2012 First-Year Player Draft by the Texas Rangers. The right-handed pitcher is now in his second full season of professional baseball. He missed a great deal of the 2014 season with an arm injury, but he is making up for it this year with all-star season for…

Gold Congressional Award Winners

Choosing to pursue and obtain the Congressional Award at the gold level while taking full-load of college-prep classes is not to be taken lightly. In the past two years, 13 Barstow School students whose plates were already brimming with difficult classes and extra-curricular activities made the commitment to spend several months fulfilling the requirements to reach the highest level of…

Rich Jazz Sounds Impress Judges and Audiences Alike

Buddy Rich, often referred to as the world’s greatest drummer, died in 1987, but his musical influence continues today in Johnson County. Shawnee Mission Northwest sophomore Sophia Hollman, without hesitation, blurts out, "Buddy Rich," when quizzed about the origin of her musical interest.