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HMS celebrates Kansas Day
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HOISINGTON — Hoisington Middle School students celebrated Kansas Day with a couple of hands-on activities. The first activity was making homemade whole-wheat yeast rolls for the entire student body. Students from Susan Lowry’s and Tina Johnson’s classes made four batches of yeast rolls.

"They enjoyed mixing and kneading the dough made from Hudson Cream flour, which is produced right here in Kansas," said Lowry. "Their labor resulted in 225 dinner rolls that the HMS KAY club served to all of the students and staff at the end of the day."

The second activity was creating hallway art made of 150 sunflowers, one flower for each year of Kansas statehood. The students also came up with 150 reasons why Kansas is a great state to live in. A few of the reasons were: Dwight D. Eisenhower, Naismith and the birth place of basketball, sunsets, meadowlark birds, and Clara Barton, according to Lowry.

"The students enjoyed brainstorming reasons why our state is great and decided Kansas is a wonderful place to live," said Lowry. "We have much to be proud of as Kansans.

"The students appreciate the help they received from the food service workers, secretaries, custodian, principal and teachers," said the teacher. "They had a fun day."