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Kids fly high with America’s Promise program

KellyAnn Williams of Ellinwood takes flight to the skies when America’s Promise hosts a “Fly Day.” Pilot Roger Brining, affiliated with the Great Bend Airport, stands next to Williams before take-off.

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ELLINWOOD — America’s Promise, in collaboration with the Great Bend Airport Young Eagles Club, celebrated the end-of-the-year with the Fly Day earlier this year. Four grade school students from Ellinwood have taken part of America’s Promise program throughout the year.

They were Ellinwood Grade School students Jonathan Whisnant, son of Jerod Whisnant, and Dylan White son of Scott and Teri White; St. Joseph School students, Alexander Hammeke, son of Mathew and Amy Hammeke, and KellyAnn Williams, daughter of Bill and Tracy Williams.

"It was awesome. I was nervous all year and didn’t have to be. I would do ...


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