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Candidate for Park Hill, MO School Board would like to introduce you to a member who is running for Park Hill School Board in Missouri.

The Park School District encompasses most of southern Platte County, Missouri, in the Northland region of the Kansas City Metropolitan Area. There are eight cities and towns that are partly or entirely within the district boundaries, including Parkville, Riverside, Weatherby Lake, Platte Woods, Lake Waukomis, Houston Lake, Northmoor and Kansas City, Missouri.

The election is April 2nd, 2013

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Edward E. Stephens V is a resident of unincorporated Missouri (Platte County). He has lived in or around the Kansas City Metro area all 25 years of his life. Edward graduated from Park Hill High School in May of 2006 as a triletterman of academics, 4A state champion football, and 4A state champion wrestling. His outstanding academic ability earned him the A+ Scholarship to Metropolitan Community College in Kansas City, Missouri, where he began studying engineering. While studying, Edward was accepted into Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year institutions. He later became president of his college’s Phi Theta Kappa chapter and led that chapter to many distinct honors. In 2008, Edward was named International Distinguished Chapter President of the entire international organization. He graduated from Metropolitan Community College with honors, earning an A.S. in Engineering.

Edward’s high academic ability, coupled with his leadership skillset, earned him several scholarships to the Missouri University of Science & Technology (formerly University of Missouri-Rolla). In 2008, Edward duly enrolled at “Missouri S&T” and began studying electrical engineering, specializing in power systems.
Edward continued to excel academically and socially. He made the Chancellor’s List for exceptional performance several semesters. He joined the student branch of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics
Engineers (IEEE) and was elected vice president of the university chapter.

While studying electrical engineering at Missouri S&T, he became involved in Toastmasters International and learned the valuable communication skills required of a leader in today’s marketplace. His unique speaking style, energy, and passion earned him several speaking awards and local recognition as an experienced orator. He was also to become chapter president of his university’s Toastmasters club.

In addition to electrical engineering, Edward also studied Russian and Missouri S&T. In 2010, Edward traveled to Moscow, Russia, where he further pursued Russian studies. He studied the Russian language and culture in a summer-long educational program at Moscow University for the Humanities. Upon returning to America, Edward finished his academic life at Missouri S&T in 2010 earning a B.S. in electrical engineering and Russian minor and graduating magna cum laude.

As a Christian and Freemason, Edward is one of us. Through leadership and service he honors our community. In these difficult economic times, we can count on him to reduce taxes. His motto is: “Raise standards, not taxes.”