Former EDC Executive Director Jim Hampton recently presented the second annual Jim Hampton Scholarships to two students of the Northland Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS). The 2019 recipients Chloe Roffman of Liberty High School and Eddie Omencene of St. Pius High School were recognized at the Keystone Awards Breakfast Wednesday, Dec. 11.
Former EDC Executive Director Jim Hampton last year donated funds to start two annual scholarships for Northland Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS) students, which the EDC named the Jim Hampton Scholarships. The scholarships not only award outstanding students, but symbolize the EDC’s emphasis on student career development.
The 2019 Hampton Scholarship recipients were Liberty High School student Chloe Roffmann and St. Pius X student Eddie Omecene. Both are involved in multiple activities at their schools, as well as CAPS.
Chloe is a Northland CAPS student associate in the medicine and healthcare strand. She comes to Northland CAPS from Liberty North High School, where she is a leader with the band program, National Honor Society, the Female Empowerment Club and Key Club. She volunteers for KC Pet Project and the Liberty Community Christmas Tree. Chloe is an exemplary student; she is always poised and professional in her interactions in class and with business partners. Her career interest lies in the field of nursing.
Eddie is a Northland CAPS student associate in the global business and logistics strand. He comes to Northland CAPS from St. Pius X High School, where he is captain of the wrestling team, serves as the school president, the business club president and is a member of the National Honor Society. Eddie has also been awarded the St. Pius Integrity of Character Award and the Kauffman Foundation KC Scholars Traditional Scholarship. Next year, he plans to attend college and major in business.
Northland CAPS accommodates nine different Missouri school districts including Liberty, Park Hill, North Kansas City, Kearney, Smithville, Lawson, Platte County, Excelsior Springs and Lathrop. The technology solutions strand is one of six that students can apply for, including business accelerator, digital media and design, engineering and advanced manufacturing, global business and logistics, and medicine and health care. The EDC and affiliate the Northland Education and Business Alliance (NEBA) have been involved with the effort since it was founded.