Barton County Sheriff Reserves present two scholarships to Barton County students each year. This year's recipients are Andrew Baker from Great Bend High School and Kenda Smith from Barton Community College. Pictured are, from left: Reserve Sgt. Dena Popp, Baker, Sheriff Greg Armstrong, Smith and Reserve Deputy JP Postlethwaite.
The names of more than 4,800 candidates for degrees at the University of Kansas this spring - representing 99 Kansas counties, 43 other states and 59 other countries - have been announced by the University Registrar.
At the invitation of Kansas Governor Sam Brownback, Katelyn Zink of Quivira Heights High School, Bushton, was selected to attend the 28th Annual Governor's Scholars Awards Program on May 1, in Topeka.
More than 2,800 students are set to graduate from Kansas State University in ceremonies this spring.
Forty-one students were inducted as members of the Ichabod Chapter of the National Senior Honor Society of Mortar Board at Washburn University. Also inducted as honorary members were William Beteta, executive director, Heartland VIsioning, and Rick Ellis, director, Center for Community Service and professor, School of Applied Studies.
Fifth-year students at the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy made the transition from student to pharmacist on April 26, when they officially donned their white coats.
Micca Schneider of Great Bend, has accepted membership in The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS). Micca will be honored during an Induction Convocation this fall on the campus of The University of Kansas.
In its 10th year, Sunflower Bank's ABC: Be True to our Schools program resulted in the greatest donation total in program history, including $4,489 to Great Bend area schools and students.
PRATT - Pratt Community College has selected Kayci Huslilg, from Great Bend, as one of 14 Resident Assistants for 2011-2012.
SHAWNEE, Okla. - Great Bend resident Leslie Rae Wrinkle received a bachelor's degree in nursing during Oklahoma Baptist University's 2011 Spring Commencement on Friday, May 13, in the university's Raley Chapel.
Kansas State University's Army and Air Force ROTC units will commission 30 cadets as second lieutenants at ceremonies May 13, in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union. The Army ROTC ceremony will be at 10:30 a.m. and the Air Force ROTC ceremony will be at 2 p.m.
Soon after arriving at Fort Hays State University in August 2009, members of the inaugural class of the Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science gave themselves a name: the "Pioneer Class."
There's still time to get in on attending Garden City Community College's final instrumental music concert of the academic year, the Spring Instrumental Pops Concert at 7:30 p.m. on May 12 in the auditorium of the Pauline Joyce Fine Arts Building.
HAYS – After experimenting last year with a special hooding ceremony for graduate students, Fort Hays State University will have a completely separate Commencement this year for students who are receiving advanced degrees. This year marks the first graduating class for the Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science, which is hosted at FHSU, so KAMS will also have a separate Commencement. For the first time, Commencement at FHSU will consist of three stand-alone ceremonies.
USD 428 Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. on Monday at the District Education Office, 201 S. Patton Road. Items on the agenda include the district's health initiative, Kansas Safe Routes to School program, approval of the 2011-2012 Certified Employees' Agreement, approval of supplemental salary changes, approval of the 2011-2012 BOE meeting schedule, approval to publish the amended 2010-2011 budget, Kansas Assessments updates, professional development update, and updates on state ad federal programs.
During this season of appreciation and gratitude Wellness students in Mrs. Wilborn's classes at HMS have written letters to our Military Servicemen and Servicewomen as part of Operation Gratitude.
Dr. John Palsmeier, the son of Ted and Lillian Palsmeier of Conway Springs and the grandson of Betty Mae Axman of Olmitz, began working at NuScale Power in Corvallis, Ore. on October 13, as a nuclear probabilistic risk assessment analyst. NuScale is developing a new reactor design emphasizing significant advances in safety and John is part of the group which evaluates the ability of the reactor to withstand accidents which exceed design specifications.
The Barton Community College debate and forensics team's season is in full swing. The team earned awards at a tournament at Hutchinson Community College Nov. 1-2 and a two-part debate and forensics tournament at Tulsa Community College Nov. 14-16.
Chase High School 1st Nine Weeks Honor Roll
Nine students of Dr. Joseph Perniciaro, associate professor of music and theatre at Fort Hays State University, won recognition at the recent National Association of Teachers of Singing West Central regional student competition.
CLEARWATER - Ten members of the Great Bend High School Kays and 17 Kayettes attended the Area 6 KAY Regional Conference on Nov. 5 at Clearwater High School. The clubs returned with the highest state award possible. The Kays and Kayettes each received the Gold Award, recognizing their student leadership and service to their school, community, nation and world for the 2013-2014 school year.
TOPEKA – Following a nationwide search, the Kansas State Board of Education today announced its selection of Dr. Randy Watson, Superintendent of McPherson Unified School District 418, to become Kansas' next Commissioner of Education. Watson replaces Dr. Diane DeBacker who resigned her position earlier this year to serve as senior advisor to the Director General of the Abu Dhabi Education Council.
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