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Hoisington native graduates from Ivy League School

Dakota Meyers, Hoisington High Class of 2009, graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor of Arts in the field of Economics during the university's 312th commencement ceremony, which took place last week. During the daylong ceremony, degrees were conferred to graduates of Yale College and all of the university's graduate schools, except for Yale Law School. Additionally, the ceremonies featured the conferral of honorary degrees to people of national notoriety, including Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor and the founder of

June 09, 2013 | | Education


P.E.O. Star Scholarship winner

Taylor Fry, daughter of Jeff and Angie Fry was recently awarded the prestigious P.E.O. Star Scholarship. Fry was recommended by Chapter HR of Great Bend. The P.E.O. STAR Scholarship is based on excellence in leadership, activities, community service, academics and potential for future success. This year there were 302 STAR Scholarships awarded out of 1,961 applications, eight winners in Kansas. Fry is a recent graduate of GBHS and was accepted into Kansas State University where she plans to major in Business Management and minor in Piano.

June 09, 2013 | | Education


Melanie Maneth to attend Sunflower Girls State

Melanie Maneth of Great Bend High School has been chosen by Unit #180 of American Legion Women's Auciliary to attend the 71st annual

June 02, 2013 | | Education


GBHS 4th Quarter Honor Roll

All A

June 02, 2013 | | Education


McCool receives Dale Dennis Award

Peter McCool, a senior at Hoisington High School, has received the Dale Dennis Excellence in Education award sponsored by United School Administrators of Kansas.

June 02, 2013 | | Education


Bethany College graduates area students

LINDSBORG - Bethany College honored 116 students May 19 who earned Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Music, and Bachelor of Music Education degrees from the college during the 2012-2013 academic year.

June 01, 2013 | | Education


Larned student elected to SGA at Bethany College

LINDSBORG - Brianna Hoffman from Larned is one of nine Bethany College students selected by their peers to serve as officers in the Swede Government Association (SGA), Bethany's student congress, for the 2013-2014 academic year.

June 01, 2013 | | Education


Program helps Kansas adults finish high school, earn degree

A free online learning program can help Kansas adults complete their high school education as they earn college credit at no charge.

June 01, 2013 | BY TRIBUNE STAFF | Education


Tristan Yount named Governor’s Scholar and recognized as a United States National Honor Student

At the invitation of Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, Tristan Yount of Great Bend, was selected to attend the 30th Annual Governor's Scholars Awards Program on May 5, in Topeka. Tristan attended Great Bend High School.

May 26, 2013 | | Education


Ohio Dominican University names Great Bend student to Dean’s List

Ohio Dominican University (ODU) has named Hanna Ukhal of Great Bend to its Spring Semester 2013 Dean's list.

May 26, 2013 | | Education


Local students included in FHSU’s Chemistry Department scholarship awards

Twenty-eight chemistry majors at Fort Hays State University were recognized for scholarships at the Department of Chemistry's recent Scholarship and Awards Banquet.

May 26, 2013 | | Education


Ryan Joseph Bealer Memorial Scholarship Fund

Mitchell Johnson is the 2013 Ryan Joseph Bealer Memorial Scholarship recipient. Johnson is a 2013 graduate of Great Bend High School. He excels in mathematics and is a National Honors Society Member. Johnson will be attending the Kansas State University and will major in Computer Engineering.

May 26, 2013 | | Education


Cox Communication, Midwest Energy, donate to Upward Bound

Two local businesses recently showed support for Barton Community College's Central Kansas Upward Bound program by donating grants to the cause. Midwest Energy donated $525 and Cox Communications donated $1,000. CKUB Project Director Patrick Busch said he hopes to secure more grants from local businesses soon.

May 25, 2013 | | Education


Ryan Hugh Dunlap Memorial Scholarship awarded

The Dunlap family recently awarded the fourth scholarship from the Ryan Hugh Dunlap Memorial Scholarship Fund. Dunlap's family created a scholarship fund for students wishing to enter the fields of education and/or sports medicine. As a graduate of Great Bend High School, Barton Community College, and Southwestern College, Dunlap was tirelessly dedicated to his students and athletes. His lifework was as an athletic trainer and physical education teacher. He took pride in the camaraderie of team sports and watching his student's succeed. With this scholarship, future students will be able to further their education in a similar ...

May 24, 2013 | | Education


GBHS announces local scholarship winners

Below are the Great Bend High School seniors who received local scholarships.

May 23, 2013 | | Education


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Articles by Section - Education


Raising a reader: How parents can instill a love of the written word in kids

Keli Dean didn’t read much as a kid.

March 04, 2015 | Tiffany Gee Lewis Deseret Media Companies | Education


College is 'worth it' but majors matter

Unemployment rates are falling for most college majors, and the employment gap between college graduates and those with merely a high school diploma continues to make college a good, almost necessary bargain, says a new report using Census Bureau data.

March 04, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


No Child Left Behind faces long overdue rewrite

As the House gets set this week to pass a long-overdue revision of No Child Left Behind, President Obama is vowing to veto the new legislation if it makes it to his desk.

March 03, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Do superintendents matter?

Tom Boasberg had his work cut out for him.

March 02, 2015 | Mercedes White Deseret News | Education


Navigating the FAFSA is worth the effort for college aid

A mid-winter ritual is on millions of families’ calendars this month, and it wasn't about asking a large rodent named Phil for a weather forecast.

March 02, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret Media Companies | Education


In the words of Thomas Jefferson: Why education matters

Thomas Jefferson was no stranger to the benefits of education.

March 02, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Education


KU honors 54 high school seniors from five Central Kansas counties

Students from 12 Kansas high schools were honored Feb. 11, by the University of Kansas Alumni Association and KU Endowment.

March 01, 2015 | | Education


Smartphone app anonymity causes concerns on college campuses

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is considering banning the popular app, Yik Yak, on the grounds that it promotes hateful speech, reported Education News.

March 01, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret News | Education


High school graduation rates jumping, but some groups still lag behind, data shows

American high school students are graduating at record levels, new numbers from the Department of Education reveal, and progress has been made closing the achievement gap among black and Latino youths. Last year, 81 percent of American high school students graduated, a record high.

February 26, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


​Barton Nursing partnership with St. Rose Health Center continues to thrive

Nothing can prepare a student for a career like hands-on experience with real-world equipment. Barton's Nursing, Adult Healthcare and Pharmacy Technician programs will all have more opportunities for continued real-world scenarios with the help of a recent, sizable donation of about $140,000 worth of equipment from St. Rose Health Center in Great Bend.

February 25, 2015 | | Education


College is not for everyone

Nicholas Wyman's parents pushed him to go to college, but all he wanted to do at the time was learn to cook.

February 24, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


American millennials rank low on global skills test

A recent study from the Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies found American young adults lagging behind their international peers in literacy, numeracy and problem-solving skills, according to U.S. News & World Report.

February 24, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret News | Education


Ellinwood High School Band attends KSU Band Day

ELLINWOOD - Several Ellinwood High School band members recently participated in the KSU Concert Band Clinic in Manhattan.

February 23, 2015 | | Education


Fewer college students are taking foreign language courses, report shows

A new report from the Modern Language Association shows a dramatic decrease in the number of college students enrolled in foreign language classes.

February 23, 2015 | Leslie Corbly Deseret News | Education


GBMS Above and Beyond winners

Great Bend Middle School announces the November through January Above and Beyond Winners. Each of these students was nominated by their teachers because they have gone above and beyond the call of duty in becoming a good citizen of GBMS. The students received a certificate and a pizza and pop luncheon with the school administrators.

February 22, 2015 | | Education


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