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
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.
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.
More than 1,100 students are expected to participate in Pittsburg State University's spring commencement exercises on May 9 and 10. Commencement exercises will be held in the Garfield Weede physical education building on the PSU campus. The College of Education and the College of Technology's ceremonies will take place Friday evening. The College of Arts and Sciences' departments of Art, Communication and History, Philosophy and Social Sciences will take place Saturday morning.
Sunflower Bank in Great Bend and Ellinwood recently wrapped up the Community Ambassador Program. The program gives high school seniors the opportunity to hone skills, experience life after high school, network with local leaders and explore unique elements of their hometown.
The 26 members of the 2014 class of the Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science will graduate at 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 10, in Fort Hays State University's Memorial Union, Fort Hays Ballroom.
Girls exploring science, technology, engineering and math -- STEM -- is the point of a residential camp this summer at Fort Hays State University.
Kansas State University's Blue Key, a senior leadership honor society, has selected its new members for the 2014-2015 school year.
The Kansas State University College of Business Administration has selected 25 students to join its College of Business Ambassadors program.
Washburn University student Randi McAfee, of Great Bend, will travel to England this summer to participate in a faculty-led program examining the historical impact of the English Reformation through visits to London, Gainsborough, Oxford and Cambridge.
Twelve education students have been selected for special math and science teacher scholarships in two programs at Fort Hays State University's Science and Math Education Institute (SMEI).
"Cheers!," a collection of ear-catching, Latin-influenced tunes, will feature "Lucid Dreams," a composition by Nathan Froebe, Columbus graduate student, at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 9, at Fort Hays State University's Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center.
Legitimate excuses are in abundant supply for Stephanie Hoover, but one would be hard-pressed to get her to use one.
Art and music come together in the last concert of the Fort Hays State University music season at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 3, in the Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center, in Sheridan Hall on the FHSU campus.
Silver Key, the sophomore leadership honorary at Kansas State University, has new members for the 2014-2015 school year.
The Barton Community College Foundation presents scholarships each year from funds received through its fundraising events, endowments and annual scholarship gifts. For the 2014-15 academic year, the Foundation has selected the following students for scholarship offers:
Second chances and renewed hope for brighter futures for inmates were underscored by the speakers at the 10th Annual Learning Celebration on Tuesday evening at Ellsworth Correctional Facility.
The Barton Debate and Forensics team participated in its second tournament of the year Oct. 17-19 at the University of Central Missouri and Barton's Chase Pumford was a standout performer.
Step It Up For A Cure is an organization in Hays sponsored by Alexis Pfannenstiel and a Fort Hays State University Leadership 310 team. They are making it their mission to minimize the impact of diabetes in the community by contributing funding to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and educating the general public about signs and symptoms of diabetes.
The Department of Music at Sterling College will host Lloyd Larson as the guest composer for the Fifth Annual Composer Festival on Oct. 20. Larson has published over 1,000 compositions and arrangements, resulting in a robust career as a national clinician. The Highland Singers, Sterling Chorale and Concert Choir will join Larson for a concert at 7:30 p.m. on Monday at the United Presbyterian Church in Sterling. The concert is free and open to the public.
Fourth grade teacher Tammy Cale and physical education teacher Bryan Scott, both of Riley Elementary School, were given well-deserved recognition by the USD 428 Board of Education, led by Kevin Mauler, president, Monday night.
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