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Kansas members receive National FFA Foundation scholarships

The National FFA Foundation awarded $133,000 in scholarships to members across the state of Kansas. One hundred sixteen members were recognized for their scholarship awards during the third session of the 86th Kansas FFA Convention on May 29.

June 08, 2014 | | Education

More than 150 graduate in McPherson College Class of 2014

As the 142 McPherson College bachelor's students and - for the first time - nine Master of Education students marked their graduation at commencement, they heard both about the value of their talents and the value of their human weakness.

June 08, 2014 | | Education

Great Bend area students accept scholarships to Fort Hays State University

Area students have accepted scholarships to Fort Hays State University for the 2014-2015 school year.

June 08, 2014 | | Education

Ryan Hugh Dunlap Memorial Scholarship Fund

The Dunlap family recently awarded the fifth scholarship from the Ryan Hugh Dunlap Memorial Scholarship Fund. Ryan'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, Ryan 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 ...

June 08, 2014 | | Education

NCK Tech Commencement

NCK Tech conferred certificates and degrees to 326 students during the May, 2014 Commencement ceremonies. Graduation exercises were held on the Beloit campus on May 16 and on the Hays campus on May 17. Veteran's Honorary Associates Degree. 204 students earned certificates and 122 students were awarded Associates of Applied Science (AAS) degrees.

June 08, 2014 | | Education

Kurtz named MHS salutatorian

Chance Kurtz was named the 2014 Mulvane High School senior class salutatorian. Kurtz attended school in Great Bend from second through eighth grade.

June 06, 2014 | | Education

Great Bend High School 4th Quarter Honor Roll

All A

June 01, 2014 | | Education

Washburn University announces Spring 2014 Dean’s Honor Roll

Washburn University has released the names of students who were named to the spring semester Dean's Honor Roll. To be named to the list, a student must be enrolled in at least 12 graded semester credit hours and attain a semester grade point average between 3.4 and 3.99.

June 01, 2014 | | Education

Student from Great Bend inducted in to criminal justice honor society

Washburn University student Randi McAfee, of Great Bend, has been inducted into Sigma Lambda, a criminal justice honor society.

May 28, 2014 | | Education

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

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Articles by Section - Education

​Students attend KAY Regional Conference

Ten members of the Great Bend High School Kays and 17 Kayettes attended the Area 6 KAY Regional Conference on Nov. 10 at Mulvane High ...

November 27, 2015 | | Education

Barton Community College Foundation hopes establish new endowed scholarship

Barton Automotive Technology student Ashley Revel knows full well the tremendous benefits derived from the Barton Foundation. As a scholarship recipient for the 2015-16 school ...

November 27, 2015 | | Education

‘STEAM’ movement, adding arts to STEM, remains a mixed bag

In spring 2013, Susan Riley used Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky's geometric paintings to teach Maryland public school students how to measure acute and obtuse ...

November 27, 2015 | Menachem Wecker Deseret News | Education

New school lunch regulations could turn food into something kids won’t eat

Generations of American students who lunched on mystery meat, sloppy Joes, limp pizza, creamed turkey and the ubiquitous pigs in a blanket may now look ...

November 25, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

As autism rates rise, expanding technology careers offer a viable pathway for many

Autism rates jumped from around 1.25 percent to 2.2 percent in recent data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, but ...

November 25, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

What the stigma of blue-collar jobs is doing to our students

When Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida) targeted philosophy majors in the Republican debate last week — arguing that welders earned more — he drew fire from a number ...

November 24, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

New college at Fort Hays State gets a name: Science, Technology and Math

A fifth academic college became a reality at Fort Hays State University Wednesday when the Kansas Board of Regents unanimously approved the College of Science ...

November 22, 2015 | | Education

FHSU band excited to be a part of history

The players on the Tiger football team won't be the only Fort Hays State University students who will be extra busy the next couple ...

November 22, 2015 | | Education

No Child Left Behind heads for the wrecking yard, as House and Senate conference signals imminent ch

The most sweeping education reform of the last generation may be headed for the dustbin.

November 21, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

​GBHS students place at math relays

Seventeen Great Bend High School scholars participated in the 37th annual Fort Hays State University Math Relays on Thursday, Nov. 12. Approximately 650 participants competed ...

November 20, 2015 | | Education

New rules hope to make universities more accountable for getting students jobs

Tough new federal rules regulating for-profit colleges apply a double standard when they ignore community colleges, argues an administrator at a New York City-based career ...

November 18, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

Schools plagued by special-education teacher shortage, as teachers chafe under heavy paperwork

School districts around the country are scrambling to find qualified special-education teachers to handle one of the most demanding teaching jobs, NPR reported, leaving many ...

November 17, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

Why we shouldn’t compare American students to those in Finland and South Korea

Comparing American students to high-flying students in South Korea or Finland is pointless, a new study by the Washington, D.C.-based Economic Policy Institute ...

November 16, 2015 | Eric Schulzke Deseret News | Education

GBHS Band has successful season

The Great Bend High School Panther Marching Band has had a successful fall season.

November 15, 2015 | | Education

CPMS November Students of the Month named

Central Plains Middle School recognizes Lexi Oeser and Jaydon Whiterock as the November Students of the Month.

November 13, 2015 | | Education


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