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LHS students earn Spotlight honors

POSTED September 2, 2011 10:30 a.m.

LARNED —Four Larned High students have been recognized as Student Spotlight winners for August.
Academics: Jeret Johnson, Senior
Even though Jeret carries a 4.0 GPA, it is his work ethic, dedication, and desire for academic excellence that makes him a remarkable student. 
Being involved in a variety of activities as well, running cross country, playing basketball for the Indians, and competing at the state tennis tournament the last two years, Jeret puts his class work first by always having assignments completed before he misses school. 
Taking a rigorous academic schedule, Jeret also knows the value of technical classes and gaining valuable experience in the work force as well as respecting the arts by being a member of the LHS choir and participating in both LHS plays and musicals. Wanting to understand concepts, always involving classmates, and focusing on his academic goals, Jeret is truly a perfect choice for the August spotlight in academics.
Leadership/Service: Sarah Liston, Senior
Sarah not only leads in a variety of ways at Larned High School, but she also spends countless hours serving others outside of class both during school and during the summer months.  Taking on any task and often volunteering to do the behind-the-scenes work, Sarah often sacrifices his her personal time to get the job done. 
Sarah also serves as a positive role model in the classroom by being a serious student who always comes prepared to class and never quits when the going gets tough. 
This year Sarah has taken on the leadership responsibilities in a variety of organizations: president of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Student Council secretary, flags co-captain, National Honor Society vice-president, and president of her 4-H club. 
She is also involved in the LHS theater productions and her district wide youth council in her church.  By serving in these various ways, Sarah serves as a positive contributor to Larned High School and most definitely deserves the August spotlight in Leadership/Service.
Athletics:  Carrie Kellie, Senior
Student athletes rarely achieve their goals without a positive attitude and a strong work ethic. 
Carrie possesses these two important qualities not only in the athletic arena but also in the classroom.  Because of her dedication to her sport and the desire to do what it takes to succeed. Carrie has captured second place in the state long jump and fourth place in the triple jump while breaking the school record. 
Carrie also meets her goals in the classroom and shares her high expectations for any team by also leading this year’s cheer squad as captain.  Carrie, therefore, definitely deserves the August spotlight in athletics.
Fine Arts: Michael Wysong, Junior
Michael possesses the rare combination of inherent talents and the desire and work ethic to not only excel in those areas but also to share these talents in order to encourage others to become involved in both music and drama at LHS. 
Michael has logged many, many hours honing his musical and acting abilities, thus, becoming an integral part of the band of Indians, the LHS choir,  the  show choir, Beginnings, and the LHS jazz band, as well as the drama department as an actor, director, and choreographer.  Not only does Michael share his talents at LHS, but he is also involved in community and area-wide events.  This dedication to his art makes Michael a logical choice for the August spotlight in fine arts.

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