Ten members of the Great Bend High School Kays and 16 Kayettes attended the Area 6 KAY Regional Conference on Nov. 1 at Halstead 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 2011-2012 school year.
The Kansas Association for Youth (KAY) is a character-building, leadership training program directed by the Kansas State High School Activities Association. This nationally acclaimed organization provides students an opportunity to learn to assume their citizenship responsibilities and to enrich their personalities through well organized programs. These programs emphasize four areas of service: school, community, nation and world.
The theme for the 2012 Regional Conference was “The Journey of a Lifetime”! This conference affords opportunities for student leaders and sponsors from neighboring clubs to share successes and challenges, as well as exchange ideas. Sessions in leadership training and organizational skills are also offered. These conferences inspire delegates to return to their clubs to challenge their local clubs.
Those attending were Tasha Bieker, Bonny Boultinghouse, Malia Clark, Kaylie Doll, Kelsie Doll, Samantha Dreiling, Hannah Hildebrand, Taylor Hofeling, Katy Jerke, Riley Jones, Morgan Kottas, Stephanie Morrison, Kallie Peterson, Sylvia Ofoma, Heather Schneider, Tarynn Stueder, Hunter Harrison, Greg Burley, Aaron Sanko, Chris Burley, Brady Buehler, Braden Jones, Dallas Schmeidler, Justin Kuhlman, Austin Jacobs, Ryan Clark. Accompanying the group were Tina Hiss, KAY sponsor and Barbara Harris and Karen Clark, Kayette sponsors.