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Political science department honors top students

The University of Kansas Political Science Department honored its top students at their Recognition Ceremony, with awards and induction into Pi Sigma Alpha last month at the Adams Alumni Center.

May 25, 2014 | Nick Grubbe | Education


Ryan Joseph Bealer Memorial Scholarship Fund

Colton Lagerman is the 2014 Ryan Joseph Bealer Memorial Scholarship recipient. Lagerman is a 2014 graduate of Great Bend High School and will be attending the University of Kansas this fall, majoring in Chemical Engineering. With friends, he enjoys building projects such as a large trebuchet and gas powered bicycles, having cookouts, and playing the occasional video game. Lagerman excels academically and participated in National Honors Society, Student Council, and the Future Business Leaders of America.

May 25, 2014 | | Education


Evers receives agricultural honor

Logan Evers of Great Bend High School was recently presented the school's highest agricultural honor, the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award, sponsored by the Monsanto Company. He received the award for excellence in academics, leadership and agricultural work experience. Logan's significant experiences and accomplishments have included maintaining a 3.98 GPA and Vice-president of the GBHS FFA Chapter. He also received a proficiency award in vegetable production.

May 25, 2014 | | Education


Local student completes capstone at McPherson College

Seniors at McPherson College had just one more step to take before they could receive their diplomas at graduation on May 25 - senior projects, presentations, shows or other final assignments.

May 25, 2014 | | Education


Local residents inducted into the Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi

Ashley Parrott of La Crosse and Jessica Kraisinger of Otis, both students at Emporia State University, were initiated into The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, the nation's oldest and most selective collegiate honor society for all academic disciplines.

May 25, 2014 | | Education


BCC honors graduates at Fort Riley

FORT RILEY - Donning big smiles and holding hands, Dionne and Derrick Sullivan were at the front of the room, about to make a big commitment, but they weren't getting married. They already tied the knot years ago. This time, the walk down the aisle was accompanied by "Pomp and Circumstance," and their commitment was to continued education and self-improvement. The Sullivans were graduating on the same day with associate degrees in general studies from Barton Community College at Fort Riley.

May 23, 2014 | | Education


GED orientation starts Tuesday

Barton Community College's Center for Adult Education will start its 9-week GED Preparation Class on Tuesday. For those who do well, BCC scholarships may be available.

May 23, 2014 | | Education


GBHS vocal contest

May 18, 2014 | | Education




Exceptional BCC faculty recognized

Five Barton instructors earned the Distinguished Instructor Award for the 2013-2014 school year for their efforts in the classroom.

May 17, 2014 | | Education


Barton Recognizes Student Ambassadors of the Year

Barton Community College has announced its 2013-14 Brant J. Ballhorst Student Ambassador of the Year awards. Named in memory of Brant J. Ballhorst, the award recognizes two outstanding student ambassadors each year. The winners this year were Holland Mosier of Great Bend and Kami Maxwell of Odin.

May 17, 2014 | | Education


Kansas BOE invites public to participate in search for new education commissioner

The Kansas State Board of Education will host focus groups across the state to gather constituent input as the search for Kansas' new Commissioner of Education gets underway. Former Education Commissioner Dr. Diane DeBacker submitted her resignation in April to accept a position as the advisor to the director general of the Abu Dhabi Education Council.

May 17, 2014 | | Education


KAY club celebrates

The Great Bend High School KAY club celebrates a successful year, at a meeting on May 13. KAY President Justin Kuhlman slides the gold bar into the awards plaque that the club earned by having service projects, programs and leadership opportunities. Also pictured are Ryan Clark, Logan Zecha and Bryce Beck. The club learned that the GBHS blood drive received more donations than the Hays High School drive, and so GBHS gets to keep the traveling trophy. The club is sponsored by Tina Hiss and Ryan Pinkall

May 17, 2014 | | Education


Marmie Ford, Inc. awards scholarship to local FFA member

Colton Churchill, an FFA member of Ellinwood HS-FFA, has been awarded a $1,000 scholarship by Marmie Ford, Inc. and Ford Motor Company through the National FFA Scholarship program. Colton is the son of Chad and Shelly Churchill of Ellinwood.

May 11, 2014 | | Education


Pawnee Height’s Academic Fair

Pawnee Height's Annual Academic Fair was held on April 23rd. It was entitled "It's Interactive!" because almost all the displays were something to play with try, or watch. Students from K-12 had displays throughout the school. Artwork and activities, included a huge cereal box house in the second grade room and a chance to learn how to write like an Egyptian in the sixth grade room.

May 11, 2014 | | Education


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Head Start preschool program praised, criticized as it commemorates 50th anniversary

As Head Start commemorates its 50th anniversary this week, the news coverage has been dominated by participants and alumni of the preschool program for low-income families praising its effectiveness and value.

May 23, 2015 | Sarah Mikati Deseret News | Education


Testing opt out movement picks up steam, as legislatures consider policy changes

The Delaware House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted to support a testing opt out bill that is strongly opposed by the state's governor, Delaware Online reports.

May 23, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Here's why today's teachers are so stressed

The life of a schoolteacher isn’t easy. In fact, being a teacher might be the most stressful job in the world.

May 23, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Education


10 cheapest colleges for out-of-state students

With the possible extinction of in-state tuition and rising costs of higher education, college affordability is becoming an even larger factor for students seeking degrees than ever before, especially for those who study out-of-state.

May 23, 2015 | Shelby Slade Deseret News | Education


Class of 2015 has seen more war than peace during their lifetime

The future of this year's graduating class will be shaped by a past unique from that of any of their predecessors’ — the U.S. has been at war for the majority of their lives.

May 22, 2015 | Shelby Slade Deseret News | Education


To avoid debt, student dumps all 8 Ivy League colleges in favor of Alabama

A star student from Memphis, Tennessee, who was accepted to all eight of America's prestigious Ivy League schools has said not and is headed south to the academically humble-if-football-proud, University of Alabama instead.

May 20, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education


Best credit cards for recent college grads

There’s been somewhat of a debate in recent years about whether college students should own a credit card.

May 19, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Education


Happier students tend to have higher GPAs, study shows

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

May 18, 2015 | Menachem Wecker Deseret News | Education


GBHS FFA banquet

May 17, 2015 | | Education


Blue Key awards scholarships to Kansas State University students

Kansas State University's chapter of Blue Key, the senior honorary, has awarded scholarships to several students for the 2015-2016 academic school year.

May 17, 2015 | | Education


Phi Kappa Phi initiates new members at Kansas State University

Nearly 100 Kansas State University students are new members of Phi Kappa Phi, one of the most prestigious all-discipline honor societies.

May 17, 2015 | | Education


Kansas honors 44 schools, districts for character development

Hoisington Middle School was honored on May 5 as one of just 44 Kansas schools and districts offering excellent character education that focuses on students' social, emotional and character development.

May 17, 2015 | | Education


Jazz Festival Scholarship

Michelle Rooney, right, is congratulated by Robert Felt, after being named recipient of the 2015 Great Bend Jazz Festival Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to a senior who has participated in the music program at Great Bend High School and intends to continue with music in college.

May 16, 2015 | | Education


Why students loans aren't all that scary

Student loans might not be as scary as you think.

May 16, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Education


Depression and anxiety at an all-time high on college campuses

College life isn’t easy. Between full class schedules, maintaining friendships and studying for finals, today’s American students aren’t strangers to feelings of anxiety or depression.

May 16, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Education


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