Life for Debbie Tomlinson was not easy growing up. Her mother died of lung cancer when she was young and she moved to Kansas from California with her abusive, alcoholic father. She was beaten often and at the age of 15 she was kicked out of her house. She bounced around from home to home and eventually wound up married and pregnant at the age of 17. The lack of her home life stability coupled with her pregnancy caused her to drop out of high school, a decision she immediately regretted.
MANHATTAN – More than 3,500 Kansas State University students have earned semester honors for their academic performance in the fall 2013 semester.
Principals Honor Roll (Straight A's or 4.0 GPA): Jaci Guthrie, Collin Hammond, Evan Hammond, Christopher Schenk
Wilson Hall is ringing with voices as Sterling College students prepare for the first show of the semester. "Words and Music from Broadway Today" will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 31, and Saturday, Feb. 1, in Cornerstone in the Student Union.
Principal's Honor Roll
All A Honor Roll
Barton Community College has named 239 students to the President's List for the fall 2013 semester. To qualify for this honor, students must have been enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours and maintained a grade point average of 4.0 on a 4.0 or "A" letter scale.
Each year the Golden Belt Community Foundation helps students realize their dreams with scholarships made possible through the generosity of caring donors.
Forty-seven Fort Hays State University students have been accepted into the 2014 "Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges."
Raymond Junior High Honor Roll
Each year, Members of Congress have the opportunity to nominate outstanding young men and women to attend the nation's military service academies. Following in-person interviews with candidates and rigorous evaluation by a board of Kansans, 1st District Congressman Tim Huelskamp announced that he would recommend the following individuals:
NEWTON - Prairie View Inc. will host an Adventure with Youth at Risk workshop Feb. 10-12 on its main campus, 1901 E. First St., Newton. Presenter is Jason Leal, Prairie View's recreation and adventure facilitator.
Barton Community College will offer a Certified Medication Aide Update course to provide CMAs with continuing education and a review of medications and delivery styles from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 28 and 29, at the Great Bend campus in the Learning Resource Center in room L-136.
Dr. Beverly (Skolaut) Zeakes, professor and former chair of the Health and Human Performance Department at Radford University in Virginia, has received the university's 2013 Distinguished Service Award.
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.
It was a heartfelt day for Jefferson School students and staff as they recently learned their efforts last spring earned them recognition from the American Heart Association.
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