LARNED — Larned High School has selected four students to be honored for March Spotlights — Katelyn Baker, Leadership/Service; Haley Skelton, Academics; Trevor Meyer, Athletics; and Brooke Butler, Fine Arts.
Katelyn Baker, sr.
Katelyn Baker leads in and out of the classroom in a quiet and unassuming manner, seeking no reward or recognition for the numerous ways in which she serves both her school and community.
She has served Larned High School as an officer in her class the past few years and as a member of National Honor Society. She organized the sophomore basketball tournament to raise funds for prom, worked concession stands when needed, and raised funds to purchase exercise equipment for the Welcome Inn Center.
Katelyn definitely proves that “actions really do speak louder than words.” She is an obvious choice for the March Spotlight in Leadership/Service.
Haley Skelton, jr.
Enrolled in a rigorous academic schedule, Haley Skelton consistently does good work and works hard to understand difficult concepts while maintaining a positive attitude.
According to one LHS teacher, Haley never shirks from meeting challenging tasks head on and grinds her way through each step even when things get tough.
She is determined to meet her academic goals and puts her nose to the grindstone and pushes through to a successful conclusion.
Her determination and willingness to succeed in the classroom has led to her induction into National Honor Society and is a very good reason for being selected as the March Spotlight in Academics.
Trevor Meyer, sr.
Many athletes agree that there are several characteristics of becoming successful — motivation, initiative, a no excuse attitude, determination, going the extra mile, being tough minded.
Trevor Meyer possesses many of these qualities. After numerous injuries and surgeries the past few years, Trevor spent countless hours in the off-season honing his personal athletic skills and improving his quickness, agility, and endurance.
This never-give-up attitude and willingness to do what it takes to become better in order to make positive contributions to his team earned him a spot on the varsity Indian basketball team and being awarded Central Kansas All-League, second team honors this past season.
Trevor was also invited to play at Barton County with other area senior basketball players this spring. His perseverance, commitment, and positivity all are reasons why Trevor is a perfect choice for the March Spotlight in Athletics.
Brooke Butler, fr.
In order to build a program, that program must have people who are committed to it for a long period of time.
Brooke Butler entered the halls of Larned High School with just that commitment. As a member of the select choir, “Beginnings,” of the LHS choir, and of the Band of Indians, Brooke plays an important part in the music department.
Brooke is also making an impact on stage, taking part in the chorus and as a soloist in the fall musical. Even though she is also busy with the Larned track team, Brooke also has a part in the spring play. Because of her versatility and respect for the arts, Brooke certainly deserves the March Spotlight in Fine Arts.